Information Security

In reality, organizations have many other things to do than practice security. Businesses exist to make money. Most not-for-profit organisations exist to offer some service, as in charities, educational centres, and religious entities. None of them exists specifically to deploy and maintain firewalls, intrusion detection systems, identity management technologies, and encryption devices. No business wants to develop hundreds of security policies, implement antimalware products, maintain vulnerability management systems, continuously renew their incident response inclinations, and have to comply with the plethora security regulations (SOX, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001) and federal and state laws. Business owners would like to be able to make their widgets, sell their widgets, and go home. But these simpler days are long gone. Now organisations are confronted with attackers who want to steal businesses’ customer data to carry out identity theft and banking fraud. Corporation mysteries are systematically robbed by intrinsic and external entities for economic espionage missions. Systems are being hijacked and used within botnets to attack other organisations or to spread spam. Company funds are being secretly syphoned off through sophisticated and hard-to-identify digital methods, commonly by or- organised criminal rings in different countries. And organisations that find themselves in the crosshairs of critics may come under constant attack that brings their systems and websites offline for hours or days. Corporations are expected to follow a broad range of security disciplines today to keep their business share, shield their customers and bottom line, stay out of jail, and still sell their widgets.

If a company has the anti-malware software but does not keep the signatures up-to-date, this is a vulnerability. The company is vulnerable to malware attacks. The threat is that a virus will present up in the environment and agitate productivity. The likelihood of a virus turning up in the environment and causing damage and the resulting potential damage is the risk. If a virus penetrates the company’s environment, then a vulnerability has been exploited, and the firm is exposed to loss. The countermeasures in this circumstances are to update the signatures and install the antimalware software on all computers. The relationships among risks, vulnerabilities, threats, and countermeasures are displayed in the diagram.

Defence in depth is the coordinated use of multiple security countermeasures to protect the integrity of the information assets in an enterprise. The strategy is intended on the military principle that it is more complicated for an attacker to defeat a complex and multi-layered defence system than to penetrate a single barrier.

Secure Headers as the name suggests deals with securing the website headers to mitigate the increasing risk of cyber attacks. SEcurity is no longer a luxury you can defer any more, not that it ever was, but now more so than ever before, it has become a very high priority.

Securing your headers also comes with many other secondary benefits along with reinforcing your web-security.

HTTP Response headers are name-value sets of strings communicated back from a server with the content you requested. They are typically used to transport technical information similar wherewith a web-browser should cache content, and determine the type of content, the apps running on the server and many more. Frequently, HTTP Response headers have been used to transmit security policies to the web browser. In this way, security policies following to the client in this manner, hosts can guarantee a significant trustworthy browsing experience for their visitors and also lessen the risk for everyone associated.

Why choose us?
HTTPS
Advanced web standards facilitate the web browser to display the misconfiguration traits such as HTTPS.

If HTTPS has been deployed on the site however if it does not serve all content over HTTPS — materials like drawings, pictures and stylesheets, the web browser may display a warning to the user. Moreover, sometimes block the content from loading. Are your website visitors receiving warning messages you don’t know about the website that you own?

Atom Sage’s Security Experts helps you to monitor this activity as well.

Discover Attacks
When an attacker is attempting to exploit the web apps the web browser lets you know when those attacks have been successful.

The multiple attack-vectors similar to this could happen including Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). The Browser extensions turn rogue and attack their user instantly.

Compliance
Is your website compliant and fit for the advanced age of web standards? The web browser about meeting these standards proactively even before they come into effect.

In 2019 a new web standard came into effect called Network Error Logging, Does your web site comply? The visitors’ web browser to analyse the website to know if it meets. The web browser will present a report describing the problem.

Monitoring
The current web standards previously supported by many web sites now afford us greater security and performance. We monitor the ongoing usage of these latest cutting-edge web standards.

The easiest ways to heighten the performance of the web site and defend the privacy of the clients is OCSP Stapling. With continuous monitoring enabled ensures the proper deployment. OCSP Stapling also provides real-time feedback from the web browser.

Phase I – 1 to 8
1. Server
2. Referrer Policy
3. HTTP Strict Transport Security – HSTS
4. X-Frame-Options
5. X-XSS-Protection
6. X-Content-Type-Options
7. Feature Policy
8. Expect-CT

Phase II – 9 to 12
9. Content Security Policy – CSP
10. Report-To
11. Network Error Logging – NEL
12. Online Certificate Status Protocol Stapling – OCSP Stapling

1. Server

The change in the Server value. The values like “Microsoft-IIS/7.5” or “nginx 1.6.2”.

2. Referrer Policy

Referrer Policy is a security header that permits a site to control how much information the web browser involves with navigations away from a document. All websites should set this alike.

3. HTTP Strict Transport Security – HSTS

HTTP Strict Transport Security is an outstanding feature to support on the web site. It encourages the implementation of TLS by taking the User Agent to reinforce the use of HTTPS throughout the website.

4. X-Frame-Options

X-Frame-Options shows the web browser whether to allow the site to be framed or not.
To prevent attacks like clickjacking by preventing web browsing from framing.

5. X-XSS-Protection

X-XSS-Protection configures it for the cross-site scripting filters made into most web browsers.

6. X-Content-Type-Options

X-Content-Type-Options stops a web browser from attempting to MIME-sniff the content type. It enforces to fasten with the declared content-type.

7. Feature Policy

Feature Policy is a security header that provides the websites to control the features, such as the usage of APIs.

8. Expect-CT

Expect-CT admits the website to learn if it meets for the upcoming Chrome requirements and reinforce their CT policy.

9. Content Security Policy – CSP

Content Security Policy is a powerful technique to shield your site from XSS attacks. By adding the sources of approved content also known as White Listing, the web browser prevents it from loading the malicious assets.

10. Report-To

Report-To allows the Reporting API. It allows a website to accumulate reports from the web browser regarding various errors that may happen.

11. Network Error Logging – NEL

Network Error Logging is a new header that educates the web browser to send reports during various network or application errors.

12. OCSP Stapling

OCSP Expect-Staple Reports, discover problems with the TLS configuration.
OCSP Stapling is a performance and privacy trait that web site engineers can configure to block visitors from making online OCSP revocation calls.
OCSP Stapling is a magnificent performance and privacy hallmark, ensure it is correct.

The certificate granted by the web server must be for the domain could be questioned, digitally signed by a trusted root certificate, or intermediary that trace back to a trusted root certificate. Moreover, it should be valid.

The last item on the checklist is that the certificate must not have valid revocation date. If the private keys have bee compromised, an adversary may use it to impersonate. It can be used to intercept and decrypt the traffic as well. A host can switch out the breached certificate for a new one. However, it won’t prevent an attacker from impersonating you.

We can’t withdraw the signed and legitimate certificate. Hence certificate revocation checks were exhibited. Once the web browser completes all of the preliminary examinations. Then it will contact the Certificate Authority (CA), the people who assigned the certificate, and verify that the status of the license to validate the revocation status.
It offers a considerable burden.

Every time a client-machine produces a secure connection to a website, the web browser will need to contact the Certification Authority to validate the revocation status of the certificate conferred. If the Certificate Authority provides certificates to some high traffic sites, then an objectionable plethora of requests to manage along with the privacy concerns.