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Government Organizations

Definitive Strategic Consulting understands that information assurance is not a static issue with a one-off technology solution. Nor does compliance with IT security legislation equal true cybersecurity. Rather information assurance and cybersecurity are elements of a larger ongoing risk management process that touches on people, processes, and technology.

Data integrity and security are cornerstones of information management at government agencies. Sensitive compliance reports, citizen records, and financial data are all stored and managed electronically by these Agencies, thus being inherently susceptible to cyber-attacks. As security threats have become more highly evolved, these agencies must also be able to adapt and implement dynamic methods for dealing with cyber security issues. Recent events have exposed the fact that government agencies are susceptible to data privacy risk from both internal and external threats. In order to mitigate the risk of having private information compromised, many organizations have developed cyber security protocols to handle both the electronic and personnel aspects of information management. Definitive Strategic Consulting is experienced in assisting government agencies with their Cyber Security requirements, focusing on infrastructure resilience and data protection.

At Definitive Strategic Consulting, we have established effective cybersecurity solutions for governments to limit threats to agency data and network infrastructures. We help our clients develop a strong cyber security offensive strategy to secure their infrastructures and defend their networks, in other to be one step ahead of any potential cyberattacks.

At a Glance

World-class cyber security consulting services for:

  • Designing the cyber security architecture for national assets: Our consultants review your security infrastructure and help you develop a safe, resilient, and sustainable cyberspace for your critical assets.
  • Establishing cyber security operations centers (CSOCs): We help you develop the operational, technical, and methodological foundations for establishing situational awareness, real-time threat analysis, incident response, and cyber intelligence research.
  • Evaluating potential cyber-threats and relevant mitigation strategies: We provide expert evaluation of potential cyber-attack scenarios and mitigation strategies. The process includes a top-down review, from strategy and business processes to IT and security infrastructures.
  • Developing strategic national cyber security policies, procedures, and organizational structures: We help you develop strategic national cyber-security policies, procedures, and organizational structures to help safeguard vital assets and information systems.
  • Delivered by a committed team of technologists and cyber security experts with years of experience in the cyber domain
  • Professional Cyber Security Consulting Services

Data Security:

Government entities must provide vital public services securely while protecting sensitive information from exposure and misuse, and do so within their budgetary constraints. Local governments as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have the same IT security issues as commercial organizations, but often without the same level of resources to implement their information security programs.

With the sensitive data many government agencies maintain, they are prime targets for malicious attackers. Government agencies house tax records, social security numbers, credit card numbers, courthouse records, employee information and other personally identifiable information (PII) that cyberthieves crave. Protecting this sensitive information from data breaches is critical.

Complying with regulations and IT security mandates is an issue for government entities as well. Not only must sensitive data be secured, the organization must also demonstrate compliance with laws and mandates covering IT security.

Definitive Strategic Consulting help government entities cost-effectively safeguard data and achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and mandates.

Definitive Strategic Consulting services for government include:

  • Managed Security Services
  • Log Monitoring
  • Log Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Security Device Management
  • Security Consulting Services

Network Security:

Definitive Strategic Consulting combines security, performance and scalability into a single element. This delivers comprehensive security to government and defense organizations with integrated solutions like Firewall, VPN (SSL VPN and IPSec), Intrusion Prevention System, Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware, Anti-Spam, Web Filtering, Web Application Firewall, Bandwidth Management and Multiple Link Management over a single platform.

Definitive Strategic Consulting’s cyber security practice assesses your current security protocols, conduct a threat assessment, or establish and strengthen your Agency’s cyber standards and policies. The end result will be a safer digital working environment. Our consultants concentrate on developing security policies that are inclusive of overall organizational IT needs and culture, keeping a clear focus on the core business functions and key activities that a government agency has been tasked with. Our consultants align IT Security plans with an agency’s overall IT Strategy, creating unified digital environments for our clients that are secure from threats, both now and in the future.

Definitive Strategic Consulting ensures that security policies directly support an Agency’s vision and mission, never deviating from the intended strategic path. Our project managers, information architects, and cyber security consultants ensure that the most modern and proven methods are used to create a secure work environment.

Definitive Strategic Consulting supports government clients with risk assessments and security impact analysis for all levels of information systems. Our approach involves the identification of threats and vulnerability sources, with our cyber security consultants developing enhanced compensating security control recommendations, aligned with mitigating strategies. Outcomes involve overall risk reduction to acceptable levels.

Definitive Strategic Consulting supports government clients with the development and testing of technical security features and functions for information systems. We ensure intended and expected performance prior to system deployment. Our approach utilizes detailed testing methods designed to determine system security control implementation status. The results identify system security weaknesses and recommended plans of action to improve the system security environment.

Definitive Strategic Consulting conducts comprehensive certification and accreditation activities via our cyber security assessment and authorization practice. Our cyber consultants are adept with assisting our government clients in obtaining positive results via the structured review of application system management, operational, and technical controls. Our consultants review activities result in the generation of evidence and control descriptions that take into account all levels of risk. Our consultants also support interfaces with third-party assessors, evaluators, as required, and IT auditors to produce and validate evidence of system security compliance.

Definitive Strategic Consulting supports government clients with aligning security initiatives with agency IT Strategic Vision, Mission, and Goals. Our approach creates short and long term objectives for strengthening the security infrastructure, decreasing the number of security incidents, and involves the implementation of security plans and protocols into program initiatives.

Definitive Strategic Consulting’s information assurance and cybersecurity capabilities include the following:

  • Certification and accreditation
  • Security plans and policies
  • Security audits and assessments including penetration testing and vulnerability assessment
  • Program management support
  • Digital signatures.

Definitive Strategic Consulting provides full scope Incident Response (IR) services to government clients around the world. We setup Special Operations Centers as part of national CERTs which consist of highly trained technical teams to identify and remediate the problem, a full service incident management system for secure coordination, regulatory reporting, and stakeholder communications, as well as detailed forensics, advanced malware analysis, and interfaces to business, corporate and legal departments. Our retained services also allows advance preparation and updating of your response plan, training, testing and rehearsals for team members (including advanced access to our secure out-of-band incident tracking system), advance technical coordination between your technical teams and our cybersecurity experts, and preplanning and positioning of response capabilities– all designed to lower your costs and shorten your time to optimum recovery.

Our cybersecurity consultants are vendor certified and have experience in operating and securing all major network vendors and enterprise operating systems. We provide comprehensive, end-to-end computer network defense services for our clients.

Definitive Strategic Consulting’s on-site cyber emergency services help organizations contain and mitigate cyber-attacks in progress. These services include expert cyber forensic analysis of high-profile attacks, such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), malware source-code analysis, malware behavioral analysis, digital forensics, and network forensics.