If you are new to cyber risk management, we'll help you to find your feet.
If you are building a cyber security team, we'll guide you with analysis, selection and training.
If you are procuring solutions and services, we'll ensure you don't waste your money.
If you are worried about third-party risk, we'll help you to support your subsidiaries, supply chains and partners.
Finally, if you are all set for the cyber age, we'll test your assumptions and put you through your paces.
When it comes to cyber threats, do you know what you look like to an attacker? If they attack you how successful will they be, or will it be easier for them to attack someone else instead? We believe that the best way to prioritise your limited cyber resources is firstly to understand your overall cyber posture. Cyber Security Assessments quickly, and cost effectively, answer these questions whilst highlighting areas where immediate action can bring demonstrable benefits. Our assessments are typically conducted over the course of five to ten days for small and medium sized organisations who are new to cyber security. We assess the threats to your organisation and create a bespoke programme of testing to simulate the ways you are most likely to be attacked.
We gather empirical evidence regarding the effectiveness of your mitigation measures. We assess your people, policies, processes and technology, and we create your own cyber get well plan.
Knowing your own security posture is just one part of the cyber puzzle. For larger organisations, your subsidiaries, suppliers and partners can sometimes put you at risk, no matter how effective your own cyber security programme may be.
XQ can quickly and cost-effectively assess the posture of your supply chain. We provide a fully managed service, based upon our proprietary CyberScore™ service, that categorises and peer-rates your suppliers based upon technical data. We identify priorities, manage emerging threats, and oversee your consolidated get well plan across thousands of organisations.
XQ is a CHECK service provider trusted by the UK Government to deliver penetration testing. We employ humans to test only where necessary – the rest we automate. Using our proprietary CyberScore™ software, we minimise technical testing costs while maintaining a high level of quality and consistency.
Our reports are clear and concise, and our technical team is available all year round to support the implementation of our findings. XQ customers are offered free access to the CyberScore™ workflow platform, making it easy to share and track implementation progress with team members and service providers.
For customers with a high degree of cyber maturity, XQ can simulate real world threats in either the cyber or the physical realm. Our red team employs an objective-lead approach, typically to address specific customer concerns. We employ an industry-leading red team methodology, augmented by insights generated from CyberScore™.
For customers possessing defensive security operations, XQ can augment red teams with highly experienced blue team members, to guide your managers and executives, capturing critical learning throughout.
Designing security and resilience into projects and programmes is an effective means of reducing operational and IT security costs, and mitigating technology related risk.
XQ offers high and low level design services from first principles. We review existing security architectures from an offensive cyber security perspective and we develop reusable security architecture patterns. We advise procurements to vouch for the efficacy of proposed solutions, whilst avoiding excessive spending. We guide implementation projects to ensure that solutions are delivered cost effectively without compromising security.
A cyber security breach is, for most organisations, a certainty. XQ provides expert practitioners to design, build and run scenarios to help you to understand how your organisation will cope in a crisis.
Exercises simulate highly realistic scenarios, tailored to your business. They identify weak links in your response plans, offering a means to test your team and to make sure that everyone - from a junior analyst to the CEO - knows what to do when an incident occurs.