Advice and Architecture.
Let the experts help you ensure compliance and build provably secure cyber security architecture.
The complexities and dependencies involved in even a moderately sized IT or software development project in today’s age is incredible. Unfortunately, this also means it’s almost impossible to add on requirements such as security towards the end of the project without incurring significant effort and financial cost.
With our build services, Ionize works with you from the ground up to develop a practical, effective, and customised security architecture that fits in with your project and organisational needs. We understand that business requirements need to come first, so our customised solutions find the right balance between security and usability for you.
Building software & stystems that are more secure, by design
Security Governance, Risk & Compliance
Expert advice to ensure constant compliance
Our consultants have intimate knowledge of security governance standards and guidelines. This includes experience dealing with regulations such as the ISO/IEC 27001, Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
We don’t just follow them, we help write them. Some of our consultants sit on the Standards Australia working group that develops the 27000 suite of standards which demonstrates the depth of our knowledge and commitment to the security profession.
We’ve built countless security management systems and conducted numerous assessments for government and commercial organisations. Our experience is based on innovative, pragmatic and cost effective solutions to real world problems faced by organisations every day.
Architecture Development & Review
Your first line of defence
In today’s environment, security is a major factor in any functional specifications. Well-developed security architecture allows your organisation to comply with Government requirements or international standards. This not only keeps auditors at bay, but also protects your organisation from the reputation and financial losses that a data breach would incur.
Security is no longer an optional add-on, it is integrated from the ground up. Ionize can help you develop realistic and cost effective objectives for your security architecture from project kick-off all the way through to delivery. By leveraging our experience, we can help you avoid the cost and pain associated with addressing security as an afterthought.
System & Network Hardening
Reduce the impact of an attack by hardening cloud services, software, hardware and device security
No matter how hard you try, every system can be compromised. The key is not to focus on eliminating every vulnerability – in many cases you can’t, not unless you want to turn off the Internet and lock yourself in a radio shielded room (jokes aside, this has happened).
Instead, we recommend that you start by focusing on eliminating the most common vulnerabilities in your systems, so that the bad guys give up and move onto an easier target – buying you time to work on the more obscure problems as time and budget permits.
We call this method System and Network Hardening – it helps mitigate common vulnerabilities arising from practical design compromises that real-world systems need to make. Some hardening techniques involve removing unnecessary services, others involve adding additional security hardware and software.
Each choice has its own compromises (especially if you have to switch off access to the Internet!), Ionize can help guide you through the trade-offs and help harden your systems in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.
Secure Software Development
Develop software with fewer security bugs
After human error, most of the successful security exploits are the result of bugs in the apps & software you and your business you rely on.
While we can detect these bugs through scanning your apps while they’re live and in production, as with many things, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
Ionize Defensive Security practice specialises in helping you and your teams build better software by leveraging best-practices in secure software development methodologies. Partnering with our Application Code Review auditing services, Ionize can demonstrate existing vulnerabilities, teach you how to avoid them, and build a framework to prevent such vulnerabilities being introduced in the future.
As with all of our services, we understand that changing the way your entire organisation and its suppliers does things isn’t possible overnight, and so we tailor a program of incremental change that provides quick wins for you and your team while providing a long-term transition to a security aware developer culture.