Cyber security – Milkor, world-class solutions


Encompassing the important emphasis of cyber security in today’s defence world, IT companies predict there are more than 250 000 different malware variants created every day to penetrate and eliminate any firewall security exposing companies’ and defence ministries’ classified documents and intellectual property.

It is clear the defence industry will be the main target for cyber threats in 2018, according to leading IT specialists. Traditional cyber security solutions are not dynamic enough to keep these malware attacks from seamlessly passing through and gaining unlimited access into some of your most valuable assets.

Milkor saw the need to provide dynamic solutions in the cyber security environment that would not only counteract these malware attacks, but prevent them from happening in the future.

Milkor is able to provide end-to-end security solutions for the monitoring, assessment and defence of your information assets. The objective is to achieve complete confidentiality, data integrity, information availability, accountability and assurance (governance) for you, Milkor’s customer.

Specialised engineers work to protect and secure your organisation’s data, systems, media and IT facilities. In addition, this process is essential for protecting the privacy of valuable and confidential customer information.

Milkor’s cyber security offering makes use of these security objectives for your ultimate protection:

* Vulnerability management is a timeous vulnerability identification solution that allows for proactive remediation.

* Content filtering: a refined solutions layer that provides Web and e-mail filtering to eliminate large volumes of unsolicited content reaching internal network environments.

* Intrusion prevention system (IPS): a powerful mechanism that alerts and blocks harmful intrusions such as denial-of-service attacks, hacking and other malicious cyber activity.

* Perimeter defence: firewalls and unified threat management systems (UTMS) that are an effective first line defence for restricting and controlling access at the network perimeter.

* Endpoint security: a robust and reliable protection strategy that ensures the safety of endpoint devices. Data loss prevention (DLP) and encryption: A common method of reducing the risk of unintentionally disclosing confidential information using decryption keys.

* Data network access control (NAC): policy-defined technology that is implemented to restrict access to network resources and services.

* Database security: identity and access controls that protect data, database applications, database systems, database servers and the associated network.

* Identity management: technology that protects access to information and resources by managing individual identities, their authentication, authorisation, roles, privileges and permissions within or across system and enterprise boundaries.

* Last, but not least, governance, risk management and compliance (GRC): integrated activities that encompass governance, enterprise risk management (ERM) and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Milkor’s specialist security team works closely with its customers to establish and maintain information security by identifying, managing and controlling risks.

Part of Milkor’s value proposition is the security operations centre (SOC), which runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, monitoring your security environment and systems every second of every day. It provides worldwide security and maintains a consistent link into the worldwide security network for the most current information on threats. Specialised tools are used in minimising threats and making sure they don’t become a reality.

The SOC technology that is employed is based on an industry-leading security incident and event management (SIEM) tool. An orchestration layer integrates people, processes and technology, optimising investments. This agile framework enables analysts to detect and respond to security incidents and data breaches more efficiently, and also provides: centralised incident management aggregates and connects system and processes, integrated context during incident response, industry best practices for incident response and breach management, and tracking and reporting on key performance indicators to SOC stakeholders.