Cyber Ops Alliance
With the growing presence and sophistication of online threats like viruses, ransomware, and phishing scams, it’s important to have the right protection. Cyber Ops Alliance - is a consortium (or alliance) of companies to solve today's problems with today's technology.
Cyber Ops Alliance - Cyber Defense Fabric
Cyber Ops Alliance - Cyber Defense Fabric is based on the Zero Trust model which has three principles which guide and underpin how security should be implemented.
Least privilege access (to start)
Assume breach at all times
Unprecedented Velocity. Impeccable Reliability.
Six foundational pillars
In the Zero Trust model, all elements work together to provide end-to-end security. These six elements are the foundational pillars of the Zero Trust model:
Identities may be users, services, or devices. When an identity attempts to access a resource, it must be verified with strong authentication, and follow least privilege access principles.
Devices create a large attack surface as data flows from devices to on-premises workloads and the cloud. Monitoring devices for health and compliance is an important aspect of security.
Applications are the way that data is consumed. This includes discovering all applications being used, sometimes called Shadow IT because not all applications are managed centrally. This pillar also includes managing permissions and access.
Data should be classified, labeled, and encrypted based on its attributes. Security efforts are ultimately about protecting data, and ensuring it remains safe when it leaves devices, applications, infrastructure, and networks that the organization controls.
Infrastructure, whether on-premises or cloud based, represents a threat vector. To improve security, you assess for version, configuration, and JIT access, and use telemetry to detect attacks and anomalies. This allows you to automatically block or flag risky behavior and take protective actions.
Networks should be segmented, including deeper in-network micro segmentation. Also, real-time threat protection, end-to-end encryption, monitoring, and analytics should be employed.
The Cost of Cyber Cime
Ransomware more destructive in 2021 Vs 2015
Cost of Cyber Crime per year
Dollars saved by Zero Trust Architecture - per breach
Average cost of Malware attack
Average number of security breaches per year on Enterprises
Principles of the COA Cyber Defense Fabric
Verify - Always authenticate and authorize based on the available data points, including user identity (facial recognition), device, user signature, voice verification. The COA Cyber Defense Fabric does this by partnering with Asignio.
Least privileged access. Limit user access with just-in-time and just-enough access (JIT/JEA), risk-based adaptive policies, and data protection to protect both data and productivity. The COA Cyber Defense Fabric does this with out partners Redwall, Bedrock. At the Device level, Hypervisor level and data in-flight and data at rest.
Assume breach. Segment access by network, user, devices, and application. Use encryption to protect data, and use analytics to get visibility, detect threats, and improve your security. The COA Cyber Defense Fabric accomplishes this end to end with our fantastic partners.