Cybersecurity Skilled Labor Shortage

Alȳn Inc. has successfully provided value added Cybersecurity services to the Federal Government and Fortune 50 for over 10 years. With this experience and our battle-hardened, dedicated Cybersecurity expertise, we are expanding into the Commercial Sector. Through industry research and our experience working with top tier organizations, we have identified major gaps in the way organizations maintain their Cybersecurity structure and workflows, and have found rampant skilled labor shortages and confusion over role responsibilities. The teams most affected by these gaps are Incident Management, Digital Forensics, Threat Hunting, Threat Intelligence, and Big Data Analytics. These gaps are the result of [...]

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Insights|

Building Blocks for a Successful Cybersecurity Strategy

Building a successful Cybersecurity strategy is not complicated but is essential to successfully revamping a stagnant cybersecurity program. The strategy is the path from your “current state” to where you want to be—the “strategic objective”. Reaching the desired future state requires the organization’s security posture, level of risk, and objectives be defined and understood. Consider the following five objectives when developing your strategy. Strategic alignment – To include leadership buy-in, the desired future state and the strategy to achieve it must align with the organization’s strategy and objectives. Effective risk management – The security program must include a risk management [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Insights|

Email Headers: What can they tell the forensic investigator?

Email headers contain important information about the origin and path an email took before arriving at its final destination, including the sender’s IP address, internet service provider, email client, and even location. The information could be used to block future emails from the sender (in the case of spam) or to determine the legitimacy of a suspicious email. A review of the headers can also help to identify “header spoofing,” a strong indication the email was sent with malicious intent. Understanding the Header Fields Email headers are read chronologically from the bottom up and can be broken down into [...]

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