Cyber Security

We came to a point where technologies are touching sky limit and it is becoming an issue to protect the integrity of mobile devices, computers, servers, data, and networks from malware attack, and hackers attack. Cyber Security is often referred to as informational technology. We Marak Technologies deliver you the best Cyber Security solution related to the concern of protecting your data, security, and honor of your device.

With the change in technologies, even the working process of mobile technologies has changed using sophisticated techniques creating a more enhanced and secure mobile experience. It is the process of creating an installable software providing backend software and implementing a test of the application on specific targeted devices. In Marak Technologies we take pride in developing the best mobile application that you desire.

  • Defining a holistic strategy for cybersecurity for businesses
  • Defining a security architecture that rightly fits the vision and needs of a business.
  • Creating sustainable solutions to provide foundational capabilities and operational discipline
  • Maintaining alertness in the event of changes pertaining to a business or technology
  • Protection of valuable client information.
  • Transforming the business mindsets in terms of the ways they respond to threats via our services
  • Taking an integrated approach in the selection and implementation of cybersecurity solutions that can help our clients to discover the maximum value of our solutions.

Our Services

Cyber attack simulation

Cyber attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated and the weak organizational, technical, and procedural structures in businesses are only making matters worse. Businesses are at a security risk owing to their lack of resources and limited knowledge about the toolsets that cybercriminals are using against their organizations. The security controls that businesses have put in place to test the fragilities of their system as well as to track hackers and other professional criminals are just not enough to stop defences from being breached.

Businesses have to be more in the know about the threats that they face if they want to be completely armed and safeguarded to these growing number of cyber attacks. Hence, we at Marak Technologies are here to give you that knowledge via our cyber attack simulation exercise.

Our cyber attack simulation exercise exposes every possible danger by putting your enterprise defences under the same pressure as in the real and evolving threat landscape. We leverage our proven methodologies across multiple technologies and security control areas, from physical security to personnel and procedural security controls, to system and application-level penetration.

In terms of providing services for cybersecurity in Shillong, we extend our approach beyond the conventional methods of testing penetration testing, which does not encompass the manoeuvres, assets, or locations that most cyber attackers use.

Our methodologies are based on open-source data, which are often available publicly making it easier to understand an attacker’s perspective. Doing this permits us to quickly identify any existing security gaps within your organization, thus enabling us to protect your most valued assets at the earliest.

Cybersecurity Consulting:

Cybersecurity is a growing necessity for businesses globally, especially with the expansion in cyber attacks and data breaches that are costing businesses and even the public sector millions of dollars on a yearly basis. Effective procedures of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) can greatly strengthen your organization, but with good knowledge about your vulnerabilities and security controls, this strength can be multiplied.

Marak technologies cybersecurity services in Shillong offers cybersecurity consulting so that businesses can get an insight into their security management. By doing so businesses can assess any sensitive data, critical infrastructures, and applications via which a right form of strategy can be devised, along with a robust GRC structure and target operating model.

Our team of cybersecurity consultants will guarantee a sound and robust security design and operations to support your business objectives strategically and business survival. Our plan of action for cyber consultation services is built upon a steady framework, which you plan ahead with a cybersecurity strategy as a part of your digital transformation journey.

We have profound knowledge when it comes to cybersecurity transformations across various sectors. Our consultants help you to build a comprehensive framework of your cybersecurity status, helping our clients increase their risk control via a proper change management process.

Data classification, Privacy, and protection:

As long as data needs to be shared and accessed across digital platforms, their confidentiality and security are at risk from the cybercriminals that are lurking at large over the world wide web. We, Marak Technologies Pvt. Ltd., in terms of providing cybersecurity in Shillong help our clients to fulfil any requirement with regard to new regulations, so that they can protect themselves against the financial and reputational damage of data loss or leaks.

Alongside your digital transformation, our cybersecurity services will enable your competitiveness and change. We provide the tools and processes required to fulfils the demand for effective data privacy and protection, to detect and react to consistent cybersecurity rules and processes throughout the data lifecycle. Marak Technologies provides clients with holistic data security capabilities which will serve them in the long run, doing away with worries of data leaks and loss. We assist our clients in the disaggregation of data, based on its sensitivity after which we protect the handling of the collected data via various routes and pathways. We protect data assets by-

  • Defining policies and governance frameworks for enhanced privacy and controls
  • Setting the roles and organization along with corresponding IT requirements

Our recommendations and solutions draw on proven methodologies and practices.

Threat hunting

In the present digital era, it is not enough to only possess cybersecurity products to protect your business. That is why Marak technologies Pvt. Ltd. offers businesses it’s Threat Hunting services. Our threat hunting services singularly combines automated collection with detailed human analysis. The service is designed to identify advanced and consistent threats while also decreasing the chances of risking a missed attack.

With the growth of digitization, cyber risks have taken a turn for the worse for modern enterprises too. The digital tools and techniques available to cyber attackers give them smarter routes, which aid them in breaching the security of businesses. This breach is sometimes done so uniquely that organizations only realize the loss after days have passed by. This kind of failure, to detect a cyber attack on time, can have severe repercussions on businesses. More than the loss of finances, businesses might lose their customers’ confidence and brand value.

Marak Technologies’ understands that it is never possible to guarantee a 100% security in terms of a malicious attack. Hence, our cyber experts ensure that these attacks are recognized as quickly as possible, such that a defense system to fight them can be achieved. Unlike other cybersecurity companies, we keep our focus for businesses on a defined critical perimeter. However, we also take care that any suspicious activity is not left unattended to. We put more stress on human analysis via which we can assure that an attack is not missed. Furthermore, an in-depth focus on any abnormal behaviour or unwelcome changes to authorized programs helps us identify unknown attacks. Hence, you can say that our threat hunting services are more than the use of automation to ensure your business security.

Our Security Services

Vulnerability Assessment Methodology

There is a common misunderstanding related to the difference between vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. For enterprises with regulatory drivers like PCI DSS that require both, it is clear that the two tests must be different; however, it is not unusual for those with less familiarity to mistake a vulnerability assessment for a penetration test or to request a penetration test when a vulnerability assessment is more appropriate.

At Marak Technologies, we propose a four-step method to start an effective vulnerability assessment process using automated and/or manual tool.

Initial Assessment

We start by identifying the assets and define the risk and critical value for each device, such as a security assessment vulnerability scanner. We believe that it is important to identify at least the importance of the device that you have on your network or at least the devices that you would want to test. We understand the strategic factors and have a clear understanding of details, including:

  • Risk appetite
  • Risk tolerance level
  • Risk mitigation practices and policies for each device
  • Residual risk treatment
  • Countermeasures for each device or service
  • Business impact analysis

System Baseline Definition

In the second step, we gather information about the systems before the vulnerability assessment. We, at the very least, review if the device has open ports, processes and services that should otherwise be not opened. We check and understand the approved drivers and software that are installed on the device and the basic configuration of each device.

Vulnerability Scan

The third step to our vulnerability test comprises of using the right policy on your scanner to accomplish the desired results. Prior to starting the vulnerability scan, we look for any compliance requirements based on your business’ requirements and know the best time and date to perform the scan.

For the best results, we employ related tools and plug-ins on the vulnerability assessment platform, such as:

  • Best scan for popular ports
  • CMS web scan for Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, general CMS, and so on
  • Quick scan
  • Firewall scan
  • Stealth scan
  • Aggressive scan
  • Full scan, exploits and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks
  • Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Scan and Checks
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) preparation for web applications

Vulnerability Assessment Reporting

The fourth and most important step is creating the vulnerability assessment report. We pay close attention to the ins and outs and try to add a little extra value to the recommendations. To obtain real significance from the final report, we add recommendations based on the initial assessment goals.

Also, we incorporate risk mitigation techniques based on the criticalness of the assets and results. We further add findings related to any possible break in the results and the system baseline definition and recommendations to remedy the abnormalities and mitigate possible vulnerabilities.

Penetration Testing Methodology

At Marak technologies, we conduct each penetration test that is consistent with globally accepted and industry standard frameworks. At the very least, the basic framework is based on the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES), however, goes beyond the preliminary framework itself. At Marak Technologies, the Penetration Testing Methodology we follow has five distinct phases:

  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Threat Modelling
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Exploitation
  • Reporting

Intelligence Gathering

The information gathering phase of our security penetration testing methodology consists of network mapping, service enumeration, banner reconnaissance and more. Host and service discovery measures result in an assembled list of all available systems and their respective services with the aim of procuring as much information about the systems as possible. Host and service discovery includes initial domain foot printing, live host detection, service enumeration and operating system and application fingerprinting.

Threat Modelling

With the information gathered from the last phase, security testing shifts to identifying vulnerabilities within systems. The process initially begins with automated scans, but then evolves into deep-dive manual testing techniques. During the threat modelling phase, assets are identified and categorized into threat categories.

Vulnerability Analysis

The vulnerability analysis phase involves the documentation and analysis of vulnerabilities discovered as a result of the threat modelling phase. This includes the analysis from the various security tools and manual testing techniques. At this point, a list of attractive vulnerabilities, suspicious services and items that are worth further research is created and weighted for deeper analysis. The plan of attack to tackle the vulnerabilities is developed during this phase.


The exploitation phase involves carrying out the vulnerability’s exploit to be certain that the vulnerability is truly exploitable. During our security penetration test, we employ heavy manual testing tactics during this phase and, as a result, this phase is often quite time intensive. Exploitation may include, but is not limited to, buffer overflow, SQL injection, OS commanding and much more.


The reporting phase of our penetration testing is designed to deliver, rank and prioritize findings and yield a clear and actionable report, with comprehensive evidence, to the project stakeholders. We often make the presentation of findings to our stakeholder over the web or in-person – whichever format is most conducive for communicating results. At Marak Technologies, we consider the reporting phase to be the most important and we take great care to ensure that we communicate the value of our service and findings entirely.

Cyber Security vs Software Security

Before we dive into the subject of our interest – Cyber Security vs. Software Security – let us first introduce ourselves to Information Technology Security.

Businesses today are more digitally advanced than ever, and with advances in technology advances, businesses’ security infrastructure must be tightened as well. The internet has evolved and so does vulnerabilities with more people taking advantage of these interconnected systems and exploit weaknesses. This pertains to information security.

Information security refers to the processes and techniques designed to protect any kind of sensitive data and information whether in print or electronic form from unauthorized access. Information is a valuable asset to every individual and businesses, which makes even more important to protect them from theft or damage.

Cyber Security is a part of information security that deals with safeguarding the systems that are connected to the internet including hardware, software, programs, and data from potential cyberattacks. It protects the integrity of networks from unauthorized electronic access.

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is a common term concerned with all aspects of cyberspace. As mentioned, it is a part of information technology security that deals with protecting the integrity of networks, devices, and programs from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Cyber Security pertains to a set of techniques, technologies, and processes designed to safeguard systems and networks from potential cyber-attacks. It defends the integrity of networks from unauthorized access by carrying out various security measures and checks in place. Professionals engaged in Cyber Security are tasked with monitoring all incoming and outgoing traffic to minimize the risk of cyber attacks all the while protecting the business from unauthorized exploitation of systems.

What is Software Security?

Software security is a technique or measure that is employed to protect software against malicious attack and other hacker risks in order to ensure that the software continues to function optimally under such potential risks. Security is essential to provide integrity, authentication and availability. Software security entails processes, frameworks, methodologies, and strategies that reinforce security and reduce frailties within the software and the environment in which it runs. Software security is frequently structured around potential malicious cyber attacks. Software security approaches often rely on attempts to identifying, protecting against and creating solutions for frailties that are not the result of malicious attacks but are harmful nonetheless.

Anything that jeopardize the integrity, authentication and availability makes a software unsecure. Software systems can be attacked to steal information, monitor content, introduce vulnerabilities and damage the behaviour of the software. Malware or any such vulnerabilities can cause a DoS (denial of service) or crash the system itself.

Difference between Cyber Security and Network Security

Cyber Security is a part of information technology security that refers to a set of techniques and methodologies used to protect the integrity of networks, programs, data and devices from damage, attack, or unauthorized access. In simple words, Cyber Security is the procedure of protecting internet-connected systems and networks from cyber-attacks. Software security, on the other hand, is the act of protecting files and directories in software against misuse, hacking, and unauthorized access to the software. Sofware security is a subset of Cyber Security which protects the integrity of the software and software-accessible resources from unauthorized access.


While both terms are synonymous with each other, they are very different in terms of security. If you think of an organization as a fortified castle, software security is concerned about maintaining peace within the walls of a particular area in a castle. Cyber Security, on the other hand, protects the organization from outside threats, namely the cyber realm. It protects the systems, networks, and programs of an organization from all kinds of digital attacks like baiting, phishing, baiting, and so on.


Cyber Security is a broad term like information security, whereas software security is one aspect of Cyber Security. While in both cases, the most critical element is the integrity of data and programs, Cyber Security takes oversight and identification of threats to a greater degree. The primary concern of software security is to safeguard the data within the software, whereas Cyber Security deals with safeguarding organizations’ information and security technologies (ICT) from potential cyber threats that exploit vulnerabilities in the system.



Cybersecurity is the combination of best processes and practices to ensure the security of networks, computers, programs, data and information from attack, damage or unauthorized access.


The increasing dependence on cyber (computer-based) infrastructure for information or data –governmental, personal, economic, and others – makes them progressively more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Knowing that, we should affect strong Cybersecurity defences that will hinder the evolving cyber threats. Recent newsworthy cyber-attacks on critical cyber infrastructure prove the urgent need for improved cybersecurity. As cyber threats grow, so must our abilities to neutralize them.


Encryption is a process of converting data into an unreadable form to prevent unauthorized access and thus ensuring data protection. It is important as it is the most effective way to ensure data security. Businesses, and governments use encryption to guard against identity theft.


Threat: Someone with the potential to harm a system or an organization.
Vulnerability: Weakness in a system that can be exploited by a potential hacker.
Risk: Potential for loss or damage when threat exploits a vulnerability.


Yes. The losses as a result of cyber security breaches in everyday organizations are piling up. No one is safe from an impending cyber-attack. Organizations that don’t move money electronically are less susceptible to phishing and financial threats but may be used as bots in DDOS attacks or malware command and control.