Problems We Solve

Here are just a few of the scenarios we routinely assist our clients with.

"My organization needs help establishing an information program"

At Contextual Security Solutions our goal has been and continues to be to make the organizations we serve more secure. The foundation of which is the creation of an information security program that aligns the organizations processes, people, technologies and environments and includes the consistent execution of tasks that have been shown to effectively manage and reduce risk. We walk alongside our clients in a variety of ways, one of which is through our Base Assessment of Security Elements (B.A.S.E.) program. The B.A.S.E. program is an annual program that includes those key engagements that have been shown to reduce risk, reduce the cost of a breach, and improve the security & compliance posture of the organizations we serve. B.A.S.E. is the byproduct of innovation paired with decades of information security experience. Click below to schedule a brief call with our security consultants to learn more about this program.

"We need a penetration test to satisfy compliance requirement x, y and z?"

Contextual Security Solutions assigns both a Security and a Compliance lead on your Penetration Test. We put staff from both areas on every project regardless of the project type because Context Matters – it’s the primary focus of our services and that’s why it’s in our name. Context is the key to helping you achieve your goals. If you’re testing to meet the PCI DSS version 4.0 requirement for Penetration Testing, rest assured that your Contextual Security Solutions Team Leads are well versed in all the sub-requirements that you’ll need to address to stay on schedule.  Our expertise isn’t limited to the major compliance frameworks like PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST, CMMC, etc. We also help clients meet both cyber insurance and governmental grant requirements. To learn more about Penetration Testing requirements, click below to schedule a quick call with the Contextual Security Solutions team.

"I'm worried that our security overlays aren't seeing everything they should be"

Since 2019, our data has shown that organizations see less than 15% of the steps we use to capture the flag during a penetration test. It’s the primary reason why we created our Attack Visibility Assessment, the goal of which is to ensure that your organizations security overlays are effectively providing the visibility needed to maintain the security of their systems, applications and data. If you’d like to learn more about this service, click below to schedule a brief 15-minute call to see if it's a fit for your organization.

"I need a company with professionals that can give me high quality tailored consulting services within the context of my industry, not using a one size fits all approach"

At Contextual Security Solutions we are Mission Focused. With any mission the best outcomes are almost always achieved as a result of having a solid understanding of both the need and environment prior to its execution. This approach has allowed us to help our clients make significant improvements in their security & compliance postures over the years. We understand that a small call center (service provider) that processes sensitive healthcare information (protected health information) requires a different approach than an Electric Cooperative that provides power for 25,000 members across 3 counties. Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, the core tenants of the CIA triad, are not weighted the same across every industry. At Contextual Security Solutions, we understand this, and its why our sales team insists on learning about your organization's unique needs and challenges before we present a statement of work. If you'd like to learn more about our approach, click below to schedule a call with our team.

"We need an experienced compliance consultant to help us understand our compliance burden (scope) and ultimately achieve compliance"

Compliance isn't easy. It's a continuous process and one that requires oversight throughout the year to ensure that policies and procedures stay current, controls are operating as required, and that those routine tasks are being completed within the designated frequencies. For some organizations, this responsibility falls on the same person or small team that's also responsible for ensuring the security of the organization's operations.

At Contextual Security Solutions, our focus is to lighten the load compliance brings to an organization. Whether it's helping you understand your compliance burden, your compliance scope, or the spirit of an individual requirement or control, our team of Risk & Compliance subject matter experts are eager to assist you in navigating and meeting your compliance burden.  Compliance isn't easy, but we make compliance easier. To schedule a meeting to learn more about our Risk & Compliance services, simply click the Schedule a Discovery Call button below.

"Is our data REALLY secure in the cloud?"

Are you certain that your cloud implementation has been built in a secure manner? Have you setup a cloud environment, but are unsure of the potential holes that could exist in your cloud security posture? Responsibility for the security of a cloud environment can have complex demarcation points. In addition, many configurations can look innocuous, but allow more access than you mean to give.

Utilizing industry-leading frameworks like the Cloud Controls Matrix, Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certified professionals will audit your network and give you confidence that you don't have holes in your deployment.

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