Our focus is on improving our clients' understanding and management of risk in technology through designing and implementing effective controls over technology assets, assisting our clients to meet their IT compliance and governance obligations in a way that enhances their business objectives while helping our clients to manage cyber security and other technology and information risks in a more effective and efficient manner. It is our aim to design, implement and rationalize relevant controls that pontentially reduce technology risks.
Below are some of our core technology risk services:
Information System Audit Solutions
Attack Penetration and Testing / Quality Assurance Reviews
ICT Strategic Planning Services
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Services
Information System Audit solutions
Corporate information systems must constantly adapt to changes in regulations, environments, services, and markets. Information systems are also becoming increasingly complex and open, leaving companies exposed to new threats. In this context, organizations must regularly assess their level of exposure. Independently conducted audits are the best way to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the solutions and processes in place to protect the company against risks.Encompassing both the functional and technical aspects of security, an audit allows management to identify the necessary improvement paths to meet the challenges of security and performance.
An information system (IS) audit or information technology(IT) audit is an examination of the controls within an entity's Information technology infrastructure. These reviews may be performed in conjunction with a financial statement audit, internal audit, or other form of attestation engagement. It is the process of collecting and evaluating evidence of an organization's information systems, practices, and operations. Obtained evidence evaluation can ensure whether the organization's information systems safeguard assets, maintains data integrity, and are operating effectively and efficiently to achieve the organization's goals or objectives.
The identification of mission critical systems as part of threat analysis in developing a proper audit plan geared to address all the critical security issues within the current Network, Applications, Operating Systems and Databases; The Performance of a network security review evaluating existing network security systems including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, file integrity checkers antivirus systems and remote access systems among others systems within your local area network, wide area network and extranets; The carrying out of penetration testing to identify loopholes in gaining unauthorised access to current Network, Applications, Operating Systems and Databases;and Recommend action to be undertaken in addressing vulnerabilities identified. This will involve the design of an appropriate security framework to address current security threats.
Attack Penetration and Testing
We perform not only information systems audits but also technical information systems reviews including Attack and Penetration Testing.Our attack and penetration methodology involves:
Carrying out attempts to penetrate your WAN,LAN as both an external and an internal intruder utilising tools and techniques that would most likely be employed by a system and network hacker Identifying the vulnerabilities and security loopholes within the network and suggest improvement areas.
Review selected mission critical network systems for their security configuration and suggest improvement areas. Our team of ethical hackers and security experts use the latest research findings and feedback from developer communities to test the security of information systems. With a 95 percent success rate in intrusion testing, Futuristic provides a benchmark in the security solutions market.
For any enquiry on our attack and penetration testing, do not hesitate to get in touch with us through our Contacts.
ICT Strategic Planning Services
ICT Strategic Planning is a key specialty for us. We will work together with you to develop a comprehensive strategic plan in a series of 5 steps:
Current State Assessment: Carry out a Current State Analysis on the ICT Infrastructure, profile existing ICT applications, systems, networks, human resources and processes with the objective of obtaining a detailed understanding of our client's business processes in order to develop an ICT plan that is Business Driven and which is geared to meeting the business objectives of our clients
Map out the current vision to a future vision geared towards establishing a supporting ICT environment that can enhance efficiency in service delivery and productivity. This will require benchmarking with global best practices providing the continuous, systematic search for, and implementation of, best practices which lead to superior performance;
Develop a plan that will determine the approach to be taken to achieve the future vision. This plan will define clearly the interplay of the three dynamics: People (competencies and interests), processes (people and responsibilities), technology (applications, networks, operating system platforms, collaboration platforms), necessary in the effective management of the ICT function;
Quantify the financial impact that the implementation of the plan will have to our client outlining the resources, costs, financial returns, timing and deployment strategy for the ICT plan; and
Deliver the ICT Strategic plan as a comprehensive document acceptable to the management of our client and its stakeholders. For a proposal on how we can assist you on how to plan effectively for your ICT function, do get in touch with us through our Contacts.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Service
Planning for the business continuity of an organization in the aftermath of a disaster or business disruption is a complex task. Preparation for, response to, and recovery from a disaster affecting the operations of an organization requires the cooperative efforts of all. In developing an effective BCP/DRP, we seek to achieve the following:
Outline action that needs to be taken before, after and during a disaster considering the technology, organizational processes and the people;
Define relevant technology architecture that our clients may use to mitigate on the effects of a possible disruption or disaster;and
Provide for the relevant organizational architecture and operational processes that will be required to achieve our client's business recovery objectives as developed in the BCP/DRP Recovery Processes.
The developed plan generally:
Identifies relevant threats that face our client as noted in the Business Impact Analysis process. It will also identify appropriate mitigating actions that will be implemented to curtail the potential impact of the threat identified;
Outlines relevant procedures to manage a Business Disruption or recover from a Disaster. It will detail relevant processes to recognize and identify a potential event that can be proclaimed a disaster or a Business Disruption; and
Identify various roles and responsibilities of individuals and groups of people that will participate in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Activities.
For enquiries on how you can better prepare your organisation for business disruptions or disasters do contact us through our Contacts.
Computer Forensic Investigation
The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it. Our Digital forensics professionals are called into action once a breach occurs, and work to identify the hack, understand the source, and recover any compromised data.
Forensic investigators typically follow a standard set of procedures: After physically isolating the device in question to make sure it cannot be accidentally contaminated, investigators make a digital copy of the device's storage media. Once the original media has been copied, it is locked in a safe or other secure facility to maintain its pristine condition. All investigation is done on the digital copy.
Investigators use a variety of techniques and forensic applications to examine the copy, searching hidden folders and unallocated disk space for copies of deleted, encrypted, or damaged files. Any evidence found on the digital copy is carefully documented in a "finding report" and verified with the original in preparation for legal proceedings that involve discovery, depositions, or actual litigation.