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In today’s digital world, cyber threats are widespread and becoming increasingly sophisticated. A cyber breach can have far-reaching and severe consequences, such as the theft of sensitive data, operational closures, financial loss, damage to reputation and legal and regulatory ramifications.

By assuming they will be breached at some point, businesses can take proactive measures to mitigate the risk and minimize the impact. This means implementing robust cybersecurity measures, following best practices and conducting regular vulnerability assessments overseen by cyber professionals. Threats evolve every day, risk mitigation has to keep up.

Experience the Power of GHJ’s Cybersecurity Engagement Model to Mitigate Threats

By using a globally recognized cybersecurity framework to evaluate your business, our cyber team can provide you with a clear picture of current cyber risk posture and work with management to evaluate investments in enhancing cyber threat management.

GHJ’s cybersecurity services are classified into four distinct solutions:

Understand the strength and maturity of your current cybersecurity posture and where you need to be by conducting a cybersecurity assessment. This includes a report detailing the assessment findings and noting identified vulnerabilities, non-compliance issues and associated risk level.

GHJ proactively searches for and identifies credible and realistic cyber threats to help businesses discover and remediate potential risks. Our team undertakes a systematic evaluation of a business's information systems, processes and controls to identify vulnerabilities, assess risks and ensure compliance with security policies and regulations. The purpose of a security assessment is to determine the effectiveness of an entity's security measures, rigorously test them before they are needed and to provide recommendations for improvement. A Cyber Assessment can be carried out fully remotely.

This fundamental starting point allows a business to gain a comprehensive view of its security landscape and identify any vulnerabilities. This professional security assessment is based on standards developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and conducted to the Center of Internet Security’s global standard.

GHJ’s experts conduct thorough security assessments and risk assessments that cater to business-specific needs. This approach allows for a clear view of the current position and, in turn, outlines what are the key priorities to protect the commercial interests of the business.

  • STAGE 1: Workshop
  • STAGE 2: Technical Analysis
  • STAGE 3: Presentation

About CIS Critical Security Controls

GHJ’s process focuses on the CIS Critical Security Controls, a set of 18 actions that make up the best practices to tackle major attacks against systems and networks. Originally developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the CIS Controls provide a highly practical and useful framework for every organization to use for both implementation and assessment.

Because the Controls are developed by the cyber community and based on actual threat data, they are an authoritative, industry-friendly and vendor-neutral approach to the assessment and validation of security.

Together, these steps help businesses understand their risk profile and gain valuable insights into their potential vulnerabilities.

After a Cybersecurity Assessment is conducted, businesses should take steps to address and resolve the issues identified. The Cyber Remediation Process aims to mitigate the risks and vulnerabilities identified during the assessment to ensure the security and integrity of an organization's systems and data.

The remediation process involves taking appropriate actions to mitigate the identified risks and strengthen the business's security posture. This includes GHJ recommendations to address identified threats and working with management and/or existing IT Partners to implement the right solution at the right scale for your business so that nothing is left to chance.

  • IDENTIFY AND PRIORITIZE VULNERABILITIES: The cybersecurity assessment identifies potential vulnerabilities in your systems. Remediation will show how to prioritize the vulnerabilities based on their severity and potential impact on the business's operations, data and systems.
  • ALLOCATE NECESSARY RESOURCES: Once priorities are set, it is important to determine the resources required to implement the remediation plan effectively. This may include budget, personnel and technology resources to address the identified vulnerabilities.
  • CONDUCT USER TRAINING AND AWARENESS: Ensure stakeholders are kept in the loop. GHJ provides training and awareness programs to help employees understand their role in maintaining a secure environment and stay aware of potential threats.
  • DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN: GHJ helps the organization create a detailed action plan that outlines the specific steps required to address each vulnerability and assign responsibilities to the appropriate individuals or teams within the organization.
  • IMPLEMENT SECURITY CONTROLS: GHJ works with the organization to implement the necessary security controls. This could include applying software patches, configuring firewalls, updating access controls, enhancing encryption or implementing multi-factor authentication.
  • REVIEW AND UPDATE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: GHJ helps ensure policies, procedures and protocols align with best practices and address the identified vulnerabilities. This includes incident response plans, data backup and recovery procedures, access controls and security awareness programs.
  • DOCUMENT AND REPORT: GHJ maintains documentation of the entire remediation process, including the actions taken, responsible parties and results. This can serve as evidence of compliance with regulatory requirements and assist in future assessments.

GHJ Cyber as a Service provides the flexibility to scale up or down as needed, depending on changes in the organization’s size, operations, technology environment or threat landscape.

Given the ever-evolving nature of cyber threats, it is important to ensure that the business is protected on an ongoing basis.

GHJ provides Cyber as a Service in real time to ensure the business stays up-to-date with emerging threats and industry best practices. The team uses several key services to do this depending on the nature of the specific business.

Cyber as a Service includes the following suite of services:

  • MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT: Continuous monitoring of systems, networks and applications for security threats, as well as management of security tools and technologies. Monitoring runs on a 24/7, 365-day basis.
  • VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS AND PENETRATION TESTING: Identification of vulnerabilities in systems and networks through security assessments and simulated attacks to evaluate their resilience, which includes watching for new threats as they emerge.
  • DATA PROTECTION AND ENCRYPTION: Implementation of data protection measures, such as encryption and data loss prevention, to safeguard sensitive information and regular testing to ensure the measures are effective if called upon.
  • SECURITY CONSULTANCY: Expert advice and guidance on cybersecurity strategy, risk management, compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • INCIDENT RESPONSE: Assistance and support in responding to and mitigating cybersecurity incidents, including investigation, containment and recovery.
  • SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING: Education and training programs to enhance users’ understanding of cybersecurity best practices and promote a culture of security within a business.
  • DARK-WEB MONITORING: GHJ uses specialized tools and techniques to identify and track illegal activities, as well as the presence of sensitive or compromised information that may be relevant to the business.
  • ONGOING ASSESSMENTS: Regularly scheduled assessments to ensure the CIS controls are operating effectively and the implemented tools are functioning as intended.
  • QUARTERLY INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING: To keep the business informed about the latest cyber threats, GHJ reports on incidents over the last quarter and advises on the threat landscape and potential risks so that the business can make informed decisions regarding its cybersecurity posture.

In the event of a cybersecurity incident, GHJ’s Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is ready to support you around the clock.

As specialists dedicated solely to cybersecurity, GHJ’s team is equipped to swiftly evaluate complex situations and deploy our expertise to identify and remediate the issue and ensure swift recovery.

GHJ recognizes the critical nature of time in these circumstances and offers multiple channels for you to reach us via phone, email or our online contact form.

Incident Response Process:

  • IMMEDIATE OUTREACH: To facilitate a rapid response, a dedicated member of GHJ’s team will promptly get in touch to ascertain the specifics of the security breach and commence the incident response process.
  • CONTAINMENT, ERADICATION AND RECOVERY: GHJ will take efforts to mitigate the impact of security breaches and minimize disruption to business operations.
  • EXPERT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT: This includes strategy development, decision-making and stakeholder communication.
  • THOROUGH FORENSIC ANALYSIS AND INVESTIGATION: GHJ will determine the root cause of security incidents, identify compromised systems or data, gather evidence for legal or regulatory purposes and make recommendations on solutions to prevent a reoccurrence of similar incidents.
  • COORDINATION WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS: GHJ will work with internal teams, external partners, law enforcement services, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated and effective response to security incidents while maintaining transparency and confidentiality as required.

Why GHJ?

  • 24/7 AVAILABILITY: GHJ’s experts are on standby at all hours to address your concerns.
  • EXPERTISE IN COMPLEX SITUATIONS: No scenario is too complicated for GHJ’s seasoned team.
  • RAPID RESPONSE: GHJ understands the value of time and commit to initiating the remediation process without delay.
  • COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT: From assessment to recovery, GHJ is with you every step of the way.

Do not let a cyber incident disrupt your operations any longer than necessary. Contact GHJ now to take the first step towards resolution and recovery.

Contact GHJ's Cybersecurity Specialist

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