A closer look: from a partial to an overall rating

To create a comprehensive rating, cysmo® currently uses five partial ratings which in turn comprise various detailed scores. As the cyber threat situation is continuously changing, ratings also keep getting refined and adapted to the current situation.

Six criteria for cyber security checks

The partial ratings created by cysmo® detect various potential vulnerabilities of a company's IT structure. Splitting up the overall rating in this way makes the result easy to understand for all involved parties.

 

Attack Resilience

Attack Resilience

Rates the visibility and accessibility of internal systems. A high score indicates a low number of systems, which means there are fewer opportunities for an attack.

Darknet

Darknet

Rates the attack surface with regard to social engineering. The more finds there are for the rated company in current leaks, the lower the rating.

DDOS Stability

DDOS Stability

Analyses the infrastructure’s resilience against DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. A high score indicates a high resilience.

DNS Config

DNS Config

Rates the DNS infrastructure, i.e. the address pattern of the system. A high score indicates a high stability and resilience against attacks.

Mail Config

Mail Config

Rates the configuration of the mail server. A high score can be achieved by having a resilient infrastructure, an adequate encryption and a configuration that impedes social engineering attacks.

Privacy Config

Privacy Config

Rates the handling of user data with regard to aspects like encryption, confidentiality and the forwarding of information on user behaviour (tracking) to third parties.