Advisory Services

Netbull advisory services help organizations ensure the security of business-sensitive applications and information technology (IT) infrastructure.

The services are provided by highly qualified industry experts and security professionals who help your organizations strengthen the cyber security strategies.

  • Information Security Officer as a Service (vISO)
    Use the knowledge and experience of someone, to manage your business’ security program

    As a pure Cybersecurity services provider, we can provide the option of becoming an organization’s ‘Virtual’ Information Security Officer or ISO as a Service. The service is about to use the knowledge and experience of someone to manage your business’ security program and in many cases, hiring an external vISO partner is the smartest choice.


    • The ISO role is not an easy one. They must be adoptive of a mindset where they anticipate how, and where, bad things will happen, understand how the technology can be abused by adversaries, while at the same time being able to communicate all of that in terms of risk and potential financial exposure to the Management Team of an organization.
    • Many organizations either cannot afford their own information security department or would instead invest in having a dedicated firm working with them to meet their needs. As the landscape for cyber breaches and malicious actors continues to increase, companies will need experienced professionals to mitigate these risks.


    • With the use of a vISO, a company can pay as a service, and get the expertise of a highly qualified, experienced ISO without the overhead of benefits and total compensation of an employee.
    • The companies that use vISOs, have the benefit of working with and learning from multiple security infrastructures. The big advantage of operating like this, is that you’re getting the greatest value add out of your vISO in the minimum time.
    • Virtual security officers may be the solution for smaller companies that cannot find a qualified ISO within their price range, or for companies that are required to have a ISO but do not wish or cannot afford a full-time specialist.


    For more information and detailed presentation of Information Security Officers as a Service (vISO), please fill and sent the Talk With An Expert form and we'll contact you the soonest possible.

  • Regulatory Compliance
    Assessing and transforming the security posture, helping an organization to achieve regulatory, legislative and industry compliance requirements

    Many organizations either don't take a risk-based approach to their information security or focus their risk assessments at a very granular level - e.g. perimeter risk assessment. This approach potentially ignores the strategic context for an organization’s information systems and the potential risk to that organization of compromise, breach or loss of that information system or service.

    Netbull highly experienced and qualified consultants perform risk assessments of Information security taking into account key factors and context such as the core business of the organization, its mission values and the markets it operates in.

    Our Compliance Services identify all information assets in scope, the threats to those assets, existing controls employed and exposures due to lack of controls for known risks. A highly structured standards risk evaluation based on likelihood of attack and impacts of the events to the organization is performing. And a series of specific, prioritized risk mitigation measures and activities are recommended.

    The benefits of these services are:

    • The organization gets full visibility of prioritized risks to the business assets within the appropriate context of specific business.
    • The organization gets specific, measurable, relevant and timely recommendations to mitigate risks.
    • The services are relevant for both C level and IT management.
    • The organization gets recommendations to focus and drive the information security strategy and work plan.
    • The services are tailored completely to compliance frameworks and organization requirements.


    For more information and detailed presentation of Regulatory Compliance services, please fill and sent the Talk With An Expert form and we'll contact you the soonest possible.

  • Threat Assessment
    Cyber threats identification based on threat modeling through attack trees

    Security objectives set the framework that an organization should move in order to find the right balance between security and functionality. Security is a property that must be balanced with other qualitative and quantitative properties (eg efficiency, compliance, etc.), but also limitations in terms of data confidentiality, integrity and availability. Thus, setting security goals helps to determine first what we need to achieve in terms of security and later how to achieve it.

    Threat Assessment is a service to identify the cyber threats of an organization and propose appropriate protection mechanisms. This service is based on threat modeling through attack trees. Threat modeling process helps the identification of threats, attacks, vulnerabilities and records countermeasures related to systems and data. The relevant tasks include systems and data identification; definition of security objectives; application of the appropriate design principles and techniques; creation of a threat model; security architecture review; and penetration tests.

    The methodology adopted for the implementation of the service is described in NIST SP 800-154 document "Guide to Data-Centric System Threat Modeling", which will be specialized by (a) the standard CRAMM Risk Assessment Directive; (b) the ISO / IEC 27001 standard directive on the implementation of the Information Security Management System; (c) the methodology described in NIST SP 800-115 document "Technical Guide to Information Security Testing" and specialized for web applications from the OWASP's standard web application penetration testing methodology.

    The methodology is divided into the following phases:

    • Initial Project Planning
    • Capture of the existing IT infrastructure
    • Defining a Threats and Attack Trees Model
    • Security Mechanisms Review
    • Penetration testing
    • Security Architecture Design


    For more information and detailed presentation of Threat Assessment services, please fill and sent the Talk With An Expert form and we'll contact you the soonest possible.

  • IT Risk Assessment
    Identication of existing systems, network and data risks, their impacts, and what countermeasures to be taken to reduce them based on the value of the information resource to the organization

    IT Risk Assessment is a major preventive measure that actively mitigates the risk of vulnerabilities and threats negatively impacting the organization. The service is a comprehensive review of the IT infrastructure of an organization, with the objective of identifying existing flaws that could be exploited to threaten the security of the network and data. It serves as the basis for deciding what countermeasures, if any, to take in reducing risk to an acceptable level, based on the value of the information resource to the organization.

    A traditional IT risk assessment reviews IT-related issues comprises three main phases:

    Evaluation phase. This phase focuses on understanding the critical resources that may be affected by the threat or vulnerability. Business evaluation can be conducted by:

    • Identifying critical business processes and assets: The first step is to identify all the information, processes, and information assets that are crucial or important for the functioning and security of the business. Identifying these critical components will help to decide what you want to protect, and what the consequence of losing them would be.
    • Identifying vulnerabilities: A proactive review process to check for inherent vulnerabilities that could be exploited and affect the organization. When identifying vulnerabilities, remember to view them within the context of the business, i.e. how they will affect your business as a whole.
    • Gathering information on potential threats to organization’s data: Knowing what threats each of IT assets may face and from where those may originate can help formulate a plan of defense.

    Risk Assessment phase. The risk assessment phase consists of determining the likelihood and the severity of threats and vulnerabilities. Not all threats are equal—some happen more often than others, and others are more devastating to the organization’s infrastructure. The first step in identifying the worst threats is to find out how likely it is that the threat will occur. Next, quantify the impact the threat could have on the enterprise. Then, by mapping threats and vulnerabilities, likelihood, and impact to critical information, processes, and information assets, can be determined a scale to rate the severity of the consequences of an event or a breach in security. This will help determine which threats or vulnerabilities needed to prepare for.

    Risk Mitigation phase. Risk mitigation is all about preparing to face a potential threat or tackle a possible vulnerability. It requires the organization to take many steps, either on its own, in collaboration with the IT infrastructure providers or with the aid of IT security organizations. There are three measures the organization must have in place:

    • Preventive measures identify threats before they occur. These notify the security team when they spot a threat or locate vulnerability, so they can begin taking steps to deal with the event.
    • Mitigation aims to reduce or minimize the consequences of an event or breach of security. These measures ensure that the threat does not impact the entire infrastructure or all the information resources.
    • Recovery operations enable the organization to resume business activities post the event. This includes recovering data from remote/offsite data centers and getting systems up and running in safe environments


    IT Risk Assessment benefits are:

    Identify security threats and vulnerabilities. Conducting an IT risk assessment can help locate vulnerabilities in an existing IT infrastructure and enterprise applications, before these are exploited by hackers. Appropriate action can then be taken to patch and fix these vulnerabilities, reducing IT risk and the potential impact of any breach.

    Identify the maturity level of existing security controls and tool usage. An IT risk assessment can help evaluate the existing defenses and preventive / corrective controls in place. The identified areas of improvements can then be mapped against the current technology landscape to ascertain if improvements are possible (additional security controls or a possible correlation of data arising from these controls that can result in advanced threat intelligence, for instance). The IT assessment thus highlights remediation measures to maximize current investments.

    Enhance enterprise-wide security policies. Not only will the assessment help plug holes in the security, but by tying IT risk to enterprise-wide risk management, it can help create more secure solutions, practices and policies within the organization. This will improve the overall security of information in the organization, and help identify what security strategy best suits to the organization.

    Gauge security awareness and readiness. An IT risk assessment needs the involvement of various IT security personnel, as well as other employees and managers, which will help gauge how aware various individuals and departments are of security threats, vulnerabilities, practices and solutions. It also gives a measure of how well the employees and contractors understand and follow the enterprise’s security policies and standards. An IT risk assessment may thus, point to the need for security awareness campaigns or workshops for the employees.

    Justify security investments. Reviewing existing IT infrastructure and studying the potential business impact of a compromised system can help make a business case for security spending. An assessment can present a fair analysis of security investment versus potential losses and costs from security breaches.

    Prove security due diligence. With IT risk assessment regulations likely to come into play in the next few years, it is important that the organization have documented proof of conducting assessments on a regular basis. Moreover, if the organization have been insurance for data loss, the insurance company will demand proof that the appropriate security measures were in place (in case of an incident). IT risk assessment documentation can help prove that.

    Understand the security maturity of partners. One of the biggest challenges to security today is from internal (employees and partners), not external threats. A robust IT assessment includes assessment of security measures within the partner network.


    The findings from an assessment can help plan better defenses against third-party attacks. The overall objective of an organization’s security strategy is to ensure the protection of information (whether its own or that of customers, suppliers, and other parties) and assets.

    An IT risk assessment is a major preventive measure that actively mitigates the risk of vulnerabilities and threats negatively impacting the organization.


    For more information and detailed presentation of IT Risk Assessment services, please fill and sent the Talk With An Expert form and we'll contact you the soonest possible.

  • Penetration Testing
    Method to check the integrity of information systems and services and prevent them from being exposed to security vulnerabilities

    Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment services are among the oldest methods of assessing the security of an information system. These services are is increasingly used by organizations that want to ensure the integrity of their information systems and services and to prevent them from being exposed to security vulnerabilities.

    The frequency and severity of information network intrusions, data theft and attacks caused by malware, hackers and disgruntled employees are constantly increasing. The number of risks and damages caused by network security breaches and data theft is significant. For every new e-business service created, the requirements for secure, remote access to it are constantly increasing.

    The truth is that even well-managed applications, made up of state-of-the-art hardware and software, can be prone to malfunctions and faulty software, allowing an attacker to gain access to sensitive information. One way to significantly reduce the risk of intrusion is to use the penetration test.

    Factors that lead to perform penetration tests

    • Malware (viruses, worms, etc.) spread
    • Network’s complexity
    • Operating systems and software continuous upgrade
    • The immediate availability of hacking tools
    • Reliability and reputation of an organization
    • Compliance with commonly accepted standards and regulatory frameworks at the security level.

    Penetration testing types

    • Internal: Penetration test to identify vulnerabilities and breach of computer systems of the internal network of an organization, through wired and wireless connection or other nodes that will be identified during the application study
    • External: Penetration test to identify vulnerabilities and breach of the public services and mobile application(s), if any, of an organization.
    • Wifi: During a wireless penetration test, expert white hat hackers step into the role of would-be attackers and attempt to breach your system. Unlike other types of penetration tests, they focus only on exploiting wireless services available to anyone in the physical vicinity of your network.
    • Web ApplicationA web application penetration test aims to identify security vulnerabilities resulting from insecure development practices in the design, coding and publishing of software or a website.
    • Social Engineering: Is the term used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. It uses psychological manipulation to trick users into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information.
    • Phishing Campaign: In a company the employees are the biggest vulnerability—at least until they are prepared to recognize and report phishing attempts. That’s why phishing awareness training educates employees on how to spot and report suspected phishing attempts, to protect themselves and the company from cybercriminals, hackers, and other bad actors who want to disrupt and steal information from the organization.
    • Red Teaming: A red team assessment is a goal-based adversarial activity that requires a big-picture, holistic view of the organization from the perspective of an adversary. This assessment process is designed to meet the needs of complex organizations handling a variety of sensitive assets through technical, physical, or process-based means.


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  • DPO & Technical Consulting
    Outsourcing role(s) conserning organization’s compliance with the legislations, cyber security technologies & trends, data protection practices and processing activities

    Data Protection Officer (DPO) ensures that your organization complies with the legislation, acts accordingly regarding data protection practices and has general ownership of data processing activities. For some organizations, it’s mandatory to have a nominated DPO, but it’s almost always recommended.


    By outsourcing the role of the DPO, you can reach the following benefits:

    • Engage an experienced team of privacy specialists with wide-range expertise in data protection activities in various fields

    • Flexibly outsource data protection related activities and focus on your core business

    • Improve the level of GDPR compliance

    • Mitigate the risk of a conflict of interest of the DPO

    • Ownership and structure to privacy & data protection activities

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Netbull DPO can perform, among others, the following tasks:

    • Composing and maintaining a data protection annual plan

    • Practical operations, like personnel training, creating and maintaining data inventory and records of processing activities, as well as composing and planning processes

    • Informs and advises the customer on privacy and data protection

    • Monitors compliance

    • Provides advice on conducting DPIA’s

    • Co-operates with supervisory authorities

    • Acts as a contact point for supervisory authorities

    DPO as a Service can focus on the tasks described in the GDPR as well as operative data protection activities. The service does not thus have to be limited to mere advisory and compliance monitoring described in the GDPR. DPO outsourced service from Netbull can take care of other privacy and data protection tasks, e.g. privacy auditing, assessments, reviewing and planning. These other tasks are agreed separately with the customer.


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