Information and Cyber Security Consulting Services
Capabilities that give you confidence in information security posture
Weaknesses in information security can jeopardize your mission, threaten your profitability, and invite fines, and penalties from regulatory bodies.
If you aren’t completely confident in your information security posture or your ability to manage IT risk, talk to Swan Management Group. Our cyber security consultants provide services and solutions that deliver continuous security assurance for business, government, and critical infrastructure.
Swan Management Group protects leading organizations in financial services, healthcare, technology, and other industries, including members of the Fortune 1000. We serve the government, DoD agencies, the intelligence community, and government contractors who must adhere to Federal Cyber security standards.
Cyber Security Consulting Services
Understanding the total realm of possibilities is critical to defending the Cyber domain. More than a vendor of technical capabilities, we act as an outside counsel and trusted agent consulting firm to ensure you have an objective view of your security posture and IT risk management strategy. We provide independent advice based on your industry’s best practices with more than two decades’ experience in protecting the information of global organizations.
Whether assessing risk, investigating vulnerabilities, testing for external and internal threats, or engineering a hardened IT security environment, Swan Management Group delivers the capabilities you need for information security and assurance.
Confidentiality is the ability to hide information from those people unauthorized to view it. It is perhaps the most obvious aspect of the CIA triad when it comes to security; but correspondingly, it is also the one which is attacked most often. Cryptography and Encryption methods are an example of an attempt to ensure confidentiality of data transferred from one computer to another.
Measures undertaken to ensure confidentiality are designed to prevent sensitive information from reaching the wrong people, while making sure that the right people can in fact get it: Access must be restricted to those authorized to view the data in question. It is common, as well, for data to be categorized according to the amount, and type of damage that could be done should it fall into unintended hands.
Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy, and trustworthiness of data over its entire life cycle. Data must not be changed in transit, and steps must be taken to ensure that data cannot be altered by unauthorized people (for example, in a breach of confidentiality).
The ability to ensure that data is an accurate and unchanged representation of the original secure information. One type of security attack is to intercept some important data and make changes to it before sending it on to the intended receiver.
It is important to ensure that the information concerned is readily accessible to the authorized viewer at all times. Some types of security attack attempt to deny access to the appropriate user, either for the sake of inconveniencing them, or because there is some secondary effect. For example, by breaking a website for a particular search engine, a rival may become more popular, and able to increase revenue by the increased approval rating on the internet.
Safeguards against data loss or interruptions in connections must include unpredictable events such as natural disasters and fire. To prevent data loss from such occurrences, regular backups should be maintain onsite and offsite, we can help you with analysing your needs with a full review of security practices. A backup copy may be stored in a geographically-isolated location, in a SaaS Cloud or perhaps even in a fireproof, and waterproof safe.
CIA Principle Security Analysis
A simple, but widely-applicable security model is the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability principle or CIA triad; the three key canons of this rule should be guaranteed in any kind of secure system. This principle is applicable across the whole subject of Security Analysis, from access to a user's internet history to security of encrypted data across the internet. If any one of the three can be breached it can have serious consequences for the parties concerned.
To deal with the current environment, advisory organizations are promoting a more proactive and adaptive approach. One of the approaches we use is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Recently NIST issued updated guidelines in its risk assessment framework that recommended a shift toward continuous monitoring and real-time assessments and a new Cyber Security Framework (CSF) that uses a maturity model to rank your enterprise maturity from 1 – 5.
Swan Management Group - SMG
Swan Management Group (SMG) was formed in 2007 with a vision to help secure the information cyber security enterprise domain and networks for medium and large businesses.
Our vision is to treat every customer like they are family and to provide strategic mission focused preeminent Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Risk Management Consultancy Services to a diverse range of government and commercial sector clients.
Swan Management Group is always looking for the best software to use for every engagement and will customize each solution and contract offering to meet the needs of our customers.