Information Security

We can assist your business fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks. Having accumulated years of working experience with merchant of all sizes, payment processors, and acquiring banks, Risk Associates helps its clients to deploy security best practices and enable businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance program.

The shift in use of rapidly changing and use of technology has widened the threat landscape and the likelihood of unsolicited attacks on an organisation's information systems, regardless of size or industry. With the increased shift to Cloud computing, organisations face challenges in legal risk, reputation, shift in use of rapidly changing and use of technology has widen the threat landscape security controls, costs and technical expertise.

Our Information and Cyber Security practice delivers industry leading services to our clientele throughout Australia and abroad. We provide expertise in governance, risk and compliance, strategy roadmap, architecture and technical security testing.

ISMS / ISO 27001 Certification

Organisations seeking ISO Certification for ISO/IEC 27001 can turn to us for assistance and guidance. Our focus on implementing management controls to protect information assets across the Organisation. We embraces a risk based, management system approach to information security in line with ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

We offer a road map of services to assist their clients in developing and implementing a relevant and sustainable ISMS. We can assist you through a number of key activities, mentoring your internal resources to ensure that the resulting system is one that is practical in your environment.

  • Differentiation from your competitors by providing your organization with independent verification that your information security management system has met the requirements of this globally-recognized information security standard.
  • Reducing costs on additional compliance efforts. Common processes, procedures and controls implemented as part of ISO 27001 conformance can be leveraged for other compliance efforts such as PCI, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Road Map of achieving ISO 27001 Certification:

  • Project Initiation
  • Gap and Risk Assessment
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Training and Awareness
  • Audit and Certification

Risk Management

Risk Management is simply the process of managing risks based on your organisation's security appetite. The process includes the assessment of people, processes and technologies that can potentially impact security. A risk register and plan is developed in the process of risk (threat) identification, evaluation, prioritisation and development of mitigation controls (accept, reduce, transfer).

The Risk Treatment Plan is built based on the results of the assessment, containing the actions recommended to improve ineffective controls. Each Risk Treatment is mapped to relevant risks; as risk treatments are completed, the effectiveness of the control improves and in turn reduces the likelihood of mapped risks occurring.

  • Define the context of the assessment
  • Evaluate people, Processes and technology for potential risks
  • Consider source (internal/external) of the risk
  • Assess each identified risk
  • Categories and priorities based on Likelihood and Impact
  • Develop a risk analysis matrix to determine the level of risk
  • Avoiding risk
  • Reducing risk
  • Transfer risk
  • Accepting
  • Regularly monitor and review your risk management plan
  • Ensure the control measures and insurance cover is adequate.

We utilise industry best practices to create a meaningful risk framework which is both comprehensive and highly-flexible.

We offer the following services that can assist you with your compliance requirements.

  • Risk Management Frameworks
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Policy Framework Creation
  • Risk Management Training
  • Business Continuity

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Business Continuity Management

Risk Associates can help you build organisational resilience, a state in which issues are identified and prevented before they arise. Empowering people to manage the unexpected.

Our BCM Methodology is in line with industry leading and internationally accepted frameworks (like ISO 22301 and NIST 800-34). BCM allows you to develop capabilities for an effective response to identified threats, vulnerabilities and risks that could impact your operations.

We can assist your business with
  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Risk Assessment
  • Procedure development
  • BCP/DRP evaluations
  • Training for the plan
  • Data collection and analysis

Threat Management

Threat Management services are utilised as they more efficiently and effectively prevent sophisticated and advanced targeted threats designed to infiltrate and steal business information, customer personal details, such as bank account and payment card data. The proven approach to threat management gives more operational insight, real-time fortification and improved mitigation strategies.

Since our threat management is delivered through industry-leading managed security services, organisation can depend and put efforts on product/service delivery, and profit maximization, in short you can focus on your core business objectives.

We offer the following services that can assist you with your compliance requirements:

  • A vulnerability scan is a method of evaluating the security of a computer, or network by simulating an attack by a malicious user, known as a hacker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any potential vulnerabilities that may result from poor or improper system configuration, known and/or unknown hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures.
  • Our experienced qualified security specialist utilise industry leading tools sets to conduct both external and internal vulnerability scans. At the conclusion of the assessment, a customised and comprehensive report identifying all vulnerabilities and their respective (or recommended) steps to remediation will be provided.
  • Penetration testing is the practice of testing a computer system, network or Web application to find security weaknesses (vulnerabilities) that a malicious user, known as a hacker, could exploit.
  • Penetration testing is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web applications to find security weaknesses (vulnerabilities) that a malicious user, known as a hacker, could exploit. The technical assessment tests the resiliency of systems and controls of the scoped environment.
  • As part of this service we will proactively identify any Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top 10 threats that exist in the web application and provide the necessary advice to rectify and remediate all the vulnerabilities we discover.
  • Social engineering the function that encompasses a broad spectrum of malicious activity, that a cyber attacker utilises to exploit an organisations People and Processes. Using a variety of media, phone calls and social media, to trick people into offering them access to sensitive information.
  • Six common attack types used are Phishing, Spear phishing, Pretexting, Baiting, Quid pro quo and Tailgating. When successful, they enable attackers to gain legitimate, authorized access to confidential information.
  • Our security specialists use leading industry toolsets to conduct social engineering attacks which can help you understand you organisations security posture and defined a targets security awareness program.
  • In todays ever-changing information technology systems and broaden threat vector organisations need to deploy toolsets that facilitate controlled change management, logging, and real-time alerts to breaches of documented standard device builds.
  • We have partnered with industry leading organisations to provide tools like NNT Change Tracker and NNT Logger providing SIEMS (security information and event management) and logging functionality.
  • With respect to vulnerability management we can offer Nexpose from Rapid7 and Qualys VM as cloud service. With regard to penetration testing we can offer Metasploit Pro from rapids, regarded in the industry as the leading pen test tool.
  • We can also provide as a partner, the McAfee suite of products. By Collaborating, together we can ensure that Advanced targeted attacks designed to defeat security systems through approaches that either confuse or evade defenses are detected, contained and remediated.

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