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Fortify your capability
by augmenting the CTRL team with your own

Achieve cyber maturity
by meeting best in class industry standards aided by a tailored cyber security roadmap

Build a cyber resilient culture
that acts as your first line of defense against cyber risk

CTRL 5 Pillar Philosophy

Audit
Hack
Protect
Advise
Educate

CTRL Specialty Services

Full Suite of Services

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Hack
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Audit & Compliance

To ensure a network has a holistic defence strategy, it is assessed against renowned security Standards & Regulations such as ISO 27001, APRA’s CPG-234, NIST & GDPR among others. Any procedures, configurations or devices that do not meet this standard are identified and recommended actions are presented to ensure the organisation has strong defences implemented across the entire system infrastructure. This process is conducted periodically to ensure network defences and organisational scope changes are maintained in line with updates to the standards.

Maturity Assessment

A process that evaluates current security systems and infrastructure against the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight cyber risk mitigation strategies. These ratings provide a general groundwork for the current state of the organisations security and provide recommendations for a broad implementation of security best practices. This assessment can identify the maturity of these 8 strategies, and what actions can be taken to further develop each strategy in the organisation.

Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are structured and comprehensive processes to identify, analyse and evaluate security risks and determine practical steps to minimise the risks. CTRL’s risk process is data orientated, focusing on the most sensitive aspects of the organisation and in particular on the access & technical controls that protect that data. Using this information we rate the current exposure levels against the organisations acceptable risk & impact charts. From there mitigation plans can be developed to limit the risk to tolerable levels.

Forensics

If a breach has occurred, forensic post incident investigation is key to knowing how it occurred, what assets have been compromised and how to close the attack pathway. Attackers usually create secondary paths into the network in the circumstance the business discovers and blocks the primary compromised pathway. Forensics trace the steps an attacker performs to see if further pathways were created during their attack.

 

To ensure a network has a holistic defence strategy, it is assessed against renowned security Standards & Regulations such as ISO 27001, APRA’s CPG-234, NIST & GDPR among others. Any procedures, configurations or devices that do not meet this standard are identified and recommended actions are presented to ensure the organisation has strong defences implemented across the entire system infrastructure. This process is conducted periodically to ensure network defences and organisational scope changes are maintained in line with updates to the standards.

A process that evaluates current security systems and infrastructure against the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight cyber risk mitigation strategies. These ratings provide a general groundwork for the current state of the organisations security and provide recommendations for a broad implementation of security best practices. This assessment can identify the maturity of these 8 strategies, and what actions can be taken to further develop each strategy in the organisation.

Risk assessments are structured and comprehensive processes to identify, analyse and evaluate security risks and determine practical steps to minimise the risks. CTRL’s risk process is data orientated, focusing on the most sensitive aspects of the organisation and in particular on the access & technical controls that protect that data. Using this information we rate the current exposure levels against the organisations acceptable risk & impact charts. From there mitigation plans can be developed to limit the risk to tolerable levels.

If a breach has occurred, forensic post incident investigation is key to knowing how it occurred, what assets have been compromised and how to close the attack pathway. Attackers usually create secondary paths into the network in the circumstance the business discovers and blocks the primary compromised pathway. Forensics trace the steps an attacker performs to see if further pathways were created during their attack.

 

Full-Suite Pen Testing

A Full-Suite Penetration Test imitates attackers from multiple avenues. From a technical aspect: this includes from the perspective of an Internal Attacker or disgruntled employee, an External Attacker attempting to breach the perimeter from the internet, or an attacker attempting to exploit coding weaknesses in Web Applications to access backend databases. Non-technical penetration testing includes attempting to trick staff through fraudulent emails, call impersonations, or onsite impersonations attacks to breach physical security.

This test inspects technological weaknesses and also weaknesses in people that could be used to disrupt the confidentiality, availability or integrity of the network, effectively allowing the organisation to address each weakness with confidence.

Web Application Pen Testing

The public facing web applications and servers are tested for information and vulnerabilities are identified. This information can then be used for extracting sensitive information, denial of service attacks or gaining access to backend networks and databases. By identifying these weak points, defences can be put in place to strengthen the web application posture.

Internal Pen Testing

Identify weaknesses in a network, simulating an attack from a disgruntled malicious employee individual or an attacker that has breached external defences. Understanding what information can be extracted in such an attack allows the organisation to implement changes to strengthen the network from within.

External Pen Testing

The network is attacked from the outside, simulating a remote hacking attempt. This can identify which systems can be seen by would be attackers to allow an organisation to deploy countermeasures enhancing their network perimeter.

Social Engineering

Through human interaction and deception tactics, an attacker can gain access to internal resources or on site assets under the pretence of legitimate activity. This can then be used to formulate staff procedures to mitigate the inherent weaknesses that stem from human trust. Social Engineering attacks include Phishing Attacks, Phone Attacks and Onsite Attacks which also test the physical security controls.

Operational Tech Testing

As complex technology environments are upgraded and changed, certain elements may not function as originally intended and have subsequently become weak points over time. An attacker can use these legacy systems as a means to gain access to the broader network resources. By conducting operational tech testing, these weak points can be identified and addressed to strengthen overall system defence.

API Testing

API testing is a type of software testing that involves testing application programming interfaces (APIs) directly without using a standard user interface. This is to determine if they meet expectations for functionality, reliability, performance, and security. Often API’s will disclose more information than they intend. This opens up vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors. By finding these issues, they can be mitigated in advance to enhance the overall security of the web application. The testing concentrates on the business logic layer of the software architecture. Logic errors, information disclosure, session management and user access controls are core areas tested. If these are improperly configured, they can be some of the greatest threats to your applications security. API testing as an assessment of how securely information is communicated from the application request and response from the database. This is an essential testing component in ensuring your application, data and users’ information always remains safe.

A Full-Suite Penetration Test imitates attackers from multiple avenues. From a technical aspect: this includes from the perspective of an Internal Attacker or disgruntled employee, an External Attacker attempting to breach the perimeter from the internet, or an attacker attempting to exploit coding weaknesses in Web Applications to access backend databases. Non-technical penetration testing includes attempting to trick staff through fraudulent emails, call impersonations, or onsite impersonations attacks to breach physical security.

This test inspects technological weaknesses and also weaknesses in people that could be used to disrupt the confidentiality, availability or integrity of the network, effectively allowing the organisation to address each weakness with confidence.

The public facing web applications and servers are tested for information and vulnerabilities are identified. This information can then be used for extracting sensitive information, denial of service attacks or gaining access to backend networks and databases. By identifying these weak points, defences can be put in place to strengthen the web application posture.

Identify weaknesses in a network, simulating an attack from a disgruntled malicious employee individual or an attacker that has breached external defences. Understanding what information can be extracted in such an attack allows the organisation to implement changes to strengthen the network from within.

The network is attacked from the outside, simulating a remote hacking attempt. This can identify which systems can be seen by would be attackers to allow an organisation to deploy countermeasures enhancing their network perimeter.

Through human interaction and deception tactics, an attacker can gain access to internal resources or on site assets under the pretence of legitimate activity. This can then be used to formulate staff procedures to mitigate the inherent weaknesses that stem from human trust. Social Engineering attacks include Phishing Attacks, Phone Attacks and Onsite Attacks which also test the physical security controls.

As complex technology environments are upgraded and changed, certain elements may not function as originally intended and have subsequently become weak points over time. An attacker can use these legacy systems as a means to gain access to the broader network resources. By conducting operational tech testing, these weak points can be identified and addressed to strengthen overall system defence.

API testing is a type of software testing that involves testing application programming interfaces (APIs) directly without using a standard user interface. This is to determine if they meet expectations for functionality, reliability, performance, and security. Often API’s will disclose more information than they intend. This opens up vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors. By finding these issues, they can be mitigated in advance to enhance the overall security of the web application. The testing concentrates on the business logic layer of the software architecture. Logic errors, information disclosure, session management and user access controls are core areas tested. If these are improperly configured, they can be some of the greatest threats to your applications security. API testing as an assessment of how securely information is communicated from the application request and response from the database. This is an essential testing component in ensuring your application, data and users’ information always remains safe.

Security Operations Centre

An information Security Operations Centre “SOC” is a facility where enterprise information systems such as websites, applications, databases, data centres and servers, networks, desktops and other endpoints are monitored, assessed and defended.

SOC’s allow for organisations to immunise their environment with deep layered security, enabling them to make informed business decisions and operate at a high level of security maturity to defend against cyber risk.

Incident Response

Upon the identification of a cyber incident, our incident response team works with the client to quickly investigate and mitigate the risk, thereby minimising the potential damage to brand and reputation. This process can greatly reduce response times, limiting the extent of the impact.

Threat Simulation

Threat simulation activities mimic real-world cyber incident scenarios. These can include potential impacts to IT and security infrastructure, and what this means for organisational behaviour and communications. The exercises provide an organisation with an accurate view of how to respond to cyber incidents and identify unknown weaknesses in the response processes.

Staff Augmentation

Utilising our network of verified and experienced security specialists, we offer placement opportunities for organisations who require short to medium term staffing solutions to meet the demands of their cybersecurity operations. Security specialists are able to conduct activities from penetration testing, compliance and audit, and incident response to name a few.

An information Security Operations Centre “SOC” is a facility where enterprise information systems such as websites, applications, databases, data centres and servers, networks, desktops and other endpoints are monitored, assessed and defended.

SOC’s allow for organisations to immunise their environment with deep layered security, enabling them to make informed business decisions and operate at a high level of security maturity to defend against cyber risk.

Upon the identification of a cyber incident, our incident response team works with the client to quickly investigate and mitigate the risk, thereby minimising the potential damage to brand and reputation. This process can greatly reduce response times, limiting the extent of the impact.

Threat simulation activities mimic real-world cyber incident scenarios. These can include potential impacts to IT and security infrastructure, and what this means for organisational behaviour and communications. The exercises provide an organisation with an accurate view of how to respond to cyber incidents and identify unknown weaknesses in the response processes.

Utilising our network of verified and experienced security specialists, we offer placement opportunities for organisations who require short to medium term staffing solutions to meet the demands of their cybersecurity operations. Security specialists are able to conduct activities from penetration testing, compliance and audit, and incident response to name a few.

Certification

Often times, organisations are not aware of their obligations when it comes to cybersecurity. Our team of compliance experts offering advisory services that give organisations a clear understanding of what standards it needs to meet based on its industry and business model. We review the current business processes and advise what actions are required to be taken to meet certification requirements. Once an organisation has implemented processes, protocols and systems that comply with relevant cybersecurity regulations, we will facilitate a full audit by relevant compliance agencies to prove all standards are met.

Cyber Policy & Strategy

As an organisation matures, its cyber risk changes and with it brings new and dynamic risks to the organisation. To enable a strong understanding of the cyber risks a business is exposed to, we advise on the strategic and operational policies and practices that are required to build a mature security function and safeguard their data from the legal and financial impacts of a data breach.

Often times, organisations are not aware of their obligations when it comes to cybersecurity. Our team of compliance experts offering advisory services that give organisations a clear understanding of what standards it needs to meet based on its industry and business model. We review the current business processes and advise what actions are required to be taken to meet certification requirements. Once an organisation has implemented processes, protocols and systems that comply with relevant cybersecurity regulations, we will facilitate a full audit by relevant compliance agencies to prove all standards are met.

As an organisation matures, its cyber risk changes and with it brings new and dynamic risks to the organisation. To enable a strong understanding of the cyber risks a business is exposed to, we advise on the strategic and operational policies and practices that are required to build a mature security function and safeguard their data from the legal and financial impacts of a data breach.

Cyber Resilient Education Platform

Frequently, large scale hacks are successful in part due to the improper actions of staff as even the best technological defences can be overcome by a staff members negligence. By training staff on security awareness and response protocols, an organisation can ensure that it can mitigate breaches from staff negligence.

Included is a Business Toolkit – An effective security posture starts with good policies and procedures. This toolkit includes a huge list of policy templates, awareness material and operational checklists that we recommend you tailor and implement into your business. This platform also includes functions to perform a Cyber Security Health Check for the business to determine where the Security Weaknesses are.

Executive Level Workshop

Alignment amongst business executives is critical in enabling a business to direct the necessary attention and resources required for a holistic security function. By delivering insightful content and up-skilling business executives in simple and short educational formats, a business will be well equiped to deliver on the best interest of its shareholders and stakeholders.

Frequently, large scale hacks are successful in part due to the improper actions of staff as even the best technological defences can be overcome by a staff members negligence. By training staff on security awareness and response protocols, an organisation can ensure that it can mitigate breaches from staff negligence.

Included is a Business Toolkit – An effective security posture starts with good policies and procedures. This toolkit includes a huge list of policy templates, awareness material and operational checklists that we recommend you tailor and implement into your business. This platform also includes functions to perform a Cyber Security Health Check for the business to determine where the Security Weaknesses are.

Alignment amongst business executives is critical in enabling a business to direct the necessary attention and resources required for a holistic security function. By delivering insightful content and up-skilling business executives in simple and short educational formats, a business will be well equiped to deliver on the best interest of its shareholders and stakeholders.

Our Offering

General

Engage us for one-off services to get a sense of how we would be able to assist with your security posture

  • No discounts
  • No value add services
Drawdown

Purchase days from us and drawn down on our service catalogue as per your security requirements

  • ~32% savings from standard pricing
  • Min. purchase of 25 days
  • Value add services applied
Roadmap

Receive a tailored security roadmap that takes your organization on a journey to achieve cyber excellence

  • Over 30% savings from standard pricing over a multi-year period
  • Min. engagement of 12 months
Placement

Onboard verified and talented security specialists to address immediate cyber staffing needs

  • Significant savings with our competitive rates
Bench

Equip your business with industry leading cyber experts to complement your security operations

  • CTRL Group will be available daily to augment your daily security needs
  • Daily rates apply

Why us

World Class
Cybersecurity Services

In addition to the best in in class technology we use and the expertise we share with you, our team prides itself on building trusted relationships with clients to ensure we are always available to meet your businesses cyber needs.

Committed To
Your Growth

Our offerings give you flexibility to engage us with your businesses best financial, operational and strategic interests in mind. We always start by assessing where you are in the security maturity model before proceeding with any recommendations.

We Make Cyber
Easy To Understand

Whether its receiving our reports, working with us to develop a cyber policy and architecting your security capabilities, we use simple language to make sure you are confident in what you need to do to protect your business from cyber risk.
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