Finding peace in the IT world amongst the various standards, regulations, best practices and methodologies can be a daunting task. Whether you have a mandatory requirement to be compliant with PCI, or a customer demanding that you are SSAE16, or in search of cyber-security insurance and found that your premium is directly related to your security program and risk; we can help.
Achieving compliance is not simply passing an audit, it is embracing operational changes within your company that make you a more secure, trusted and valued partner for your customers. Protecting private data is an obligation as part of selling services on the internet, which should not be taken lightly.
Lastly, reaching this goals is not just about IT. Security breaches your entire operational base spanning from HR, Physical Security, Accounting and involves every single employee in an organization.
Engage and Analyze
As we start down the path to establishing your future security platform(s), we need to understand where you are today. By evaluating your existing processes, procedures and policies (documented or not) we are able to see what gaps we have. Loosely, we will perform an audit against what your future needs to look like.
This generally takes from 3-6 weeks, and largely depends on having your team engaged.
Build a Framework. Together.
Once we know where you stand, in terms of gaps and maturity, we will work together to establish a program which matches the culture of your company. What does that mean? It means that we understand that having NSA style security doesn't work for everyone. So, we will reduce in scope areas of an "audit area". This lowers the pain your users will feel.
This part generally takes 2-4 weeks, and again, will largely involve your team being actively engaged.
Implement Policy, Procedure and Tools.
Finally, the whole program has been formed, agreed upon, ratified and is now binding internal law of your internal constitution. (you now hear people cheering in the background)
As part of our services, we bring the tools to the table which address your goals and defined programs. All of this is inclusive.
Lastly, and the most important part, we train the teams who manage this within each functional area (HR, IT, etc). Then, on a broader scale, we establish an ongoing training system to ensure that your most important asset, your people, breath security as second nature. Broad engagement and buy in is essential is key. Security is only as strong as its weakest link.
This part will go on as long as the services exist. We monitor and checkpoint that the machine is working as expected, and help you realign as necessary when the road gets lost in the fog. We are there by your side for questions and fully engage auditors to facilitate the whole process on your behalf.