Assessments

Our engineers conduct security risk assessments to help you identify gaps and build cybersecurity resilience. By providing a roadmap of prioritized action plans, Optic empowers you to make strategic improvements to support business and compliance goals.


With decades of experience performing cybersecurity risk assessments, Optic’s team of cybersecurity engineers has helped organizations perform assessments based on their requirements to ensure meaningful results. From a small subset of systems, to an entire cybersecurity program, we have worked with organizations across industries to conduct assessments. Our core assessment services include Cybersecurity Framework Assessments, Cybermaturity Assessments, Penetration & Vulnerability Assessment, and Supply Chain Assessments, further defined below.

We understand that regulatory compliance is an important consideration of an overall security program and our engineers are familiar with many security and privacy related standards and frameworks includeing NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CMMI Cybermaturity Model, ISO/IEC 27001, PCI DSS, NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), HIPAA, NIST Privacy Framework (Draft), GDPR and security controls catalogues including NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-171. Our engagements go beyond simply providing a listing of findings, we create tailored risk-informed roadmaps aligned with business and compliance goals to drive improvements across your cybersecurity program.

For more information about Optic Cyber Solutions and our services, send us an email at Info@OpticCyber.com.



 | Cybersecurity Framework

Cybersecurity risks are on the rise as threat actors continually become more sophisticated. Simply deploying more advanced security technologies without having a firm understanding of your cybersecurity program’s core competencies may lead to only a nominal reduction to your risk exposure.

Our cybersecurity assessments are approached from a risk-based perspective and utilize the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (NIST Cybersecurity Framework or Framework), which established a common language for describing a cybersecurity program in terms of identifying, protecting, detecting, responding, and recovering from threats. By using the Framework, we can perform a comprehensive assessment of the current state of your cybersecurity program, develop a risk-informed target state identifying areas to improve, and provide action plans to successfully reach target state goals.



 | Cybermaturity

Our engineers worked directly with the CMMI Institute to develop their Cybermaturity Platform (CMMI-CP), which incorporates industry standards and best practices into one comprehensive assessment platform. The CMMI-CP takes a risk-based, capability-driven approach to help organizations build resilience and systematically increase cybersecurity maturity across your organization. Leveraging the CMMI-CP, we assist organizations large and small in determining the current maturity of their cybersecurity program and identifying their greatest cybersecurity risks to be addressed. By understanding the business risks of an organization, along with the current baseline maturity, we develop roadmaps for improvement to close gaps while moving toward a targeted maturity level consistent with your business objectives.

Check out our Cybermaturity Assessments page for more details.



 | Penetration & Vulnerability

For organizations wanting a targeted assessment of their technical security controls, we offer vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services to identify and exploit gaps missed by typical vulnerability scans. We customize each penetration test based on client needs and focus on identifying weaknesses in the systems being tested to identify flaws and insecure implementations.

In addition to identifying and categorizing specific findings based on criticality, we provide actionable recommendations including security architecture improvements that will bolster the overall security program. Our approach ensures that the root cause the vulnerabilities are resolved and not just the findings.



 | Supply Chain

The introduction of risks via the supply chain is a growing problem that impacts the overall security of an organization and continues to be a challenge across all sectors. Organizations never want to be caught off guard in the event of a data breach by one of its vendors. Our engineers worked with the team that developed the NIST SP 800-161, “Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations” which incorporates best practices for identifying and assessing supply chain risk from experts across industry.

Our cybersecurity engineers leverage this expert knowledge to assist you in managing the risk imposed by vendors by assessing key aspects of your cybersecurity program without requiring an extensive audit. This approach allows for faster risk-informed decision making and provides input for refining your organization’s vendor risk management program.