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File Integrity Monitoring and Malware Analysis Services

You have probably been in a situation where you enter your room and notice that your things are messed up, as if someone has been inside. This includes having your possessions stolen or being a victim of vandalism. It's bearable in this scenario because it's commonly done by a younger cousin or sibling.

But what if it was something more sinister, like hackers virtually tiptoeing into your company's networks, attacking your sensitive files and then deleting event logs? You may not even know how bad the damage is until it's too late. Cybercrime has transformed into a thriving and lucrative industry, with hackers always seeking new ways to access businesses and steal critical data. Cyberpunks target business files for many reasons. Often, they want to steal sensitive information such as customer data, financial information, and intellectual property. They may also aim to damage or disrupt the operation of the business. Whatever the reason, businesses need to be aware of their susceptibilities and take appropriate steps to maintain the integrity of their files at all times.

File integrity monitoring (FIM) and malware analysis is a cybersecurity process carried out to monitor and analyse the integrity of the critical assets of a business. This involves thoroughly inspecting all file systems, databases, operating systems and network devices to determine if there has been any tampering or corruption by hackers.

There are two ways to ensure the integrity of business files:

Regardless of which method you choose, the process is essentially the same.

Proactive or guideline-based monitoring:

This method systematically inspects all systems' files and settings as they are started. A proactive approach is more time-consuming but ensures that potential threats are detected in advance.

Reactive or investigative/forensic auditing:

Reactive monitoring, on the other hand, relies on alarms or alerts to indicate when there is a breach in file integrity. This can be less time-consuming but may not detect more minor breaches until it's too late. Regardless of which method you choose, the process is essentially the same.

Why does your company require File Integrity Monitoring and malware analysis?

It is hard to constantly monitor and manually examine all your company files to guarantee they have not been tampered with. Also, it becomes much more difficult with hackers wiping off their tracks by deleting event logs. This is where File integrity monitoring comes in!

Protect sensitive information
FIM will allow you to see who had made modifications to files, when they were done, and how they were made. Hackers are known to modify not only files but also install malware that can take down your systems in seconds.

Detect threats and vulnerabilities
FIM and malware analysis can provide insights into vulnerabilities that would otherwise go undiscovered. Various standards and Acts, such as HIPAA, PCI and NERC SIP, promote and mandate FIM as a vital internal control. It is thus a critical component of the cyber security posture.

Detect signs of fraud
FIM can flag any suspicious activity, such as a change in file permissions to huge groups or inappropriate usage of admin capabilities.

Prevent cyberattacks
FIM can help prevent data threats and reduce the aftermath of cyberattacks.

Why Choose Mindfire for file integrity monitoring and malware analysis?

Investing in FIM and malware analysis can be one of the most challenging decisions you'll ever make as a business owner. It can be expensive, time-consuming, and aggravating. Not to mention, it's hard to know who to trust with your data. Mindfire is the solution to your problems! We are a trusted partner that provides malware and FIM analysis at a fraction of the cost of other providers. Our team of cyber experts use the latest file integrity monitoring tools and software to provide you with precise and expert data analysis. So you can be reassured that your files are in good hands.

With Mindfire, you get:

  • Notifications when critical data in your files have been compromised.
  • Industry best investigative methods to figure out who tampered with your company data.
  • You'll have access to a team with state-of-the-art file integrity monitoring tools that can efficiently resolve problems and personalise your viewability reports.
  • Our threat-protection services will help you meet compliance practices more timely and cost-effectively

We monitor and protect your most critical files

Mindfire has a wide range of FIM and malware analysis solutions specifically designed to protect your most critical files. We provide a comprehensive suite that tracks changes to the operating system, directories, database, software and other essential business files. We focus on the following:

Microsoft Windows: OS, passwords, startup/bootup, Exchange SQL, Active directory etc.

Linux: Boot loader, daemons services, run commands, kernel parameters, cron tasks, hosts, and so forth.

Mindfire's file integrity monitoring solution

Regular, accurate file integrity monitoring is key to fighting malware and corruption. We know it's challenging to keep up with all the changes on your computer. That is why we are here to help you ensure any modifications to your files are detected and corrected. Our FIM solution will constantly monitor all files for signs of tampering so you can have peace of mind and concentrate on what you do best. Call us now to learn more about how our file integrity systems can help you stay safe from malware attacks!

We at Mindfire follow a six-step process to keep your data safe from cybercrime:

Define the file integrity policy

We first analyse all your business assets and specify which ones need to be monitored.

Establish a baseline of file integrity monitoring solution

Our cyber professionals will establish an initial baseline that will serve as a reference point for all subsequent actions. All file attributes will be considered, including file size, content, access settings, permissions, passwords, and configuration variables.

Using the cryptographic hash signature

We will append a cryptographic hash signature to each file. Any modifications to the files, whether approved or not, will change the file's hash value, making file updates and alterations easier to identify.

Monitoring and identifying file changes

Our professionals will continuously monitor all files. And compare the current hash value against the previously recorded hash values to identify any changes. Certain modifications can be exempted from monitoring to prevent generating warnings for scheduled changes or upgrades.

Real-time alerting and notification

Our team of experts will immediately notify you of any detected changes and take appropriate actions to protect your data.

Reporting suspicious activity

In some situations, you may be legally compelled to notify the authorities about any breaches involving your sensitive information. We will compile all of the relevant data for reporting purposes.

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If you are looking for reliable and efficient solutions to enhance your business operations, Mindfire is the perfect partner for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your goals. Whether you need Cyber Security Services, Managed Security Services (MSS), Consulting Services, Cyber Risk Management Services, Cloud Services, Digital Services, or Digital Transformation, our team of experts is here to assist you every step of the way. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us and take your business to the next level with Mindfire.