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Gap Assessment
Uncover Weaknesses to Reduce Threats

An expert team of security professionals to lead your security program at the highest level. Let us guide you to be in compliance and meet any regulations necessary.

What is a Gap Assessment?

Secure-Centric's
Gap
Assessment 
Strategy 

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An expert team of security professionals to help you take the actions required to navigate audits and mitigate risks.

We know that many organizations frequently must comply with policies, protocols and security measures set by contractual commitments, industry standards, government entities, private sector frameworks, or nonprofit entities. To secure contracts, maintain accreditation, and uphold certification, it's essential to identify areas of deficiency in your administrative, physical, and technical security measures.

At Secure-Centric, gap assessments are tailored to analyze your unique organization.

Once the applicable regulations for your organization are identified, our security specialists will collaborate with you to assess capabilities ad controls, aiding in the recognition of any deficiencies in meeting your criteria. We prioritize the enhancement of your foundational security practices, and because of that, meeting any regulations will seamlessly align. Consequently, we can assist with diverse criteria and prerequisites spanning nearly any sector.

Connect with our security specialists to initiate meeting any regulations and criteria you need.

We will enhance and develop your security program based on the aspects that most significantly influence your organization.

Gap Assessment Stages

Consult Your Team

It's crucial for us to engage with your team that oversee every aspect of the relevant criteria, requirements, and obligations. We must ascertain whether they comprehend how their everyday tasks influence the security program and it's obligations.

Assessment

Following our consultation, our security specialists evaluate what they've learned, analyze current practices, and identify if there are any disparities. If there are, we work with you and your team to adjust whatever is needed moving forward.

Develop a Strategy

Upon completion of the assessment, our team will provide you with an exhaustive report containing the extent, a synopsis, primary suggestions for high and very high risk elements, as well as outcomes for each configuration and system.

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AWIA

AWIA

In 2018 the America's Water Infrastructure Act was implemented to safeguard water standards and system integrity, mandating that systems of specific sizes conduct risk assessments. 

CCPA

CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act empowers California residents to regain authority over the collection, storage, utilization and sale of their individual data.

CIS

CIS

The Center for Internet Security, a nonprofit organization, formulated standards through the CIS controls and CIS benchmarks. These controls represent a prioritized set of tasks aimed at reducing vulnerability to attacks.

CMMC

The Department of Defense established the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification to monitor the security practices of its contractors. By 2026, all DOD contracts will necessitate contractors to meet the requirements.

CMMC

FERC/NERC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds the power to institute cybersecurity regulations for electric utility companies and operators. The standards are devised by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

FERC/NERC

FFIEC

The FFIEC aims to establish uniformity in financial institutions and to achieve this, rules have been implemented to assess and enhance information security risks.

FFIEC

FINRA

FINRA

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a non-profit, oversees financial markets and safeguards investors. It enforces cybersecurity controls that firms must follow.

GLBA Safeguards Compliance

GLBA

The FTC has revised its Safeguards Rule from 2003, which sets forth expectations and regulations regarding information security for financial industries. Now, a broader range of businesses are obligated to meet compliance with these standards.

HIPPA

HIPPA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, enforced by the Department of Health + Human Services + the Office for Civil Rights, safeguards patient data.

NIST 800-53

The NIST SP 800-53 offers a compendium of security and privacy measures for U.S. federal information systems, excluding those tied to national security.

NIST 800-53

NIST 800-171

NIST 800-171 oversees Controlled Unclassified Information in non-federal information systems, outlining standards for safeguarding sensitive but unclassified material.

NIST 800-171

NIST CSF

The National Institute of Standards and Technology crafted a voluntary framework aimed at assisting organizations in risk management with a focus on risk reduction.

NIST CSF

NYDFS

The NY State Department of Financial Services mandates cybersecurity rules for financial services organizations. They encompass 23 sections dedicated to risk assessment and the formulation of corresponding action plans.

NYDFS

PCI

Cardholder companies established security standards to enhance the protection of cardholder data processed and stored by merchants and vendors. Established in 2006, the level and method of handling payment data reflects the extent of your efforts.

PCI

SOPPA

The Student Online Personal Protection Act governs the collection and use of student data by schools, the Illinois State Board of Education and EdTech vendors.

SOPPA

Gap Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Will Secure-Centric be responsible for conducting the audit? Maintaining objectivity in cybersecurity services is paramount for us. Self-assessment can introduce unintentional bias, fostering a false sense of security. Our focus is on enhancing security programs, identifying compliance gaps, with a commitment to stopping short of self-assessment.

How long does it take? It usually takes approximately 4-16 hours to interview your team and the entire process is typically completed within 4-6 weeks.

How frequently does this need to be done? Usually regulatory requirements must be addressed every 1-2 years, necessitating the need for periodic conduct rather that a one-time deal.

"Secure-Centric provides a dedicated team to our organization for support. They're very responsive on answering our questions and addressing any issues we have encountered. They have been providing guidelines for best practices on keeping our environment secure."

Weldon Wu, Chief Information Officer

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Why Choose Secure-Centric?

Our Custom-Tailored Approach

Expertise + Proficiency

With decades of experience and knowledge in the technology space, Secure-Centric's team has extensive skills to help you with all of your security needs. When opting for the growth of your security program through a vCISO, you gain the advantage of considerable experience on your side. Beyond experience, you're also partnering with a team that cares.

Mission Based + Goal Oriented

At Secure-Centric our goal is to restore peace of mind from cyberthreats for our clients around the world.  We can't stand seeing people lose their jobs and reputation because they don't have proper consulting on Ransomware. We are committed to partnering with you before, during, and after a breach, because this approach is key to genuinely enhancing your security and safeguarding entrusted sensitive data.

Focus + Expertise

Our exclusive focus is on information security and nothing else. Our sole dedication is to security knowledge, protocol, and services. This focus and specialization enables our virtual CISO team to offer impartial guidance that genuinely transform your security practices. We will work with your team while informing and teaching them throughout the entire process. 

Strategy + Approach

We recognize that no organization or business is exactly the same, so why would our strategy be standardized? You are unique, so is our approach. We understand that each organization have their own security programs at varying levels of development. We delve deeply into understanding your security program, utilizing an information security risk assessment to identify assets and challenges. After that, we'll apply industry best practices to offer tailored next steps that facilitate meaningful enhancements 

and refinements.

Do you need a Gap Assessment? Reach out to us!

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