What is cloud risk management?
Adopting the cloud makes many business processes simpler, but it does come with certain security risks. For anyone hosting solutions and applications in IaaS and PaaS providers, the main risks often originate in the configuration of components and how they’re integrated with one another. This is where cloud risk management comes in.
No matter what system you’re using, we tailor our assessments to make sure they line up with your business objectives.
How is it generally approached?
We approach every assessment differently, depending on your setup and needs. Common approaches we adopt include:
- Cloud configuration review - we provide configuration auditing, technical assessment and advice that supports moves towards hosting functions, services and data at all major cloud platforms – including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
- Integration assessments – we identify if components are functioning according to the security assumptions made, if gaps in controls have been put in place, and any unconsidered risk exposures caused by existing integrations. We can help make sure you get it right, integrating services and solutions from different cloud providers, or between cloud providers and on-premise systems, presents an information security challenge.
- Remote working models – with more staff working from home, you may be using cloud platforms to provide email, file sharing and communications platforms. We can assess how exposed sensitive data might be to external adversaries if passwords are compromised, or if devices are infected with malware.
We address each of these risks through focussed, hybrid approaches. This involves combining the assessment of controls at each level to understand overall risk, and using threat-driven scenario-based assessment to capture and fix end-to-end security risks.
Tailored risk management
We work with you to understand your security requirements and security assumptions so we can tailor a solution. If this audit isn’t enough, we adopt scenario-driven assurance approaches to make sure we’re answering the right questions for your risk management programs. This gives you an accurate understanding of how to interrupt those attack paths where you may be exposed.
A wealth of experience
As a cloud-first company, we work closely with many clients who use cloud services in a variety of ways. These include wholesale outsourcing of business functions to the cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premise hosting solutions, and cloud-based agile DevOps pipelines.
We can offer straightforward advice and conduct standards-based compliance audits depending on what will benefit you the most. Our advice is clear and actionable, so you will know what to do and how to prioritise your work.
Our team includes professionals from a range of backgrounds, including development, systems administration and network administration. They bring real-world insight to our testing, and are passionate about getting the right security outcomes.
How we work
The Cyberis way
We don’t recommend impossible fixes. If our first-choice recommendation can’t be implemented, we’ll work with you to identify alternative ways we can reduce the risk to your brand and data. Our reports contain the technical detail needed to understand the security risks, and how they translate to business risk.
Our consultants have extensive cloud risk management experience, and we work with customers in a range of situations. We also delve into the detail of your business to make sure we’re giving you the best possible advice. This breadth of exposure continues to strengthen our expertise.
We’re trusted suppliers for our customers, forming productive long-term partnerships to help them protect their brand and data. We provide expertise that adds real value to their information security risk management programmes.
We’ll always be up front about the costs of our services and what you can expect to pay.
Accredited by the best
We’re fully accredited to provide a range of information security services.
Member of the NCSC CHECK Service
Our consultants are experienced and qualified in infrastructure, applications and simulated attack.
Our services are covered by our ISO9001 Quality Management System and our ISO27001 Information Security Management System.
Our project office keep things simple, scheduling convenient dates, putting you in touch with your lead consultant, and making everything run smoothly from day one.
Clear communication throughout
We capture all relevant information up front for scoping purposes, communicate constantly during testing and properly debrief you on post-assessment findings and recommendations.
Our rigorous penetration testing assesses all areas of potential vulnerability across infrastructure, web applications, corporate networks and cloud deployments, mobile apps and web services.
We operate full-chain adversary simulations using our experienced Red Team. Using threat intelligence and thorough research allows us to simulate a targeted attack using the same tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) as your adversaries.
Remote Working Defence Audit
We will make sure your remote workforce can operate safely, and apply targeted thinking to keep your data, brand, and reputation safe.