Consulting IT security
The number of recorded cyber crimes reached a new high in 2021. This is according to the situation report published in May 2022 of the BKA. The development is an expression of the progressive shift of crime into the digital space. In particular, the increasing interlinking of international supply chains and the further acceleration of digitalization, but also by the Corona pandemic, creates a multitude of new crime opportunities for cyber criminals.
IT security (also IT security) is the protection of information processed in an IT infrastructure. In particular, cyber security is understood to be the protection of the IT environment from threats posed by cybercriminals and hostile state actors. An ISMS (InformationssecurityMmanagementSsystem) is a procedural approach to coordinating and control all information protection measures.
Good reasons to improve IT security
Protect your know-how and customer data.
Lower risk from cybercriminals, malware, and phishing.
Compliance with legal and contractual requirements of IT security standards such as TISAX and ISO 27001.
Develop an appropriate strategy to deal with IT security risks.
Optimize security incident and vulnerability handling procedures.
Our independent IT security consultancy offers custom-fit solutions for businesses of different sizes and for government agencies.
With our certified technical experts and audit team leaders, you always have the right contact person.
Risk-oriented and custom-fit solutions.
With our technical knowledge, we find custom-fit solutions to improve your IT compliance and IT security.
Closing weak spots in technology and organization.
Redlings systematically examines your company's IT infrastructure and processes for vulnerabilities. With our recommendations, you can better secure your IT, cloud and network systems and thus also optimize the value of investments you have already made.
You will receive recommendations for action regarding organizational vulnerabilities: User and rights management, backup, VPN and remote access, BYOD policies, authentication (2FA, passwordless), encryption, incident management, Vulnerability management, vendor risk management.
Reduce the attack surface.
IT systems should be configured to make it as difficult as possible for attackers, detect and bypass protective measures before they take effect. As part of our IT security consulting, you will learn how to effectively harden your servers and clients. Together, we'll create a plan for what IT security measures you can take to protect your systems from attackers in the long term.
Companies are often overwhelmed when an attack or security incident occurs. With targeted preparation, you can ensure that, should the worst happen. Downtime significantly shortened and your company is quickly again operational again.
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Frequently asked questions and answers
What is the difference between IT security, information security, data security and privacy?
The question of the difference between the various terms is often asked. Nevertheless, an exact demarcation and a clear definition of the terms is difficult, since they can be interpreted differently depending on the author and context. The following is nevertheless listed as an orientation guide.
While IT security focuses on the protection of information that is processed in an IT environment, Information security deals with the protection of all information. This includes information that, for example, can be viewed from the outside through the window pane on a monitor or printed confidential documents. IT security is thus a partial aspect of information security.
Data protection is about protecting every citizen from the improper use of his or her personal data. The regulations in this regard can be found in particular in the BDSG and the data protection laws of the federal states.
Data security is primarily concerned with the protection of data, irrespective of the personal reference. Data security is thus conceptually very similar to information security.
Bundles of measures for information security can be found, for example, in the standards of the ISO/IEC 27000 and the VDA/ISA catalog on TISAX. The German Federal Office for Information Security Information Technology (BSI) publishes IT-Grundschutz, an extremely comprehensive overall concept, for selecting and implementing suitable security measures in a risk-oriented manner.
Can IT security consulting be done remotely?
In principle, yes. With an experienced IT security consulting team, this should not be a problem.
Is there a difference between IT security and IT compliance?
It has been noticeable in the past that at many large companies. despite compliance (ISO/IEC 27001 or PCI DSS) a data loss or a ransomware incident a ransomware incident had caused serious damage to the company.
From this, one could conclude that certification according to a standard does does not necessarily lead to a secure IT landscape.
And, yes, you can also achieve certification without having gained very much in security to have gained. That's the checkbox approach, so to speak.
Because we at Redlings, through our regular deployments as pentesters and defenders, have a deep understanding of the approaches of advanced attackers, we also use this knowledge for IT compliance and certification projects. If you're going to do IT compliance, do it in a way that truly serves IT security.
How does IT security consulting work?
Whether SME, corporation or government agency - our IT Security Consultants are well acquainted with the threats, vulnerabilities and compliance requirements of different industries and companies. And they get IT security consulting that supports you exactly where you need it.
Determine your requirements.
In a discussion with your management and IT, we determine your protection needs and company-specific risks as well as your IT security concept and security goals. Of course, this also involves the relevance of IT compliance requirements such as ISO/IEC 27001, TISAX® or IT-Grundschutz.
Optional IT infrastructure check
We examine your IT infrastructure and interfaces as well as your hardware and software-based protection mechanisms. With our technical expertise as penetration testers we at Redlings go far beyond the IT compliance and checkbox-based approach.
Creating a sound concept.
Based on your requirements, our experience and industry expertise, we will develop a well-founded concept for you.
Redlings presents you with the elaborated concept for a sustainable information security management. Together with your feedback, a custom-fit solution is created.
In every process phase and also during the further implementation, we are your partnerly advisor on all issues related to your strategic information security.
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How do I implement IT security in the enterprise
There are several different disciplines, which are also constantly evolving, that can take a holistic approach to IT security. An excellent overview is provided by the 18 sets of measures in the CIS Critical Security Controls.
01 - Enterprise IT inventory
02 - Inventory of software used
03 - Data security and privacy
04 - Secure configuration of corporate IT as well as the software used.
05 - User management
06 - Rights management
07 - Vulnerability management
08 - Audit Log Management
09 - Email and browser protection
10 - Malware protection
11 - Backups
12 - Network infrastructure management
13 - Network monitoring
14 - Security Awareness Trainings
15 - Service provider management
16 - Security of software and web applications used.
17 - Incident Response
18 - Penetration testing
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