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Prepare your enterprise to grow fearlessly in today's digitally transforming ecosystem and be future-ready against all unknown and known threats.

The Cyber Security Practice of Tata Advanced Systems Limited provides a wide spectrum of services and solutions across verticals to help businesses protect brand identity & intellectual property, curb cyber intrusions and secure sensitive data against growing cyber threats. A perfect blend of expertise and experience enables our cyber security team to support and manage all kinds of critical cyber security initiatives for a client. We follow a technology-agnostic approach and utilize advanced tools to proactively detect threats at every level in your organization with the right measure of intelligence.

Our Cyber Security Services

Cyber Secure

We assist you to develop a far-reaching roadmap securing your digital assets against modern-day cyber threats. We assess the effectiveness

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Cyber Intel

We help you identify vulnerabilities in the security infrastructure & transform your cyber defence from reactive to proactive and predictive.

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Cyber Assurance

We assess the effectiveness of your cyber security controls and provide you with a strategic plan to manage potential risks We assess the effectiveness

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Our Key Cyber Security Services

Providing next-gen services and solutions to build and manage cyber security functions for organizations of all sizes across a multitude of industries, including Aviation, BFSI, Manufacturing, etc. Our advanced and unrivalled cyber security services provide businesses with complete visibility and rapid detection of threats looking to expose vulnerabilities.





Martial – Cyber
Defense Center

As the frequency and complexity of cyber threats are escalating, there is a growing awareness among

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Cyber Threat &
Vulnerability Management

Our CTVM service helps organizations to determine, analyze and eliminate potential vulnerabilities

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Identity &
Access Management

An effective IAM solution helps organizations to standardize and even automate the process of managing

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Cloud
Security

Our advanced cloud security solutions provide unrivalled threat protection while accessing cloud-based systems, data

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IoT/OT
Security

We possess a well-defined structure to maintain the OT security and secure industrial networks from cyber-attacks without interrupting the normal

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Data
Security

Our comprehensive data security solutions help organizations to safeguard their business-critical data against unauthorized access

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Data Protection Officer (DPO): A Guide to Foster Data Security Culture in Organizations

Need for DPOs is gaining momentum with the rising spike of data breaches globally. As per the Internation Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), around half-million organizations registered data protection officers across Europe in 2019. Businesses are experiencing the necessity to secure their corporate data, revamp security approaches, and align themselves with different data protection laws governing the collection, utilization and disclosure of personal data.

Data Protection Officer (DPO) is an expert responsible for ensuring compliance with data protection laws, like GDPR and PDPA, and nurturing the tradition of data protection within an organization. The DPO works together with other functional units engrossed in the processing of personal data as it helps in attaining detailed visibility into the regulatory and data segment of an organization.

Explore more about the responsibilities, challenges and other important aspects of a DPO.

What functions does a DPO perform?

A DPO executes a myriad of tasks to ensure that the organization fulfils all the requirements of protecting business-critical data. Following are some primary functions of a DPO that will help you understand the importance of its role:

  • Designing and implementing policies and processes for managing personal data to ensure compliance with data protection laws such as GDPR and PDPA.
  • Guiding organizations and their employees on data protection obligations.
  • Reviewing organizations’ internal data security strategies, which may include (but not limited to) allocation of responsibilities, internet audits, training of individuals engaged in the processing of personal information, etc.
  • Handling issues (raised by data subjects, public authorities or relevant supervisory authorities) related to data protection, data breach, Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), etc.
  • Regular evaluation of data processing activities to monitor compliance with data protection laws.
  • Reporting to concerned authorities in case of security risks that might occur concerning sensitive personal information.

Who Needs to Appoint DPO?

An organization is required to hire a DPO if:

  • It is a public institution or body (except for courts).
  • Its core activities require large scale, regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects (such as employees and customers).
  • Its core activities include processing of sensitive, personal information that may include (but not limited to) health information, criminal records, etc.

Besides above-mentioned factors, an organization can voluntarily hire a DPO as a matter of good practice. Also, the DPO doesn't need to be hired internally. Organizations can also outsource the role of a DPO to address the compliance demands of the data protection laws.

What challenges does a DPO face?

While addressing the requirements for an organization to achieve compliance with data protection laws and create a safe environment for data processing, a DPO has to go through several challenges including (but not limited to):

  • Cooperation from other organizational units
  • Finding the right talent to prepare the privacy team
  • Insufficient privacy budget of the organizations
  • Lack of support from principal actors of the organizations
  • Conflict of interest between DPO responsibilities and other duties
  • Unavailability of DPO tools

Why choose us?

  • Vast array of working experience with different sectors
  • Result-oriented and customer-centric approach to data protection
  • Pool of professionals having extensive experience in data security and privacy

 

To start your data protection journey, connect with us at contactcs@tataadvancedsystems.com

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Ensuring Data Protection in times of COVID-19 using DLP Solutions

Data security and privacy are no longer viewed as just a part of compliance or regulations. Remote working has shattered the situation as organizations are facing unusual hindrances in restricting malicious insiders and outsiders from exfiltrating company’s data. Accordingly, businesses are compelled to adopt advanced security controls to prevent critical information from going outside the corporate perimeter. Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) solutions are one of those controls that are growing in popularity as organisations are looking to minimize the risk of data leaks. It can deal with problems, which fall out of the perimeter of conventional security measures like firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-viruses, etc. that aims at external threats only.

Let’s inspect how DLP solutions help organisations to ensure the security and confidentiality of business-critical data.

  • Identify & Manage Critical Data

DLP solutions allow users/administrators to establish specific policies that help in identifying confidential information residing at different locations such as databases, repositories and endpoints throughout the organization. Then, customised policies can be applied against which identified data can be evaluated to detect and prevent data leaks.

  • Provide Improved Visibility

DLP solutions provide a comprehensive insight into how sensitive information within the organization is stored, utilized and shared. It helps in monitoring how the company’s internal members deal with confidential information, which further allows administrators/privileged users to identify suspicious behaviour patterns (malicious insiders) that could put the organization’s data security at risk.

  • Monitor Data Leakage Vectors

Emails are the most common channels of data leakage and widely exposed by threat actors to compromise legitimate accounts and gain access to sensitive information. DLP solutions apply specific policies (like content-aware policies) to identify and alert users while entering sensitive information in the mail body or attachments. Based on the configuration of policies, multiple actions can be taken to prevent data from leaving the organization, including creating alerts for risky behaviour, blocking such emails and quarantine email messages for further review. These solutions also allow users/administrators to apply controls to prevent other data leakage vectors such as portable storage devices and web communications (like file upload and Web mails).

  • Reporting

DLP solutions also provide reports to meet internal or external auditing requirements and determine areas of improvement, which further helps in taking corrective measures. These solutions can also be triggered to provide real-time incident reports in case of a suspicious event.

  • Achieve Compliance with Emerging Data Protection Regulations

Growing data breach incidents are getting the attention of regulatory bodies, pushing them to encourage organizations to embrace required data security controls. Organizations that store customers’ data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information and Payment Card Information (PCI) need to redefine policies and create a framework that secures the information being stored and processed throughout its lifecycle. DLP solutions assist enterprises to review and administer their compliance risks for multiple regulations including (but not limited to) GDPR, PCI, HIPAA, PDPA, etc.

DLP Solutions Getting Attention Globally

According to Mordor Intelligence report, the DLP solution market was estimated at USD 1.21 billion in 2019 and is likely to reach USD 3.75 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 23.59% during the forecasted period. The contributing factors behind this tremendous growth rate include the rising crest of data breaches amid COVID-19 outbreak, sharing of data across cloud platforms, increasing volumes of data, etc. Asia-Pacific region is expected to receive the highest market share during the forecast period. Explore Image 1 for more details about other regions.

    

Image 1: DLP Solution Market Growth Rate by Region

Conclusion

Embracing data protection is not a one-time activity. Threats originating from malicious insiders, nation-backed and independent cybercriminals groups will continue to evolve and target global businesses. Organizations need to remain vigilant and keep updating to advanced security practices, just like DLP, to ensure that their crown jewels (sensitive information and critical assets) are safe.

For more information on DLP solution, connect with our cybersecurity experts at contactcs@tataadvancedsystems.com

 

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Digging Out the Most Common Ransomware Vectors in 2020
“How” is probably the first thing that comes to our mind when we witness our systems getting infected with ransomware. Cybercriminals make use of a variety of techniques to inject malicious code into targeted systems and encrypt/exfiltrate sensitive data. Watch out the most common ransomware vectors utilized by hackers in 2020 so far.
 
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Compromise: RDP is a network communication protocol designed by Microsoft that allows users to remotely access the other computers. It has now become a very popular means of infecting networks and deploying ransomware. Nearly 60% of all ransomware attacks are a result of poorly secured RDP access points/ports. SamSam, GandCrab, CryptON and CrySIS are some examples of ransomware variants that spread via RDP. The security of the RDP is majorly impacted due to the poor password practice among users, making it easy for attackers to intrude and harvest credentials. Hackers utilise credential stuffing and brute-force attacks to crack the login credentials and gain access to the target machine. But now, attackers can also purchase RDP credentials for a very low cost on the dark web. Post getting the credentials, an attacker can easily circumvent existing security controls and start causing damage, including deleting/encrypting data backups, deploying ransomware, leaving a backdoor for future attacks, etc.
 
Some best practices to boost the security of the RDP include:
    • Use strong password
    • Change the default RDP port from 3389 to any other
    • Implement two-factor authentication
    • Conduct regular vulnerability scans
    • Maintaining logs and monitoring RDP
 
Phishing Emails: Transmitting emails containing malicious URLs and attachments has been the most preferred attack vector of ransomware operators for years. So far, in 2020, threat actors have remained successful in tempting victims to click on a malicious link redirecting to an infected website or download a malicious attachment after which ransomware automatically begins downloading. Attackers have improvised email subjects to catch the victims’ attention and make them believe that the mail is genuine. For instance, some common strains of ransomware have found using email subjects like overdue invoices, account discontinuation, and undelivered packages. In addition to email subjects, some ransomware operators have also noticed using geography-specific language in their emails to target the victims.
 
Glance through some preventive tips that may help you avoid falling victim to phishing:
    • Conduct a security awareness program to educate employees about evolving cyber threats and attack vectors
    • Follow good cyber hygiene
    • Open attachments from trusted users
    • Hover over the embedded link before clicking
    • Check sender’s email address first, if found anything suspicious
 
Software Vulnerabilities: Software vulnerabilities are the third most common vector used by attackers to deploy ransomware. Unpatched software is similar to a door without security that welcomes hackers and allows them to inject malware into the connected applications and network. They can easily exfiltrate data and cause maximum damage to the targeted systems. Regular vulnerability and threat scans are the best methods to discover and eliminate the known and unknown vulnerabilities in the applications/software.
 
Along with these three most common ransomware vectors, there are some other methods as well through which cybercriminals target victims. These methods include Drive-by Downloads, Malvertisements, Exploit Kits, Infected Mobile Applications, etc. Threat actors are making huge benefits by targeting industries across all verticals while implementing these above-mentioned methods. So, to minimise the risk of infection and safeguard your organization from growing ransomware attacks, it is essential to understand how ransomware commonly propagates. This will also help you identify the best security controls that can be placed to prevent ransomware attacks.
 
For comprehensive information about ransomware protection, connect with us at contactcs@tataadvancedsystems.com
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Cyber Secure

We assist you to develop a far-reaching roadmap securing your digital assets against modern-day cyber threats.

  • Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Web & Mobile Application Testing, Social Engineering Attacks, Red/Blue/Purple Teaming Exercises
  • Infrastructure Security Protection: On-Prem & Cloud (Endpoint, Network, Web, Messaging, Application)
  • Advisory and Consulting: Identity and Access Management, Privileged Access Management, Access Governance, Data Protection Program, Zero Trust Security Architecture, IoT & OT Security, Multifactor & Risk-based Authentication
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Cyber Intel

We help you identify vulnerabilities in the security infrastructure & transform your cyber defence from reactive to proactive and predictive.

  • Next-Gen 24/7 Managed Security Services
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • CSOC Technology, CSOC Design & Build
  • CSOC Governance
  • Attack Surface Analysis
  • Fraud and Risk Intelligence Services
  • Deception
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Cyber Assurance

We assess the effectiveness of your cyber security controls and provide you with a strategic plan to manage potential risks and meet regulatory compliance.

  • Cyber Security Strategy
  • Cyber Risk Maturity Assessment
  • Cyber Security Metrics
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Education Training and Awareness
  • Cyber Range
  • DMARC Consulting, Monitoring & Analytics
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As the frequency and complexity of cyber threats are escalating, there is a growing awareness among organizations that they require a proactive and effective approach to combat cyber intrusions. Our Cyber Defence Center, termed as “Martial”, brings together industry-leading cyber security solutions, advanced technology and experienced cyber security professionals who actively work 24*7*365 to assist businesses prevent, detect and respond to security threats in real-time.

Our Martial incorporates a wide spectrum of services including:

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Brand Protection
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Deception Technology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS)
  • Threat Hunting
  • Threat Advisory
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An effective IAM solution helps organizations to standardize and even automate the process of managing and monitoring digital identities. It is one of our mainspring cybersecurity services that ensures one digital identity per individual. We offer a comprehensive and easy-to-implement IAM solution that helps organizations to secure and control users' access to critical data and resources

Key features of our unique IAM solution include:

  • Complete control of the identity lifecycle including creation, modification and removal of user identities
  • Discover and manage privileged accounts
  • Utilizes real-time intelligence to determine a user's risk score before granting access
  • Secure SSO to any app
  • Compliance with standards like HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS, etc.
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Our CTVM service helps organizations to determine, analyze and eliminate potential vulnerabilities in their security infrastructure.We follow an exclusive approach to identify potential attack vectors and provide solutions to reduce the probability of a cyber-attack.

Our CTVM Services include:

  • Vulnerability Management & Penetration Testing
    • IT Infrastructure & Network Security
      • Server/infrastructure security assessment
      • Network Architecture Review
      • Network device configuration Review
    • Application Security Testing
      • Web application security
      • Mobile application security
      • API security
      • Source code analysis
    • Patch Management
  • Offensive/Defensive Exercises
    • Red Teaming
    • Blue Teaming
    • Purple Teaming
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
    • Curated Threat Intelligence
    • Capture the flag challenges
  • IoT & OT Security
  • Cloud Security
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Our advanced cloud security solutions provide unrivalled threat protection while accessing cloud-based systems, data and applications from anywhere, anytime. We also help clients to securely manage the cloud environment by working effectively with them.

Our cloud security portfolio comprises a myriad of services including:

  • Insecure API Communication Testing
  • Data Breach Prevention
  • User Input Validation
  • Security Misconfiguration Checks
  • Account Hijacking/Takeovers Test and Mitigation
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We possess a well-defined structure to maintain the OT security and secure industrial networks from cyber-attacks without interrupting the normal operations and failing to maintain compliance. Our effective OT strategy provides complete visibility of the operational environment and significantly detects abnormal behaviours, unauthorized traffic and other similar indicators of compromise on industrial systems.

We provide a multitude of OT security services including:

  • Identify Risks like Unencrypted Communications
  • Provide Visibility into the OT And IT Infrastructure
  • Detect Unknown Threats like Rogue Devices, Anomalous Activity, etc.
  • Real-Time Operational Visibility with Full Unidirectional Security
  • Provide Visibility into the OT Network
  • IT/OT Touchpoints
  • Detect Known Threats and Identify ICS & IT Vulnerabilities
  • Provide Operational Risks by Policy Creation, Identifying Deviations, etc.
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Our comprehensive data security solutions help organizations to safeguard their business-critical data against unauthorized access, sophisticated cyberattacks and from being misused. We assist businesses to proactively discover and analyse data-related risks and prepare accordingly. Our services ensure legitimate utilization of confidential and sensitive information throughout the lifecycle.

We provide the following services to our clients:

  • Data Privacy
    • Data Privacy Policy
    • Data Privacy Solutions
  • Data Prevention
    • Data Security Policy
    • Data Classification
    • DRM | IRM
    • DLP
  • Data Encryption
    • Application Encryption
    • File Encryption
    • Tokenization & Data Masking
    • Data in Motion Encryption
    • Data at Rest Encryption
    • Secure File Sharing