The Tyler Cybersecurity Lifecycle

Cybersecurity isn’t a destination.

Cybersecurity Lifecycle

There is no single, straight path that will get you to the point where you can say, “We did it! We’re 100% cyber-secure.”

A more realistic destination is cyber resiliency – the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions, so you can withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Achieving cyber resilience depends on what we like to call the cybersecurity lifecycle – an ongoing cycle of interconnected elements that compliment and reinforce one another.

  • 1. Policies, Procedures, & Plans
  • 2. Education & Training
  • 3. Risk & Compliance Assessments
  • 4. Vulnerability Assessments
  • 5. Penetration Testing
  • 6. Social Engineering
  • 7. Threat Detection
  • 8. Forensics

1. Policies, Procedures, & Plans

Policies, Procedures, & Plans

An effective cybersecurity program needs to be approached strategically. It provides the big picture for how you will keep your organization at a desired security level. Governance, management, and a codified set of policies will serve as the program foundation and allow you to keep pace with a dynamic and evolving threat environment.

Your program will include a myriad of policies, plans, and procedures, and it can be difficult to keep up with evolving regulations and best practices that may apply to your organization.

Our cybersecurity experts can support your planning and policy development on a variety of topics, including information security policies, incident response planning, as well as continuity of operations and disaster recovery.

Tyler takes a holistic approach that promotes cross-functional responsibilities across business disciplines. Engage with us to develop a new program or assess an existing one.

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2. Education & Training

Education & Training

Cybersecurity isn’t simply about technology. People and process are equally important components. Study after study cites people as the weakest link in cybersecurity defenses. Your organization will reap significant benefits from training users throughout their tenure.

Use security awareness to remind people of appropriate behaviors and security training programs to teach them specific skills. Include security education, as well, to give them a foundation for making good decisions. All will serve to reinforce the message that cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary responsibility shared throughout the organization.

Tyler offers a variety of education and training programs to make sure that your organization is prepared for evolving cybersecurity threats.

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3. Risk & Compliance Assessments

Risk & Compliance Assessments

Assessing and managing risk requires a practiced methodology to drive calculations that inform decision-making. Tyler can help you assess, prioritize, and manage your organization’s security risks and ensure you comply with pertinent regulatory standards, allowing you to reduce risk and enhance the security posture of your organization.

Based on NIST 800-30 Revision 1, and informed by a host of regulatory, industry, and international standards, Tyler’s suite of risk assessments can help you assess, prioritize, and manage your organization’s security risks through an understanding of your business processes, the existing control framework, and the criticality of the asset.

Tyler offers a range of regulatory compliance assessments, like GLBA and HIPAA. Our resilience assessments are based on recognized frameworks, like NIST and FFIEC. And we can also help you set-up an effective Vendor Management Assessment program.

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4. Vulnerability Assessments

Vulnerability Assessments

Exploiting known vulnerabilities is a favorite technique for cybercriminals. Routine scanning of your network allows you to identify these vulnerabilities, so you can take steps to prioritize and remediate. Tyler vulnerability assessments deliver an easy to navigate report with findings by severity and remediation recommendations to help you mitigate network vulnerability risk.

Our Internal Configuration and Vulnerability Assessment is a hands-on security inspection, where Tyler professionals use administrative credentials to assess configuration settings and detect system vulnerabilities of your internal network. Your global network security settings and configurations are documented for you, along with the relative strengths and weaknesses of your current technical and operational controls.

We also offer a Vulnerability Scanning subscription program that will routinely scan your network for known vulnerabilities and deliver actionable results to enable you to mitigate network vulnerability risk.

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5. Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

Understanding how susceptible your network is to the exploits of a hacker is an important factor in risk mitigation. Substantive testing requires a manual penetration effort to determine if identified vulnerabilities can be exploited. Tyler’s cybersecurity experts attempt to gain access to your network and then provide guidance to help you prioritize mitigation and remediation efforts.

Tyler’s external perimeter testing methodology is continuously engineered to meet evolving best practices and is informed by several standardized approaches. The test includes manual attack techniques, open source intelligence gathering, and target environment specific research. Final report details found vulnerabilities by severity for each device, along with remediation recommendations.

In our internal pen test, you can find out what an attacker could access once they have control of a device connected to your organization’s internal network. Using a defined connection and scope, Tyler experts use a set of sophisticated attack techniques to try to gain access to your valuable systems. Final report details found vulnerabilities by severity for each device, along with remediation recommendations.

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6. Social Engineering

Social Engineering

Regular social engineering testing can help you track the success of your cybersecurity awareness training programs and determine additional training needs. Tyler’s assessments identify and document success/failure of user interaction with information systems, observance of confidentiality practices and procedures, as well as incident recognition, reporting, and response.

Test employees’ knowledge of anti-phishing best practices with our email phishing engagement. Tyler sends an email to targeted employees attempting to entice them into browsing to an unknown website and/or open an attachment. The emails, written in HTML, will be designed to identify both user and technical configuration vulnerabilities. All user activity is tracked back to a specific email address.

We also offer network and phone pretexting, to test employees' observance of security protocols, identification procedures, and confidentiality awareness. Plus, our onsite assessment will test your organization's visitor identification and access policy.

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7. Threat Detection

Threat Detection

Cyber-attacks continue to evolve in scope and sophistication. Are you prepared for the inevitable cybersecurity incident? Reliable and consistent network analysis is essential to determine when an incident occurs. The quicker that you detect it, the easier it will be to contain it.

Tyler Detect is a managed threat detection and log forensics service that gives you independent analysis of suspicious network activity from highly trained security experts. With Tyler Detect, you can be confident that you will consistently be able to detect network anomalies in order to prevent incidents from becoming breaches.

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8. Forensics


If you experience a breach, our Forensics Retainer Program provides emergency response in the event forensic data collection and analysis is required. The subscription program includes remote evidence collection, investigation, analysis, and detailed forensic reporting.

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