Cyber Liability Insurance Checklist – Optimize Your Position

It’s not just you. Most organizations are finding it tough to secure the cyber insurance cover they need. The ever-increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks, coupled with growing remediation costs, have caused premiums to soar and coverage to shrink. Sophos can help you put in place the strong cybersecurity controls you need to help optimize your cyber insurance position.

Good Cybersecurity Controls Can Help You Secure Affordable Cyber Insurance

Cyber insurance is all about managing risk and cost. By minimizing the risk of experiencing a cyberattack, you reduce the risk for your insurer, which in turn makes it easier to get the insurance cover you need.

To reduce risk, insurance providers increasingly stipulate strong protection requirements as a condition of providing cover. Here are the top cybersecurity controls to consider:

  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Secured, encrypted, and tested backups
  • Email filtering and web security
  • Cybersecurity awareness training and phishing testing
  • Logging and monitoring/network protections
  • Vendor/digital supply chain risk management
  • Endpoint detection and response (EDR)
  • Privileged access management (PAM)
  • Cyber incident response planning and testing
  • Hardening techniques, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) mitigation
  • End-of-life systems replaced or protected
  • Patch management and vulnerability management

Sophos Solutions for Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Requiring Remote Access and Admin/Privileged Controls

Sophos ZTNA-Enables MFA to access your applications from any location’
Sophos Firewall-Supports MFA for remote access VPN.
Sophos Cloud Optix-Monitors AWS, Azure and GCP accounts for Root user and IAM user access with MFA disabled and provides guided remediation.
Sophos Central-Enforces MFA for your IT security management, securing access to all your protection solutions.

Sophos Solutions for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) 

Sophos XDR (Extended Detection and Response)-Enables organizations to conduct advanced threat hunting and neutralization. Detections can come from all over your environment: endpoint, server, firewall, email, cloud, mobile, Microsoft 365, and more.
Sophos MDR(Managed Detection and Response)-24/7/365 threat hunting, detection and response delivered by an expert team as a fully-managed service.

Sophos Solutions for Privileged access management (PAM)

Sophos Cloud Optix-Enables IT teams to manage the large number of configurations and policies in a cloud environment,providing superior visibility, governance, compliance, and oversight of cloud IAM role entitlements, whether human or non-human cloud services and, ultimately, achieve a state of least privilege access across their cloud environments.
Sophos XDR (Extended Detection and Response)-Records all user activity, including authentication and Microsoft 365 audit logs to show changes to privilege settings. Also includes access to the Windows logs from the device and domain controller to see Windows events.
Sophos Endpoint and Sophos Workload Protection-Prevents attempts to harvest or steal user credentials directly from memory.

Sophos Solutions for Email Filtering and Web Security

Sophos Email-Removes malware, malicious URLs, credential harvesting, and impersonation attacks while keeping mail flowing.
Sophos Endpoint and Sophos Workload Protection-Protects against malicious downloads and suspicious payloads delivered via browsers. Control features enable administrators to warn or block websites based on their category, block risky file types, and apply data leakage controls against webbased email and file sharing. Web Control for Cloud Workload environments secures data when users access virtual desktops that don’t sit behind a traditional web gateway.
Sophos Firewall-Protects from compromised sites, pharming attacks, and malicious downloads with extensive machine learning and sandboxing inspection for file downloads. Integrated email protection also provides anti-spam, anti-virus, encryption, and DLP message protection.

Sophos Solutions for Cyber incident response planning and testing

Sophos Rapid Response-Provides lightning fast, 24/7 incident response delivered by Sophos specialists.
Sophos MDR(Managed Detection and Response)-Provides 24/7 threat hunting, detection and response delivered by an expert team as a fully-managed service.

Sophos Solutions for Cybersecurity awareness training and phishing testing

Sophos Phish Threat-Improves security awareness and educates users with phishing attack simulations, automated security awareness training, and comprehensive reporting. Integration with Sophos Email enables security teams to efficiently identify and fast track the training of users who have been warned or blocked from visiting a website due to its risk profile.

Sophos Solutions for Hardening Techniques, Including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Mitigation

Sophos Firewall-Enables IT teams to easily manage and lock down RDP.
Sophos Cloud Optix-Proactively identifies exposed RDP ports via public cloud security benchmark assessments. Guided remediation instructs administrators on how to address these security misconfigurations.
Sophos XDR(Extended Detection and Response)-Monitors all RDP connections and logs the activity. Remote terminal allows administrators to enable/disable RDP policy. Provides visibility into the RDP policy on all managed devices and detect changes to it.

Sophos Solutions for Logging and Monitoring/Network Protections

Sophos XDR (Extended Detection and Response)-Records up to 90 days of on-disk data and 30 days of data stored in the Sophos Data Lake.
Sophos Cloud Optix-Continually monitors public cloud resources to proactively identify unsanctioned activity, vulnerabilities, and misconfigurations.
Sophos Firewall-Includes extensive built-in logging and reporting included at no extra charge. Additional centralized cloud-based logging and monitoring is also available, as well as Sophos XDR and Sophos MDR integration for advanced cross estate threat hunting and response.

Sophos Solutions for End of Life Systems Replaced or Protected

Sophos XDR(Extended Detection and Response)-Identifies outdated and unsupported software and systems.

Sophos Solutions for Patch Management and Vulnerability Management

Sophos Cloud Optix-Proactively identifies and mitigates security vulnerabilities and network access misconfigurations in AWS public cloud environments with integration to Amazon Inspector, including virtual machine ports exposed to the internet, remote root login being enabled, or vulnerable software versions installed. Receives patch status for Amazon virtual machines with integration to AWS Systems Manager. Extends vulnerability scanning to cloud native containers across Azure, AWS and Docker by scanning container images for OS vulnerabilities. Automatically detects security configuration vulnerabilities pre-deployment with infrastructure-as-code template scanning in development pipelines, including scans for embedded secrets, passwords, and keys to proactively prevent breaches.
Sophos XDR(Extended Detection and Response)-Provides access to all applications on the device, version info, SHA256, patch info and their logs, including the application execution history, network connections, parent/child processes etc.. Includes queries to check installed applications against online vulnerability information, and queries to identify security posture weaknesses in registry settings.

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We can help if…
  • You are looking for the world’s #1 and most trusted Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service also known as Cybersecurity-as-a- Service.

  • You are looking for solutions to meet industry and/or liability cyber insurance compliance requirements.
  • If you need advanced cybersecurity services and products to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks.

“The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to evolve with ever increasing sophistication. AI and other technologies used by threat actors means the techniques for ransomware and other attacks will be unpredictable. Most SMBs are ill-prepared to confront this challenge.”

Mehul Shah

Founder, Infinity Services Inc.

Infinity Services Inc.
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