When It Comes to Cyber Security, Risk Does Not Lead to Reward
Did you know that roughly 70% of all data breaches go undetected? Or that over 80% of all U.S. companies have been successfully hacked? Is your budget too small to support high-level cyber security personnel? Does your organization handle any personal information? Do you employ systems dedicated to enumerating and auditing your network devices? Are you subject to regulations that require testing of your network security? Are you aware of the true cost of a data breach?
Merit Community CISO services will help your organization address these questions by assessing your attack surface, identifying weaknesses, developing security strategies that significantly minimize your chance of a data breach and providing guidance on regulatory compliance and reporting, all without the expense of hiring a full-time Security Officer.
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Merit Community CISO Service Features
Assess current IT policies, standards and procedures and assist in the development of missing policies
Determine internal and external threats and vulnerabilities against your network, see what the bad guys see
Develop and direct strategic long-term cybersecurity plans
Operations Management Guidance
Enterprise Security Architecture and Systems Analysis
Regulatory Compliance Reporting and Documentation Guidance
Average Cost In Millions Of Data Breaches In The United States In 2015
Million Personal Records Exposed In 2015 From Publicized Breaches
The Increase of Detected Security Incidents In 2015 Compared To 2014
Estimate In Billions That Cyber Attacks Cost Business In 2015 (Source: Lloyds)
# of Days Cyber Criminals Often Have Before Their Actions Are Discovered
The Percentage of Cyber Attacks That Go Undetected By The Victim
Merit Community CISO Consulting Packages
Premium Security Consulting Package:
  • Preliminary External Risk Assessment
  • On-Site Assessment
  • Written Report with Recommendations Based upon NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Center for Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls
  • Revisit After a Minimum of 6 Months to Assess Target State
  • Vulnerability Scans Available as an Add-On
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Evaluation
Standard Security Consulting Package:
  • Preliminary External Risk Assessment
  • Discussion and Education of Center for Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls Five Top Level Controls Report-out
  • Written Report with Recommendations Based upon NIST, CSF and CSC Framework Standards
Extended Consulting:
  • Weekly/Biweekly/Monthly (Member’s Choice) 1 Hour Guidance Meetings
  • Continued Progress Checks and Insights Provided through Email Correspondence
CIS Security Benchmark Member
Merit is a CIS Security Benchmark Member and utilizes CIS’s Configuration Assessment Tool (CIS-CAT) to report target systems conformance with the recommended settings in the CIS Benchmarks. CIS Benchmarks are used as the basis for security configuration policies and the de facto standard for IT configuration best practices.

The CIS Benchmarks are security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.

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