Implement and document information and IT security on a technical and organizational level with the support of our experienced and certified security consultants.
Develop, implement and document information and IT security
IT governance often requires documenting IT security. Developing security concepts and writing respective policies and guidelines can be a time-consuming and demanding endeavor, especially if you have to start from scratch.
We provide CIOs, CISOs / CSOs, compliance officers, data protection officers, IT governance, IT department heads and system engineers with best practice advice as well as tried and tested templates so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
- Tried and tested templates
- Best practice advice from over 1600 security projects
- IT and business university graduates
- Certified security experts (e.g. ISO Lead Auditor, CISSP, ITIL)
Below you find some examples of our security consulting activities:
A security roadmap is a planning instrument which defines individual security measures on a timeline of 1 to 3 years.
The security controls may have been defined in a previous risk assessment, penetration test or standard-based security audit (e.g. ISO 27001 or ISO 27002) and need to be scheduled according to their dependencies and prioritization.
We will support you in determining the right selection of security measures based on available resources, priorities, dependencies and cost benefit ratio. Usually, defining the security roadmap involves the following steps:
- Information gathering
- Draft timeline
- Workshop discussion
- Final roadmap
Data protection is a key pillar of IT compliance. Wherever personally identifiable and sensitive information exists (such as salary information, healthcare records, financial transactions), organizations need to make sure they protect such data according to applicable law.
In contrast, information protection deals with data which should be protected based on the organization’s own requirements (for example strategies, pricing models or manufacturing know-how).
Oneconsult has developed a tried and tested method to assess the data and information protection requirements and bring them together to define organizational and technical measures for implementation. Approach is mostly workshop-based.
Most information security standards require specific kind of documentation. For example in ISO 27001 and the respective controls of ISO 27002 (if selected) the following policies are mandatory:
- Information security policy
- Acceptable use policy (acceptable use of assets)
- Information classification policy
- Mobile device policy
- NDA (non-disclosure agreement)
- Clear desk and clear screen policy
Examples of concepts we may help you with in the form of reviews and second opinions are:
- Backup concept
- Incident response concept
- Security operations center (SOC) concept
- Data leakage prevention (DLP) concept
- Network zoning concept
One of our core areas of expertise is IT forensic readiness, which amongst others includes an IT forensics concept or digital forensics guideline.
Security Consulting Expertise
Our qualified consultants have performed a wide variety of consulting projects. Amongst other qualifications, they hold ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, CISSP, ITIL Foundation certificates. Our technical as well as conceptual expertise will help you get quick and practical results.
For definitions of information and IT security terms please refer to our glossary.
White Hat (Test Type)
According to NIST SP 800-115, during a white hat test (or overt security test) the administrators of the systems in scope are informed about the tests (as opposed to a black hat test).
OSINT is an abbreviation for "open source intelligence" and is commonly used in the secret services. OSINT means to gather, find and systematically organize information using public sources such as search engines, newspapers, social media or other public data. The "open source" in the name is not related to open source software.
Grey Box (Test Type)
IT security audits may be characterized according to the degree of information the testers and the administrators of the systems in scope have when the tests are carried out. The grey-box test type is usually the most popular approach for an IT security audit. The testers obtain partial information of the systems (e.g. the IP addresses) and the administrators are informed about the planned tests. This approach allows speeding up the audit by avoiding wasting precious project time.
Authentication is the process of confirming the correctness of a claimed identity (SANS Institute).
Application Security Audit
An application security audit is an intensive, technical, unprivileged and privileged security test of an application and its associated components with a high percentage of manual testing and verification. Since unprivileged and privileged tests will be carried out, both the perspective of an outsider (e.g. hacker) and an insider are covered.