Elevate Consulting Services
These services enable organizations to enhance their security posture, mitigate risks, and ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of their data and applications in cloud environments.
IT Security Vulnerability Scanning
Regular vulnerability scanning is a fundamental practice in maintaining a strong security posture. It provides organizations with valuable insights into their security vulnerabilities, helps them meet compliance requirements, and enables proactive risk management and mitigation.
By embracing penetration testing, organizations can better understand their security strengths and weaknesses, make informed decisions to address vulnerabilities, and enhance their overall security posture. It serves as a proactive measure to protect valuable assets, reduce the likelihood of successful attacks, and minimize the potential impact of security incidents.
Physical penetration testing, also known as physical security testing or red teaming, is an essential aspect of comprehensive security assessments. It involves attempting to identify vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach in physical security controls to gain unauthorized access to a facility, building, or specific areas within an organization.
Security Awareness Training
By investing in security awareness and training, organizations can create a security-conscious culture, where employees are active participants in safeguarding sensitive information and mitigating security risks. Ultimately, a well-informed and security-aware workforce is a critical defense against cyber threats.
These are ethical and controlled engagements where our specialists simulate real-world social engineering attacks to assess an organization’s security posture and identify vulnerabilities through exercises such as: email phishing, vishing (telephone hacking), and on-site impersonation.
The Virtual CISO service offering provides experienced Security Program oversight and strategy to you without the need for a dedicated full-time equivalent Information Security Officer. With our Virtual CISO Service, you get retained board-level resources to oversee, manage and/or augment your security strategy, budget, risk assessment, and regulatory programs.
Wireless Security Assessment
A wireless security assessment helps organizations understand and address vulnerabilities in their wireless networks, protect sensitive data, comply with industry regulations, and mitigate the risks associated with wireless attacks. It is an essential step in maintaining a robust and secure network infrastructure.
Co-Sourcing and Outsourcing
Co-sourcing offers flexibility, as organizations can scale their internal audit team based on their specific needs and the complexity of their operations. It enables you to tap into specialized skills and industry best practices that may not be readily available in-house, enhancing the quality and depth of the audit process.
We can serve as your technical IT outsourced and/or co-sourced internal audit function and provide the depth and expertise required to perform your IT audits and/or augment your team when deep expertise is required (e.g. Cloud Security, Internet of Things, AS400, and other legacy systems, Network Security, etc.).
Operational Risk Management
By leveraging our operational risk management services, organizations can enhance their ability to anticipate and mitigate potential risks, improve operational efficiency, and safeguard their reputation and financial well-being.
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
The main objectives of SOX compliance are to enhance financial accuracy, prevent fraudulent activities, and protect the interests of shareholders and the general public. Non-compliance with SOX can result in severe penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and damage to a company’s reputation. To achieve SOX compliance, organizations typically engage in internal control assessments, independent audits, and the implementation of robust governance and risk management processes.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA Compliance) protects all personal information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or may reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.
Our extensive expertise in documenting, designing, advising, and auditing IT Compliance, Data Privacy, and Cyber Security controls will ensure you obtain the right level of CMMC certification for your government contracts.
CMS DE and EDE Pathway
Both CMS DE and EDE aim to simplify the enrollment process and provide individuals and families with assistance and options for obtaining health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. Elevate can help your organization implement EDE through: project planning, audit preparation, penetration testing, vulnerability sans, and advisory monitoring.
CSA Star Certification
The CSA STAR certification involves a rigorous assessment of a CSP’s security controls and capabilities across various domains, including data protection, identity and access management, network security, vulnerability management, and incident response. The certification helps organizations evaluate the security of CSPs and make informed decisions when selecting a cloud service provider.
DFARS compliance focuses on safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the defense supply chain. This is necessary for defense contractors to continue doing business with the DoD. Failure to comply with DFARS requirements can result in the loss of contracts or legal repercussions.
Compliance with FedLine requirements ensures the protection of sensitive financial data, prevents unauthorized access or manipulation of transactions, and maintains the integrity and confidentiality of financial operations. It helps to establish trust and confidence in the financial system and promotes secure and reliable interactions between financial institutions and the Federal Reserve.
By achieving FedRAMP compliance, CSPs demonstrate their ability to protect federal data and systems, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It enables federal agencies to confidently adopt cloud services while adhering to federal security requirements and standards.
FINRA’s best practices encompass a range of areas. They emphasize the importance of robust risk management frameworks, internal controls, and compliance systems to safeguard investor interests and maintain market integrity. At Elevate, we work with broker-dealers and registered investment advisors to ensure you have adequate controls in place to pass examinations and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
GLBA compliance aims to protect the privacy and security of consumer financial information held by financial institutions. This requires financial institutions to implement specific measures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of customer data including: establishing privacy policies, providing notice to customers about the sharing of their information, and implementing safeguards to protect against unauthorized access or use of customer data.
Compliance with HIPAA HITECH helps protect the confidentiality of patient health information, promotes secure electronic exchange of health data, and ensures accountability within the healthcare industry. It applies to covered entities, including healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, as well as their business associates who handle PHI on their behalf.
HITRUST certification is widely recognized and valued in the healthcare industry as a comprehensive security framework, helping organizations safeguard sensitive healthcare information and meet regulatory requirements. Elevate provides security strategy, process, and implementation services to help improve your information security needs in preparation for the rigorous HITRUST assessment process.
ISO 9001 certification demonstrates that an organization has implemented effective quality management practices to consistently provide products or services that meet customer requirements and enhance customer satisfaction. By achieving this certification, organizations can enhance their credibility, demonstrate their commitment to quality, and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). By achieving ISO 27001 certification, organizations demonstrate their commitment to information security, gain assurance in their ability to protect sensitive data, and enhance trust among customers, partners, and stakeholders. It provides a benchmark for best practices in information security management and helps organizations establish a robust security foundation.
SOC 1 / SSAE 18
SOC 1/SSAE 18 provides assurance to user organizations that the service organization has implemented adequate controls to protect the integrity and security of the financial information processed on their behalf. It is specifically designed for service organizations that provide services to other entities and may impact the financial reporting of those entities. It focuses on internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) and helps provide assurance to user organizations and their auditors regarding the effectiveness of the service organization’s controls.
SOC 2 compliance focuses on evaluating a service provider’s ability to protect customer data and ensure the security and privacy of their systems and operations. This compliance report provides assurance to customers and stakeholders that the service organization has implemented and follows appropriate controls to mitigate risks and protect sensitive information.
SWIFT CSP V2023
The SWIFT CSP was introduced in response to the increasing cybersecurity threats targeting the financial industry. It aims to enhance the security of SWIFT messaging and prevent unauthorized access, fraud, and data breaches. SWIFT CSP compliance is mandatory for all financial institutions that use the SWIFT network. Compliance is assessed through self-attestation and regular audits conducted by SWIFT or authorized third-party assessors to ensure ongoing adherence to the security controls and practices defined by the CSP.