PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Security

From safeguarding data to managing identities and access, along with risk and compliance management, our industry know-how and advanced solutions ensure the security of your infrastructure.

Security Operations

Empowering your organization defence with Expert Security Operations

In the realm of Security Operations, we bring strategic consulting and professional services together, fortifying your digital landscape against evolving threats and ensuring resilient security controls.

ICAM/IAM
Identity and access management

Manage  user identities, authentication and authorization to keep your systems safe. Ensure only authorized users have access to sensive data and systems

MFA/SSO, MDM (InTune)
Password Management

Centralized  control over user credentials providing a secure way to access systems and applications

PKI/Certificate Management
PKI/Certificate Management

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Data Security
Data Protection

Ensure end-to-end security for your most sensitive data. Minimize  the risk of data breaches and leverage a defense in depth strategy

SASE, ICAM
ZeroTrust

SASE supports remote workers, branch office and secure access for remote users by authenticating identity at the network edge

Full Stack Guidance for Zero Trust
The Challenge

Our client is undergoing a comprehensive infrastructure modernisation initiative to implement a cutting-edge security framework aligned with Zero Trust principles. By leveraging our expertise, the client is strategically aligning with the NIST Zero Trust maturity model, selecting top-tier products for seamless integration to fulfil the specific capability needs of each maturity model pillar. This strategic approach is poised to establish a state-of-the-art data centre and infrastructure fortified by robust zero-trust security protocols.

The Solution

To address the needs of the users and device pillars, we strategically utilised key Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Entra (Azure AD) for robust identity management and Microsoft InTune for efficient device management. Our approach also involved leveraging tools such as Gitlab, Microsoft Purview, and TrendMicro to enhance data and application management while ensuring top-notch security measures. Considering the client's substantial on-premises network infrastructure with a mix of cloud services, we integrated VMware NSX-T to implement effective east-west micro-segmentation. This decision enhances network security and optimizes overall network performance. Moreover, we meticulously configured a suite of cutting-edge tools to fulfil the Automation Orchestration pillar requirements, including Microsoft Sentinel, Ansible, Elastic, Gigamon, and Microsoft Defender. This comprehensive setup ensures seamless automation and orchestration and enhanced visibility and analytics across the network infrastructure.

The Benefits

Before implementing these tools in the client's environment, they lacked comprehensive visibility into their end devices and network traffic. By seamlessly integrating a tailored suite of tools in collaboration with the client, they achieved unparalleled visibility across their entire environment, spanning from individual devices to network infrastructure. This newfound visibility enables them to proactively identify and respond to potential threats in real-time, leveraging advanced analytics to enhance their security posture and overall operational efficiency.

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Customer Industry
Finance
Visibility, Analytics, Detection & Response

Unlocking Insights for a Proactive Security Approach

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital security, our Visibility, Analytics, Detection & Response services stand as a pillar against emerging threats. Our expert team empowers your organization with tailored solutions, ensuring that you not only navigate the complexities of cybersecurity but stay ahead with a proactive and strategic approach. Step into a realm of heightened security and actionable intelligence – where insights lead to resilience and threats are met with swift response

Network Analytics

See Beyond, Act Secure: Uncover the Full Spectrum of Your Digital Landscape.

In the realm of digital security, visibility is paramount. Gain comprehensive insights into your digital ecosystem with our advanced tools and consulting. We endeavour to understand every nuance of your infrastructure, undertaking tapping and low level analysis for anomalies empowering you to make informed decisions and stay one step ahead of potential threats.

Managed Detection & Response (MDR)

Transform data into actionable intelligence with our cutting-edge analytics solutions. Unleash the power of data to identify patterns, detect anomalies, and predict potential security risks. Our analytics expertise provides you with a strategic advantage, turning information into a shield for your organization.

SOAR
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SIEM
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Endpoint protection EDR/XDR
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Network Threat Protection
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Email Threat Protection

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Tailored Solutions for Every Challenge

Your Challenge, Your Shield: Customized Strategies for Robust Security.

We understand that each organization faces unique challenges. Our consultants work closely with you to tailor solutions that match your specific needs. Whether it's enhancing visibility, leveraging analytics, or strengthening detection and response capabilities, our goal is to provide a customized strategy for your digital security.

Elastic Stack Traffic Analysis
The Challenge

Our client encountered obstacles in conducting thorough network performance monitoring, which entails analysing log traffic, assessing traffic patterns across various OSI layers, implementing efficient data filtering techniques, and effectively detecting potential cyber-attacks to bolster cybersecurity measures.

The Solution

We deployed Elastic Stack Vectra for in-depth log traffic analysis and network performance monitoring in our project. We efficiently detected and neutralised potential cyber threats by utilising its features to analyse traffic patterns across OSI layers and apply advanced data filtration methods. This proactive approach significantly improved our client's network security resilience and operational reliability.

The Benefits

By implementing Elastic Stack Vectra for log traffic analysis and network performance monitoring, our project delivered enhanced cybersecurity capabilities through advanced traffic flow analysis, efficient data filtration, and proactive cyber-attack detection. This improved network security posture, increased operational reliability, and strengthened overall cyber defence mechanisms for our client.

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Customer Industry
Retail
Network Tapping & Analytics
The Challenge

A multinational accounting professional services firm tasked our team to support their network team in enhancing visibility into network traffic by identifying and selecting an optimal solution.

The Solution

We meticulously assessed various solutions to ensure alignment with the company's requirements, leading to the selection of a cost-effective and efficient solution tailored to the specific use case. The optimal combination identified for the proof-of-concept test included Keysight taps, Viavi analytics, and CPacket for Azure, which stood out as the contenders' most functional and economical choices.

The Benefits

This tailored solution design offers a clear roadmap for significantly enhancing visibility into network traffic, empowering a more proactive and efficient network team to address network issues promptly and effectively.

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Customer Industry
Professional Services
Carbon Black for Increased Security Posture
The Challenge

Because of the lack of sufficient security visibility, our clients in the retail sector are susceptible to various vulnerabilities, such as malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. This lack of insight into their security posture significantly increases the risks they encounter, jeopardising their operations and customer data.

The Solution

By implementing VMware Carbon Black's Endpoint Security Platform, our organisation gained advanced visibility, proactive threat detection capabilities, and robust threat prevention mechanisms against malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. This initiative significantly fortified our security posture, strategically reinforcing our defence against cyber threats and safeguarding our critical assets and data.

The Benefits

By implementing VMware Carbon Black, our organisation achieved streamlined operational efficiency by enhancing alert responsiveness, proactively safeguarding against advanced threats, and gaining comprehensive visibility into our endpoint environment. This led to a more agile and robust security posture, ensuring proactive threat mitigation and improved operational resilience.

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Customer Industry
Retail
Trellix for Security Optimization
The Challenge

Our project focused on effectively mitigating risks in the critical mining industry. We aimed to enhance proactive threat detection and response mechanisms. By implementing file server agents and optimising remote desktop connections, our client in the mining sector successfully minimised vulnerabilities and significantly lowered the potential for security breaches.

The Solution

By leveraging Helix's capabilities, we established streamlined security operations for our client. The centralised management and automation implemented ensured efficient incident handling and optimal resource allocation. Additionally, Trellix offered robust reporting features, enabling our client to showcase compliance with industry standards and regulations. This enhancement in transparency and adherence to rules has strengthened trust with stakeholders and bolstered the overall credibility of the organisation.

The Benefits

Navigating Complex Compliance and Reporting Requirements: Achieving operational efficiency through streamlined resource management. Cost-Effective Solutions and Sustainable Practices: Proactive security measures mitigate expensive incidents, while Trellix's dynamic security approach minimises the necessity for constant manual interventions. Competitive Differentiation in a Dynamic Market: Our client secures a competitive edge by proactively adopting cutting-edge security technologies. Trellix's machine learning and adaptive capabilities position the company as a trailblazer in the industry.

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Customer Industry
Energy
Splunk Enterprise for Security Network Monitoring
The Challenge

Our client, a prominent crude oil refinery renowned for producing gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, heating oil, heavy fuel oils, propane, and asphalt for multinational corporations, recognised the need for enhanced insights and analytics derived from machine data and event logs. They set out to elevate these capabilities by implementing an automated response mechanism to improve operational efficiency and fortify security measures.

The Solution

The client revolutionised their operational environment by harnessing the power of Splunk, a leading platform known for its robust big data analytics, monitoring capabilities, security features, and incident response tools. The customer unlocked invaluable insights through the strategic integration of Splunk across their infrastructure and the centralised aggregation of machine data, event logs, metrics, and network traces. These insights empowered them to optimise operational efficiencies, pre-emptively identify operational risks, thwart cybersecurity threats, and automate responses to promptly and efficiently counter known vulnerabilities.

The Benefits

Splunk enabled our customers to significantly enhance operational efficiency, elevate operational experiences, drive optimised business outcomes, and strengthen asset protection measures. The platform's scalability in handling large data volumes and adaptability to address a wide range of use cases spanning different sectors and industries highlighted its capacity to facilitate extensive organisational transformations and effectively enhance resilience.

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Customer Industry
Energy
Security Testing & Assessments

Evaluating, Enhancing, Ensuring – Our Comprehensive Approach to Security Assurance

In the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity, continuous evaluation and enhancement of defenses are imperative. Welcome to our Security Testing & Assessments hub, where we deploy a comprehensive arsenal of tools and methodologies to evaluate, enhance, and ensure the robustness of your security posture. Our Penetration Testing Services are designed to fortify your digital landscape against ever-evolving threats. Our comprehensive services include immersive covering phishing, Penetration Testing, social engineering, Red Team/Blue Team, Vulnerability Scanning, Compliance Assessment/Testing, and strategic Gap Analysis. Elevate your security strategy with our rigorous testing and assessment solutions, tailored to keep pace with the rapidly changing cybersecurity terrain.

Phishing, Social Engineering, Red team/Blue Team
Penetration Testing

Uncover vulnerabilities from every angle with our Penetration Testing services. From phishing simulations to social engineering assessments, and Red Team/Blue Team exercises, we go beyond the surface to expose and fortify against potential threats

Scanning
Vulnerability Assessment

Navigate the digital landscape with confidence through our Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment expertise. Identify and address weaknesses in your infrastructure proactively, ensuring a robust defense against evolving cyber threats.

Standards TESTING
Compliance Assessment

Stay in compliance and ahead of risks with our thorough Compliance Assessment and Testing services. We meticulously evaluate your systems, processes, and controls, providing assurance that your security measures align with industry standards and regulations.

Strategic Enhancement
Gap Analysis

Bridge the security gaps with our Gap Analysis services. Our expert team identifies vulnerabilities, assesses risks, and provides actionable insights to enhance your security posture. Ensure your organization's resilience with targeted strategies derived from comprehensive gap analysis

Security Assessment and Authorization for Google Cloud Environment
The Challenge

Our client has initiated a comprehensive evaluation and approval process for the Google Cloud platform, aiming to align with the stringent security standards outlined in the GC Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) Cloud Security Controls profile of Protected B, Medium Integrity, Medium Availability (PBMM). This endeavour involves meticulously examining the Google Cloud environment to ensure compliance with the specified security controls. This enables the organisation to enhance its cybersecurity posture and safeguard sensitive data following industry best practices.

The Solution

The project meticulously outlined procedures for collecting crucial evidence to ensure compliance with security controls. Tailoring of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security's ITSG-33 Security Requirements Control Matrix (SRTM) specifically addressed PBMM requirements within the Google Cloud ecosystem. Each security control's evidence-gathering process underwent thorough scrutiny against established standards to confirm correct implementation and adherence to stipulated criteria. This method facilitated a comprehensive assessment of the security landscape, empowering the organisation to rectify deficiencies and bolster cybersecurity resilience significantly proactively.

The Benefits

By prioritising compliance, our approach guarantees that the Google Cloud environment aligns seamlessly with stringent security standards, fostering trust and reliability among stakeholders. Through proactive risk identification and mitigation, our strategy fortifies the security posture, safeguarding sensitive data and business operations from potential threats and vulnerabilities. Securing the essential authorisations for Google Cloud service usage streamlines operations, ensuring seamless and efficient service deployment while maintaining regulatory compliance and bolstering organisational credibility.

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Customer Industry
Public Sector
Risk & Compliance

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

Our regulatory, risk and compliance services cut through the complexities, focusing on strategic governance under North American standards like NIST, FedRAMP, and 800-53, along with Canadian compliance standards like PBMM and ITSG-33. From systems hardening to RMF Risk Management and Mitre ATT&CK Framework, we provide industry leading solutions for compliance and resilience against evolving risks.

Governance Planning

We help our customers navigate the complexities of meeting regulatory compliance.

Effective governance is crucial for regulatory excellence. We'll examine the details of adhering to North American security standards, including NIST, FedRAMP, and 800-53. We'll also explore the intricacies of Canadian compliance with PBMM and ITSG-33 to ensure your organization aligns with governmental controls.

Enterprise Resiliency

Systems Hardening & Risk Mitigation

Resilience is not just a goal; it's a necessity in today's regulatory landscape. We help our customers navigate the compliance aspect of systems hardening, ensuring your infrastructure is fortified against potential threats. Our consultants can advise on RMF Risk Management strategies and implementing common practices such as Mitre ATT&CK Framework to help elevate your organization's preparedness in the face of evolving risks.

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GDPR Compliance at a Global Scale
The Challenge

Our client, a prominent investor and infrastructure asset manager in the wireless communications sector, manages operations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas on a global scale. They enlisted support to strategise and implement GDPR-compliant data protection measures. This initiative required a meticulous approach, encompassing the enhancement of existing systems and adopting new technologies to ensure adherence to GDPR. The consequences of non-compliance with GDPR can be severe, given its broad definition of personal data and the potential for substantial fines. Furthermore, GDPR compliance entails facilitating Data Subject Requests (DSRs), which involve providing individuals with copies of their data, correcting inaccuracies, deleting information, and restricting access per their requests. Consequently, meticulous tracking, robust security measures, and efficient data retrieval mechanisms were crucial for managing personal data globally. The client had identified the Azure RMS (Rights Management Service) and AIP (Azure Information Protection) as the preferred solution stack and devised a comprehensive implementation roadmap. They were in search of a seasoned technology consultant capable of navigating the intricate workflows necessary to execute their roadmap effectively and enhance data protection measures. The European Union's GDPR impose legal obligations on companies handling the personal data of EU citizens, aiming to establish stringent data protection and privacy standards. Compliance with these regulations is imperative for businesses operating in the EU, often requiring significant investments in data protection capabilities and regulatory compliance mechanisms to ensure the security and privacy of personal data.

The Solution

Our client embarked on a global endeavour to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by implementing robust data protection protocols. As part of this initiative, AspireLive spearheaded a meticulous phased rollout of advanced technologies, including Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication, Azure Information Protection (AIP), Azure Rights Management Service (RMS), and Microsoft Cloud App Security. These tools were strategically employed to automate data identification, classification, encryption, and data loss prevention, enabling seamless handling of personal data in line with GDPR requirements. A thorough pilot program was conducted to address potential challenges before the full-scale implementation, involving manual labelling and classification of documents, rigorous GDPR compliance testing, and comprehensive training sessions for both end-users and administrators. The successful execution of this strategic plan not only ensured GDPR compliance but also bolstered data security and governance throughout the organisation. By meticulously implementing technologies such as Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication, Azure AIP, Azure RMS, and Microsoft Cloud App Security, our client established a robust framework for secure data handling, including sensitive information pertinent to EU citizens. From pilot testing to global deployment, the phased approach facilitated a smooth transition, enhancing data protection capabilities and reinforcing compliance with GDPR. This comprehensive effort underscored the organisation's commitment to safeguarding personal data and maintaining high data security and privacy standards across its global operations.

The Benefits

AspireLive successfully delivered a data security solution that enables our client to operate seamlessly in the EU and manage a global organization without data silos between EU and non-EU operations. This capability is crucial for growth in the European Union and ensures compliance with data protection regulations. With the increasing scale of threats to personal data, governments worldwide are expected to introduce more stringent data protection regulations. While each country's regulations may differ from GDPR, they are likely to include heightened requirements for protection and reporting. By investing in a leading data protection solution, our client has future-proofed their operations for this rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Our Azure RMS and AIP solution provided the necessary capabilities for GDPR compliance, ensuring smooth business operations in the EU. It also positions the client's organization for success in the ever-changing landscape of data protection regulations.

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Innovative Technology
Security Assessment and Authorization for Google Cloud Environment
The Challenge

Our client has initiated a comprehensive evaluation and approval process for the Google Cloud platform, aiming to align with the stringent security standards outlined in the GC Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) Cloud Security Controls profile of Protected B, Medium Integrity, Medium Availability (PBMM). This endeavour involves meticulously examining the Google Cloud environment to ensure compliance with the specified security controls. This enables the organisation to enhance its cybersecurity posture and safeguard sensitive data following industry best practices.

The Solution

The project meticulously outlined procedures for collecting crucial evidence to ensure compliance with security controls. Tailoring of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security's ITSG-33 Security Requirements Control Matrix (SRTM) specifically addressed PBMM requirements within the Google Cloud ecosystem. Each security control's evidence-gathering process underwent thorough scrutiny against established standards to confirm correct implementation and adherence to stipulated criteria. This method facilitated a comprehensive assessment of the security landscape, empowering the organisation to rectify deficiencies and bolster cybersecurity resilience significantly proactively.

The Benefits

By prioritising compliance, our approach guarantees that the Google Cloud environment aligns seamlessly with stringent security standards, fostering trust and reliability among stakeholders. Through proactive risk identification and mitigation, our strategy fortifies the security posture, safeguarding sensitive data and business operations from potential threats and vulnerabilities. Securing the essential authorisations for Google Cloud service usage streamlines operations, ensuring seamless and efficient service deployment while maintaining regulatory compliance and bolstering organisational credibility.

Technologies used
Customer Industry
Public Sector