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The pressure to comply with constantly changing regulatory, third-party, and internal guidelines can be overwhelming. Being unprepared to manage risks yet meet mandates can lead to economic consequences and legal liabilities. Both can contribute to a significant financial impact and hurt to your reputation, which could prove even more damaging. You may be exposed to threats you’re not yet familiar with that could be putting your company’s reputation at risk—and even jeopardizing its future.

Consulting Services

Digital Forensics and Investigation
Governance Solutions
InfoSec
Business Continuity and Resiliency

Bridge the Gap between Risk and Compliance
The pressure to comply with constantly changing regulatory, third-party, and internal guidelines can be overwhelming. As regulations and technology change, new risks are introduced. Being unprepared to manage those risks yet meet mandates can lead to economic consequences and legal liabilities. Both can contribute to a significant financial impact and hurt to your reputation, which could prove even more damaging. You may be exposed to threats you’re not yet familiar with that could be putting your company’s reputation at risk—and even jeopardizing its future.

Our certified, experienced experts collaborate with you to ensure that you fully understand your risk posture. We then apply a holistic, integrated approach to architect and implement a plan to mitigate those risks, meet compliance mandates, and minimize your exposure. We can assist your organization to increase awareness of the vast regulatory environment revolving around due care and due diligence. With proprietary tools and an inclusive approach, we are able to identify core risks and design and implement systems and protocols that ensure the highest standards of governance and compliance to meet today’s strict regulatory requirements.
Our extensive knowledge and technical expertise allow us to add value by aligning with your corporate and organizational vision to enhance market offerings and secure your technology investments. Our industry-leading solutions are created through collaboration with global authorities in the field, to provide a special focus on industries most susceptible to risk.

With a reputation for strategic insights and quality results, our Cybersecurity team continues to stay at the forefront of the latest risk, resiliency, and reputation solutions and technologies.

Digital Forensics and Investigation

Organizations of all sizes struggle to keep up with rapidly changing compliance regulations and rising litigation demands. On top of that, many companies use traditional processes and tools that limit their ability to get information quickly, accurately, and efficiently.

Not only do you need to have confidence that your electronic documents can be found quickly, you also need to ensure that you have the appropriate level of transparency required for litigation. Our certified digital forensics professionals can work independently or as an extension of your legal team to provide the technical skills to quickly investigate, identify, and collect information from your systems.

Whether your investigation needs originate from an internal audit, a cyber attack, a sensitive data breach, or a legal investigation, our experienced team and industry-leading software partners will help you rapidly find key evidence, assess your position, and monitor costs. You’ll have the tools to manage data intelligently and efficiently throughout its lifecycle, with the ability to retain, store, classify, and access information according to its business, compliance, or evidentiary value.

With unwavering integrity, we support businesses of all sizes, across all industries, including the Department of Defense and companies on the Fortune 500 list. Our digital forensics services include capabilities in expert witness and litigation support, allowing our team to help you reduce the risk and costs associated with potentially damaging litigation.

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management Solutions

Don’t gamble with your company’s security: follow protocol.
Mitigate costly cyber crimes, security threats, and noncompliance with a strategic enterprise governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solution.
As a strategic enterprise governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions provider, Essextec can help your organization mitigate costly cybercrimes, address non-compliance, and reduce the likelihood or impact of data breaches.

Whatever your industry, you are no doubt painfully aware that there is no shortage of government mandates and best practices requirements. Let us help you move your GRC efforts forward. Our services include interpreting changes in standards, as well as keeping you up to date on both new regulations and how internal technical and administrative controls can translate a return on investment. As your information security framework matures, internal information security risk and Incident Response program efficacy can be measured using Table-Top Exercises and Penetration Testing.

For those organizations without a robust security department, we can provide a Virtual CISO offering with expertise in the following:
NIST Special Publication 800 series (including 800-53 and 800-171)

  • ISO 27001/27002
  • GDPR
  • NY DFS Requirements 23 NYCRR 500
  • FFIEC Handbook
  • NCUA Guidelines
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • Hi-Trust
  • PCI-DSS
  • Other Industry and Regulatory Compliance Standards and Requirements

Infosec

IT has become a boardroom discussion. Essextec helps organizations define their security intelligence, prevention, detection, and remediation strategies.

Security threats are continually evolving. With the rapid growth of new apps and increased file sharing, activities that may have been considered harmless before, could become potential openings for attackers. Customary security methods, such as firewalls and anti-malware software, have become easier to sidestep.

Critical insight and visibility
We help our clients with critical insight and visibility into network activity: what applications are being used, what files are being shared, and what video and audio streams are being accessed. These types of activities can open the door for attacks, leading to potential data loss as well as compliance concerns.

Take back control over network activity
With our services, we help you set up specific network controls based on insights that will help you reduce exposure to threats such as phishing attacks, social engineering exposure, and other threats targeting users and employees.

Our comprehensive approach to cybersecurity includes security awareness training to protect data across a range of threats such as: insider fraud, unauthorized changes, and external attacks – all while ensuring compliance. We can help you proactively identify unauthorized or suspicious activities by continuously tracking database actions.

Business Continuity and Resiliency

It’s not just about having a disaster recovery plan or keeping your business running when catastrophe strikes; it’s about building a resilient enterprise.

We understand business continuity is critical to the ongoing operation and success of your organization. You need to be prepared and agile so you can respond should unplanned events occur. You need an actionable business continuity plan that can improve your resiliency.

Our Business Continuity and Resiliency Services (BCRS) can help you maintain near-continuous business operations and assist in managing regulatory compliance, improved systems availability, data protection, and the integration of IT operational risk management strategies. Our services take you from analysis, planning, and design through implementation and management.

We are committed to making sure you have the insights you need to make your organization resilient as well as safeguard the interests of your customers, employees, management, and stockholders. We’ll provide full transparency to your range of options, from local backup and recovery to replicating data virtually. The bottom line: We can help ensure your business never skips a beat, even in the face of disaster.

Read How Essextec Helped Insure an Insurance Company Against Disaster.

Business Continuity Impact Study
Unplanned disruptions to your business can be crippling. In order to counter the risk of financial loss, customer dissatisfaction, and regulatory compliance issues, you need to develop a comprehensive business continuity and resiliency plan. To start, you’ll need to fully understand your critical business processes and the recovery time your business units require. Our Business Impact Analysis (BIA) will identify risk factors and assist you in prioritizing the recovery of your systems and associated business processes. We’ll also compare the cost to mitigate your identified risks against what you stand to lose if you don’t resolve these business gaps. The BIA, including gap analysis, will assess current backup systems, compare your operations against industry best practices, and provide you with customized recommendations to improve your operations.

Gap Analysis
A gap analysis will help us provide you with a comprehensive view of your organization’s existing business continuity and resiliency (BCR) processes. Analysis includes:

  • Advising on the ability of your organization to restore critical business functions in time-priority sequence
  • Assessing internal and external communications process and activities
  • Assessing personnel and functions to properly manage BCR programs
  • Constructing a process for collecting, analyzing, and prioritizing data for the BIA
  • Determining the ability of your organization to rely on current documentation in the event of an emergency
  • Reviewing existing BCR documentation and frameworks
  • Reviewing frequency of updates to the BCR process
  • Understanding your emergency response processes and how they were created
  • Updating the governance used to support your current BCR efforts

The information gathered from our analysis will help you lay the foundation to accurately define your resilience requirements, including your recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). With our Business Continuity Impact Study, we can design, architect, and implement the right risk mitigation plan and provide you with the rationale to support ongoing investments in business-resilience solutions.

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