13 Dec 2019
The ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity continues to pose a challenge for independent corporations everywhere—while federal protections are becoming increasingly advanced and fortified, companies are often charged with developing their own defense systems. So in response, tech-focused companies have spent the last few years forming cybersecurity alliances and pacts with each other. Major brands like HP, Microsoft, and Siemens have put together groups with the goal of sharing intelligence and technical data that will reinforce corporate defenses as a whole. Others take a more big-picture approach, aiming to reform the relationship between companies and cybersecurity vulnerabilities and renegotiate cybersecurity protections granted by states to their citizens. These alliances do not necessarily represent a singular perspective on the future of cybersecurity. Siemens’ Charter of Trust, established in 2018, supports corporate self-regulation and assumes that corporate entities will develop their own expectations and norms. On the other hand, Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Tech Accord is built on the foundation that global tech companies must collaborate to protect citizens and enterprises from foreign aggressions. Nevertheless, they all share a common goal: to change the way the world thinks about cybersecurity and encourage cooperation for faster, more effective solutions.
Crossing PathsFor a field that moves as quickly as cybersecurity, everyone has different ways of rising to the occasion. Groups like the Cyber Threat Alliance, the Global Cyber Alliance, and the Trusted Computing Group are more compact alliances that exchange information about cyber attacks and the latest threats. These tightly knit networks aim to improve their collective approach to cybersecurity, evolve new security practices, and encourage other companies to adopt state-of-the-art security tech. These specific alliances prove uniquely beneficial to companies with IT security departments that can sort through and adapt to cybersecurity data. While purely digital collaboration can make the organizations involved vulnerable to shared risks, more explicit alliances make it possible for leaders to share solutions. Separate alliances place their advocacy for digital peace, federal support for companies targeted by cyber attacks, and collaboration to keep attackers from using private systems and networks against citizens. Trust and accountability spearhead these initiatives, as well as a pacifistic, diplomatic perspective that pushes collective action to establish peace and nonaggression in the digital world.
No “I” in TeamFrom federal cybersecurity organizations to the IT expert at your local bank, everyone can use an ally to fight the latest and most imposing threats to your digital safety. BAI Security is here to help with our Red Team Assessment, a comprehensive evaluation of your organization’s risk against current threat agents. Our proven process covers all the different ways your security controls might respond to a real-life attacker, including:
- Assessment of real-world threat vectors
- Circumvent security systems and controls
- Compromise perimeter/internal systems
- Establish persistent internal connections
- Gain network user account access
- Gain elevated privilege (admin) access
- Identify key systems and databases
- Establish backdoor access to key systems
- Capture sensitive data for validation