CYBER SECURITY FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Going beyond technology to help agencies prevent threats
Our end-to-end enterprise cyber security solutions ensure availability of critical IT for the federal government, including national security and federal civilian agencies, as well as commercial customers. We defend thousands of users, petabytes of data and hundreds of networks for global enterprises, supporting continuous service without interruption due to cyber attack.
We operate with an enterprise focus, ensuring cyber security is applied at every level, from infrastructure to applications to end-user behavior. Our multi-layer, defense-in-depth approach creates a resilient enterprise which protects all IT infrastructure and data created, used and stored across the enterprise without the gaps of traditional standalone cyber offerings. From assessments to managed services to network and end-user defense, we provide full lifecycle services across the enterprise.
Our security solutions and continuous monitoring tools correspond closely to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) developed by NIST, play a critical role in Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM), and other government cyber security strategies. Cyber attacks are a serious threat to our economy and national security. Government agencies around the world need to be able to defend against known threats, respond to new threats immediately, and quickly recover from cyber incidents, whether they are the result of an accident, natural disaster, or malicious attack.
In our increasingly digital and cloud-connected world, cyber threats are a constant concern for all organizations. A key challenge faced by federal agencies is the ability to find the right resources and tools that can help guard against a myriad of cyber threats.
At POWERNET, we understand the importance of each agency’s mission and stand ready to work closely with each agency’s team to apply the right tools and resources to protect, detect, and respond to cyber threats, and thereby helping to keep safe the crucial data federal agencies need to meet their mission and compliance priorities.
HOW WE CAN HELP?
Cyber security isn’t just a technology issue. People—either with malicious intent or carelessness—are the cause of cyber breaches. Therefore, a federal agency’s cyber security vision and supporting solutions need to be driven through the organization from the highest level, rather than the alternative of technology driving the business solution. POWERNET brings a depth of expertise transforming security, governance, risk management, compliance, privacy, and continuity controls into business-enabling platforms, while maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical functions.
Our Prevent–Improve–Detect–Respond approach to cyber security is tailored to the needs of each federal agency and is built on four pillars, Cyber Strategy and Governance, Security Transformation, Cyber Defense, and Digital Response Services.
POWERNET cyber security solutions help government agencies establish a repeatable data governance, risk management & compliance process and provide a fast and cost effective route to overall security and regulatory compliance both in the cloud and on premises.Our experience has provided us with a unique understanding of the challenges federal governments face, and we systematically align our solution and product development cycles to meet their needs. POWERNET isn’t just focused on one threat vector or adversary type. We counter all evolving cyber threats facing public and private sector organizations around the globe.
INFORMATION ASSURANCE, PRIVACY & COMPLIANCE
POWERNET helps U.S. federal government agencies protect their data, ensure its availability as needed, and keep it under the control of authorized users.
POWERNET experts lead, establish, and maintain compliance programs using standardized methods and procedures that ensure security controls are implemented in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements. These methods include:
- Periodic assessments
- Annual reviews
- Security control tests and evaluation
- Risk assessments
- Plan of action and milestones management
- Continuous Monitoring
- Governance Policies & Procedures
POWERNET also assists with business continuity preparation. Our business impact analyses facilitate the process of identifying and prioritizing critical information, components of information systems, and associated threats and risks. We help clients develop, conduct, and maintain business continuity, continuity of operations, and disaster recovery plans—and train and test these plans to ensure organizational readiness.
ORGANIZATIONAL POLICIES & GOVERNANCE
POWERNET partners with key management staff to define IT policies and establish protocols that help maximize investments while minimizing risks.
As organizations continue to invest in and rely more on information technology, POWERNET helps leadership make sound decisions based on their missions, data, desired outcomes, and inherent risks. Our experts focus on designing, implementing, and institutionalizing effective IT policies and practices that explicate the responsibilities of stakeholders across the enterprise. Every user understands the expectations and how his or her actions link to the overall corporate and technology goals. POWERNET also help to confirm that appropriate monitoring is in place to verify desired outcomes. Throughout our policy and governance work, our experts help clients manage risks to their overall strategic objectives, such as growth and profitability, while ensuring compliance with mandatory requirements and industry best practices.
- Process & Procedure Development
- Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)
- Enterprise Architecture (EA)
- Assessment and Strategic Roadmap
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Enterprise Governance
- IT Governance
- Operational Risk
- Sensitive Information Protection
- Organizational Efficiency
- Policy Development
- Regulatory Compliance
MANAGING RISK USING THE CYBER SECURITY FRAMEWORK
Developed by hundreds of experts from government, technology companies, and critical infrastructure owners and operators, the Cybersecurity Framework published by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), is widely recognized as a leading standard for assessing and managing organizational risk. Because of its flexibility, broad acceptance, and applicability to all industry sectors and organizations, POWERNET uses the Cybersecurity Framework as the guide for its assessment engagements with clients. For organizations in regulated industries, POWERNET assists clients with navigating and meeting requirements while ensuring that their technology risk is managed effectively and efficiently.
Identify. Protect. Detect. Respond. Recover.
POWERNET's consultants carry tremendous amount of experience and expertise in Risk Management Framework (RMF) practices. We gained our experience working with a wide range of client-base in varying industries. We are subject matter experts in Risk Management Framework (RMF) and approach to IT Management & Operations. Our consulting team can provide strategic risk management consulting to your Executive Teams to audit, asses, and revamp your IT operations leveraging today’s tools, methodologies and best practices.
Risk management is about anticipating what bad things might happen to your assets, then mitigating the impact of those bad things, or reducing the likelihood that those bad things will happen. In the information security context, we are primarily concerned with assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive, personal and business data.
These five key tenants of the Cyber Security Framework provide the foundation on which POWERNET advises its clients, resulting in a comprehensive view of risk that informs senior leadership and paves the way for high impact improvements in both the near and long term.
Knowing your risks is the first step to protecting against them. POWERNET offers asset management, data governance policies and risk assessments designed to provide the knowledge and insight required as the first step to cyber risk management.
Prioritizing the many controls necessary to protect modern networks can be a daunting task. POWERNET offers cyber security training and information protection and backup procedure reviews and can retain leading providers of access control and incident detection and prevention technologies in support of our client’s needs. POWERNET can also work with insurance brokers and agencies to help companies determine how to better mitigate risk.
Maintaining vigilance for technology threats and vulnerabilities is an essential part of a cyber security program. We advise clients on the use of leading cyber security consultancies that conduct comprehensive penetration testing of an organization's assets, including networks, websites, and products, as well as technology companies that provide state-of-the-art detection capabilities and services. Additionally, POWERNET helps organizations review information sharing strategies and technologies.
Knowing how to react and respond to a breach takes careful consideration and regular practice. POWERNET will create and tailor an incident response plan that reflects industry best practices while addressing your organizations specific needs. POWERNET retains a leading consultancy to aid clients in setting up a security operations center and, as necessary, in mitigation efforts.
Getting networks back online can be the most difficult challenge for an organization recovering from an incident. POWERNET will advise on recovery planning and can design and facilitate incident response and recovery exercises.
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POWERNET will work with you and your executive teams to help you be proactive against your cyber security risks. POWERNET has both onsite and off-site contract rates, if you are interested in our services, feel free to call us at our offices at 256-489-8425 with the type of service you need.