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Insomnia Security unveils new assurance service

Insomnia Security unveils new assurance service


AUCKLAND - February 7, 2014 - Insomnia Security, a leading Australasian supplier of highly specialised information security consultancy services, announced today a new service that will help ensure an organisation’s operational security capability gaps are identified, and assist in the design and implementation of effective detection capability and attack countermeasures.

Insomnia Security’s new Capability Driven Testing (CDT) service is more focused and structured than other more ‘traditional’ assurance testing, such as penetration or Red Team testing. It is a process-driven approach, with clear business goals and a greater emphasis on follow-up capability and education. The result is CDT not only bolsters an organisations’ security posture, but also provides performance metrics to key stakeholders, thereby demonstrating ROI on infrastructure assets (auto-detection capability, antivirus systems, incident response competency, etc.).

“More traditional security assurance services concentrate on trying to access an organisation’s internal network,” said Brett Moore, founder and Managing Director of Insomnia Security. “But CDT takes this to another level. It assumes an attacker has already gotten into your network, and asks: ‘Would you be able to detect them?’ This is where an organisation’s operational teams will be tested at varying levels, depending on their current skill levels, and the organisation’s detection capability, of course.”

CDT Service Lead Mark Piper added: “CDT tests an organisation’s detection capability from the point of view of an unsophisticated attacker using common 'off the shelf' tools and techniques, right through to representing a state-sponsored group with access to private tools, 0day exploits, and sophisticated malware.”

Insomnia Security felt that, given today's more business-orientated attacks, organisations relying solely on the more traditional defences of firewalls, antivirus, and the like, are not addressing the real world risks faced by those doing business today. Their answer to the recent trend for more targeted attacks aimed directly at an organisation's bottom-line, was CDT. A carefully crafted, fully customisable approach, designed from the outset to explicitly test an organisation's operational security capabilities right across the board.

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