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Today, organizations rely on remote workers, outsource to freelancers, and distribute work across locations that are typically less secure than well-monitored office environments. As a result, large firms—due to governance and compliance mandates—use independent security assessors to protect their databases from any system breach. However, such practices are not prevalent across all industries or businesses. The absence of an overarching compliance framework often leads niche sectors or small enterprises to frequently jeopardize their overall security. “Too often, organizations compromise planned holistic security and only focus on solving the problem at hand, ignoring the need to review the overall IT strategy and update related security policies,” mentions Andy Huang, Managing Partner of SecureArk.
Consequently, many organizations are deploying endpoint and forensics solutions while disregarding tactics for preemptively detecting attack chains. Set against this backdrop, Singapore-based SecureArk LLP was founded as an independent cyber-service bureau to conduct independent security assessments and audits for businesses to enhance their security infrastructure. The company, with 15 years of profound experience in the cybersecurity sphere, helps clients protect their databases against cyber threats by providing code insights and strategies to prepare them even before an attack occurs.
To provide effective solutions, independent security assessors perform penetration tests where they breach an existing system to understand its security concerns. Often, such a test can cause temporary system disruption and bring an abrupt halt to the client’s services
However, Secure Ark enables organizations to continuously run their existing services while assessors check and ensure that all the client’s equipment can adequately block cyber attacks. As most of the attacks can be detected using the MITRE framework, SecureArk performs a breach assessment against the MITRE framework while the client’s server runs attacks through security parameters and into the intrusion detection system. Apart from testing and detecting security issues, SecureArk provides the client with auto-updates regarding critical signatures.
SecureArk, with its security infrastructure in place, can detect even outbound data exfiltration— a major security concern for organizations. Leveraging the company’s security audit, the client can assess their security infrastructure’s ability to detect and block attack chains. In this regard, SecureArk’s StrikeForce conducts assessments and reviews to identify security loopholes and weaknesses in the organization. SecureArk has also built automated bots that facilitate the assessors in their daily assessment scripts, enabling them to achieve higher efficiencies within a limited time. Furthermore, SecureArk’s CyberShield protects an organization’s applications, endpoints, and data with cyber backup, anti-malware, and multi-factor authentication services. Additionally, since a secure source code is critical to the health of an organization, SecureArk’s CodeSights enables clients to detect and fix vulnerabilities in their code with efficient and actionable code review.
Owing to the company’s proficiency in providing insights into organizations’ application efficiency, SecureArk has helped mitigate challenging security concerns. In one such instance, the company performed a security architecture review for a client and redesigned the entire architecture to enforce secure communications (encryption) between host servers and interoperability between different operating systems. As a way ahead, SecureArk is looking at a security monitoring service to provide insights into breach assessments, unknown cyber-attacks, and data exfiltration activities. SecureArk’s ability to stay independent and objective in their assessments and audits without being influenced by product vendors and service providers is what sets them apart from other players in the market.