Houston, TX Cybersecurity, Information Security Consultant & Compliance Services
FLANK is Houston’s leading provider of cybersecurity, information security, and regulatory compliance services. We offer a wide-range of consulting services for helping Houston businesses meet today’s demanding and complex security, governance, and compliance issues.
Today’s information security world we all live in has brought about an incredible number of modern-day efficiencies and amenities to all of us, yet also massive InfoSec security risks. Turn to FLANK, Houston’s leading provider of security, governance, and compliance services and solutions.
FLANK offers the following services to businesses all throughout the greater Houston area:
- Scoping & Readiness Assessments for Today’s Major Compliance Regulations
- Policy and Procedures Writing Services
- Technical and Security Remediation of Internal Controls
- Risk Assessment Programs for Compliance
- Security Awareness Training Programs
- Incident Response Programs
- Vendor Sourcing for Critical Security Tools and Solutions
- Virtual/Outsourced Compliance Officer
Scoping & Readiness Assessments for Today’s Major Compliance Regulations
Pick any of today’s growing list of regulatory compliance mandates & regulations – PCI DSS, SOC 1/SOC 2/SOC 3 audits, FISMA, GLBA, GDPR compliance, and more – and they no doubt can be incredibly challenging and complex. What’s worse, jumping right in and trying to force compliance without performing any type of meaningful pre-audit review spells big trouble.
FLANK is one of Houston’s leading providers of scoping & readiness assessments for many of today’s complex and challenging compliance mandates. With years of experience, we can help your company get up to speed and compliant in a quick and cost-effective manner. Why a scoping & readiness assessment? That’s an easy answer when you consider the following benefits:
Determine, assess, and validate Audit Scope: What business processes are in involved for the specific compliance mandate in question? What personnel are going to participate in all aspects of the audit? What relevant third-party providers are deemed in-scope and why? Just a few of the dozens of questions businesses have when they begin to walk down the path of regulatory compliance. FLANK has the answers, and it’s why a readiness assessment is so critical.
Think about how complex and challenging PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, GDPR, SOC audits – and many other compliance mandates – can be?
Identify Critical Gaps & Control Deficiencies: Every business will have some form of remediation to perform with today’s dizzying array of compliance audits, it’s just the nature of the regulatory compliance beast. How much – or how little – remediation you’ll have to perform ultimately depends on the maturity of your control environment. FLANK offers comprehensive remediation services and solutions for Houston businesses in need of help. But before you can even begin to think about remediation, you’ll want to properly identify your control gaps and deficiencies, hence, the importance of a scoping & readiness exercise.
Put in Place a Plan-of-Action for Auditing Success: You’ll need to put in place a roadmap with milestones and deliverables, assign personnel roles and responsibilities, and much more. How do you do it? By performing a scoping & readiness assessment with FLANK.
Policies and Procedures Writing Services
We’ve heard stories of organizations being completely overwhelmed and frustrated when it comes to information security policies and procedures development, and we more than understand. You don’t need to pay a high-priced consultant thousands of dollars in authoring your policies, just hire FLANK instead and we’ll get the job done quicker, and more efficiently, than anyone else.
And if you don’t hire us to author your policies and procedures – not a problem – you can simply download our world-class InfoSec policy templates and toolkits today. We’ve authored thousands of pages of industry leading templates, all ready to be used for your growing compliance needs. Name the compliance mandate – PCI DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, SOC audits, GDPR, and more – and we’ve got the documentation you need when it comes to security, governance, and regulatory compliance policies and procedures.
Technical and Security Remediation of Internal Controls
Many times, organizations will find that they also need not only policy documentation creation, but assistance with developing and implementing technical and security controls. Perhaps your firewall rules need to be re-written, your passwords complexity rules strengthened and more. FLANK can assist, as we have years of experience helping Texas businesses with much-needed technical and security implementation.
Risk Assessment Programs for Compliance
Many of today’s growing regulatory compliance audits – PCI DSS assessments, SOC 1/SOC 2 audits, HIPAA compliance, and more – all require an annual risk assessment to be performed. This can take considerable time and effort, and its why FLANK has developed comprehensive risk assessment programs specifically tailored for many of today’s most commonly requested compliance audits.
You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on costly risk management & risk assessment software – it’s not necessary – all you need to do is download FLANK’s proven risk assessment program today at flank.org. The programs have been developed by compliance and I.T. professionals with years of relevant risk management experience, so you know you’re getting the documentation you need for a quality and efficient risk assessment process.
Security Awareness Training Programs
One of the very best – and most cost-effective – ways for training employees on today’s emerging cybersecurity issues, threats, trends – and best practices – is none other than security awareness training. While businesses are spending billions of dollars each year on next generation security tools and solutions, don’t lose sight of what’s known as the “human element”. What’s the “human element”, is the notion that humans – yes us – are ultimately the best defense against today’s growing security threats. Simply stated, well-trained, motivated employees – those that care about security and about their company – will always be up to the task in protecting your assets. And the very best avenue for ensuring this is done is none other than security awareness training.
Incident Response Programs
Responding to security incidents quickly, comprehensively, ultimately, in a manner that minimizes security breaches to your organizational assets, is what every business needs to be striving for. FLANK offers award-winning security awareness training programs for instant download today.
Vendor Sourcing for Critical Security Tools and Solutions
Virtual/Outsourced Compliance Officer
Need help with today’s growing regulatory compliance costs, but don’t want the hassle and expense of having to hire and retain a six-figure compliance officer? If so, then consider hiring FLANK as your virtual/outsourced compliance officer. The benefits are immense indeed when you stop and think about it:
- Massive cost savings. Hey, why pay a six-figure salary to a compliance officer when you don’t need somebody full time? From a few hours a week to as many as 50 hours a week, whatever your needs are, we’ve got you covered.
- Expertise ONLY when you need it.
- The look and feel of a compliance officer, yet without the six-figure expense.
- A true compliance officer ready to assist.
FLANK’s virtual/outsourced compliance officers have years of experience when it comes to working with today’s growing regulatory compliance frameworks and reporting mandates Need assistance with PCI DSS, SOC 1/SOC 2, HIPAA, FISMA, GDPR, GLBA, and more – then we’ve got you covered with top-notch virtual/outsourced compliance officers.
Continuous Monitoring of Controls for Annual Compliance
We are Houston’s Premier Cybersecurity & Regulatory Compliance Consultants