Government Cybersecurity Services


Overview:

Cybersecurity has prioritized serving the federal government. The federal government faces the same common challenge of protecting their organization and managing cybersecurity risk just as with any other industry, except that there is the high expectation that the federal government must protect its citizens. With the rise of new threats, such as Cyber Terrorism, recent administrations have focused on Information Assurance (IA), leading to new regulations and guidelines.

 

CryptoForensics applies our vast experience in carrying out critical government assignments, in addition to the innovative approaches that we bring to the commercial sector with each project, deploying the best of all sectors to bear. The degree of passion, energy, and enthusiasm we bring to every assignment far exceeds the standard, allowing us to maintain a level of prominence and consistency that our clients have grown to expect.

 

 

 

Our cybersecurity capabilities in defense of national security include:

1. Cyber-Communication Security (COMSEC):

Communications Security is the practice of preventing unauthorized interception/access of telecommunications traffic to its intended source. Without securing communications systems and the traffic that flows on those systems, organizations may discover that information is being leaked. Should organizations be providing classified services, there are requirements that must be followed, such as Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) developed by the NSA to supply electronic keys around the encryption of the COMSEC devices. COMSEC includes several disciplines:

  • Cryptographic Security
  • Emission Security
  • Physical Security
  • Traffic-Flow Security
  • Transmission Security
  • Electronic Key Management System

At CryptoForensics , we are ready to work on any assignment right from day one, utilizing our extensive experience in managing COMSEC projects. Further, we will rigorously comply with all COMSEC custodian and managerial duties.

2. National Cybersecurity Strategy Planning and Design

We live in an environment with dynamic, constantly changing cyberthreats. Thus, it is imperative that each country must—as a matter of national survival—develop and implement a flexible and dynamic cybersecurity strategy to meet new and ever-evolving global threats. The increasing reliance on information technologies has now placed governments, private sector entities, and individuals at the mercy of the bad actors and asynchronous players who devise and actualize their crimes. Cyberattacks are frequently occurring and breaching security controls, and they continue to grow in sophistication, frequency, and severity. Since cyberthreat actors routinely access, steal, and corrupt sensitive corporate and government information, a comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy is the first step to address these constant threats.

CryptoForensics Corporation has the organizational capability to help devise and guide the implementation of a resilient competitive national cybersecurity strategy, a plan of actions designed to improve the security and resilience of national infrastructures and services. It is a high level, top-down approach to cybersecurity that establishes a range of national objectives and priorities that should be achieved in a specific timeframe.

 

Cultural and national interests influence the perception of risk and the relative success of Cultural and national interests influence the perception of risk and the relative success of defenses against cyberthreats. A cybersecurity strategy rooted in national values is likely to gain the support of stakeholders, such as the judiciary and private sector. Our approach will therefore focus on the issues that countries should consider when designing or updating their national cybersecurity strategies since national capabilities, needs, and threats vary.

A CryptoForensics Corporation-designed action plan of National Cybersecurity Strategies and roadmap for a country include the following:

  • A National Cybersecurity Framework that sets the governance structure, vision, scope, objectives and priorities and further defines the baseline or mandatory security requirements on issues such as risk management and compliance.
  • Specification of a trusted information sharing mechanism and accountability documentation that identifies the top government sectors and leaders who should be responsible for devising the national cybersecurity strategy and fostering local, national and global cross-sector cooperation.
  • Identification of a National Cybersecurity Focal Point and key stake holders for all activities needed to address issues concerning the protection of the nation's cyberspace against all types of cyberthreats.
  • A Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) and cybersecurity contingency plans, including a national cybersecurity risk assessment and blueprint of incident management capabilities with national responsibility to analyze cyberthreat trends, coordinates response and disseminates information to all relevant stakeholders.
  • The required Legal Measures in place or if necessary, drafts new criminal law, procedures, and policy to deter, respond to and prosecute cybercrime.
  • A mandatory Cybersecurity Awareness and Education program focused on raising awareness about cyber threats.



3. Cyberintelligence and CyberWarfare Support

In a nutshell, counterintelligence refers to the identification, analysis, exploitation, and neutralization of foreign intelligence-gathering activities. CryptoForensics strongly believes that implementing counterintelligence/counterterrorism within an organization can proactively identify and protect a country or institution from foreign intelligence-gathering activities. Our personnel are experts in counterintelligence/counterterrorism support and have demonstrated experience and ability to perform the requirements at a high level. Further, our expertise in cybersecurity allows for organizations to leverage our ability to identify vulnerabilities that may be presented from insiders and new cyber-technologies introduced into environments. Here, there are several types of counterintelligence activities, which can be broken down into four major categories:

  • Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
  • Insider Threat/Cyber
  • Counterintelligence Operations
  • Counterintelligence Analysis

 

4. Certification & Accreditation (C&A) Offerings

NIST SP800-37 states that "…security authorization challenges managers at all levels to implement the most effective security controls Information Assurance Capability possible in an information system, given mission and business requirements, technical constraints, operational constraints, cost/schedule constraints, and risk-related considerations." CryptoForensics is thoroughly grounded in all phases of C&A and can expertly implement the crucial processes that will enable any government agency to successfully support and sustain an efficient process in accordance with budget and regulatory requirements. Proper planning and procedures are essential to ensure that the C&A aspect of your IT system operates cost effectively and efficiently. 

 

We understand that documentation of security controls and process of IT systems is only the first step in the C&A process, and that systematic risk assessment and vulnerability analysis are necessary to identify potential areas to improve the C&A process. CryptoForensics can assist any agency to successfully navigate the challenges set forth in several regulations and standards, including:

  • Federal agencies: FISMA, NIST SP800-37, HIPAA, and OMB A-130
  • DoD specific: 8510.01 (DIACAP) and transition from 5200.40 (DITSCAP)
  • National security systems specific: DCID 6/3 and NSTISSI No. 1000 (NIACAP)


Our C&A offerings include repeatable and efficient processes that streamline the C&A process to ensure the following objectives:

  • Enhanced overall enterprise security management plan and processes through integration of lessons learned from the C&A process
  • Improved system and program security beyond compliance requirements
  • Quicker and more effective transition to new guidance and regulations
  • Qualified professionals with the appropriate level of training and skill sets to address mission critical and business challenges
 

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