Charbel Tawil, Chairman and CEO
A few years ago, a leading multinational company had major cybersecurity concerns. They suffered major systems breaches despite having implemented adequate security controls. They needed a cybersecurity expert who could help them get to the root cause of the massive attack. After researching the market for the right partners, the company zeroed in on Forequest Technologies SAL, an end-to-end cybersecurity solutions and consulting services provider. During the investigation, Forequest found that the current security systems were deployed in silos and not optimized for maximum efficiency. “To address this issue, we developed a roadmap to transform the security systems into a comprehensive threat detection, response, and resilience framework,” says Charbel Tawil, Chairman and CEO of Forequest.
Leveraging years of industry experience and expertise, Forequest has developed a unique “security 360” strategy to reduce the attack surface of its customers and fasten their cybersecurity governance with their preparedness for threat detection and response; a strategy that encompasses governance, skills, and technology solutions. As part of this strategy, the company brings together 360-degree cyber knowledge, deep technical expertise, and leading technologies to unburden the cybersecurity team of its clients. The robust strategy aids in addressing gaps such as the dearth of cybersecurity experts and the impossibility for the clients to keep track with the full spectrum of the ever-evolving cyber threats landscape.
This strategy came into play as Forequest got down to the brass tacks to solve the cybersecurity riddle for the client by refining the governance and deploying robust technologies that enabled instant detection and response across their operations. Part of the cybersecurity preparedness roadmap was to set up measurable KPIs and cyber-metrics that enabled coordination with diverse teams from security, IT, and compliance departments.
Various profiles across teams were provided with dashboards customized to their unique roles in the organization, with the sense of role segregation and hierarchized empowerment in control and access to sensitive cybersecurity data, hence facilitating scrutiny of each key role. The internal policies were updated for better compliance management.
Furthermore, Forequest helped the client establish a security operations center (SOC) using the “Gartner triad” and adopt threat hunting NDR leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), combined with SIEM, EDR and threat intelligence, to detect and respond to threats in real-time. By the end of the project, the client was able to quickly detect and respond to the threats while tracking security compliance and efficiently preparing to avert future attacks.
Forequest’s client engagement begins with assessing clients’ business, processes, technology environment and the employees’ cyber-awareness thoroughly. This helps Forequest gain deep insights into the clients’ governance framework, down to the detailed security configuration of every device on their network and identify any weaknesses in the client’s overall attack surface. With the comprehensive information, Forequest enables its clients to reinforce governance, risk, compliance and business continuity management through a range of quality consulting and advisory services, and to tackle sophisticated attacks through a range of leading technologies and professional services.
To deliver greater value, and next to state-of-the-art penetration testing services, Forequest provides Compromise Assessment Services wherein its red team executes manual attacks across the data, network and IT systems in the client environment and guides the clients’ security teams to identify those attacks. “This way, we teach them how to fish rather than fishing for them,” Charbel Tawil adds. The user-friendly service allows clients to be in the driver’s seat in managing security from day one.
While Forequest offers services to enable its clients become more autonomous and confident in tackling any cyber threats, it guides clients to choose efficient solutions to take their security preparedness to the next level. Forequest offers more than 30 leading cybersecurity products recognized by the industry as path-breaking to address the full spectrum of cyberthreats. The company thrives in its research efforts to always be at the forefront of identifying any emerging concepts and new technologies in cyber-defense to deliver on its commitment to provide its clients a continued 360-degree cybersecurity vigilance.