The Power of 4 in Cybersecurity


A wide variety of things come in groups of four. 4 major mathematical operations (+, -, * and /), 4 seasons (winter, spring, summer, and autumn), 4 directions (north, south, east, and west), etc.

Cybersecurity management also comes in a group of four: 

  1. Tools Configuration and Optimization
  2. Security Domains
  3. Coverage Gap Analysis
  4. Behavioural Monitoring

Cyber Observer, a holistic cybersecurity management platform for CISOs and InfoSec managers, developed the group of four security layers to address cybersecurity management and awareness challenges. 

The group includes:

  1. Tools Status
  2. Security Views
  3. Coverage Status
  4. Deviation from normal behaviour.

In the ever-changing threat landscape, Cybersecurity professionals are in a constant chase to provide better enterprise cybersecurity. Organizations fortify themselves with an abundance of security technologies then struggle to determine the enterprise level of cybersecurity achieved. It’s a major challenge that enterprises and SMB companies face nowadays.

Cyber Observer approaches this challenge with a single-pane-of-glass solution displaying performance data that proactively provides improvement recommendations in real-time. This single view of enterprise-wide cybersecurity allows the organization to deliver the level of security required, meeting both compliance and business risk needs.

Tools Status

Based on manufacturers best practices and industry recommendations, Cyber Observer provides internal scoring on your current Security Tools configurations and presents the optimization status of your tools.

Connected to enterprise IT security and related tools via their management applications (by API), Cyber Observer continually collects, evaluates and displays tools performance data by retrieving and analyzing Critical Security Controls (CSCs).

As an integrated awareness and visibility management tool, Cyber Observer provides you with a proactive ongoing security program to keep and improve your cybersecurity line-of-defense.

To improve and raise your Cybersecurity you don’t need to invest endlessly in new security tools. Continuous Tools Status of Cyber Observer provides you with real-time analytics and recommendations for improvements to accelerate your current line-of-defense for:

  • Tools misconfigurations based on the manufacturer and industry best practices
  • Tools misfunctioning and updates issues
  • Tools privileges and password management

Security Views

Based on industry-recognized frameworks and Critical Security Controls (CSCs), Cyber Observer provides real-time assessment of all your security domains and recommendations to improve. 

Cyber Observer distinguishes an overall security framework into security domains based on well-known worldwide security institutions (SANS, ISO, and NIST).

For example, based on SANS critical security controls concept, the platform measures enterprise security posture by pre-configured out-of-the-box security domains:

  • Account Management 
  • Malware Defenses 
  • Secure Network 
  • Secure Configuration 
  • Secure Application
  • Data security 
  • Incident Management 
  • Security Assessment  
  • Physical Security

Critical Security Controls (CSCs) are the most fundamental data, processes and actions that every enterprise should employ to prevent, alert and respond to the cyber attacks.

Coverage Status

Based on a given industry framework, CyberObserver provides an on-going cybersecurity program, gap analysis, 

and risk mitigation management to enhance your security environment. Coverage Gap analysis is the third layer of Cyber Observer, designed and developed to indicate and present cybersecurity coverage gaps in currently deployed enterprise tools. Moreover, the platform proactively provides a list of lacking security capabilities for optimal cybersecurity coverage recommended by the industry.

The moment our platform is deployed in an enterprise network, Cyber Observer Server identifies and analyses the capabilities of connected security tools. Cyber Observer automatically maps these capabilities into the pre-defined Security Domains, like Account Management, Network Security, Security Assessment, Data Security, Secure Configuration, Malware Defense, etc.

In general, the more Security Tools you possess, the more you are covered. In other words, the more security capabilities you possess in related areas, the higher is your Total Coverage Score.

Moreover, Cyber Observer provides a comprehensive visuality into previously unseen security areas. It is the most essential information to generate better and more comprehensive cybersecurity awareness and maturity.

Deviation from normal behaviour

Leveraging real-time monitoring of security tools and domains, CyberObserver’s core engine provides continuous analytics and alerts in case of deviation from normal behaviour. Security status across an enterprise is quantified and presented in clear, easy-to-read data-visualization views. 

They say a wide variety of things come in groups of four.

The four layers of Cyber Observer is a comprehensive unified cybersecurity management and awareness solution to address the ever-changing threat landscape challenges.

For more information, contact Cyber Observer at https://www.cyber-observer.com/contact-us/a