Compromise Assessments: What to Expect
The goal of a compromise assessment is to hunt down evidence of potential threats by identifying IOCs and backing them up with hard data. For example, network applications might be using more bandwidth than normal to send and receive traffic, and may be sending it to an obfuscated, insecure server. Mobile and web applications may be running keyloggers or credential-stealing malware intended to compromise networks from within.
Given the broad range of potential attack vectors — from targeted attacks to sophisticated malware to unintentional policy breaches that result in network compromise — it’s critical to leverage automated compromise assessments tools delivered by industry experts and ensure all potential attack vectors are explored.
The Impact of Assessment
Ideal compromise assessment leverages best-of-breed tools capable of quickly identifying and reporting suspicious activity, in turn providing IT the data it needs to act. This requires both the sheer throughput to complete assessments in days rather than weeks and the ability to actively scan all network endpoints for suspicious behavior.
The biggest advantage of active compromise hunting? Companies ensure their networks are secure and malware-free before building out new security policies.
Advanced Threat Hunting With HALOCK
HALOCK’s compromise assessment is an advanced threat hunt that detects the clear and present cyber dangers that already exist in your organization. HALOCK investigates your infrastructure to pinpoint precisely who, what, where, when and how you have already been attacked so you can take corrective actions.
The cyber compromise assessment can be used in combination with a penetration test, but it is not a substitute. The pen test reveals vulnerabilities that could lead to a potential compromise, encouraging you to implement protective measures, while the compromise assessment reveals active threat vectors present in your environment.
Diagnostics: Where Are You Compromised?
Potential compromise can happen anywhere. HALOCK’s cyber security compromise assessment helps identify potential issues across:
Networks and applications: Perform dynamic analysis of zero-day attacks within a full-featured virtual analysis environment. Generate real-time advanced malware security intelligence and malware threat metrics, effectively making the unknown threats known. Listen, record and analyze visible application information traversing your network. The diagnostic is passive and does not enforce any policy or impact any network communication.
Endpoints: Deploy software agents on your endpoints. Agents are passive, listening to all activities that occur at the endpoint, recording and sending the information to the management console for HALOCK analysis.
Web assets: Identify the types of attacks your web-facing assets are experiencing. Pinpoint attacks that are successful breaching your Internet-facing web applications.
Email accounts: Deploy a cloud email gateway for passive inspection of inbound and outbound email content. The gateway inspects and reports only on malicious and sensitive content detected within email.
Start your cyber security compromise assessment today. Start with HALOCK Security Labs.
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