Cybersecurity Consulting

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     Cybersecurity best practices encompass some general best practices — like being cautious when engaging in online activities, abiding by company rules, and reaching out for help when you encounter something suspicious. The right cybersecurity policies and protocols boost employee productivity by minimizing computer system downtime while optimizing your website’s uptime. As you shield computers and hardware from malware, you’re also improving equipment longevity and postponing replacement costs. As you elevate consumer confidence, you’re better able to attract and retain new business. CISOs must strike a balance between what is needed in a cybersecurity framework and the risks to undertake for the business to move forward. Without this balance, opportunities are missed.

     Your company may have the best security software and most comprehensive office policies, but your actions play a big part in helping to keep data safe. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.

PCI Compliance

What is PCI compliance? Requirements and a checklist

We offer a variety of cybersecurity consulting services to help you achieve and maintain PCI compliance. This includes PCI gap assessments, annual AOC and SAQ assistance, along cybersecurity program development and design for PCI organizations. Depending on the sector, a PCI compliance checklist can be an easy task to complete on a standard list of security to-dos. It can also turn into a huge project, costing time, resources, and money when come at from the wrong direction. In total, PCI DSS outlines 12 requirements for compliance and, if you’re not up-to-date on them all, it can be a difficult process with many steps along the way. Our consulting specialists working with PCI DSS requirements understand that the longer and more complex the PCI compliance process is, the longer your customers can be without the utmost security for their important data. With a PCI compliance checklist well-enforced, we are able to help organizations and merchants of all sizes to remain protected from card data breaches. We pride ourselves on being able to not only offer the compliance needed, but align with the PCI Security Standards Councils mission to keep the system secure.


Winning the Trust of Customers and Partners with SOC 2 Compliance

Our SOC 2 gap assessments and guidance have the ability to optimize cybersecurity controls and your overall security posture, helping your organization achieve and maintain SOC 2 compliance—a critical requirement for most customers and investors. SOC 2 is an auditing procedure that ensures your service providers securely manage your data to protect the interests of your organization and the privacy of its clients. For security-conscious businesses, SOC 2 compliance is a minimal requirement when considering a SaaS provider. Organizations that need a SOC 2 report include cloud service providers, SaaS providers, and organizations that store client information in the cloud. A SOC 2 report proves a client’s data is protected and kept private from unauthorized users. What are the essential SOC 2 compliance requirements? SOC 2 compliance is based on specific criteria for managing customer data correctly, which consists of five Trust Services Categories: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. The security principle focuses on the protection of the assets and data of the service in scope for SOC 2 compliance against unauthorized use. You can implement access controls to prevent malicious attacks or unauthorized removal of data, misuse of company software, unsanctioned alterations, or disclosure of company information. When it comes to security, the most basic SOC 2 compliance checklist (which will satisfy an auditor) is detailed in the documents we provide your team, and should address these controls:

  • Logical and physical access controls—How you restrict and manage logical and physical access, to prevent any unauthorized access
  • System operations—How you manage your system operations to detect and mitigate deviations from set procedures
  • Change management—How you implement a controlled change management process and prevent unauthorized changes
  • Risk mitigation—How you identify and develop risk mitigation activities when dealing with business disruptions and the use of any vendor services

ISO 27001

We work with organizations to identify areas of improvement and meet ISO 27001 standards and requirements for information security management systems (ISMS), providing gap analysis and guidance on improving their overall cybersecurity controls. Our simple six phase consulting initiative will cover the following.

  • End to End Project Planning – First, we will develop your detailed project plan, the work break down structure, the project charter, and reporting processes, with set defined roles and responsibilities, so you know who will be doing what and when within the implementation. In addition, we will develop a comprehensive understanding of your organization, your business, and your existing IT security operations to lay the groundwork for our program development.
  • Design and Documentation– We will develop and establish an appropriate information security governance program that is mindful of the many layers of stakeholders involved in your organization’s security. This program will also develop the appropriate policies, procedures, and internal reviews required to maintain your new compliance-ready security posture.
  • Risk Assessment – Our team will gain a detailed and thorough understanding of your information assets and the impact of any loss of confidentiality, integrity, data analytics and availability of these assets if you suffer a security event. We will identify, analyze, and evaluate, in order to produce and communicate out your new risk response plan.
  • Training and Implementation Support – We will bridge the gap between your new security controls, and their day-to-day deployment, by training, educating, and offering hands-on implementation support to your biggest source of security risks— the people within your end users, IT users, and senior management with a custom training initiative.
  • Internal Audit – Before submitting your organization for audit, our independent consultants will perform their own pre-certification audit—set against the standard—to ensure you will not experience any surprises when you seek official certification. *Please note: this may require external/3rd party resources that are contacted.
  • ISO 27001:2013 Certification Audit – take any necessary final actions to ensure you achieve and maintain your ISO 27001:2013 compliance.



Guide to Online Payment Options & HIPAA Compliance – Paubox

Healthcare organizations remain one of the highest valued targets for hackers and identity thieves, leading to HIPAA and stringent requirements to protect healthcare information systems, patient records, and ePHI. Our cybersecurity consultants help this highly regulated industry achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.

Some of the areas we can assist your HIPAA compliance in are:

  • HIPAA Security Risk Assessment
  • Software & Application Compliance
  • Privacy Audit
  • HITECH Audit
  • IT Security
  • GDPR
  • Annual Review