Cyber Risk, Compliance & Strategy


The Identify phase is the first step in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and focuses on understanding and managing cybersecurity risks to systems, assets, data, and capabilities. This phase involves developing an organization’s understanding of its overall cybersecurity posture by identifying and prioritizing its assets, systems, and data. This includes identifying critical infrastructure, data, and business processes, as well as determining the potential impact of a cybersecurity incident on these assets. Key activities in the Identify phase include:

  • Security Assessment & Consulting (NIST CSF / vCISO)
  • Cyber Risk & Attack Surface Report (ASR)
  • Identity Governance & Administration (IGA)
  • Governance, Regulatory, & Compliance Analysis (GRC)
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The Protect phase of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework focuses on implementing safeguards and measures to ensure the protection of systems, assets, and data against cybersecurity threats. This phase aims to develop and implement a proactive approach to cybersecurity, establishing robust protective measures to mitigate identified risks. Key activities in the Protect phase include:

  • Incident Response & Disaster Recovery Planning (IRP/DRP)
  • Penetration Testing & Gap Analysis
  • Cloud Backup (BaaS) & Cloud Enablement
  • Crisis Team (legal representation, breach coaching & cyber insurance)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Education & Awareness Training (Phishing Simulations)
  • Microsoft Licensing
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The Detect phase of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework focuses on identifying cybersecurity events and threats promptly. It involves implementing capabilities to detect and analyze cybersecurity incidents in a timely manner, allowing organizations to take appropriate actions to mitigate the impact of potential breaches. Key activities in the Detect phase include:

  • Managed Security Services (MSS, MDR, EDR, XDR, Email)
  • SIEM as a Service (24/7 SOC)
  • Managed Network Services (SD-WAN, Firewalls, Connectivity, SASE)
  • MDR for Microsoft (M365, Entra, Azure, GovCloud)
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The Respond phase of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework focuses on taking appropriate actions in response to detected cybersecurity incidents. It involves developing and implementing an effective incident response plan to contain the impact of incidents, mitigate vulnerabilities, and restore normal operations. Key activities in the Respond phase include:

  • Managed Detection & Response (MDR)
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Incident Response & Remediation (IR)
  • Digital Forensics Investigations (DFIR)
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In the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Recovery phase refers to the actions taken to restore and recover from the impacts of a cybersecurity incident. The Recovery phase is part of the broader framework and follows the Respond phase. Key activities in the Recovery phase of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework include:

  • Table-Top Exercises (IRP review & evolution)
  • Post-Incident Analysis (vCISO)
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