Ethical Hacking and Incident Response services
“Can my company be successfully attacked by cyber criminals?”
A good defensive tactic can be better assessed from the attacker’s perspective, which is why infrastructure defense teams in the cyber domain regularly conduct ethical hacking activities.
The goal is to constantly test the possibility that a malicious attacker could exploit a vulnerability and gain unauthorised access thus compromising the security of the perimeter.
The different types of penetration testing that BIP CyberSec can offer include:
- Network Services
- Web Applications,
- Mobile Applications
- ICS/SCADA systems
- API Security
- Client Side Applications
- Wireless Networks
- NFC and Bluetooth
Each type of the penetration test engagement requires specific knowledge, methodologies, and tools and will align with a specific business goal of the organisation.
A key differentiator in our approach is based on the Research & Development capabilities which is a key function of the Bip CyberSec Red Team.
Analysis and Testing activities provide a huge amount of information and findings. It is key for Bip CyberSec to prioritise outcomes based on risk and to provide an actionable roadmap with structured remediations.
The ethical hacking activities include input and contribution from the social engineering and red team services:
- Social Engineering service identifies the contact details of potentially vulnerable people within the organisation and uses a targeted attack vector which is likely to result in the execution of a malicious code or harmful action.
- Red Team service is an intelligence driven activity, which focuses on analysing the possibility of successfully carrying out scenario-based attacks against various types of networks and information systems. Attacks occur by exploiting potential vulnerabilities in systems and the gaps in security processes.
The methodologies used for the Red Teaming activities are based on internationally recognised best practices such as: MITRE ATT&CK and PRE-ATT&CK, OSSTMM, NIST, OWASP, PTES, NESCOR.
“How can I effectively respond to a security incident?”
With the ever growing and evolving threats targeting the cyber domain plus the increasing pressure of cyber-attacks, the need to equip oneself with professionals and experts in the field of cyber defense is becoming more and more recognised.
With the experience gained in this field, we developed the Blue Team Service which focuses on Prevention, Detection and Response. The Blue Team Service is provided by our team of certified professionals and covers all activities related to Cyber Attack Management such as:
- Security Monitoring;
- Incident Response;
- Digital Forensics;
- Malware Analysis;
- Threat Hunting;
- Security Intelligence;
- Brand Reputation;
- Security Product Management;
- Cyber Training.
Our team includes network security architects and experts, incident responders, security intelligence analysts, experienced teachers. All members of our team ensure that they keep up to date with the latest developments, continually study, implement and establish operationally viable security solutions for organisations.
“What could be the business impact of a ransomware attack?”
Given the constant increase of ransomware attacks and the unpreparedness of many companies to counteract them, our Bip CyberSec dedicated team has developed the Ransomware Simulation service, which simulates a real cyber-attack scenario, before it happens.
We started from an in-depth analysis of the main ransomware families and the most active threat actors: this research study become a knowledge base of features which are available in different samples to define a set of tools, techniques and procedures (TTP).
Ransomware scenario – based on the TTPs knowledge base developed by BIP CyberSec – allows the company to evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls in place and to measure the impact of ransomware in a controlled and secure environment, before the real threat occurs. These attacks are increasingly frequent in their occurrence, attack IT systems and can also be responsible for the interruption of the production process.
“What’s the security posture of my industrial devices and technologies?”
A full end-to-end IoT solution is generally comprised of different factors, such as, but not limited to, the infrastructure, 3rd party services, mobile applications and hardware devices. These solutions are specifically tailored for different environments including Enterprise Smart Office, Smart Building, Industrial and Healthcare.
In a complex stack of differing technologies, the multidisciplinary approach of our Team can support customers in identifying and evaluating potential cyber and physical vulnerabilities of their IoT infrastructure, in order to diagnose the possible weaknesses that can be exploited by malicious users.
There are various types of activities that are incorporated within an end-to-end IoT Assessment, as exampled by the following:
- Device Firmware Analysis;
- Device Hardware Inspection / Penetration Test;
- Source Code Review;
- Backend API Security;
- Network Penetration Test;
- Connectivity Security Assessment;
- Mobile Application Security Assessment;
- Web Application Security Assessment.
“What does an attacker see of my exposed infrastructure?”
Daily, in the cyber domain, people and companies leave traces of digital fragments on the . If followed, tracked and analysed, these pieces of information and data can be reconstructed to obtain an overall view of people and companies without ever having to interact with them.
Cyber criminals regularly build a detailed picture of exposed digital assets, network touchpoints and key employees before preparing for an attack.
For this reason, we developed a service aimed at reconstructing these traces, similar in method to that of an attacker. The result of which provides evidence of what is exposed on s and how it can be exploited.
The Digital Footprint service is an intelligence activity for verifying the organisation’s exposure; the goal of the service is to provide a detailed profile of an organisation’s digital footprint and assess the risks associated with the dissemination of such information.
“How can I manage technical vulnerabilities that impact my digital assets?”
In today’s business landscape, it is imperative for companies across all industries to prioritize cybersecurity. The prevalence of cyber attacks is on the rise, and no organization can afford to overlook this critical issue.
For a corporation, the cost of a cyber assault is more than simply the loss of digital assets: cyber security breaches cost medium-sized and big enterprises more than $5 million on average in 2020.
Companies who have implemented Vulnerability Assessment systems and established an Incident Response team, on the other hand, have seen their cyber-attack management expenses reduced by more than $2 million.
For these reasons, it is critical to react to the ever-increasing requirement to continuously discover and analyze the existence of technical vulnerabilities, while also determining the amount of risk to which the firm is exposed.
Equally critical is the selection of re-entry actions that reduce the opportunity window for the actual occurrence of an attack, with ramifications for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data and services offered. In reality, some of the factors that contribute to the complexity of this sort of service are:
• Complexity in identifying objects inside the perimeter due to fragmentation of available information (eg. asset inventory incomplete or missing) • Large quantity of digital assets and the volume of vulnerabilities must be controlled;
• Knowledge of mixed perimeter (on-premises vs. cloud) and management;
• Defining the most suitable return approach based on the kind of issue while also validating potential mitigation activities • Prioritizing return interventions based on real risk.
Our Vulnerability Management solutions are designed to help companies navigate the challenges posed by the emergence of digital assets. We understand the importance of achieving business goals while ensuring the security of processed data.
Our CyberDefense team has actively supported numerous Italian and international entities with their vulnerability management programs. Based on many years of experience in multiple operations in different markets, we have designed or, if already present, improved the process to support the Vulnerability Management service based on the needs expressed by the client and providing our experience gained in different contexts.
Our customers recognize in our service package:
- The high level of personalization in relation to specific process, technological and reporting requirements
- Complete management of the the vulnerability, from its identification to its disappearance
- Timely guidance and active support in identifying the best mitigation strategies and return to the vulnerabilities under analysis
- Agnostics with regard to any technologies already in use with the client to preserve previous investments
- Mapping critical assets, relevant threats and context-specific vulnerabilities
- Dedicated and highly qualified team
- High use of business automation to enable analysts to take care of aspects
- Flexibility, scalability and automation of tasks to enable the control and management of high volumes of vulnerabilities
Preventing, controlling and managing vulnerabilities intuitively according to your organization’s needs ensures scalable protection of your digital assets and significant cost savings associated with correcting cyber attacks.