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Strategic Cyber Consulting

Virtual CISO

The cybersecurity expertise you need - exactly when you need it

With 20+ years of cybersecurity consulting experience across a wide range of industries, STG is able to provide a high value vCISO offering. Through this offering, we provide executive level expertise to assist organizations with cybersecurity strategy, advice on cyber – related initiatives, reviews of key third – party and internal reports and metrics, and more.

Organizations have unique needs based on their goals, industry, size, and existing challenges. We tailor each vCISO engagement to meet organizations where they are with the skills and knowledge they need. Services that may be included in a vCISO arrangement with us are:

  • Board Communication and Awareness on Cyber Related Issues
  • Vendor Identification & Qualification
  • Cybersecurity Tool/Solution Identification & Qualification
  • Vendor Identification & Qualification
  • IT Vendor Management
  • Cyber Risk Assessment
  • IT Compliance
  • Cyber Recruiting including needs analysis, job descriptions, interviewing, etc.
  • Vulnerability Assessments

Cybersecurity Training & Awareness:

Train users as your first line of defense

88% of cyber breaches incidents involve human error (Tessian) – a click, a response, a forward. Frequent and engaging cybersecurity awareness training is critical to an organization’s cybersecurity posture. STG is able provide in – person or virtual cybersecurity awareness training that is tailored specifically to your organization or event specific user groups such as your financial team, executives and board members, or IT teams.

While organizations’ concerns and desired focus varies, our training frequently include:

  •  An overview of current cyber threats using recent, real – life events
  • Descriptions and examples of common attack vectors
  • Phishing
  • Smishing
  • Vishing
  • The individual’s role in their organization’s security posture
  • How to spot a phish
  • What to do if you are a victim of a cyber attack

We are passionate about user education and turning your weakest link into an advantage by establishing a strong culture of cybersecurity awareness.

Tabletop Exercises:

Because the Best Plans Are Tested

Historically, cybersecurity has heavily emphasized risk management through preventative techniques. In today’s threat environment, the importance of having an established and tested action plan for handling a breach, disaster, or other event has grown significantly. Tabletop exercises are beneficial because:

  1. The exercise brings key stakeholders from various business leaders together and provides an opportunity for cross – department understanding and alignment.
  2. Gaps and weaknesses in the plan are exposed, allowing for critical updates to be made.
  3. Practicing your plan can make your response more efficient and effective in the event of an actual incident.
  4. Overall organizational risk is lessened when organizations remediate identified gaps, maintain up – to – date documentation, and practice their plans annually.

The best tabletop exercises are based in reality – using the vulnerabilities most likely to be targeted by threat actors. We provide realistic scenarios based on your industry, known risks, and specific assets and tools. We facilitate tabletop exercises in the following areas:

  • Incident Response, focusing on cyber and/or physical security incidents
  • Disaster Recovery, focusing on data and infrastructure restoration after a natural disaster or cyber security incident
  • Business Continuity Planning, focusing on continued operations during an incident

Cyber Talent Recruitment:

Hire talent with the skills best suited to you needs

The cybersecurity talent market is tight. With 3.5 million open cybersecurity positions, finding and retaining the right talent is more challenging than ever.

STG is able provide a full – service sourcing strategy for key cybersecurity positions. We will work with you to identify the skills most important to your organization’s needs and draft an appropriate job description. We will source, pre-screen, and provide technical interviews to ensure that the candidates you receive are capable of performing the job in question.

Positions we assist with:

  • Security Analyst
  • SOC Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • Security Director
  • Chief Information Security Officer

M&A Cyber Due Diligence:

Don't Let Cyber Risk Kill the Deal

Cyber risk is a critical aspect of M&A due diligence. From the seller’s point of view, data leaks or publicized breaches can damage reputation, impact valuation, or even cause the transaction to fall through. On the buyer’s side, they have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the security controls in place and existing security concerns.

We offer an M&A Cyber Due Diligence Assessment that identifies cyber risks and reviews security controls and plans to promote transparency during a transaction.

Our assessment includes:

  • Cyber Risk Assessment
  • Network Vulnerability Scanning
  • Policy & Procedure Review
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning Review
  • Penetration Testing
  • IT Suitability Assessment
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