Standard to our third-party support, Spinnaker Support delivers a Seven-Point Security Solution based around the core concepts of Discover, Harden, and Protect for your data and critical system security.
We treat every reported incident with the seriousness it deserves, and we respond to every ticket within minutes. Our global security team actively advises on security concerns and monitors and reports on actionable vulnerabilities.
That’s why, in a recent Satisfaction Survey, 98% of customers who cited security as an issue reported that their security level was the same or improved after moving to Spinnaker Support.
Our Security Philosophy
We deliver a layered, Defense in Depth approach to security.
This means targeting the weakness category (CWE) rather than chasing individual historic threats or CVEs or trying to predict future CVEs. Addressing individual vulnerabilities is counterproductive. Many are active but not yet discovered, and others are still exposed because the patches did not work.
Our proactive approach future proofs the security of your environments.
We use hardening techniques and compensating controls to ensure your systems can pass penetration testing and audits. This comes standard with our third-party support. Using CIS & STIG Benchmarks, we guarantee you a more secure environment.
Spinnaker Support’s Seven-Point Security Solution
Vulnerabilities and exposures now arise from a variety of external and internal sources, and effective security must address the full technology stack. Download the Security Services Solution Brief.
From Day 1, our team adheres to a Seven-Point Security Solution, shown below, an established framework that combines proven processes, security products, and a staff of industry experts. Using this, our experts resolve issues as they occur and put in place the tools and procedures you need to proactively maintain secure application environments.
- Discover & Harden
- Security Incident Response
- Threat Intelligence
1. Custom Risk Review
An audit and risk review for your systems, including reports with recommendations on configurations, encryptions, access management, and best practices and guidelines. This feeds into Attack Surface Reduction.
2. Attack Surface Reduction
We advise on how to properly configure and harden applications, operating systems, servers, databases, and networks.
3. Compliance Audit Support
Consultative services designed to adjust your audit controls in order to be in compliance with attestations such as SOC2, HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI.
4. Vulnerability Support
Submit a ticket at any time for security-related activities and to address vulnerabilities. We use compensating controls (external to application code) to mitigate security risk.
5. Security Resource Library
Includes white papers and solution briefs on a wide range of topics related to security that we can share with any of our customers.
6. Proactive Security Tooling
A portfolio of security products designed to implement the Spinnaker Security Philosophy across a range of Oracle products.
7. Risk Assessment Bulletin
We monitor Oracle CVEs and publish periodic email bulletins for customers. These include CVE descriptions and offer best practice recommendations.
Seven-Point Security vs. Software Publisher Patches
We understand that some enterprises considering third-party support are concerned about the loss of quarterly software patches for critical vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). While SAP supplies its customers with most security patches even when not on SAP Support, Oracle does not offer customers access to security tools after they leave its support program.
While code patches do block vulnerabilities, the reality of the software patching process often does not meet its promise.
The Reality of Software Patching
Our Response on Patching
|TIMING||Patches are not timely (can be months or years late).||Virtual patching tools and proactive monitoring provide near-immediate protection.|
|SPECIFICITY||Patches are one-size-fits-all and may be problematic for customisations.||You should only have to receive the fixes you need.|
|VERSIONS||Patches may not be available for older versions and applications.||By addressing issues at the infrastructure level, you protect the entire stack, regardless of app versions.|
|TESTING||Patches require valuable time to test and install.||For CVEs, methods such as virtual patching save valuable time by cutting short testing and installation.|
|APPLICATION||Many organisations do not patch or patch regularly due to operational constraints.||Organizations must remain vigilant for CVEs and not rely on patches that may not actually solve the issue.|
Spinnaker Support Security Services
Our Seven-Point Security Solution replaces a sole reliance on these patches with a stronger framework that covers a wider range of security issues. Through Security Incident Response, our global security professionals continue to work until the security issue is properly addressed. Spinnaker Support security services are responsive, on-demand, and multi-layered.Download
Proactive Security Tooling
As a part of our Threat Intelligence, Spinnaker Support has partnered with commercial vendors to implement our security philosophy and offer protection to organizations that want or need these additional tools. We are responsible for all installation and training, some of which can take less than a day.
Our current selection of products includes middleware protection (Waratek), database protection (Spinnaker Support Database Defender, see below), and operating system protection (Trend Micro Deep Security). For additional details on, please contact us directly.
Spinnaker Support takes your data and application security seriously
Security is standard to all our operations. This philosophy is embedded in how we support our customers, and we deliver security solutions designed for your unique set of applications and systems. We invest in your security and compliance measures with the same exacting standards we apply to our own operations.
Spinnaker Support was the first third-party support provider to achieve both ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for managing sensitive company information and ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management principles. We are Privacy Shield-certified, GDPR compliant, certified for both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, and Cyber Essentials certified.
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