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Problems we solve:

  • Regulations are increasingly complicated and require deep technical expertise that is rarely available in-house; even organizations with secure footholds in markets risk serious penalties or loss of market share
  • Organizations’ security policies are often isolated and piecemeal, and security considerations are seldom included in business decisions and software acquisitions
  • Organizations need fast, inexpensive, and lasting changes to their technologies and business operations in order to maintain and grow their businesses

What we do:

  • Review policies and requirements to formulate coherent overarching security strategies
  • Advise on maturing governance processes to ensure that roles, responsibilities, and operating procedures are clearly defined
  • Ensure that customers are never locked into a single ecosystem (vendor-neutral approach)
  • Analyze systems, tools, and architecture – and document all technical security details – to ensure that systems are compliant and authorized to operate (including what to change about configurations)
  • Perform system-wide reviews of business processes and strategic decision-making (rather than producing narrowly focused remediation plans to achieve compliance)

Impacts:

  • Higher compliance rates
  • More business opportunities based on increased maturity of governance processes
  • Greater efficiency and reduced redundancy of effort

Our expertise:

  • Regulations (e.g., CMS and ONC rules, HIPAA, ITAR, HEDIS)
  • Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to remediate vulnerabilities and address threats
  • Security Incident and Event Managers (SIEMs)
  • Risk Management Frameworks (e.g., NIST)
  • Authority to Operate (ATO) processes

Technologies we use:

  • SIEMs: Alien Vault, Splunk, Elastic
  • Threat and vulnerability detection: Crowdstrike, Nessus, Symantec, McAfee, Fortify
  • Penetration testing tools: NMAP, Metasploit
  • Patch managers: Automox, IBM BigFix
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tools: RSA Archer GRC, eMASS, XACTA

What we build or enhance:

  • Policies and procedures that integrate security reviews into contracting and acquisition workflows
  • Templates for policy development and conformance
  • Total-cost-of-ownership analyses
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Security Control Validations
  • Tailored education and training programs
  • Evaluation of Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) documentation

Our Approach

Amida offers comprehensive risk management services to evaluate potential impact, mitigate residual system risks, and prevent security incidents.

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