Baariz Focus on CIA Principles in Information Security

  • Confidentiality—prevents unauthorized users from accessing information to protect the privacy of information content. Confidentiality is maintained through access restrictions. Breaches of confidentiality can occur due to human error, intentional sharing, or malicious entry.
  • Integrity—ensures the authenticity and accuracy of information. Integrity is maintained by restricting permissions for editing or the ability to modify information. Loss of integrity can occur when analog information is not protected from environmental conditions, digital information is not transferred properly, or when users make unapproved changes.
  • Availability—ensures that authorized users can reliably access information. Availability is maintained through continuity of access procedures, backup or duplication of information, and maintenance of hardware and network connections. Loss of availability can occur when networks are attacked due to natural disasters, or when client devices fail.

Types of Information Security Services by Baariz

Application Security
Application security strategies of Baariz protect applications and application programming interfaces (APIs). Customer can use these strategies to prevent, detect and correct bugs or other vulnerabilities in your applications. If not secured, application and API vulnerabilities can provide a gateway to your broader systems, putting your information at risk.

Much of application security is based on specialized tools for application shielding, scanning and testing. Baariz tools can help you identify vulnerabilities in applications and surrounding components. Once found, you can correct these vulnerabilities before applications are released or vulnerabilities are exploited. Application security applies to both applications you are using and those you may be developing since both need to be secured.

Infrastructure security
Infrastructure security strategies from Baariz help to protect infrastructure components, including networks, servers, client devices, mobile devices, and data centers. The growing connectivity between these, and other infrastructure components, puts information at risk without proper precautions.
This risk is because connectivity extends vulnerabilities across your systems. If one part of your infrastructure fails or is compromised, all dependent components are also affected. Due to this, an important goal of infrastructure security is to minimize dependencies and isolate components while still allowing intercommunications. Baariz emphasizes on these goals.

Cloud security

Our Cloud security provides similar protections to application and infrastructure security but is focused on cloud or cloud-connected components and information. Baariz Cloud security adds extra protections and tools to focus on the vulnerabilities that come from Internet-facing services and shared environments, such as public clouds. It also tends to include a focus on centralizing security management and tooling. This centralization enables security teams to maintain visibility of information and information threats across distributed resources.

Another aspect of cloud security is a collaboration with your cloud provider or third-party services. When using cloud-hosted resources and applications, you are often unable to fully control your environments since the infrastructure is typically managed for you. This means that cloud security practices must account for restricted control and put measures in place to limit accessibility and vulnerabilities stemming from contractors or vendors.

Cryptography

Cryptography at Baariz we use a practice called encryption to secure information by obscuring the contents. When information is encrypted, it is only accessible to users who have the correct encryption key. If users do not have this key, the information is unintelligible. Our Security teams can use encryption to protect information confidentiality and integrity throughout its life, including in storage and during transfer. However, once a user decrypts the data, it is vulnerable to theft, exposure, or modification.

To encrypt information, security teams use tools such as encryption algorithms or technologies like blockchain. Encryption algorithms, like the advanced encryption standard (AES), are more common since there is more support for these tools and less overhead for use

Incident response
Incident response is a set of procedures and tools that you can use to identify, investigate, and respond to threats or damaging events. Baariz aims to eliminate or reduces damage caused to systems due to attacks, natural disasters, system failures, or human error. This damage includes any harm caused to information, such as loss or theft.

A commonly used tool for incident response is an incident response plan (IRP). IRPs outline the roles and responsibilities for responding to incidents. Our plans also inform security policy, provide guidelines or procedures for action, and help ensure that insight gained from incidents is used to improve protective measures.

Vulnerability Management

Our Vulnerability management is a practice meant to reduce inherent risks in an application or system. The idea behind this practice is to discover and patch vulnerabilities before issues are exposed or exploited. The fewer vulnerabilities a component or system has, the more secure your information and resources are.

Baariz Vulnerability management practices rely on testing, auditing, and scanning to detect issues. These processes are often automated to ensure that components are evaluated to a specific standard and to ensure vulnerabilities are uncovered as quickly as possible. Another method that you can use is threat hunting, which involves investigating systems in real-time to identify signs of threats or to locate potential vulnerabilities.

Disaster recovery
Our Disaster recovery strategies protect your organization from loss or damage due to unforeseen events. For example, ransomware, natural disasters, or single points of failure. Disaster recovery strategies typically account for how you can recover information, how you can restore systems, and how you can resume operations. These strategies are often part of a business continuity management (BCM) plan, designed to enable organizations to maintain operations with minimal downtime.