Network Defence

Services: Network Defence & Threat Hunting

Endure Secure have a wealth of experience in all areas of Network Defence. All packages are tailored towards your needs and are fit for organisations of all types and sizes.

Threat Hunting

Once a threat actor has gained access to a network, they will often remain undetected for weeks, even years before being detected. Threat Hunting is vital in determining whether your organisation has been breached by a cyber attack. Endure Secure employs a threat-intelligence led, hypothesis approach to Threat Hunting.

Our Threat Hunters have performed engagements for some of the largest organisations internationally, always uncovering lingering threats that were missed by security controls.

Our Threat Hunting engagements daily meetings with all stakeholders on our findings, and conclude with a detailed report and debriefing.

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Security Monitoring, Detection, and Response

Endure Secure offers Security Monitoring, Detection, and Response services to organisations of all sizes, in a variety of different models, including:

  • Onboarding your system and event logs to our Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) platform,
  • Operating and managing your own SIEM platform,
  • Enrolling your endpoints into our Endpoint/Extended Detection and Response (EDR/XDR) platform,
  • Operating and managing your own EDR/XDR platform,
  • Operating and managing your security controls,
  • A combination of any of the above.

Our offerings include 24/7, 9/5, or any other arrangements.

SIEM Uplift

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms are incredibly complex, requiring constant engineering and configuration to detect and prevent against the evolving cyber threat landscape. Endure Secure has expertise in a variety of SIEM platforms including Splunk, Azure Sentinel, ArcSight, ELK Stack, and Rapid 7 InsightIDR.

Endure Secure’s SIEM Uplift can revitalise your SIEM in several ways, including:

  • Device coverage reviews,
  • Log source onboarding,
  • Log source parsing,
  • Log source enriching,
  • Threat intelligence integration,
  • API and database integration,
  • CMDB integration,
  • Detection rule and use case creation.

SOC Maturity Assessment

Endure Secure are experts in building and managing Security Operations Centre’s (SOC’s). A SOC Maturity Assessment can assist you by determining the maturity of your SOC and providing a detailed assessment of findings and recommendations, along with a road-map of how to reach your desired state. Our SOC Maturity Assessments focus on several areas, including:

  • Knowledge and skill coverage,
  • Staff morale and retention,
  • Security tool stack effectiveness,
  • Log source coverage,
  • Network visibility,
  • False positive rate,
  • Overall SOC performance.

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Comprehensive Guide to Network Defence for Cyber Security & Managed IT Services

In today’s digital age, businesses rely heavily on technology and interconnected systems to maintain their daily operations. As a result, protecting sensitive information and ensuring the smooth functioning of these systems has become more critical than ever. This comprehensive guide to network defence will help you understand the importance of cyber security and how managed IT services can play a pivotal role in safeguarding your business against cyber threats.

The importance of network defence in the digital age

Cyber attacks are a growing concern for businesses of all sizes, and the potential consequences of a successful breach can be devastating. It can lead to financial loss, damage to a company’s reputation, and in increasing cases, legal repercussions. In this context, network defence is an essential aspect of any cyber security strategy, as it aims to protect the infrastructure and assets of an organisation from unauthorised access, data breaches, and other forms of cyber crime.

Common cyber threats faced by businesses

Network Defence: Common cyber threats faced by businesses

Phishing attacks are a form of social engineering where cybercriminals attempt to trick users into providing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial details. These attacks often involve impersonating a trustworthy entity through email, text messages, or phone calls.
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a user's files and demands a ransom payment to restore access to the data. Businesses targeted by ransomware can face significant downtime, data loss, and financial costs if they are unable to recover their files.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks involve overwhelming a network, website, or online service with an excessive amount of traffic, rendering it inaccessible to legitimate users. This type of attack can result in financial loss and damage to a company's reputation.

Managed IT services: A proactive approach to network defence

Outsourcing IT management to experts allows businesses to stay ahead of potential threats and adopt a proactive approach to network defence. Managed IT services can help organisations mitigate risks and prevent cyber attacks from causing significant damage.

Benefits of outsourcing IT management to experts

Improved efficiency and productivity: Managed IT service providers can handle various tasks, including network monitoring, patch management, and software updates, allowing your team to focus on core business functions.

Access to cutting-edge technology: Managed IT service providers often have access to the latest technology and can provide businesses with innovative solutions that keep them ahead of emerging threats.

Enhanced data protection and compliance: Outsourcing IT management can help businesses ensure that they are adhering to industry-specific regulations and maintaining a high level of data protection.

Key Components of an Effective Network Defence Strategy

Network Defence: Key Components of an Effective Network Defence Strategy

Firewalls and intrusion detection systems are essential components of any network defence strategy. They help monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic, identifying and blocking potential threats.
There are several types of firewalls, including hardware, software, and cloud-based solutions. Understanding the differences and selecting the right option for your business is crucial in maintaining a secure network.
Intrusion detection systems (IDS) monitor network traffic for suspicious activity, while intrusion prevention systems (IPS) actively block or prevent identified threats. These solutions can help businesses stay ahead of potential attacks and minimise the impact of a security breach.
Endpoint protection solutions and antivirus software are crucial in safeguarding devices connected to a network. They can detect, prevent, and remediate various types of malware and other security threats.
Selecting the right antivirus software is essential for ensuring optimal network defence. Consider factors such as ease of use, regular updates, and the ability to protect against a wide range of threats when evaluating your options.
Keeping your software up-to-date is crucial in protecting your network against newly discovered vulnerabilities. Implement a patch management process to ensure timely updates and reduce the risk of exploitation by cybercriminals.
Encrypting sensitive data and ensuring secure communication channels can help protect your business from unauthorised access and data breaches.
Data encryption involves converting sensitive information into an unreadable format, which can only be decrypted using a unique key. This ensures that even if data is intercepted or accessed by unauthorised individuals, it remains secure.
Secure communication protocols, such as SSL/TLS and VPNs, help safeguard data transmitted over a network by encrypting it and ensuring that only authorised parties can access the information.
Implementing strong network access controls and user authentication processes can help protect your network from unauthorised access and mitigate the risk of cyberattacks.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires users to provide multiple forms of verification, such as a password and a unique code sent to their mobile device, to access a system. MFA can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorised access and improve overall network security.
Encouraging the use of strong, unique passwords and implementing a password management system can help protect user accounts from being compromised.
Conducting regular security audits and vulnerability assessments can help businesses identify and address potential weaknesses in their network defence strategy.
Internal and external security audits involve a thorough examination of an organisation's network, systems, and processes to identify potential vulnerabilities and areas for improvement.
After conducting a security audit, businesses should prioritise addressing identified vulnerabilities and implementing mitigation measures to reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

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Training and Employee Awareness: The Human Element of Network Defence

Network Defence: Training and Employee Awareness: The Human Element of Network Defence

Educating employees about cyber security best practices and potential threats can significantly reduce the risk of successful attacks. Regular training can help employees recognise and avoid common cyber threats, such as phishing and social engineering attacks.
Training employees to identify signs of phishing emails, such as suspicious email addresses, unexpected attachments, and urgent requests for information, can help prevent successful attacks.
Educating employees about safe browsing habits, such as avoiding public Wi-Fi networks and keeping personal devices secure, can help minimise the risk of network breaches.

Implementing a comprehensive network defence strategy is essential for businesses in today’s digital landscape. By adopting proactive measures, such as robust firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and employee training, organisations can minimise the risk of cyberattacks and protect their sensitive information. Outsourcing IT management to managed service providers can help businesses stay ahead of emerging threats and maintain a secure network environment.

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Frequent Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between network defence and cyber security?

Network defence is a subset of cyber security that focuses specifically on protecting the infrastructure and assets of an organisation from unauthorised access, data breaches, and other forms of cybercrime. Cyber security is a broader term that encompasses all aspects of protecting digital information, systems, and networks from cyber threats.

  1. How do managed IT services help improve network defence?

Managed IT services help improve network defence by providing businesses with access to expert knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and proactive monitoring and maintenance. By outsourcing IT management, organisations can ensure their network defence strategies are up-to-date and can respond to emerging threats effectively.

  1. What are some common cyber threats that businesses should be aware of?

Common cyber threats faced by businesses include phishing attacks, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and insider threats. It is essential for organisations to stay informed about these threats and implement appropriate measures to protect their networks.

  1. How can businesses train their employees to improve network defence?

Businesses can train their employees to improve network defence by providing regular cyber security awareness training. This training should cover topics such as identifying phishing emails, safe browsing habits, device security, and best practices for handling sensitive information.

  1. What are the key components of an effective network defence strategy?

An effective network defence strategy should include robust firewalls and intrusion detection systems, endpoint protection and antivirus software, data encryption and secure communication, network access control and user authentication, regular security audits and vulnerability assessments, and ongoing employee training and awareness programs. By implementing these components, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks and protect their sensitive information.

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