At Data Engines we understand that all organisations must assess their information security risk in-line with the threat landscape they face and develop unique mitigation strategies accordingly. Our expertise is in providing solutions that offer unparalleled visibility of the security of information systems and utilising this intelligence to improve the efficacy of implemented security measures and support security decisions whether tactical or strategic.
Our service offerings include:
- Design and Implementation of network security solutions
- Co-sourced monitoring and management of security tools and platforms
- Application security assessments, tools and remediation
- Security intelligence consulting
- Education and Training
Data Engines provide bespoke technology solutions and services across areas such as:
- Network Traffic Control, Inspection and Firewalling
- Network Analytics & Real Time Log & Event Monitoring
- Complex Data Capture & Forensic Treatment
- Audit Cycle Automation Tools
- Identity, Directory and Certificate Management Systems
- IDS/IPS & Advanced Malware Protection
- Software Application Code Analysis and Remediation
- Database and File Services Firewalls
- Industrial Computing (SCADA) System Protection
- Mainframe Event Management
Information Security Management Challenges
Often an organisation’s highly skilled information security personnel spend a large proportion of their productive time engaged in low value tasks. These tasks maybe manual responses to compliance or governance requirements or they may be efforts to trawl through masses of alerts or log events just to find a false positive. Organisations should try to equip staff with the right tools and resources to enable more proactive security data analysis and offensive protection. Better leveraging you human capital can be the single most important strategy in improving your security posture; it also helps retain them!
An imbalance in how information security budgets have been traditionally allocated means that many organisations have a wealth of security controls but very little understanding of their effectiveness. By focusing on visibility and the metrics of the amalgamated output of all controls security practitioners can survey their operating environment searching for anomalous behaviour that could indicate a latent or active threat to security. By automating mundane tasks while filtering and prioritising logs and reports, visibility into operating services and processes will be improved. This reduces the risk of oversight, omission or error and enhances accountability and compliance goals.
Compliance or Real Security
Compliance mandates can present an opportunity for a security team to achieve real world security posture improvements. What’s sometimes misunderstood is that meeting the compliance framework’s deliverables is only one piece of a comprehensive security program. Organisations should look to meet compliance obligations by leveraging tools and processes in such a way that not only pleases auditors but demonstrates a measurable improvement in posture. By investing in high quality tools and maintaining appropriate processes compliance requirements can be met whilst simultaneously enabling a flexible and adaptable security framework.