Effective Cyber Defence

Our practitioners are used to the rigors of security testing and remediation, and are followers of the CREST and SANS Institute methodologies. The CIS Critical Security Controls are a recommended set of actions for cyber defence that provide specific and actionable ways to stop today's most pervasive and dangerous attacks. A principal benefit of the controls is that they prioritise and focus a smaller number of actions with high pay-off results. The controls are effective because they are derived from the most common attack patterns highlighted in the leading threat reports and vetted across a very broad community of government and industry practitioners. They were created by the people who know how attacks work - NSA Red and Blue teams, the US government, law enforcement organisations and some of the nation's top forensics and incident response organisations - to answer the question, "what do we need to do to stop known attacks." The respective industry experts reached a consensus and today we have the most current controls documented in open-source for all to use. The key to the continued value is that the controls are updated based on new attacks that are identified and analysed by our security peers so that these controls can stop or mitigate new attacks.

For more information on security benchmarking and CIS controls please visit: https://www.cisecurity.org/critical-controls/

Policy Guidance against critical controls

Our consultants are versed in the following 20 Critical Control Categories: