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Our Cyber & ICT Security Services

Complete End-to-End Certification and Accreditation (also known as Security Assessment and Authorization). NISKAA Group provides start-to-finish analysis and documentation for corporate security certification and accreditation compliance for both public and private organizations. We have expertise in assessing data sensitivity, privacy act compliance, vulnerability assessments, threat and risk assessments, security architecture design and assessment and policy & procedure development and implementation. Everything you need to assure yourself you are protecting your information adequately.

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certitications Certification to Information Security Management System

Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS can help small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure.

NISKAA Group certified 27001 Lead Auditor staff will assist your organization to implement the standard in order to benefit from the best practice it contains and also assist your organization to get ISO/IEC 27001 certified to reassure your customers and your clients that the ISO/IEC 27001 recommendations have been followed.

training Security Research & Development

As varying situations and requirements call for specialized components and/or software in order to enable a specific business process, the NISKAA Group team is conversant with Canada’s Cyber Security Research and Experimental Development Program as it relates to Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy (CCSS). NISKAA Group evaluates the security viability of components for use in your particular situation, with your business processes in mind. Whether it is a specific level of encryption, a new intrusion detection component, or a new anti-malware concept, we can evaluate it for use in your environment and show you how to implement it. NISKAA Group team members are ready to provide your business the in-depth research you need and subsequently develop cost saving, efficient solutions for your business.

document Data Security

Data security concerns the protection of data from accidental or intentional but unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure through the use of physical security, administrative controls, logical controls, and other safeguards to limit accessibility.

Data security within your organization is crucial if you are to remain compliant against the increasing data security regulations, as well ensuring that you maintain a good relationship with your customers and contacts.

NISKAA Group can provide your business with the guidance, tools and information necessary to not only protect the data entrusted to you by your client, but also the vital information necessary for your business to be competitive in today’s information technology environment.

documentation Individual Security Documentation

Security documentation is the backbone of your security plan. Without detailed and concise direction in the form of security documentation your security processes will be haphazard at best. Proper, well thought out security documentation which is tailored to your needs will greatly increase not only the consistency by which you approach security issues, it will also provide the basis of success to manage your business in an ever changing IT realm.

NISKAA Group provides individual and tailored documentation which can easily be integrated within your overall security plan. We specialize in sensitivity analysis, Threat and Risk Assessment, architecture design, concepts of operation, Privacy Impact Assessment, Service Level Agreements & Memorandums of Understanding, Security Policies and Security Procedures, Business Impact Assessments as well as detailed Gap Analysis based on your input factors. NISKAA Group holistic approach to Information/ ICT Security is a globally effective process and solution.

cloud Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing provides tremendous benefits to organizations of all sizes. For small and mid-sized businesses, cloud computing allows time-constrained IT teams to operate more efficiently. For large enterprises, the cloud provides the ability to scale up or down to respond quickly to changing market conditions. Businesses of all sizes can leverage the cloud to increase innovation and collaboration. Many organizations are hesitant to fully leverage the benefits of the cloud, citing concerns regarding data loss and unauthorized access, and are reluctant to rely on cloud providers to solve these challenges.

NISKAA Group will assist organizations to safely and confidently leverage secure cloud computing services and solutions. Rather than adopting the unique and sometimes unknown security practices and policies of each cloud vendor, NISKAA Group will provide guidance to businesses so that they may extend and apply their own access and security policies into the cloud by securing all the data traffic moving between the enterprise and the cloud, as well as data being stored in the cloud.

disaster Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Plan

When disaster strikes whether it affects your whole corporate structure or just a single branch office, you need to be prepared. If you lose connectivity to your clients, you do not care whether it is because of bad weather or road repair cutting a main communications line. We provide you with a plan for any loss of capability that will get you back up and running in the time frame that you need, subsequently mitigating downtime and loss of revenue, productivity and client concern.

Organizations cannot always avoid disasters, but with careful planning the effects of a disaster can be minimized. The objective of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize downtime and data loss. The primary objective is to protect the organization in the event that all or part of its operations and/or computer services are rendered unusable. The plan minimizes the disruption of operations and ensures that some level of organizational stability and an orderly recovery after a disaster will prevail.

NISKAA Group can provide you with the right plan for your business, subsequently permitting you to rest and relax when not in the driver’s seat.

risk Risk Management

Corporations need to understand the business impact of IT risk across the organization, the possibility of business disruption, loss of sensitive information and non-compliance with both internal policies and external regulations is a significant concern.

An effective risk management process is an important component of a successful IT security program. The principal goal of an organization’s risk management process should be to protect the organization and its ability to perform it's mission, not just its IT assets. Therefore, the risk management process should not be treated primarily as a technical function carried out by the IT experts who operate and manage the IT system, but as an essential management function of the organization.

NISKAA Group has resources who hold the knowledge, and experience of risk management that your business needs. They will tailor a risk management plan which can be incorporated into your ICT Security plan and will suit your business needs. NISKAA Group will provide your business with the information and tools you need to effectively manage the security risks associated with your information and IT assets.

NISKAA Group staff are conversant with multiple TRA methodologies including the Harmonized Threat and Risk Assessment methodology (Canada); the IST-049 Common Security Risk Analysis (NATO Research and Technology Organization); and NIST Special Publication 800-30, Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems.

identity Identity Management

Governments and private sector businesses around the world face challenges in implementing electronic identity solutions that are open and transparent, security-compliant, cross organizational and domains, and address the handling and disclosure of personal information. Electronic identity can be a primary enabler to moving high-value eGovernment/eBusiness services online in order to reduce the costs of service delivery.

Implementing identity management systems and associated best practices in your organization can give you a real competitive advantage in a number of ways. Nowadays, most businesses want and need to provide users outside the immediate organization with access to their internal systems. Opening your network's doors to customers, partners, suppliers, contractors and, of course, employees, can increase efficiencies and lower costs. ID management systems can allow a company to extend access to its information systems without compromising security. Controlled identity and access management actually has the potential to provide greater access to outsiders, which can drive productivity, satisfaction and, ultimately, revenue.

NISKAA Group has the experience, knowledge and expertise to provide you the guidance necessary to identify, implement and manage the right Identity management solution for your business.

vulnerability Vulnerability Assessment / Penetration Testing

As documented by SANS, "Vulnerabilities are the gateways by which threats are manifested". In other words, a system compromise can occur through a weakness found in a system. A vulnerability assessment is a search for these weaknesses/exposures in order to apply a patch or fix to prevent a compromise.

A penetration test is a method of evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack by a malicious hacker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any weaknesses, technical flaws or vulnerabilities. This analysis is carried out from the position of a potential attacker, and can involve active exploitation of security vulnerabilities. Any security issues that are found will be presented to the system owner together with an assessment of their impact and often with a proposal for mitigation or a technical solution.

NISKAA Group has qualified resources available to help you determine which assessment method is right for your business and who also have the expertise, training and certifications to carry out the objective. Not only are NISKAA Group resources conversant with the common methodologies of North America (SANs, NIST, Special Publication 800-40 (Creating a Patch and Vulnerability Management Program); and CSEC, ITSG-22, Baseline Security Requirements for Network Security Zones (Vulnerability Management Controls), they are also knowledgeable with the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security Vulnerability Handling Handbook.

incident Incident Handling

An incident is an event that could lead to loss of, or disruption to, an organization's operations, services or functions. If not managed, an incident can escalate into an emergency, crisis or a disaster. Incident management is therefore the process of limiting the potential disruption caused by such an event, followed by a return to business as usual. Without effective incident management, an incident can rapidly disrupt business operations, information security, IT systems, employees or customers and other vital business functions.

The NISKAA Group Team holds the knowledge, skill and training to either manage incidents for your business as they occur or provide you with the documentation and processes necessary for you to manage, maintain and irradiate the incident internally.

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