Managing cyber risk to ensure compliance
From breaches and cyberattacks to data leaks and ransomware, organizations today face a myriad of cyber risk and threats. In addition to investing in the security programs, controls and technologies to address these risks, organizations must also ensure compliance with a wide range of regulatory frameworks governing the security of data, organizations and critical infrastructure.
For risk and security teams with constrained resources and limited headcount, managing cyber risk and cybersecurity compliance can quickly become an overwhelming burden. That’s why more security risk management teams today are turning to threat intelligence solutions that can help identify risk, close gaps, secure sensitive data and prove the efficacy of security controls.
With a leading cyber threat intelligence (CTI) platform, Cybersixgill offers comprehensive solutions for mitigating threats, ensuring legal compliance and exposing the earliest indications of cyber risk.
The challenges of managing and mitigating cyber risk
Risk and security teams face a number of challenges as they seek to manage many of the most common forms of cyber risk and ends with regulatory requirements.
Vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability exploitation has become a #1 attack vector for cyber criminals. Many regulatory frameworks require organizations to quickly identify and remediate security vulnerabilities, but traditional solutions for prioritizing remediation don’t take into account the vulnerabilities that attackers are most likely to exploit.
Brand protection. When organizations fail to comply with requirements to protect customer data and IP, the fallout can have an adverse impact on the brand.
Supply chain threats. Many global mandates require businesses within a supply chain to prove they have conducted and completed a risk assessment, yet many companies misunderstand this responsibility or don’t know where to start.
Third-party risk. Many internal policies and regulatory frameworks require organizations to monitor and remediate third-party risk. Yet, many businesses have difficulty managing their own security controls let alone those of their service providers.
Data fraud. Uncovering and combating fraud is a central part of many compliance regulations and frameworks. However, overburdened security teams rarely have time to quickly identify compromised and at-risk data.
Leaked or stolen credentials. Loss of credentials due to mismanagement or negligence is frequently the #1 cause for failing to comply with security regulations. Security teams need tools that can automate the tasks of identifying, collecting and analyzing credential issues to save time and reduce effort for teams with limited resources and minimal knowledge.
Mitigating cyber risk with Cybersixgill
Cybersixgill offers fully automated threat intelligence solutions that provide security teams with contextual and actionable insight into threats facing their organizations. With the broadest threat intelligence collection capabilities in the industry, we covertly extract data from a wide range of sources on the clear, deep and dark web. By enriching this data with context and making it accessible to security professionals throughout the organization, Cybersixgill helps expose the activity of threat actors, preempt attacks and streamline threat intelligence for the unique assets, needs and workflows of each organization.
Along with tools for cyber security monitoring, threat investigation and vulnerability prioritization, Cybersixgill now offers security compliance and risk programs that help organizations align security concerns with regulatory responsibilities and mandates. These solutions can help organizations in all sectors achieve continuous compliance with mandatory regulations and security frameworks through automation and reporting targeted for governance, risk and compliance concerns.
Vulnerability Analysis and Prioritization Sanity Baseline Check helps security teams quickly prioritize and identify gaps and risks to security posture through native support for compliance gap and vulnerability analysis.
Digital Foot-printing Analysis and Discovery reveals data that may be exposed, stolen or for sale by disclosing and mapping organization’s exposure across the clear, deep and dark web.
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Posture Analysis automatically targets intelligence that’s relevant to risk assessment procedures, helping to uncover and prioritize threats, vulnerabilities and gaps within in-scope audited systems.
Due Diligence Audit Reporting for Compliance provides context to threat intelligence to enrich security risk assessments and add credibility and efficacy to audit findings, helping to prioritize vulnerabilities, risks and threats to audited systems more accurately than typical inspections.
Additional solutions from Cybersixgill
The Cybersixgill threat intelligence platform offers several solutions that deliver unparalleled insight into threats as they emerge on the deep and dark web.
The Cybersixgill Investigative Portal provides a place where security professionals can conduct covert investigations, manage proactive threat hunting, research more than 7 million threat actor profiles and get context into any escalation in real time to quickly understand the entire threat picture.
Cybersixgill’s vast collection of cyber threat intelligence data can also be consumed, via an application programming interface (API) that integrates directly into existing workflows and system architectures to address multiple use cases & functionalities. The API offering supports database queries and query-based notifications, actionable alerts tailored to your organizational assets, automated feed of malicious IOCs, detection of leaked user credentials, real-time feed of CVE-related events and developments, multi-tenant (MSSP) configurations and more. A new integration per customer request can be created within a week.
Cybersixgill Dynamic Vulnerability Exploit (DVE) Intelligence leverages data and chatter on the dark web to identify the software vulnerabilities that attackers are most likely to exploit in the next 90 days. By more accurately determining the probability that a particular vulnerability will be exploited in the near future, DVE Intelligence helps teams to prioritize remediation efforts more successfully.
Cybersixgill is dedicated to helping security professionals continuously expose the earliest indications of risk. Leveraging advanced AI and machine learning algorithms, we employ the most extensive and fully automated collection capabilities to glean invaluable intelligence from the clear, deep and dark web. Our automated crawlers infiltrate and maintain access to limited-access sources that are inaccessible to other vendors. Our advanced collection mechanisms autonomously extract, process and index intel at scale, digesting tens of millions of intelligence items per day to deliver information that is relevant, timely and accurate.
For security risk and compliance teams, Cybersixgill’s solutions help to:
Identify and address data risk and system vulnerabilities aligned with business regulatory objectives.
Deliver visibility, enforcement and efficacy of security controls to meet compliance requirements more effectively.
Enable a prioritized risk-based approach to compliance.
Streamline and automate data security and privacy programs.
Inform a risk management strategy with greater visibility into the organization’s exposure across the clear, deep and dark web.
Identify outlier gaps within security posture.
Identify control problems in advance of an audit that could slip through the normal process.
Disclose gaps prior to mandatory audit with the necessary metrics to help accelerate mitigation and remediation.
What is cyber risk?
Cyber risk is the potentially negative impact to an organization when information systems fail or are damaged, disrupted or destroyed by unauthorized use or by cyberattack.
What is the role of compliance in managing cyber risk?
As cyber threats increase in volume and sophistication, the number of government regulations and industry standards designed to mitigate cyber risk continues to rise as well. To comply with these regulatory frameworks and mandates, organizations need tools that can help to better identify and mitigate risk. Compliance can be aided with solutions that automate processes, provide greater visibility into the attack surface, streamline the audit and assessment process and expose the earliest indications of risk.