Gap Advisory

Close the cyber security risk and compliance gap

To meet cybersecurity goals reduce risk to acceptable levels, it’s important that organizations conduct a gap analysis. Equally important is that they conduct it correctly so security leaders can properly balance business needs,  regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

Coalfire is unique in that we offer a gap advisory service that can help remediate controls and close gaps in multiple areas of your cybersecurity program, no matter where you are on the maturity model.  For example, if you’ve already completed a cyber risk program maturity assessment (CMM) using any number of frameworks (NIST CSF, COBIT5, CIS Critical Security Controls, etc.) we can help you progress from your current maturity level to your target level.

Alternatively, if you’re a CIO or CISO and need the staff and expertise to handle your control, design, implementation, or testing projects, Coalfire can help.

Our cyber advisory services include the following dimensions, as defined in our CMM program:

  • Risk management
  • Governance, compliance, and assurance
  • Security organization
  • Security technology
  • Third-party risk
  • Threat and vulnerability management
  • Incident management

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Gap identification
  • Control design and selection:
    • If procedural and administrative controls need remediation, we analyze requirements, bring templates and best practices to bear, customize, and implement.
    • If technical controls need remediation, we analyze requirements, evaluate alternatives (vendor selection process), and develop recommendations.
  • Control implementation, including configuration and training
  • Control testing and assurance

You may also take advantage of our other services, including:

Why Coalfire for your Gap Advisory?

Since our founding in 2001, Coalfire has established itself as a pure-play, vendor-neutral cybersecurity advisory firm serving as a trusted advisor to executives, legal counsel, compliance managers and security practitioners across numerous industries.

Each Coalfire project is led by a credentialed, industry-savvy senior director and supported by consultants armed with the methodologies, proven proprietary frameworks, insights and know-how accumulated through service to over 1,400 clients annually. We’re skilled communicators who present our findings in business terms for truly actionable insights.

Along with our cyber risk advisory services, we help clients simplify their compliance processes. Our cyber risk advisors get to know your business and help you understand how to comply with regulations and leverage efforts across different compliance frameworks.



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