The first step to ensuring a strong cybersecurity posture for your organization is to identify and protect your assets. EmberSec's technical services team leverages decades of professional experience and hand-selected technologies to design assessments that evaluate your organization's security program from the mindset of your adversaries. This threat-focused approach allows us to accurately identify gaps, report findings specific to your business, and provide recommendations around best practices for mitigating your weaknesses and reducing your risk exposure.
Security Assessments that Build on Your Success
There are many methods from which one can approach the security issues facing their organization. EmberSec's technical service offerings range in both depth and complexity to support customers of all maturity levels. We start with a thorough understanding your environment, design and conduct minimally invasive tests, and ultimately help inform better decision-making by delivering tangible insights, findings, and severity ratings.
Vulnerability Assessments are a critical component of any vulnerability management program, and are often recommended as the preliminary step for evaluating a client’s security posture as the organization’s security program grows and matures. EmberSec offers the following solutions to help reduce your organization’s surface-level attack vectors and assess enterprise cybersecurity exposure:
Prior to performing a Vulnerability Assessment service, EmberSec works with your management and technical staff to establish testing criteria, scope, and schedule. During the engagement, EmberSec consultants will perform the technical activities such as scanning and manual inspection, and procedural activities such as interviews and document review. At the end, the team categorizes each vulnerability based on severity and reports the findings, impact, and recommendations for remediation to help guide your security team’s response. For a typical Vulnerability Assessment, EmberSec recommends a timeframe of one to three weeks to perform all assessment and reporting activities.
Penetration testing is one of the most versatile tools that an organization can use to test their security posture, as it provides insight into the depth of their vulnerability exposure and a greater understanding of the residual vulnerability impact through exploitation and post-exploitation activities. The EmberSec team offers the following Penetration Testing services:
Prior to performing a Penetration Testing service, the EmberSec team works with your management and technical staff to understand your assessment needs and to establish the testing scope and schedule. During the assessment, our consultants evaluate the attack surface of the in-scope systems and services to identify potentially exploitable vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. If a foothold can be achieved, the consultants will attempt to gain further access and evaluate vulnerability exposure at a deeper level. At the conclusion of the assessment, the team categorizes each vulnerability based on severity and reports the findings, impact, and recommendations for remediation to help guide your security team’s response. For a typical Penetration Testing service, EmberSec recommends a time frame of one to three weeks to perform all assessment and reporting activities. For customers with additional or unique requirements, the EmberSec team can customize our services and tailor an engagement for your organization.
A threat-focused assessment from EmberSec is an effective way to evaluate the maturity of your organization’s security program and defensive strategy. Using an adversarial-focused approach, EmberSec simulates characteristics of innovative attackers to test your organization’s defensive capabilities, re-enforce areas of strength, and identify security gaps to help combat real-world threats. EmberSec offers the following threat-focused assessment services:
Prior to performing a typical advanced assessment, the EmberSec consultants works with your organization’s stakeholders to establish testing scope, schedule, approach, and objectives.
For “Red Team” focused assessments, EmberSec seeks to penetrate and establish a foothold within the enterprise using offensive tactics, techniques, and procedures. Once a foothold is realized, EmberSec consultants work toward achieving the engagement objectives while remaining goal-focused, which may include maintaining a level of persistence within the environment or exhibiting a level of stealth to minimize the likelihood of detection. At the end of the engagement, the EmberSec consultants draft a findings reports and engages with the organizational stakeholders to discuss objectives and observables for offensive activities and detection.
For “Purple Team” focused assessments, a feedback loop between the EmberSec consultants and your staff is setup critical for evaluating unit test value and gauging security control efficacy. Based on your security team’s feedback, the consultants can make adjust and replay unit test injects and provide recommendations for improving relevant security controls such as enhancing detection response. At the end of the assessment, the EmberSec consultants draft a findings report that includes unit test summaries, metrics, observables, and recommendations for remediation.
In general, EmberSec recommends a timeframe of at least eight weeks for black-box threat simulation engagements when very little information about the customer is provided to the consultants. For customers with unique requirements or time frame constraints, the EmberSec team can customize and tailor an engagement with different services for your organization.
Benefits of Security Assessments
Security assessments provide insight on your existing security vulnerabilities and how to mitigate common gaps in your enterprise's IT structure, to support the resiliency of your environment.
Track Added Value
Curious to know how your investments in cybersecurity tools and technologies have improved your posture? Security assessments can help reveal to what level your investments are really working.
Cyber Due Diligence
Comprehensive due diligence is important when handling sensitive information or recovering from a breach. Investing in security assessments expresses to your customers that you want them to be safe, secure, and free from threats.
You don't know what you don't know, and gaining the proper awareness of common cyber risk in your environment can be difficult. Security assessments add attention to these issues and are a critical addition to your corporate risk mitigation strategy.