Manufacturing Company Used Case

THE CLIENT

In 2017, this High-tech Manufacturing Company recorded
revenues amounting to nearly $10 billion. The company is
a leading global provider of transport solutions, transporting
one billion people across the world everyday. The company
also develops proprietary smart Internet-of-Things (IoT)
components, and secure and efficient management of these
assets is an important element of their digital platform.
The company has 76,000 employees in more than 100
countries.

THE CHALLENGE

In early 2017, the Manufacturer engaged Cyber Intelligence House (CIH) to conduct
a cyber exposure assessment.
After conducting this assessment, CIH  discovered that:
1) Hackers had obtained access to personal information on
5221 usernames and passwords. This included the CEO,
members of the Executive Board and other key personnel.
2) Hackers downloaded 201 cases of personally identifiable
information of key personnel. The cybercriminals could
have used the information for malicious activities such
as transferring money out of victims’ bank accounts,
blackmailing the companies’ senior executives and
applying for loans and credit cards under the victims’
names.
3) Access to project specific portals containing sensitive
Intellectual Property was not well controlled and not
limited to members of the assigned project team. As a
result, there were 13 leaked confidential internal email
messages involving the intellectual property of their
clients in the defence industry

THE SOLUTION

The incident proved to the Manufacturer that identity
theft posed a real threat. After analysing an array of
solutions available in the marketplace over four months,
the organisation selected CIH  because it was the most
comprehensive and continuous monitoring platform in the
industry.

The platform was implemented in June 2017, and included:
1) Managed Vulnerability Scanning (MSSP)
2) Managed Web Application Firewall
3) Managed SIEM

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