Introducing Security Advisory Services.


January 15, 2019

What are Security Advisory Services?

Security7 Network’s Security Advisory Services (SAS) provides small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with access to in-demand information security services and capabilities which may not be organic to your organization due to cost or lack of available talent.

These solutions will help your business overcome many common obstacles and our deliverables will establish or advance the development of a strategic information security program and necessary culture of security.

Security Advisory Services from Integris span all fundamental information security domains and are purpose-built to accommodate the needs of all organizations, and information security programs, regardless of size, mission, geography or even current implementation maturity.

Services include:

  • Compliance Management
  • Custom vCISO Engagements
  • Cybersecurity Risk Scorecard
  • Gap Analysis
  • Leaked Credential Monitoring
  • Metrics & Performance Monitoring
  • Operational Information Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Risk Assessment & Management
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Security Program Development & Implementation
  • Standards & Framework Implementation
  • Supplier Security
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Management

Why is Integris deploying Security Advisory Services?

“Demand has naturally evolved through the customizable flex-time component of our managed services offering,” said Jay Smith, President of Sales for Integris. “Flex-time is this elastic repository of billable time we’ve used for consulting and advising on security matters we’re not actively managing.”

Smith said it wasn’t long before he and the other partners (Brian Thomas, CTO, and Ray Scholl, CISO) realized they were on to something that was resonating within their customer-base.

“People started purchasing the flex-time option more and more,” he said. “I think it all came to a head when three or four customers asked us for the same thing at the same time, things like mapping security controls to standards, developing and implementing a strategic information security program, controls framework selection, advice on how to succinctly communicate findings with their board of directors or executive suite, or how they could embellish their information security knowledge in general.”

Smith said it was like a domino effect. After those first three or four, it seemed like every client we spoke to was looking for a more involved, consultative presence from Integris.

What makes Security7’s SAS unique?

“We’re not the only shop with boots on the ground with this type of service”, yet Smith, Thomas, and Scholl believe they’re ahead of the curve.

“We’re seeing a lot of security firms offering virtual chief information security officers (vCISO) services,” Smith said. “Typically speaking the people delivering these services operate within the realm of traditional information security domains.

“As a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Security7 is skilled at deploying, configuring and managing the technical security controls necessary for the above-mentioned security domain build-outs to be effective. But these two roads rarely meet.”

This is not the case with Security7’s SAS practice. Smith said Security7’s vision is to orchestrate the confluence of these disciplines and skills to deliver something flexible yet standards-based, powerful and easy to use for the small and medium enterprise space.

An inclusive array of best-practice information security services delivered by experienced experts with industry-recognizable credentials. Everyone communicating effectively as a team to realize the customers security goal.

“People don’t want to have to go to two different places when looking for a security solution,” Smith said. “By creating this practice, we know we’ll be able to better serve our client’s needs, pulling these functional areas together in a way that’s easy to deploy, track and manage.” “You can have it all.”

Learn More

Interested in finding out more regarding Security7’s Security Advisory Services? Visit our Security Advisory Services page.

Carl Keyser is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Integris.

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