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.
A code injection vulnerability is about injecting program code into an application, which is then integrated and executed by the application. Depending on the type of vulnerability an attacker may manipulate the behavior of the application and inject program code, which may lead to a complete takeover of the system. Code injection is one of the most extensive and multi-faceted topics in the field of web security and provides many possibilities: SQL injection, Web script injection, OS command injection, SOAP injection, JSON injection, XPATH injection, etc.
Blind (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 OSSTMM defines blind as the audit type where the testers do not have any knowledge about the systems to be tested prior to the audit, whereas the administrators of the tested systems are fully aware of the security audit.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Cross-site scripting is a type of vulnerability which enables an attacker to inject a script into a web page. The script is indistinguishable from other contents on the page and therefore executed like any other scripts on the page by the browser. There are three different types of XSS vulnerabilities. They are reflected, persistent and DOM-based XSS.
Before an attack it is necessary to gather as much information as possible about the target system. This step is also known as “enumeration process” or “application mapping”. The goal of enumeration is to get a concrete idea of the structure of the application in order to optimally exploit technical, architectural as well as logical properties of the application for an attack.
This attack is an attempt to render a website, computer, or network resource unavailable. This often happens by overloading the capacity of the target.