STRATEGIC ADVICE & MANAGEMENT IN SECURITY BEST PRACTICES
Assuring organizational security demands a comprehensive analysis of risks complimented by a sophisticated approach to reducing system security risk. Agencies need to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems and personal information within them, within ever evolving technological features and capabilities – from cloud computing to mobile applications to authentication platforms. Kuma has the credentials and expertise to advise you on developing a sound security program and to assist you on all issues of regulation compliance. You’ll be able to stop worrying about your security controls and focus on what you excel at: building your business.
Managing security risks is a complex, multifaceted undertaking requiring involvement of the entire organization, including the high-level goals and strategic vision provided by senior leaders, planning and implementation of projects by mid-level leaders, and the front-line development, implementation and operation of systems by the individuals who are supporting the organization’s core missions and business processes. Kuma ascribes to the culture of best practices in enterprise risk management across the organization, following the model of the three-tiered approach used by the US Government’s FISMA and FedRAMP security assessment schemes. We can guide you through the risk treatment step to evaluate risk and support your subsequent decision-making process, from mitigation or remediation of risk to transfer or acceptance of risk. We assist organizations in establishing the procedures to bring risk treatment into the operations of all tiers of the organization.
CYBER SECURITY GUIDANCE
Kuma believes in a broad perspective on Cybersecurity including security assurance, risk management, identity assurance, vulnerability scoring and assessment. We can support organizations implementing the imperatives from the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity final report (12/2016): protecting information infrastructure, invest wisely in future security capabilities, prepare consumers for the digital age, build cybersecurity workforce capabilities, assist governments in functioning securely and effectively while ensuring open, fair and competitive digital economy. Kuma can guide you in high level activities such as the implementation of information security management systems and risk management frameworks, security planning and management; or lead you through the more technical aspects such as assisting with system asset identification, disaster recovery and contingency planning, incident response planning and support with the role of managing awareness of risks and identification of prioritized solutions.
ASSET AND SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION
Kuma understands that you cannot manage what you cannot measure, and believes that system identification is the foundation for managing the security of information systems. We lead organizations in determining clarity in system architecture and assets, in a way that aids you in making informed decisions about the risk factors that may be at stake. Identifying physical and logical assets such as servers, workstations, mobile devices, network devices, virtual hosts, and database is a critical step in ensuring that those assets are securely configured, monitored, maintained and finally decommissioned as needed.