What we do
At Genium4, we aim to make lasting improvement to our clients’ cyber security position by investing in security and operational teams’ business and personal skills, whilst transforming their technical and process capability. We bring extensive range and depth of security and business experience to offer services across: strategy and governance; security assurance; penetration testing; SDLC and security in projects; security operations; incident response and crisis management. As part of our commitment to creating lasting change, we keep continual open relationships with our clients where they can call for advice at any time.
Our view on Cyber Security
Cyber Security is hard to get right. After 25 years of developing standards, products and educating users, organisations still struggle to implement strong cyber security practices, leading to breaches and service outages. Reviews of the state of security produce excessively long lists of improvement activity for the security team, which are difficult to keep up with.
We believe we need to view cyber security from a different perspective. We have studied and understand the inhibitors to achieving good security. Our goal is to help organisations overcome these inhibitors to achieve real reductions in cyber risk.
Common Inhibitors to good cyber security include:
- Inappropriate executive risk indicators
- Implicit acceptance of risk within projects
- Lack of coverage of monitoring capability
- Focus on functional deployments in development
- Time and resource pressures in IT operations
- Backlogs in release and change management processes
- Out of date inventory and configuration databases
- Slow testing and deployment of patches
- Responding to symptoms rather than root causes
Cyber Security Services
We have categorised our technical capability into the following services. With our extensive experience and root cause, people-centred approach, we can assist with a range of cyber security and technology risk challenges. To discuss your specific needs, please get in touch.
It is widely recognised that people are one of the primary challenges to effective security; whether from the errors, overlooked security requirements, lack of awareness or the malicious insider, almost all security incidents have a human element to them.
Consistently, we see that security risk is not well integrated with other business risk processes. It often falls outside of good risk governance practices that exist as part of the overall business risk management.