Offensive & Defensive Cyber Security
Learn how small and medium-sized businesses can mitigate cyber risks through offensive and defensive
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders have forced businesses to rely heavily on their IT infrastructure and internet connectivity to operate remotely. However, cyber criminals and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups have taken advantage of this situation and are constantly seeking to exploit organizations that are not adequately prepared for a cyber attack. Every day, more than 300,000 new variants of malware and potential unwanted programs are created, making it crucial for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to mitigate the risk of cyber attacks through a combination of offensive and defensive cybersecurity postures.
Defensive cybersecurity principles, such as patch management, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) implementation, log management, and perimeter hardening, are essential to protect SMBs from cyber attacks. However, implementing offensive cybersecurity measures can further strengthen your organization’s cybersecurity posture. Offensive cybersecurity strategies proactively identify vulnerabilities and security weaknesses before attackers exploit them. Threat Hunting and Penetration Testing (Pentesting) are two effective offensive cybersecurity approaches that can help organizations secure their network.
Pentesting identifies vulnerabilities on an organization’s network, while Threat Hunting actively hunts for an attacker’s presence on the network by exploiting these vulnerabilities and using known attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures. Regular Pentesting and Threat Hunting, when paired with a robust defensive strategy, can significantly reduce the overall costs for remediation and potential financial loss due to a cyber attack.
FLYONIT’s Threat Mitigation Group is comprised of experts in both offensive and defensive cybersecurity strategies who partner with SMBs to create a robust cybersecurity program and provide industry-specific threat intelligence. FLYONIT Cyber’s approach is to align security with business strategy, taking actionable steps to help clients mitigate risk by combining Threat Hunting and Pentesting to secure their network. Their human-led, technology-enabled ethos enables them to tailor cutting edge technology to meet their clients’ organizational objectives while reducing exposure and mitigating risk.