Cybersecurity services

Ensure all your digital assets are reliable and intrusion-proof to protect sensitive data, enhance privacy, ensure user trust, and provide uninterrupted service.

  • Achieve full compliance with industry-specific security requirements

  • Obtain a real-time overview of security vulnerabilities in your current IT infrastructure

  • Set up end-to-end security processes to avoid interruptions in your business operations

  • Benefit from an ongoing security assurance process without additional investments

  • Integrate an array of security controls to ensure a secure software development lifecycle (S-SDLC)

  • Release products that reliably protect users’ personal data

Yalantis’ software security and data privacy services

  • Application security

    • Security-by-design principles. Ensure ultimate security from architecture design to rollout and further maintenance.

    • S-SDLC. Implement secure coding practices at every stage of software development.

    • Secure operations. Safeguard your digital assets in any environment, whether it’s cloud-based, on-premises, or hybrid.

  • Security testing

    • Vulnerability scanning. Assess your software’s health with a regular vulnerability assessment.

    • Penetration testing. Fortify your security through simulated cyber attacks.

    • Cloud audit. Assess the security of your cloud infrastructure by verifying it against potential misconfigurations and vulnerabilities.

  • Security compliance

    • Gap assessment. Identify gaps in your security and data protection measures and achieve regulatory compliance through thorough assessments.

    • Guided compliance fulfillment. Make sure your software complies with industry-specific requirements for successful business growth.

Benefits of Yalantis’ cybersecurity services for your business

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    Expertise in key cybersecurity requirements

    Work with cybersecurity experts who have hands-on experience implementing common security regulations, laws, and standards including the GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, SOC2, and FedRAMP.

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    Cybersecurity agility

    Maintain infrastructure that offers the flexibility to make future modifications and security improvements and to remediate threats thanks to a proven secure software development approach based on cutting-edge technology and your business needs.

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    Minimized risks for business continuity

    Enable successful business operations in the long run with a custom security management process for identifying and mitigating potential security gaps and cyber threats before release and during operation.

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    Cybersecurity best practices and culture

    Ensure that your organization follows up-to-date cybersecurity practices and stays safe from potential vulnerabilities with a fully established security development lifecycle that relies on continuous process improvement and accountability.

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What makes you a mature and reliable IT security service provider?

We have a dedicated cyber security services department headed by a chief information security officer (CISO) responsible for ensuring Yalantis’ security and providing security guidance for our customers. 

We are particularly concerned about our business continuity and process efficiency, which is why we have developed an integrated management system (IMS) that seamlessly integrates process quality, information security, and compliance to ensure the overall effectiveness of our operations and delivery of services to our customers. Yalantis is also certified in accordance with ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 and complies with data privacy requirements such as those in the GDPR.

We’ve also established a security center of excellence responsible for monitoring our technical specialists’ adherence to security standards during the entire software development lifecycle. Yalantis’ center of excellence boasts in-depth knowledge of the security software development lifecycle, vulnerability assessment, security testing, threat detection, threat modeling, incident response, and secure coding practices as well as secure architecture design.

What’s your experience as a cybersecurity services company?

For almost 15 years, our security experts have been delivering outstanding cybersecurity services to clients across different industries and business models. We help companies comply with strict security and data protection laws and regulations, such as those in the healthcare and FinTech spheres. As a result, our clients maintain end-to-end security and deliver secure services to their customers. They also save themselves from the costly financial and reputational consequences of losing sensitive business data.

Our vast cyber security services also include helping our clients obtain critical industry clearances and certifications. For instance, we assisted a pharmacy network in getting FDA clearance for an SaMD product. This assistance included preparing all legally required documentation, helping to implement security processes and controls, and consulting the client along the way on the peculiarities of this clearance. Similarly, we have helped cloud service providers become FedRAMP-authorized, healthcare software providers become ONC-certified, and so on.

What technologies and tools does your cyber security services company use to protect software against cyber threats?

As a competent IT security service provider, we implement lots of modern cybersecurity solutions to make the software we develop as safe and resilient as possible. Most importantly, we don’t provide individual security solutions by integrating with third-party cybersecurity services. Rather, we provide our customers with the competency to become compliant with regulations, minimize security risks, and achieve their goals. Some of our cybersecurity best practices include:

Secure coding. To avoid software weaknesses from the get-go, our development teams follow secure coding practices such as those listed in the OWASP Secure Coding Practices Checklist. We also implement a code review process and additional controls during testing to ensure the best result even before the first deployment. 

Secure deployment. Once a software solution is deployed, a web application firewall (WAF) is used to monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic to detect intrusion attempts and ensure the system is protected against common cyber threats.

Which types of security testing do you perform?

Yalantis’ cyber security services involve many types of security testing, which we choose individually for each project based on the technology stack and specific threat model. The most common are:

  • static application security testing (SAST) to check software components and source code for vulnerabilities
  • dynamic application security testing (DAST) to spot any vulnerabilities when an application is running
  • dependency scanning to evaluate the security of third-party components like libraries, frameworks, and base Docker images
  • instrumental vulnerability scanning to identify known vulnerabilities within operating systems, databases, and other software components
  • infrastructure as code (IaC) security scanning to detect threats in configurations before their deployment 
  • cloud audits to assess the effectiveness of cloud security controls, identify potential vulnerabilities or misconfigurations, and ensure adherence to industry requirements and regulations and best practices
  • penetration testing to identify intricate vulnerabilities, uncover flaws in business logic, and evaluate the preparedness of products for real-world attacks

Yalantis’ internal cybersecurity policy: the main principles we follow as a cyber security services company

To provide our clients with trusted cybersecurity services, we have to ensure the due protection of internal company assets. Maintaining the security and confidentiality of company information is one of our core values. For this reason, we have implemented a range of security best practices that we stick to on a daily basis as a software development and cybersecurity company.

Corporate security guide. We’ve prepared a detailed document that includes the rules our employees have to follow to comply with our security policies, maintain the endpoint security of their personal and corporate devices, ensure password security, practice good overall cyber hygiene, and maintain network security.

Security awareness and knowledge-sharing sessions. The entire company is covered by security awareness training and other activities like Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which we observe every October. Our cyber security services team also holds frequent meetings to discuss changes in cybersecurity policies and mechanisms to prevent cyber threats.

Сomprehensive security measures. We protect all of Yalantis’ corporate devices with strong passwords, disk encryption, and regular updates. To detect security incidents, we have an endpoint protection solution installed on every device that monitors endpoints and alerts the security team to every detected security anomaly. To access internal systems, our employees have to use a corporate VPN. 

On-demand security consultation and help. Whenever our coworkers have an urgent cybersecurity issue to discuss or important security information to share, they can get an on-demand security consultation via emergency communication channels.

How does the Yalantis cyber security services team maintain application security?

We keep ultimate security in mind when designing the application architecture (for web, mobile, and desktop) and throughout the software development process, deployment of software to the production environment, and ongoing operations.

Let’s cover the critical components of maintaining high application security at cybersecurity companies:

IAA (identification, authentication, and authorization) framework. This framework is a key component of application security when we provide cyber security services. Our solution architects carefully work on it to ensure regulated access to application data. Identification and authentication processes regulate the rules by which users access the application (by email and password, or with a username and biometric authentication such as fingerprint or Face ID). Authorization, in turn, is the process of granting a user access to the application’s content and resources based on the user’s role. For secure authorization, we often use the OAuth protocol. 

Encryption. We use encryption as a fundamental technique to safeguard sensitive information and maintain data confidentiality. Encryption provides a robust defense against various threats including unauthorized access, data breaches, and information theft. It is widely used to protect sensitive data during transmission over networks, while stored in databases or cloud environments, and even on individual devices. We also use encryption for communications between the application and the server and implement SSL pinning for increased protection against man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. 

Preventing code injection. Both mobile and web applications can fall victim to code injection attacks (in particular, XSS and HTML attacks), which involve embedding malicious code into the application’s source code. To prevent these attacks, our cyber security services professionals ensure sufficient screening of user input and output on the client and server sides. Plus, they ensure that developers don’t use unsafe and potentially vulnerable functions in source code.

Applying tools to protect against reverse engineering. With the help of reverse engineering, hackers can detect sensitive information stored in the application’s code, such as encryption keys, and compromise the system, causing reputational and financial damage to the business. When developing mobile security applications, for instance, we make sure to integrate with tools from Google and Apple that protect from malicious reverse engineering.

Anti-debugging techniques. By means of debugging, attackers can also disrupt an application’s integrity and security. For this reason, we make it a rule at our cybersecurity services company to religiously implement root detection for Android applications and jailbreak detection for Apple software.

Our cyber security services team’s approach to eliciting security requirements

We’ve developed a unique approach to maintaining ultimate application security by conducting a comprehensive security requirements elicitation process that involves the following aspects:

Industry requirements (HIPAA, SOC2, GDPR, PCI DSS)

Our cyber security services company always ensures that the software development process complies with relevant industry requirements such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Service Organization Control 2 (SOC2), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

HIPAA is a law that provides comprehensive data privacy and security rules for healthcare organizations in the US. It requires healthcare organizations to protect electronic health records (EHR) and implement safeguards to ensure patient privacy. 

SOC2 (Service Organization Control 2) is a framework that helps service organizations report on security, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy controls. 

The GDPR is a regulation that imposes strict requirements on organizations handling personal information, including requiring explicit consent to data processing, notification of data breaches, and the right to erasure. 

PCI DSS is a standard that focuses on measures to protect payment information, including secure network architecture, data encryption, and regular vulnerability assessments.

Internal requirements

We take into account your internal business security requirements and your organization’s goals and objectives. These requirements may include specific security measures, access controls, encryption standards, and incident response procedures. Within our cyber security services, we establish a clear set of internal security standards and guidelines to ensure consistency throughout the development lifecycle.

Security best practices

We follow recognized security best practices and frameworks such as ISO 27001, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and CIS Controls. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard that provides a framework for establishing and continuously improving an organization’s information security management practices.

These best practices also cover various aspects of application security we follow at our cybersecurity services company, including a secure development process, vulnerability management, access controls, secure configuration management, and secure system administration.

OWASP methodologies

Our cybersecurity services company adopts methodologies provided by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). OWASP offers a wealth of knowledge and resources related to mobile and web security, including the OWASP Top Ten, which highlights the most critical security risks in web applications, OWASP SAMM, OWASP ASVS/MASVS, OWASP WSTG/MSTG. We leverage OWASP rules and security recommendations to guide our development and testing processes, ensuring the effective mitigation of common vulnerabilities. 

Data privacy best practices

Maintaining data privacy is extremely important for us. We adhere to common data privacy best practices, including data minimization, user consent mechanisms, secure data storage, and anonymization techniques. Our cybersecurity services team establishes transparent practices for data collection, storage, and use and obtains explicit consent from individuals before collecting and processing their personal information, ensuring compliance with privacy requirements. 

Secure deployment and post-release support

1. Secure software deployment

Yalantis’ cybersecurity department pays particular attention to secure software deployment practices. 

Strengthening the underlying infrastructure. We apply security best practices to improve the infrastructure supporting the application, such as by enhancing cloud security. This includes securing operating systems, disabling unnecessary services, implementing intrusion detection and prevention systems, and applying security patches and updates.

Secure configuration of servers and network devices. Our cybersecurity services teams also evaluate the configuration of servers, network devices, and other components involved in deployment to ensure that they adhere to security best practices. This process involves implementing appropriate policies and CIS Benchmarks that can be used as a reference for recommendations.

Secure deployment tools and techniques. We use industry-standard deployment tools and security solutions that enforce security controls during the deployment process, such as secure configuration management tools, secure build and version control systems, and automation frameworks that ensure consistent and secure deployment practices at our cyber security services company.

2.Post-release security support

Our commitment to application security extends beyond the software release. Yalantis’ extensive cyber security services include ongoing post-release security support to address any emerging vulnerabilities or incidents. We stay vigilant by monitoring security threats and releasing timely patches and updates to address new vulnerabilities. Our team also offers guidance and assistance to our clients in implementing security best practices and effectively responding to security incidents.

Monitoring for security threats. Our team continuously monitors software solutions for potential cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Yalantis’ cybersecurity services experts monitor various aspects of an application — including network traffic, system logs, user behavior, and application performance — to identify any anomalies that may indicate a security breach. This early detection allows us to respond promptly and effectively, minimizing the potential impact of an attack.

Timely patches and updates. We promptly apply patches and software updates to handle any freshly identified software vulnerabilities. Once we have evaluated the severity and potential risk associated with a vulnerability, we initiate a patching and updating process. This may involve developing and testing patches, applying security fixes, or upgrading components to the latest secure version. Thus, we ensure that the application remains protected against evolving security threats. 

Guidance on security best practices. As a mature cybersecurity services company, we offer guidance and assistance to our clients in implementing security best practices specific to their applications and environment. This includes recommendations for secure configuration, user management, logging and monitoring, and incident response procedures.

Incident response support and reporting. When a security incident takes place, we help our clients thoroughly examine it, contain it, and remediate its impact. Our cyber security services company assists in identifying the root cause, implementing corrective measures, and improving the overall security posture to prevent incident recurrence.

Why is it critical to have a DevSecOps on your team?

The role of DevSecOps (a combination of development, security, and operations), is to integrate security practices and principles into the software development and deployment processes. DevSecOps at our cybersecurity services company aims to shift security from a standalone and reactive approach to an integral and proactive part of the development lifecycle. 

Key objectives of DevSecOps

Security integration. DevSecOps advocates for the integration of security practices and controls throughout the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) and its transformation into

a secure SDLC. This includes security awareness training for the project team and security considerations during the design, coding, testing, and deployment phases, rather than treating security as an afterthought.

Continuous security. At our cybersecurity services company, DevSecOps promotes the concept of continuous security, ensuring that security is an ongoing process rather than a one-time activity. Security measures such as vulnerability scanning, code analysis, and security testing are incorporated into the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.

Automation. DevSecOps emphasizes the use of automation to streamline security processes and reduce manual errors. Automated security checks, testing, and code analysis tools are integrated into the development workflow, providing real-time feedback on security vulnerabilities and ensuring adherence to security policies, which is part of our cybersecurity services.

Collaboration and communication. DevSecOps fosters collaboration among developers, security teams, and operations personnel at our cyber security services company. Security professionals work closely with development teams to provide guidance, share best practices, and assist in identifying and mitigating security risks. Open lines of communication and knowledge sharing are encouraged to create a shared understanding of security objectives.

Risk management. DevSecOps takes a risk-based approach to security, focusing on identifying and prioritizing risks based on their potential impact on the organization. With the help of regular risk assessments and the incorporation of relevant security controls, companies can efficiently detect and mitigate potential software vulnerabilities and cyber threats.

Benefits of collaborating with DevSecOps

Early vulnerability detection. DevSecOps aims at implementing security practices into the development process to define and address software vulnerabilities early on, reducing the chances of their being transferred into the production environment.

Improved collaboration. DevSecOps promotes collaboration and shared responsibility among cyber security services teams, fostering a culture of security awareness and proactive communication among developers, managed security services professionals, and operations personnel.

Faster remediation. With automated security checks and continuous monitoring, security issues can be identified and addressed faster, reducing the time required to remediate vulnerabilities.

Compliance and audit readiness. DevSecOps helps organizations maintain compliance with security and privacy requirements by integrating security controls and practices into their development processes. This simplifies the audit process and ensures that security requirements are consistently met.

Enhanced trust and reputation. By prioritizing security and showing their commitment to protecting sensitive data, businesses can establish trustworthy relationships with their customers and stakeholders and improve their reputation.

DevSecOps plays a crucial role in ensuring that security is ingrained into the software development lifecycle and facilitates the overall advancement of the IT security service. By integrating security practices, fostering collaboration, and embracing automation, organizations can effectively address security risks, deliver secure software, and maintain a strong security posture.