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State, Local and Department of Defense

Each level of government and its private sector contractors have different cybersecurity requirements and regulations, and those requirements are significantly different from private industry. While maintaining customer data security and privacy is critical for all the businesses, state, local, federal, and Defense Department Contracts must implement additional countermeasures and safeguards to protect the controlled unclassified information (CUI). Business organizations aiming to deal with Government agencies and departments must adhere to various industry-recognized frameworks, such as the NIST, ISO, and regulations and laws such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement), and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Furthermore, they may be required to attain specific certifications such as CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) to help build stakeholder trust.

While these regulations concern all government departments, they are more significant for defense contracts because they mainly deal with sovereign critical information infrastructure (CII) and involve national security matters. Any data breach in government information systems can cripple the CII, impact people’s lives, and in extreme cases, may affect the country’s sovereignty.

Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) offers an extensive range of cybersecurity solutions that help organizations adhere to Federal, State, and Local Government regulations, build stakeholder trust, avoid massive penalties and fines, and maintain their reputation.

We help businesses to assess their compliance with NIST, ISO, CIS, and CSA CCM frameworks. Besides, we help organizations attain CMMC certification to adhere to the NIST regulatory framework and apply for defense contracts.

Columbia Advisory Group provides Managed Compliance Services in the public sector frameworks:

FEDERAL:

CAG can assist government contractors and businesses connected with the Federal Government to comply with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and DFARS provisions. Assistance is also available for contract clauses associated with collecting, preserving, reporting, and sharing data related to cybercrimes.

  • CMMC
  • NIST 800-171
  • FedRAMP

STATE:

Some states have strict data privacy laws similar to GDPR. CAG can help businesses comply 100% or help assess the compliance levels with these regulations like CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) and avoid paying huge penalties for violations.

  • NIST 800-171
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • GDPR
  • ISO 27001
  • TexRAMP

LOCAL/MUNICIPAL:

Besides meeting the Federal and State Government laws, businesses must also comply with various local or municipal regulations based on their field of activity. For example, organizations providing medical services must comply with HIPAA, those dealing with credit/debit card payments with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), and the SHIELD Act requires New York employers to take adequate measures to protect New York residents’ private information. CAG helps businesses to comply with all such mandatory regulations.

  • NIST 800-171
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • TAC 202
  • ISO 27001
  • FedRAMP
  • TexRAMP

DEFENSE:

We help government contractors bidding for defense contracts to comply with NIST SP 800-171 requirements and adhere to CMMC frameworks to protect them from the implications of the False Claims Act. 

  • CMMC
  • NIST 800-171
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • NIST 800-53
  • ISO 27001
  • FedRAMP

Cybersecurity

Our cybersecurity team begins by developing your customized security programs, plans, risk registers, and policy standards based on your industry’s security frameworks and regulatory environment.

Managed Information Technology

CAG provides managed services tailored to your specific needs, we accomplish your business goals even in the most challenging economic or change environments. We advice the latest technologies & service approaches scaled to your specific requirements and budget.
More than just a consultant, our virtual and interim leaders become your strategic partners, helping you lower operation costs while building, managing, protecting and securing your information technology and cybersecurity footing. Ask us about Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer services.

Adherence to Regulatory Frameworks

Depending on their sector, organizations must comply with various data privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulatory frameworks. CAG helps organizations adhere to frameworks like NIST, ISO, CIS, etc., and regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and DFARS.

 

CMMC compliance is critical to defense equipment procurement and maintenance organizations. CAG helps them attain CMMC compliance to ensure the necessary security framework to deal with CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information).  

We help organizations perform a FISMA Assessment and work closely with them on the maintenance of information system inventory, performing risk assessment and categorization, implementing security controls, and establishing a system security plan.

 

Ensuring data privacy is critical for all organizations, regardless of their working sector. CAG helps ensure compliance with HIPAA, FISMA, PCI DSS, and other critical regulations to help organizations gain public trust and deal with government departments.

 

While adhering to government regulations is paramount, it is also essential for employees to continue maintaining the highest levels of cybersecurity awareness to prevent cyberattacks. CAG provides the necessary employee cybersecurity training to keep them continually updated and security-conscious.

 

CAG believes in identifying risks much earlier before they convert to full-blown threats. Thus, we assist organizations in implementing a high-level cybersecurity risk register to identify and remediate gaps before they can have a negative impact.

 

Core Capabilities for Government Sector

Columbia Advisory Group’s managed compliance services will not only take you through the compliance readiness process but also ensures your organizations abides by regulatory requirements, certification bodies in preparation for third-party audits against regulatory standards.
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any security or risk-based standard in real time.

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