Cybersecurity Program Preparedness Services

Analyze in detail. Build a stronger program.

Uncover gaps and cybersecurity risks in your security program, data privacy and web applications with a cyber security assessment, compliance readiness services, data privacy assessment and other services to enhance mechanisms that defend against threats. CRITICALSTART Cybersecurity Program Preparedness services help you mature your security posture and meet compliance and regulatory standards.

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What CRITICALSTART program preparedness services bring you.

  • The CRITICALSTART team of former CISOs and cybersecurity leaders can help organizations large and small to build out their cybersecurity program from scratch or improve their program maturity.

  • Our team of Field CISOs has built dozens of security programs in the past 15 years that can help companies increase their business resilience, manage cyber risks, meet regulatory compliance and keep up with industry best practices.

  • Our data privacy team is certified with at least 12 years of experience developing data privacy programs and performing a variety of data privacy services to meet GDPR, CCPA and CPRA standards.

  • CRITICALSTART TEAMARES can identify potential methods to change content on your site through external vulnerabilities or unauthorized
    user activities.

Discover, remediate and prepare with security and privacy assessment services.

Cybersecurity Program
Assessment Services

TEAMARES is comprised of professionals who each have over 20+ years of extensive experience in digital forensics, penetration testing, breach investigation and threat intelligence. This team of experts has experience evaluating threats in virtually every industry.

Programs include:

  • Cybersecurity Program Maturity Assessment

  • Cybersecurity Program Development

Data Privacy Program
Assessment Services

Most organizations today are managing data privacy and protection on an ad hoc basis—a manual, inefficient process that only gets costlier over time. With the emergence of GDPR and CCPA (which will be replaced by CPRA in 2023), organizations today are mandated to ensure that personal information is identified, classified, cataloged and protected throughout its entire data lifecycle.

Services include:

  • Data Privacy Program Assessment
  • Data Privacy Program Development
  • Data Breach Preparedness
  • Data Privacy Risk Assessment
  • CCPA/GDPR Compliance Assessment
  • Data Discovery & Classification Services

Preparedness Services

For organizations scrambling to meet various compliance obligations and that need to meet industry best practices, CRITICALSTART’s GRC Team can help prepare you to meet industry benchmarks and compliance requirements efficiently and cost-effectively.

Services include:

  • NIST CSF/53/171 Maturity Assessment
  • SOC-2 and ISO27001 Preparedness
  • CCPA/CPRA and GDPR Gap Assessment

Web Application
Security Assessment

CRITICALSTART TEAMARES can help identify potential methods to change content on your site without authorization. They can identify externally exposed vulnerabilities or the ability for an unauthorized user to access user accounts, access backend databases or use web applications to access the underlying host to pivot in your internal network. With a team experienced in DotNet, Java, PHP and other technologies, we leverage manual methods with a vast array of toolsets we’ve developed in-house to provide you with comprehensive and cost-effective testing. We work closely with our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) team to keep apprised of the latest exploits or breach attempts occurring in the marketplace.

Services include:

  • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
  • Static Applications Security Testing (SAST)
  • Software Composition Analysis Testing (SCAT)

Cybersecurity Risk
Assessment Services

CRITICALSTART has a team of Field CISOs and Security Practitioners that can perform detailed assessments and provide you executive reports to communicate to your leadership on topics such as:

  • Identifying enterprise cyber risks
  • Identifying gaps against compliance requirements or industry benchmarks
  • Identifying the level of program maturity against NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001 and other benchmarks

Aside from providing standard reports, we also provide presentation decks, roadmaps and other visuals that you can use to communicate to various stakeholders. 

Services include:

  • Cyber Risk Assessment
  • Security Tools Assessment
  • Security Architecture Assessment
  • 3rd-Party Risk Assessment

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    Assess and build stronger.

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