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 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.
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.
FIM can help prevent data threats and reduce the aftermath of cyberattacks.
We first analyse all your business assets and specify which ones need to be monitored.
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.
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.
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.
Our team of experts will immediately notify you of any detected changes and take appropriate actions to protect your data.
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.
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, Managed Security Services, 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.