Security Services

Cyber Hygiene Assessment

Just as personal hygiene is essential to protect us from virus and germs, cyber hygiene is a quick win to protect an organization from common cyber threats.

Based on numerous reports, such as the one from UK Government’s Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), around 80% of cyber-attacks are the result of poor cyber practices within the victim organizations. To address this and minimize the risks of becoming a victim of cyber-attacks, data breaches, or spreading the impact of a cyber-attack to other organization, a cyber hygiene strategy must be implemented.

wizlynx group in Singapore has rolled-out a Cyber Hygiene Assessment service, which is composed of a set of security assessments and follows the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s Cyber Hygiene Notice (PSN06) to strengthen Cyber Resilience of Financial Industry.

Taking that into consideration, is your organization and incident response team prepared and ready to fight against any kind of unexpected event?

What Does Our Cyber Hygiene Assessment Cover?

Our Cyber Hygiene Assessment is highly inspired from various best practice frameworks (MAS Cyber Hygiene Notice, CIS Critical Security Controls, ISO27001, NIST Guides etc.), and focuses on the following areas:

Security Patches & Vulnerability Management

A comprehensive vulnerability management strategy is documented and enforced. It includes procedures to timely implement and process patches and updates on critical assets.

Security Standards

Ensures a written set of security standards exists and is enforced for every system. Where systems are unable to conform to the set of security standards, controls must be deployed to reduce any risks posed by such non-conformity.

Network Perimeter Defense

Use of a multilayered boundary defense relying on firewalls, proxies, web application firewalls, network based IPS and IDS inspecting traffic, both inbound and outbound, looking for attacks and evidence of compromised machines.

Identity & Access Management

Security best practices for handling passwords and credentials are employed, such as the usage of multi-factor authentication for remote access, critical accounts and administrative accounts, enforcement of a strong password policy, absence of default and/or shared accounts, etc.

Malware Defenses

Deployment of a solution which controls the installation, spread, and execution of malicious code at multiple points in the enterprise.

What Will You Get?

All discoveries of the Cyber Hygiene Assessment will be documented in a final report, where weaknesses will be assessed and supplemented with recommendations and remediation actions, as well as prioritized according to the risk associated. This final report will be discussed during a presentation with you, and will include a comprehensive and meaningful C-level summary of the executed operational technology environment. Additionally, all detailed results with respective evidences and recommendations for future security measures will be fully documented.