Cyber Threat Modeling for DoD Contractors
Arlington offers comprehensive cybersecurity threat modeling services for helping Department of Defense (DoD) contractors better understand – and ultimately mitigate, to the fullest extent possible – such threats. Attacks in cyberspace are becoming more frequent, more damaging – and more costly than ever before. As an organization, being proactive – and not reactive – in assessing and understanding the multitude of cyber threats that can impact your organization has never been more important.
A Proven Process for Cyber Threat Modeling
What is cyber threat modeling? It’s a process of assessing, developing, then applying adversarial threats in cyberspace, and determining the outcomes against an organization, and the necessary steps for ensuring such threats are mitigated. With Arlington, our cyber threat modeling process is straightforward, highly efficient, yet also comprehensive, offering a true ROI in terms of better understanding the growing threat landscape for organizations who place a premium on cybersecurity.
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Our Process for Cyber Threat Modeling
Why Arlington for Cyber Threat Modeling?
Trusted and well-known all throughout the DoD industry.
Years of experience performing cyber threat modeling assessments.
Proven and efficient methodologies, all at fixed-fee pricing.
Phase I: Framework Determination & Scoping
Numerous frameworks exist in terms of information security and cybersecurity best practices. From NIST to COBIT, COSO, and many more, it’s important to choose an acceptable framework as the baseline for cybersecurity threat modeling. With Arlington, we’ll help identify your cyber needs by using industry leading standards for helping perform the overall assessment. There’s no hard and fast rule on which framework to adopt, and it's’ perfectly acceptable to use a combination of frameworks. With years of performing cyber threat modeling for DoD contractors, we can quickly identify the best framework (or set of frameworks) to assess against.
Additionally, from a scoping perspective, Arlington will help determine what levels are to be included in the actual cyber threat assessment. Making a determination as to which level or combination of levels (i.e., system level, mission/business function level, organizational level, etc.) are to be included for scope purposes is crucial.
Phase II: Threat Modeling Specifics
Much like choosing a framework, there are an endless number of threats that can be applied when performing the cyber threat modeling assessment. As defined by NIST, a threat is “…Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations…”. Additionally, driving these threats are individuals, groups, organizations, and states that seek to exploit an organization’s dependence on information security and cybersecurity resources.
During this critical phase, we’ll identify all relevant threats, threat sources – and other related threat factors – that have the ability to attack your organization. From growing insider threats to hackers thousands of miles away in hostile nation states, Arlington has developed a large and growing threat matrix, and we’ll use it to assess your current cyber posture.
Phase III: Analysis & Assessment
Arlington’s cyber threat modeling procedures consist of an in-depth analysis of all in-scope levels and the overall posture of the organization’s cybersecurity measures currently in place – or lacking. Specifically, using approved assessment methodologies consisting of a combination of technical, security, and policy review and analysis, we’ll drill down into all in-scope threats for gaining a stronger understanding of any number of key metrics. The end result is a comprehensive, yet concise assessment of all known threats against your organization.
Phase IV: Reporting
With all assessment activities complete, we’ll provide a formalized, documented summary of our assessment findings that provide a wealth of valuable information in terms of assessing your environment against all identified cyber threats. We’ll also include a detailed roadmap for remediation, along with offering helpful tools and solutions as needed, such as NIST 800-53 policies and procedures.
Phase V: Remediation
Oftentimes, organizations will find a large number of control gaps and deficiencies that need to be corrected as part of the post cyber threat modeling remediation efforts. With Arlington, we offer comprehensive services for helping close out critical gaps, ultimately helping you build a rock-solid cybersecurity program for your organization. From writing policies and procedures to implementing technical controls, whatever the remediation task at hand is, we can assist. Additionally, we also offer continuous monitoring solutions for helping ensure your cyber controls are assessed on a regular basis.