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Security Maturity Assessment

  • How mature is your organization’s cybersecurity program? Don’t know? Take our free evaluation derived from the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Framework was created through collaboration between industry and government to promote the protection of critical infrastructure and manage cybersecurity-related risk.

    Understanding your organization’s level of maturity in terms of people, process and technology and how it bench marks against others in you industry helps understand how to prioritize budget and resources. It also tell you how susceptible your organization is to being breached.

    The security maturity assessment can be tailored or based upon any major industry leading framework that is applicable to your organization or of preference for your organization. Typically, VARS Corporation base our assessment on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). Frameworks includes but not limited to:

    • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
    • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)
    • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the privacy compliance framework
    • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001)
    • NIST Special Publication 800-53 (NIST 800-53)
    • NIST Special Publication 800-171 (NIST 800-171)
    • North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection (NERC CIP)
    • Department of Energy Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (DOE-C2M2)
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    What you will get:

    VARS Corporation leverages industry leading frameworks to help you gain a better understanding of your current security posture with achievable and attainable recommendations. At VARS Corporation we leverage the expertise of experience and certified security professionals to perform the assessment.

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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

  • Whether measuring against industry leading cyber security framework (NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001 etc.), developing a new security program or providing strategic security advisory, VARS delivers a comprehensive range of internal and external risk assessments to evaluate your systems, applications, controls and processes for a variety of vulnerabilities. Check if your business is at risk now!

    VARS Cybersecurity Risk Assessment includes the following services

    • Information security risk analysis
    • Network security assessments
    • Cloud security architecture assessment
    • Penetration testing
    • Web application testing
    • Vulnerability assessments
    • Wireless assessments
    • Information Security Policy assessment and design
    • Security strategy advisory and road mapping

    The cybersecurity assessment can be tailored or based upon any major industry leading framework that is applicable to your organization or of preference for your organization. Typically, VARS Corporation base our assessment on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). Frameworks includes but not limited to:

    • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
    • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)
    • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001)
    • NIST Special Publication 800-53 (NIST 800-53)
    • NIST Special Publication 800-171 (NIST 800-171)
    • North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection (NERC CIP)
    • Department of Energy Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (DOE-C2M2)
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
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Network Penetration Testing

  • During a network penetration test, we attempt to breach your network perimeter by exposing weaknesses in servers and network devices. We build on our initial access to your network to probe the network core and associated devices. We then study within the perimeter to identify additional methods for compromising your network’s defenses.

    Assessing the security of your external network includes multiple steps

    Key steps included:

    1. Profiling and Discovery
    2. Infrastructure security Assessment
    3. Infrastructure vulnerability exploitation
    4. Advance reporting
    5. Remediation and Reassessment

    Common targets area included:

    External Penetration Testing

    • Network/ Application firewalls
    • Web servers
    • DNS
    • Email servers
    • DMZ + Public facing servers
    • VPN + End-points
    • Routers, Switches, & network hardware

    Internal Penetration Testing

    • Network Firewall
    • Servers, Workstations
    • Mobile devices
    • Appliances (IoT)
    • Routers, Switches & network hardware

    IoT penetration Testing

    IoT devices and infrastructure are being deployed everywhere from houses to critical infrastructure. Our Security Penetration Test approaches these tests by understanding the interaction between the different components and making each of them secure.

    • Threat Modeling
    • Hardware & Running Firmware
    • Source Code Review
    • API
    • Web and Mobile applications
    • Cloud Applications
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Application Penetration Testing

  • Application Penetration testing is a blend of automated and manual technical security assessment approach to identify all the common vulnerabilities indicated by OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) standard and other leading industry frameworks. The application security assessment covers web applications, web services, mobile application and thick client applications.

    Web Applications

    Our dedicated experts will find and attempt to exploit security flaws that could allow privilege escalation, disclosure of sensitive information, injection of malicious code into trusted components, logic flaws, and other conditions generally recognized as posing security vulnerabilities. This approach allows us to identify all existing attack vectors and demonstrate the impact of a real-world attack. We classify vulnerabilities against the latest OWASP Top 10 web application security flaws.

    Key steps include:

    1. Identification of application vulnerability
    2. In-depth analysis
    3. Recommendations
    4. Providing analysis

     

    Mobile Applications

    Our mobile application penetration test is comprehensive and begins with reviewing technical design documents, process flows, and the application’s security architecture in order to identify application attack surfaces.

    Identified vulnerabilities are mapped to OWASP top 10 mobile application security flaws:

    • Improper Platform Usage
    • Insecure Data Storage
    • Insecure Communication
    • Insecure Authentication
    • Insufficient Cryptography
    • Insecure Authorization
    • Client Code Quality
    • Code Tampering
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Extraneous Functionality
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Incident Response Preparation and Planning

  • When your business is the target of the inevitable cyber-attack, how will you respond? Do you have an agile and up-to-date incident response plan and approach? Is your response team prepared to perform well in a crisis situation through regular plan testing? Do you have the appropriate resources pre-arranged and available to ensure a swift response to an incident?

    To effectively respond to a cyber-attack, you must have a solid plan, be prepared to execute, and have your resources ready to respond. Without a well-planned and rehearsed response capability, incidents will quickly become unmanageable, unpredictable and even chaotic situations. Every organization is different, each with its unique risks and threats, which requires a comprehensive incident response program that is up-to-date and tailored to the environment.

    Planning for an incident

    Being prepared for a cyber incident is essential in ensuring your incident response team can successfully navigate the tasks required to recover successfully. An effective response capability relies on an agile and up-to-date incident response plan that is tailored to the organization’s environment as well as confirmed access to experienced resources to supplement your in-house capabilities.

    Our incident planning service provides a detailed evaluation of the current state of your organization’s threat detection and incident response program against our best practices, national and international standards and understanding of current attacker methodology.

    The resulting information provides the foundation for creating an updated incident response plan that includes guidance on preparation, anomalous behavior detection, incident management, technical response and communications plans.

    Preparing for an incident

    Practice makes perfect is especially true when it comes to being prepared to execute an incident response plan, make sound decisions under duress and produce results in a difficult situation. Understanding the plan and team member roles and responsibilities is critical. Hence the team must routinely execute the plan against a variety of scenarios to develop the ‘muscle memory’ required to perform well in potential crisis situation.

    Whether tabletop exercise or mock attack, our experts lead the exercise that brings together all resources involved in the incident response plan including senior management. Our incident exercises are tailored to your organization, business sector and specific internal teams and skill sets. We provide a way for all relevant teams to experience the reality of a cyber-attack and prepare themselves to ensure they can respond successfully when it matters.

    Responding to an incident

    When facing a cyber incident your organization must be prepared and staffed to respond effectively. The appropriate resources must be pre-arranged and readily available to ensure a swift and successful response without unnecessary delay and potential chaos.

    Our incident response and management service provides the skilled resources and procedures to ensure successful containment, remediation and recovery of a data breach. Our incident management process addresses requirements for investigation, communications, briefings and stakeholder engagement activities.

    Incident readiness service

    The Incident Readiness Service (IRS) combines the incident planning and preparing components into an annual service that ensures your incident response plan and capabilities are reviewed and improved annually. Routine reviews and updates are essential to keep pace with cyber threat landscape and organizational dynamics. The IRS service provides additional benefits to include a prearranged incident response framework and the comfort of knowing that our talented and experience incident responders are available for the organization at a discounted rate.

    Services Models

    • Retained: Retained service contract with priority response
    • Prepared: Framework contract in place with experts on standby
    • Emergency: Rapid response with no previous contract in place
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Managed DDoS Protection

  • Volumetric and protocol-based DDoS attacks have the power to critically cripple your infrastructure.

    VARS can offer a full managed Infrastructure Protection service specifically designed to protect all elements of your mission-critical infrastructure across entire subnet ranges. Leveraging border gateway protocol (BGP) routing or through DNS redirection, this on-demand service provides blanket DDoS protection for all types of environments such as UDP/TCP, SMTP, FTP, SSH and VoIP. BGP routing also protects against “origin attacks”, whereby an attacker might otherwise be able to launch a DDoS attack directly on your Web server IP address without using DNS resolution.

    This service works as follows: in case of an attack, traffic is re-routed via BGP or DNS redirection through a powerful cloud-based scrubbing unit. Incoming network traffic is inspected and filtered, and only legitimate traffic is securely forwarded to your network via generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunneling or, if using DNS redirection, it will be fully proxied to your IP address.

    Using proprietary, self-developed technologies built from the ground up, our solution identifies known and emerging threats as they appear and applies remedies in real time against all types of cyber-attacks. Comprehensive protection solution includes dedicated hardware (i.e., scrubbing servers) with the highest levels of resiliency and scalability in order to handle the smartest and largest network DDoS attacks. Only “clean” traffic reaches your servers, ensuring your continued operations and protecting your hardware, software and network infrastructure investment.

    Affordable and Simple to Set Up

    On-demand protection can be quickly operational to protect your infrastructure from any type of DDoS attack. Following the initial set-up of the GRE tunnel, you can activate or deactivate the protection via BGP routing or simple DNS change. No hardware, software or training investment required.

    Full Spectrum Protection

    Effectively protects your organization against the following types of DDoS attacks: TCP-SUN + ACK, TCP ACK, TCP ACK + PSH, TCP FIN, TCP RESET, TCP Fragment, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, HTTP Flood, DNS Flood to name just a few.

    Highly Scalable and Resilient

    Supported by a robust network of state-of-the-art data centers, we can instantly scale-up to deal with the largest and most sophisticated DDoS attacks.

    Comprehensive Shield

    By combining an infrastructure protection with its Web application firewall (WAF), DNS and SSL protection services, you’ll enjoy a full line of defence to successfully counter any DDoS threat.

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Managed Web Application Firewall Solution

  • Firewall management is resource-intensive and requires a high level of expertise to prevent unauthorized access and costly breaches. Devices must be provisioned, deployed, upgraded and patched to keep up with the latest threats.

    It’s no longer enough to leave your security to auto-pilot. Security policies and configurations on your firewall devices must be updated to ensure appropriate access controls are consistent with changing business environments. Network firewall traffic must be monitored continuously to identify and respond to threats before damage is done.

    Our Firewall Management service provides 24×7 firewall administration, log monitoring, and response to security and device health events. Security and health events are correlated across your environment and analyzed by our certified security analysts, using global threat intelligence and proven expertise to assess threats.

    When a threat is detected, our experts respond immediately to counter the threat and one aspect of this is our Attacker Database of IP addresses associated with threats. This intelligence is integrated into the service to provide advanced protection. Rely on our Firewall Management service to reduce the cost of managing and monitoring firewalls in-house, while supplementing your security efforts with proven expertise.

    Managed Firewall Key Benefits

    Protect systems and data: 24×7 monitoring to alert you to threats before damage is done Remove the management and monitoring burden: free up resources and reduce overhead by leveraging our experts Support compliance initiatives: meet requirements for perimeter security, access control and log analysis.

    Managed Firewall Options

    VARS can manage your existing firewall infrastructure and maintain consistent policies. VARS can provide CPE as part of our managed firewall service – procure, implement and manage as part of our monthly service. VARS will work with your team to ensure the CPE fits well into your existing infrastructure – we can use the vendor of your choice.

    Preferred Firewall Vendors

    • F5
    • AFM (Advanced Firewall Manager – Firewall and DDoS)
    • APM (Application Policy Manager – Portal)
    • Fortinet
    • FortiGate (Firewall, IPS/IDS, Secure Web Gateway, URL filtering, content filtering, SSL inspection)
    • Checkpoint
    • Next Gen Firewall
    • Palo Alto
    • All Firewalls
    • We can also look at any other Firewall vendor if you’ve already implemented
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Managed Mobile Device Security Solution

  • Whether is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Choose Your Own Device (CYOD), VARS Corporation have a fully managed solution to help protect your organizations mobile devices. There a lot of solutions around mobile device management, however, only few provides true security around mobile devices.

    At VARS Corporation, we will manage the device (from thief, abusive usage, unauthorized access, etc.) and manage the security of your device from malicious application, malicious activities from the device on the corporate network, access control to sensitive data etc.

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Managed Email Security Solution

  • 91% of cyber-attacks start with an email. Email is the main entry point for ransomware attacks. How is your organization protecting itself from email attacks? How are you ensuring sensitive data over email remain secure and untampered?

    VARS Corporation fully managed solution provides you with:

    1. Email encryption

    Email is protected at all point in the communication with AES 256 encryption (The data and the communication are encrypted). VARS email security solution addresses Data Loss Prevention (DLP), a particular issue of cybersecurity, which is regularly overlooked, but is also regularly put on the agenda by its exposure by the media during security breaches in companies or institutions. The solution allows users to maintain their usual environment, productivity and, if necessary, use the secure sending option, with great simplicity while guaranteeing excellent intrinsic safety.

    VARS is an easy-to-use, encryption-based digital message protection technology that integrates naturally into existing infrastructures and tools, such as the Outlook, Gmail, Office 365 or KeePass email client.

    VARS can be quickly and easily integrated with any technology that supports .net or javascript. Secure Exchanges provides its customers with a SDK (Software Development Kit) that can be integrated into a few lines of code.

    Some industry use cases:

    Financial and insurances

    Financial institutions must communicate regularly with their clients to provide them with any relevant updates (account statements, investment statements, etc.), temporary offers and passwords. The ability to transmit this information simply and with the usual communication channels for recipients would represent an advancement for this type of customer, while indirectly improving communication security by minimizing the risk due to the human factor.

    Professionals (accountants/lawyers)

    This type of client, in individual practice or in small groups, such as lawyers or notaries, often does not have the necessary resources to secure their external communications and their needs may be limited, with occasional shipments of sensitive documents to a given recipient. Conventional solutions are far too cumbersome and complex and inadequate.

    The Secure Exchange solution

    Perfectly adapted to this type of client and very easy to use for their recipients, who may not be very skilled in computer technologies.

    Miscellaneous companies or services

    Any entity has occasional or regular needs for the transfer of secure information. However, each entity has its own way of managing this type of internal communication, which is not necessarily compatible with the others.

    2. CryptoStopper

    Ransomware + malware detection using deception technology which sits inside the fence on your actual network, detecting and stopping malicious activity. Ability to inspect all email communications and attachments for malicious activities / payloads.

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Managed Identity and Access Management Solution

  • VARS Corporation IAM solution is a solution that enables organizations large and small to understand and manage the complex relationships between users and their access to physical and digital assets, whether on premises or in the cloud. VARS Corporation understands the various challenges organization undertake to try to build an effective and scalable/agile identity and access management solution. 

    VARS Corporation IAM solution can help address these challenges. The solution also automatically generates a composite health score that reflects the maturity and effectiveness of key IAM processes, enabling executive management to assess progress made as well as the remaining road ahead on the journey.

    Advantages of VARS Corporation IAM:

    Cost Reduction

    With VARS Corporation IAM you can achieve substantial costs savings and avoid maintaining highly skilled staff by adopting Identity Governance as a Service based in a dedicated public or private cloud. This eliminates the need for a costly and complex on premises infrastructure while VARS Corporation provides management services such as monitoring, ever greening, upgrading, security patching and evolution.

    Agile and Adoptability

    VARS Corporation IAM easily adapts to any technological and business context by integrating with existing systems and business processes through configuration of a rich array of built-in building blocks. This eliminates costly customization efforts, reduces deployment costs, and provides better results faster.

    Instant Result and Executive Support

    VARS Corporation IAM implementation begins with identity data analysis, mapping and consolidation. These initial steps catalyze an organizational transformation that provides both immediate and lasting improvements to identity management practices. Our customers often tell us they were able to analyze, detect, and revoke hundreds of unnecessary accounts and entitlements, within a few days after implementation.

    Reduce Risk

    Risk is reduced by continuously identifying and remediating risky situations such as orphaned and rogue accounts, enforcing SOD rules as well as quickly revoking unnecessary access when people leave the organization or change roles. Further, periodic access reviews enable managers and asset owners to validate access to critical assets.

    Empower Your Workforce

    VARS Corporation IAM improves user experience and productivity by providing Single Sign-On (SSO) with Active Directory domains as well as a self-service portal that allows key operations such as access requests, approvals and password reset to be carried out from any device with a compatible browser.

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Managed Network Security

  • Want a cost-effective way to manage your network security infrastructure and services? VARS Corporation got your back. Our managed network security services include, implementation, configuration, update and upgrades, monitoring and maintenance. Solutions included are firewall, IDS/IPS, Load Balancer (Advance and Global Server) and DDOS protection.

    We can help you with a variety of tasks to ensure high performance, including:

    • Device provisioning and deployment
    • Performance and availability management
    • Device upgrades and patch management
    • Policy and signature management
    • Real-time threat monitoring and response
    • Integrated Counter Threat Unit intelligence
    • On-demand security and compliance reporting
    • Flexible co-management options
    • Unlimited and unmetered expert support
    • Auditable and accurate change management
    • Enterprise class backup and recovery
    • Simple deployment with rapid set-up and tailored system tuning
    • Delivers in-depth inspection and expert analysis of network traffic data enhancing custom risk prediction
    • Configures threat logs and automated real-time alerts 24x7x365
    • Full visibility of organization’s internal security systems for regulatory compliance
    • Carries out predefined actions if something suspicious is detected such as drop traffic, block traffic, firewall
    • 24×7 support for connectivity, security and performance assistance
    • Escalation of incidents and requests to our support team
    • Standard service reporting on all requested fulfillment and incidents
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Managed Endpoint Security Solution

  • Other than email, endpoints are one of the most often targeted systems by cyber criminals particularly employees endpoints and endpoints housing critical systems.

    VARS Corporation managed endpoint solution utilizes best in class industry solution along with experienced resources to provide continuous monitoring of all endpoints on the network and response to advanced threats (also called advanced threat detection).

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Security Awareness Training

  • To help instill a security culture and behavior change, your security awareness program needs to reach a high rate of participation and engagement amongst users. The learning materials must meet varying levels of human motivation, diverse styles of learning and degree of knowledge. Therefore content needs to be highly interactive and human-centric.

    Industry’s Most Complete Library of Cybersecurity Awareness Training (Magic Quadrant Gartner)

    The library of content evolves at the same speed as emerging and fast-changing cybersecurity threats, regulatory obligations and social engineering-based attacks. All courses are built based on industry best practices and created by security awareness professionals, e-training specialists and behavioral change experts. The team carries a proven track record spanning over two decades and continuously pushes the limits so that courses are optimized for the latest cybersecurity challenges.

    • Scalable and modular topics (140)
    • Complete customization with security policies and branding
    • Choice of 42 languages
    • Micro-learning 
    • Communication and reinforcement tools

    The Cyber Security Awareness courses have the highest industry rates in:

    • Best practices adoption
    • Knowledge retention
    • User participation
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Phishing and Vishing Simulation

  • Real-time phishing simulations are a fast and effective way to educate users and increase alertness level to phishing attacks including malware, ransomware, spear phishing, whaling, CEO fraud and BEC.

    Mitigate user behavior risk and improve your cyber security resilience

    A well-planned anti-phishing training program to protect organizations from fraud, data loss, financial penalties and reputational damage requires a phishing simulation platform that is:

    • Extremely flexible and scalable
    • Personalizable with existing templates or option to build your own
    • Able to test for baseline and help track and report campaign results
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Cloud Security

  • VARS Corporation’s cloud security and compliance solution offers organizations in Azure and Aware the ability to secure their cloud infrastructure while also providing visibility, diagnosis, remediation and compliance validation. What will you get?

    Ensure Infrastructure Compliance

    • Visualize infrastructure, one dashboard
    • Compliance against Azure and AWS Well-Architected Framework
    • Compliance against CIS benchmark
    • 450+ rules across multiple accounts and regions

    Monitor threats in real-time

    • Real-time visibility of user activity and changes
    • Integration with Amazon, Microsoft, GuardDuty, Cloudtrail, Cloudwatch event rules
    • Real-time customizable alerts (SMS, SNS, Pagerduty)

    Reduce AWS Costs & Optimize Spend

    • Simplified visibility of AWS bill, ability to view cost evolution
    •  Optimization algorithms analyzing service usage trends with detailed cost savings recommendations
    • Visibility of forecasted spend with proactive insights to reduce costs
    • Customizable reporting against regions, accounts, tags and projects

    Automate AWS Best Practice Adoption

    • Integrate with existing ITSM workflows (JIRA, ServiceNow etc)
    • Automate detection of security threats
    • Auto-remediate using Amazon SNS integration and existing Lambda project
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Compliance Readiness

  • VARS Corporation team of experience and certified resources can assist your organization in preparing for various compliance effort. This offering can provide strategic roadmap and guidance, control and technology validation, policy review etc. Compliance and regulations include but not limited to:

    • FISMA
    • PCI
    • HIPPA
    • GDPR
    • HITRUST
    • ISO