IT security assessment & management for the public sector

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The risk is real. The challenges are many.

Agencies and departments face constant risk in terms of cybersecurity breaches. A single cybersecurity breach can have far-reaching implications for your agency. The costs of lost data and the recovery efforts can reach tens of millions of dollars.

Cybersecurity assessment and management is a critical component of an agency’s overall risk management strategy.

CRI Business Solutions offers comprehensive security assessment services that address compliance and IT security risks on an enterprise-wide basis. Our assessment approach considers the people, processes, systems, and third-party service providers that support and deliver IT services to your organization as well as the connections and interfaces your clients and customers rely on.


of global cyberattacks target the United States

231 Days

the average time to find a breach in the public sector

$1.6 Million

the average cost per breach in the public sector


percentage of breaches that result from human error

Identify and correct the gaps in your IT architecture

Cybersecurity assessments help organizations to understand (assess), control (manage), and avoid (mitigate) many different types of cyber risks.

Manage Information Security (IS) Risk
  • Identify security weaknesses
  • Prevent data breaches or compromise
  • Prevent ransomware and other malware
  • Ensure the resiliency of information systems and infrastructure
Meet Compliance Requirements
  • Myriad of Federal/State Privacy and Security requirements
  • Many security standards and industry bodies (PCI, FISMA, NIST, ISO 27001) require independent third-party testing and assessment
Define Information Security policies
  • Select the right protection controls based on type of data, customer requirements, and risk appetite
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data

A comprehensive cyber security risk management solution

Whatever your agency’s needs are, CRI will develop a personalized risk assessment and management solution and provide insight into which threats and vulnerabilities pose the most risks to your organization.

Penetration Testing

CRI analysts will examine and conduct real world attacks on your environment and applications to see what weaknesses an attacker could exploit, provide proof of concepts to validate the weaknesses and then provide recommendations to correct those weaknesses

Security Assessments

We conduct a holistic assessment of your entire security program from governance to individual security controls to identify gaps that impact the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your systems and data. CRI will then prioritize any discovered weaknesses by risk and provide actionable recommendations to strengthen the security and resilience of your critical IT systems.

Application Security Testing

This includes an in-depth analysis of all application security functions with emphasis on the standards published by the Open web Application Security Project (OWASP) foundation. CRI analysts employ state of the art tools to check for potential weaknesses in every function and component of your application, then tests the exploitability of those weaknesses in coordination with your technical staff. We will provide recommendations to correct any discovered weaknesses based on OWASP, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other industry standards.

Plan and Policy Development

Based on the improvement and remediation priorities identified in the assessment services, our Information Security Analysts are prepared to help provide the roadmaps and policy frameworks to guide your organization to implementing an effective, compliant and robust security program. This may include targeted planning support (incident response, contingency planning, disaster recovery, etc.), or implementation of security governance via comprehensive policies, standards and procedure documentation based on your organization’s operational and compliance needs.

Risk and Compliance assessments

Risk management is the foundation of a mature information security program. CRI analysts can help determine and prioritize threats to your organization and determine if your implemented countermeasures are mitigating your risk to an acceptable level. We will help you determine the severity of threats and the potential impact to your systems and data. Given this information, we will recommend action items to mitigate your risk to an acceptable level. In addition to technical threats, regulatory compliance requirements can result in risk to your organization in the form of regulatory sanctions and loss of reputation. Compliance focused assessments will identify any gaps in your compliance framework and provide guidance to fully meet compliance standards.

Cybersecurity Training and Awareness

CRI subject matter experts (SMEs) can evaluate your training and awareness program recommend improvements to educate your users on cybersecurity threats and protection policies and procedures. CRI SMEs have decades of combined experience in management, as well as cybersecurity offensive and defensive measures that can be leveraged to make your training program more relevant, engaging and effective. If desired, we can augment your existing program with targeted training exercises and timely topical training on current cybersecurity threats and defenses.

Security Operations Center (SOC) as a Service

CRI can be a force multiplier for your IT Security team by providing 24/7/365 monitoring of your environment for security threats (malware, intrusion events, operational disruption, or other suspicious activity) and can provide first response to contain and protect your systems and data against any identified threat.

Vulnerability Management and Remediation

CRI vulnerability analysts can provide both automated and manual analysis of your systems and software to rapidly identify, categorize and prioritize technical security weaknesses. Using industry leading scanning and reporting tools, we can identify specific software and system vulnerabilities and provide guidance on how to fix or remediate each. Our analysts will validate discovered vulnerabilities and manually test if necessary to ensure false positive results are removed to avoid unnecessary work.

Protect your organization today

CRI is ready to help your organization operate safely in today’s risk filled environment. Let’s start a conversation that will lead to peace of mind.

Protection and compliance

Organizations that team with CRI on Security Assessment and Management benefit by ensuring that all required security-related compliance is met and maintained.

  • You gain the freedom to focus on your agency’s core service competencies coupled with the ability to avoid investment in costly training and specialized tools.
  • You’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing that critical systems, applications, data and intellectual property are full protected at all times.
  • And you’ll know that your vital security posture and compliance policies are backed by an independent, non-biased assessment.
Security Assessment and Management

Four components of CRI security risk model


Diagnose sensitive data that is created, stored, or transmitted by each asset in your technology infrastructure. Create a risk profile for each.


Evaluate the security risks for critical assets and determine how to effectively and efficiently allocate time and resources towards risk mitigation.


Define and develop a mitigation approach and enforce security controls for each risk identified.


Implement tools and processes required to minimize threats and vulnerabilities from occurring in your firm’s resources.

Proven experience, innovative solutions, reliable partnership

What started in 2002 as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business has since grown to become a large government contractor, small business mentor, and recognized industry leader.

Our customers trust us to reduce the threats and risks their organizations face daily. With qualified leadership and proven experience, CRI delivers cybersecurity risk management solutions that help agencies combat the surge in data breaches and mitigate related costs.

Why work with CRI?
  • Qualified personnel with security clearances
  • Certifications (PCI-DSS, FISMA, ISO 9001, ISO 27001)
  • Industry recognized professional certifications (CISSP, CISM, SSCP and more)
  • Depth of knowledge
  • Compliance expertise