Secquard provides insights in the basic measures of your cyber security. Makes sense, because having these measures taken care of reduces the chances of a cyber incident with about 80%. We love to help you gain accurate insights on aggregated as well as detailed level. By focusing on hardening, patching, antivirus and authorisations, you know exactly where you stand. All insights are available near-realtime and are often used for accountability and as an in control statement.Services
Default configurations of operating systems are designed with a focus on usability. This compromises information security and leaves doors wide open to cyber criminals, who in the vast majority of cases don’t target specific organisations or individuals. Instead, they systematically and automatically scan the entire internet for known and easy to exploit vulnerabilities. Making adjustments to these default configurations to increase security is called hardening. Hardening vastly decreases chances of being attacked by a cybercriminal. Actions include:
Hardened systems provide maximum security against cybercriminals.
Secquard audits and reports the compliance levels of configurations on consolidated and individual system level. For each system, it is possible to zoom in to individual controls. To give an impression, Windows 2008 contains 215 security controls.
The actual system hardening is benchmarked against either best practices, own baselines, or industry standards such as NIST, CIS and ISO. Each control and result are individually explained and recommendations for mitigating measures are provided.
Software can contain vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are exploited by cyber criminals to attack systems and networks. Software suppliers resolve these issues as quickly as possible and release security updates called patches, for some software this happens at very frequently.
To protect an organisation against cybercrime, it is therefore important that operating systems of servers, workstations and network components are always up to date. Measures that help safeguard this are:
Secquard compares the actual patch levels of each operating system with the latest patches of the software supplier. The information that we use comes from e.g. Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco or MITRE. When a system is not fully patched, it is reported as not compliant. In the detailed report, an overview of the missing patches and related risks is provided. We provide the opportunity to adopt a specific patching policy for each organisation.
The Secquard reports also contain an overview per system of installed software, including version and comparison to the latest available version.
Cybercriminals use viruses and other malware such as trojans, worms and ransomware to disrupt, cause data corruption, or gain access to systems. By installing anti-virus software on all systems, organisations can mitigate this risk. Antivirus protects your systems from malware. Adhering to the following guidelines is a minimal requirement:
Secquard determines for each system if antivirus is installed and if the version corresponds to the most actual information of the supplier.
Certain users, like administrators, have special and often very extensive rights in systems and applications. When cyber criminals gain access to such accounts, risks are significantly higher than for other accounts. It is therefore imperative that organisations limit access of user accounts to levels that are strictly necessary. In addition, who has access to which systems needs to be adequately monitored.
The minimum requirements for robust access control are:
Secquard reports the status of users and possible inconsistencies per active directory. Information is provided on e.g. users, domain administrators, administrators and inactive users, users without passwords, etc.
Secquard compares the actual security status of a system with the desired situation. This happens via two collaborative components: The scripts and the application. The scripts read out the required system information and send it to the locally installed application. The application processes the data and generates both management information and detailed reports. Secquard is available for all commonly used operating systems and the entire process is non intrusive. How you receive our reports? That is up to you!How it works
Secquard provides highly detailed instructions in its reports. That’s one way we help IT departments in reducing cyber risks.
Plain and simple control over the basic measures of your cyber security, that is what Secquard stands for. In addition, Secquard is perfectly suited to internal and external audits because it benchmarks current configurations against industry standards such as ISO, CIS and NIST.
At Secquard we have a lot of experience with organisations in e.g. government, healthcare, accountancy and managed services. We know your sector specific challenges like no other. Because of the tight relationships with our resellers as well as our end users, we have developed our product so that it exactly meets your needs.More information
Our (local) governments have a large responsibility to establish and keep a safe way to provide information. This is complex as roles and responsibilities are not just diverse, but also constantly changing. Many specific laws and regulations are concerned with keeping our citizens' information safe. Secquard helps your organisation to prove you are in control of your cybersecurity.
Due to the confidential nature of medical data, healthcare professionals have an important task to monitor this information. In this context, healthcare organisations therefore often have to do with specific legislation and professional rules, which are often stricter than for other sectors. Secquard provides easy insight into the extent to which you comply with specific healthcare related regulations with regard to cyber security.
The contemporary accountant has attention for the reliability and continuity of IT systems in his auditing as well as in his advising role. Secquard is employed by auditors and consultants to quickly gain accurate insights in the essential and actual technical security measures of their clients. In this way you can judge objectively, increasing the overall effectiveness and efficiency of audits and advisory assignments.
Managed Service Providers (MSP’s) increasingly form an important target to hackers, and more and more often act as an entry mode to the actual targets of cyber criminals: their clients. By using Secquard you show that cyber security has your priority, while you decrease risk for your clients.
Plain and Simple. Our vision at Secquard is that cybersecurity does not have to be complicated, as long as you start at the basics. The basic measures for cybersecurity are the digital dikes of an enterprise: These dikes protect against cyber incidents. When the basic measures are applied, chances of cyber incidents decrease with 80%, thus the first defences against cyber-attacks are now in place. When a cyber incident does occur, the basic measures also ensure that damage is limited, and recovery of systems is much easier.About us
Secquard is an efficient application that puts you in control by providing insights in the basic measures of your cyber security. These basic measures put up your first defences against cyber-attacks, limit damage when an incident does happen, and make recovery much easier.
This prohibits stressful situations and saves costs. Due to the accurate insights you also make better decisions.
To convince yourself of the ease and effectiveness of Secquard, apply for a free demonstration.