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    AI-Based Cybersecurity Assessment POC Implementation
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    Cybersecurity
    Assessment POC

    PoC delivery with a strong, policy-driven security architecture.

    Highlights

    The telecom company in Australia, besides being a telecommunication provider, is a solution provider of a strong, policy-driven security architecture. They wanted to test their business idea with Proof of Concept and launch a new business branch. The main task was to create a web application that audited customer’s organization security maturity by collecting and analyzing answers to questions about the state of business cybersecurity and gave recommendations on how to eliminate weaknesses. Thus, the telecom provider wanted to boost its sales by upselling existing customers and finding new ones.

    Industry

    Security

    Telecom

    Team

    3

    Duration

    2 months

    Country

    Australia

    Challenge

    The company was going to present PoC at a conference that was supposed to take place in 2 months and bring together large customers. Therefore, the main challenge for us was the extremely short timeframe in which we had to coordinate all our actions with the company representatives. We needed to cooperate closely with cybersecurity domain experts to implement a proprietary, cybersecurity maturity scoring system. Also the form of the application needed to be in alignment with strict company’s branding guidelines – their UX/UI designers did a great job and as they said, we have implemented their vision in 100%!

    Solution

    Cognitum developed a tool that encodes the knowledge of cyber-security experts. It allows customers to perform guided cyber-security health checks, and once it is completed, the detailed report (diagnosis) is generated helping the customer to understand the current state of the company’s cybersecurity maturity level and highlight the weak points. The estimation of the potential cost of the problem is also provided. 

    This responsive application contained a  shortened version of the company’s cybersecurity maturity questionnaire with a smaller number of questions about the state of the security system of the interviewee’s company (in the full version there are hundreds of them and it would have taken about 3-4 hours to answer). 

    While developing the application, we have collaborated closely with the customer’s company specialists to compile a list of the best questions assessing a company’s cybersecurity maturity, like status of their internal Policies, infrastructure and data security. Answers could be single or multichoice. We assigned questions and answers with different scores depending on the importance of the item.

    We have used our open source library CogniPy in order to encode the cybersecurity assessment questionnaire knowledge and logic. The system of questions was a virtual tree, and depending on the provided answers, the subsequent questions were inferred – thus each assessment run could contain a bit different set of questions, well-fitted to the interviewee situation..

    The system analyzed the answers and assessed the cybersecurity maturity of the interviewee organization. Moreover, it issued a ranking of recommended actions for detected risks mitigation. The interviewee could specify, using sliders, which risk categories are most dangerous for their business and should be mitigated in the first place, which was rearranging the ranking of recommendations. The client could also click on a recommendation and check how the organization’s score could improve if it was applied.

    We handed over the application on time and it was used during the big conference event, where visitors were assessing their organization’s cybersecurity maturity on tablets.  It helped our client to collect high-quality leads for their business.

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    Technology Specification

    Cognitum Software House ASP.NET
    Cognitum Software House CogniPy
    Cognitum Software House React
    Cognitum Software House Redux
    Cognitum Software House Typescript
    Cognitum Software House AWS

    backend:

    ASP.NET, CogniPy

    web app:

    React, Redux, Typescript

    cloud:

    AWS

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