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In today’s business environment, an incident or cyber event is the perfect storm. A cyber event destroys customer loyalty, damages a brand, absorbs already scarce personnel resources, and opens the door to regulatory action and lawsuits. In the face of these perpetual internal and external threats, only careful planning and an aggressive response can prevent an incident from turning into an organizational disaster.
Kivu’s cyber security professionals work with organizations to effectively prevent or mitigate incidents and cyber events. Our team combines unparalleled expertise in cyber compliance issues, organizational skills, legal knowledge and incident response. As an investigative firm, our experts can evaluate the soundness of an organization’s technical environment, as well as the human behavior that can either prevent or lead to an incident.
Kivu Consulting combines the highest technical expertise with legally sound, practical business solutions. Our team assesses an organization’s ability to respond to a security intrusion and identifies the measures it can take to improve its readiness. Our goal is to provide experienced, unbiased advice so that organizations can achieve better control over information security and the governance of their sensitive information.
All too often, organizations are unaware of the most likely cyber threats that may impact their business, as well as the pre-emptive steps they can take to mitigate that risk. Through our Cyber Risk Assessment, Kivu provides a comprehensive analysis of an organization’s security risks and makes specific recommendations that will strengthen its security operations and programs.
Application Code Review
An application code review is a cost-effective way to verify that an application has been built to support an adequate level of security. Kivu’s code review offers an added level of confidence before an application is released to the public, or used internally within an organization. Even if a code review is not mandated by regulatory compliance requirements, it offers added value for the security of the application and the organization at large.
Hackers are constantly scanning business networks, and new vulnerabilities are uncovered on a regular basis. If an externally facing network has an identifiable flaw, it will eventually be found and exploited.
Kivu’s Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing services help organizations identify their network vulnerabilities and understand what they need to do to remediate their risks. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing have different strengths, and they are often combined to achieve a more complete network vulnerability analysis.
Tabletop exercises identify the strengths and weaknesses in an organization’s incident response (IR) process and assist in determining staff preparedness to address a real or perceived incident. After the exercises are complete, attendees are able to express their concerns, as well as make suggestions toward improvements in the organization’s IR processes. Kivu provides additional observations and recommendations, as the staff debriefs.