Cybersecurity for Technology Organisations EDGENETIC partners with the world’s leading technological organisations, providing consulting and specialist cyber services to the industry.

Key Cybersecurity Challenges in Tech

EDGENETIC  is proud to be the chosen cybersecurity partner for many of the world’s best-known technology organisations. We are also heavily involved in creating useful threat intelligence information from within the tech sector and advises many of the industry’s senior officials.

Here are some of the critical security-driven challenges faced by tech companies today:

1. Data Privacy

The world’s leading tech organisations such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are investing and buying technology to strengthen their cloud security platform to protect the sensitive data they hold.

2. Online Privacy

While tech firms such as social media giant Facebook are focusing on preventing fraud and abuse on the platform.

3. Managing Cyber Risk

Risk management is a key requirement of many information security standards and frameworks, and laws such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and NIS Regulations (Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018). Microsoft recently commissioned a report that identified internal risks to organisations are just as prevalent as external ones. The move to remote working has led to data being shared and stored outside the traditional borders of business and traditional cybersecurity strategies may no longer provide adequate protection.

4. Blockchain Security and Web3 Security

Web3 is an idea for a decentralised World Wide Web which incorporates blockchain technologies and token-based economics. With this technology being in its infancy and gaining newfound popularity, naturally, it begs the question of its safety and integrity. LRQA Nettitude are working with a number of partners to develop secure testing methodologies and provide assurance around blockchain technologies.

Securing a World Built on IoT

What Is IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) explains the connectivity between wireless and wired devices to the internet. The growing popularity of IoT devices has created a new wave of deviant opportunity for malicious hackers. A 2021 report into the state of IoT cybersecurity in enterprise found that 39% of respondents had experienced an attack where an IoT device was the target. Once an IoT device is compromised, it can give attackers a foothold in your network and an opportunity to conduct further attacks against your organisation.

It is not only household devices that are falling prey to cybercriminals but also SCADA based control systems such as traffic lights and power grids. With the scale of these systems, it would be possible for attackers to cause widespread chaos and injury. EDGENETIC research experts have shown the worrying ease of hacking a traffic light system. As the world continues to become more interconnected through IoT, risk counterbalances the advantages.

There are many types of IoT devices available in the marketplace, offering the end-user periodic through to permanently connected communication. However, they are all susceptible to exploitation by attackers. Companies that produce IoT devices consider security from the outset rather than as an afterthought. The security of the product should be one of its key features alongside its functionality and benefit the user not hinder them. 

SCADA & ICS Testing

EDGENETIC  have performed testing of Industrial Control Systems (ISC) / SCADA systems across multiple industry sectors including manufacturing. This has included systems in a variety of different state of operation, ranging from live systems where great care has been needed, through to those where thorough penetration testing has been permissible.

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IoT Connected Device?

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LRQA Nettitude Can Help Your Organisation to Become Cyber Secure

Explore our related cyber services for technology clients:

Cybersecurity Strategy
and Planning

Create a board-level
cybersecurity strategy & plan

Cybersecurity Strategy
and Planning

Create a board-level
cybersecurity strategy & plan

Security Audit

Analyse your IT infrastructure,
exposing weaknesses and
high-risk practices

Managed Security

Outsource your network
security services to
cybersecurity experts

Managed Detection
and Response

Improve your ability to detect
and respond to threats

Red Teaming

Assessment that simulates
threats to evaluate how you
would stand up to a real adversary

Social Engineering

Explore human weaknesses
found in the organisation

Penetration Testing

Evaluate the security
of your system(s)

Web Application Testing

Assess applications for
potential bugs before
going live

Incident Response

Address and manage the
aftermath of a security breach
or attack

Security Training

Deliver security awareness
training for key business
stakeholders such as employees

Why Choose EDGENETIC  As Your Cybersecurity Partner?

Mitigate cyber risk

EDGENETIC  helps its clients to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, giving a first-line cyber defence and response to all types of incident, and resilience to stand up to cyber-attacks. It also encourages intelligence sharing amongst the technology industry, and sophisticated testing to mitigate an organisations risk of a breach or an attack at every level.

EDGENETIC ‘s cybersecurity credentials

As a trusted member of CREST and one of the world’s first accredited CBEST testing organisations you can be sure that you are in the most capable hands.

We are proud to be one of the few global companies that is certified by CREST across all key disciplines. Our team of consultants have achieved the highest accreditations for Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Incident Response services and Threat Intelligence. In parallel, we were the first organisation to be accredited for our Security Operation Centre services.

EDGENETIC  are certified by a range of governing bodies for our work within highly regulated industries, in the technology sectors and the payment card industry and are approved as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company. We practise what we preach and have the highest levels of rigour applied to all the risk management and security controls that are relevant to our organisation itself. We are certified against ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.

EDGENETIC ‘s research and development

Through its research and development (R&D) as well as active client work, EDGENETIC ‘s dedicated R&D team analyses and studies threat actor behaviour, gaining greater insight into the specific threat landscape within the technology sector. You can also access EDGENETIC ‘s latest zero-day discoveries through EDGENETIC s and subscribe to receive EDGENETIC ‘s most recent findings as they are publicly released. 

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