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Information Security Programs Fit For Your Purpose

We guide you through every step of creating and maintaining an effective information security program based on your data protection goals – at a pace and budget that suits you.

Trusted Experts. Surprising Benefits.​

To protect your physical health, you look to a trusted healthcare team for both preventative care, like a well-rounded program of diet and exercise, and treatment to resolve illnesses. EXTEND Resources is your trusted information care team, helping you protect information using a comprehensive security program that offers valuable benefits to organizations:

  • Understanding your cyber risk and prioritizing remediation activities
  • Establishing clear and reliable business processes that incorporate security by design
  • Enhancing market competitiveness
  • Creating security and privacy advocates within your teams
  • Developing an effective cyber insurance strategy tailored to your needs
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Which Information Security Services can EXTEND offer me?

At EXTEND, we develop and implement efficient, effective security programs that are perfectly tailored to your unique business needs. No more, no less. We offer a comprehensive set of governance, risk management, and compliance services.

Security and Privacy Program Management

Plan your security and data privacy strategy based on your business goals, risk appetite, and budget, select the proper framework, and implement your roadmap to security maturity.

Risk Assessment

Understand vulnerabilities across your people, processes, and technologies using a well-honed, analytical approach to risk assessment. Gain insights to prioritize spending on high-priority security and privacy risks.

Third Party Risk Management (TPRM)

Verify that third parties and their vendors that have access to your information and data are compliant with data privacy and information security laws and regulations and that they have appropriate controls in place.

Compliance and Regulatory

Demonstrate the strength of your security program and how it meets the requirements of applicable laws, regulations, and commonly used information security and privacy frameworks and standards.

Information Security
Leadership

Work with an expert CISO to lead your security program, strengthen security policies, procedures, and controls, perform awareness training, and manage compliance activities and audits.

Incident Response Planning

Be prepared with a well-designed, effective response and recovery plan. Promote readiness and plan for success by performing tabletop exercises and testing plans.

Understand Compliance Frameworks and Choose the Right One

Complying with requirements is about more than just passing an audit; it is about implementing and maintaining effective information security and privacy practices that support your business strategies. With EXTEND, you not only get expert governance, risk, and compliance assistance—you get a partner that helps embed security and privacy into the fabric of your organization.

We believe in demystifying the compliance process – breaking down the steps so you comply with various frameworks, even if you choose not to complete the certification process. Our consulting services support a variety of standards:

This is the international standard for an Information Security Management System (ISMS), which is a systematic approach to protecting sensitive company information. Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates a robust commitment to information security, and we can guide you through the entire process, from policy formulation to implementation and audit.
This standard is an extension to ISO 27001, focusing specifically on privacy information management. This standard helps organizations establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). EXTEND provides guidance on privacy management, including managing data processing risks and demonstrating compliance with privacy regulations.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US has developed this set of standards to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal systems and organizations. We can help your organization understand these requirements, implement effective controls, and demonstrate compliance.

Our services include the latest addition to the certification landscape – the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification for DoD contractors and subcontractors. Our services assist you in developing a CMMC program and preparing for a CMMC audit. We guide you through a CMMC compliance checklist, identify compliance gaps, and develop an implementation plan to fill those gaps.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a voluntary framework primarily intended for critical infrastructure organizations to manage and mitigate cybersecurity risk based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices. EXTEND can help your organization align with the NIST CSF, identify your current cybersecurity posture, and work toward achieving your desired state of compliance.
Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 is a technical audit and report focusing on non-financial reporting controls as they relate to the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system. It’s an auditing procedure developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). With EXTEND’s expertise, we can prepare you for the SOC 2 audit by implementing the necessary controls, policies, and procedures to meet SOC 2 criteria.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. EXTEND can help you navigate the complex PCI DSS requirements, assess your current compliance status, implement the necessary security measures, and maintain ongoing compliance to protect your customers’ credit card and financial data.

Data Privacy & Security: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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You may have already begun implementing a data privacy program, but ticking compliance boxes is not enough. You can’t have privacy without security.

Data protection laws require all businesses to provide sufficient safeguards, especially in case of a data breach or incident. Working with EXTEND as an advisor can help you confidently answer questions about your Privacy Information Management System (PIMS), such as:

  • Who handles the data?
  • Who authorizes access?
  • Where is the data stored, and how?
  • Who can delete the data?

In the event of a data breach or incident, having a well-managed privacy program can help your organization mitigate risk, penalties, and associated costs – in court, with regulators, and with your cyber insurance carrier.

Start at Your State of Readiness

Implementing a new security program, or enhancing an existing one, doesn’t have to mean a dramatic shift or giant leap. EXTEND works with companies at various stages of the information security journey, and we can help you at your state of readiness and at a pace that meets your needs.

We recommend starting with a gap analysis to identify where there are opportunities to reduce risk. You’ll find that our approach brings reassurance and garners buy-in across all departments. Soon, your team members will become advocates, improving their own personal security maturity as a value-add to your organization.

With or without formal certification, your business can have a resilient information security program that complies with best practices, aligns with your risk appetite, and meets your goals.

Let us help you reach your security and privacy destination.

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