EMSI and CYGRU Partner to Provide Cyber Incident Management Services

Twenty-first century problems require twenty-first century solutions. Together, EMSI and CYGRU bring world-class emergency management experience coupled with industry-leading cybersecurity approaches, to deliver innovative solutions to an evolving emergency management threat: Cyber Incident Management.

Our critical infrastructure and IT systems have never been more vulnerable. An increased reliance on cyber to support our critical infrastructure and daily way of life, coupled with increased sophistication demonstrated by malicious cyber threat actors, has created a modern challenge for emergency managers unlike the threats we have faced before.

Joining forces, EMSI and CYGRU have blended their specialties to address these new threats. With expert practitioners possessing nationally and internationally recognized industry qualifications, EMSI is a premier all-hazards, full-service, multi-discipline incident management and emergency management services and solutions provider. A boutique cybersecurity consultancy based in Washington, D.C., CYGRU focuses on unique and non-traditional cybersecurity challenges, such as Information Security Program Development & Management, Assessment (Vulnerability, Penetration Testing, Red Teaming), and Incident Response & Forensics.

With decades of emergency management experience and the latest cybersecurity best practices, EMSI and CYGRU assist clients in identifying, protecting, detecting, responding, and recovering from cyber incidents. Our comprehensive approach, grounded in the core principles of emergency management, integrate industry best practices for cybersecurity. Over the last 30 years, emergency management has evolved from effectively responding to large-scale wildfires, natural and man-made disasters, to preparing for terrorism incidents since 9/11. While these threats are still real, cyber has emerged as an increasingly important emergency management focus area not only in the critical infrastructure sector, but with any organization whether large or small. Together, we can help your organization’s preparedness against cyber threats through the following mechanisms.

Some of the joint EMSI-CYGRU capabilities include:

Cyber Plan Development

The EMSI-CYGRU team has many years of collective experience in developing and drafting plans and policies to protect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. From incorporating best-practices from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Center for Internet Security (CIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to tailoring solutions to meet the needs of each client’s unique industry, stakeholders, and business processes. The EMSI-CYGRU team can help your organization in developing:

  • Cyber Incident Response Plans, Breach Response Plans
  • Continuity Plans – Business Continuity Plans (BCP), Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)
Cyber Facilitated Discussions

The EMSI-CYGRU team has many years of collective experience in designing and facilitating small to large facilitated discussions. These events are designed to direct conversation to uncover cross-cutting issues in your organization’s cybersecurity program and response/recovery capabilities. This allows for constructive dialog to identify approaches to cyber challenges while exploring policy approaches for continuous improvement.

Cyber Tabletop Exercises

The EMSI-CYGRU team has many years of collective experience in designing, planning, executing, and evaluating small discussion-based to large complex operations-based exercises complaint with the HSEEP methodology. The joint approach allows for realistic and technically plausible cyber scenarios that create value for both technical and non-technical exercise participants. Cyber table-top exercises (TTX) help validate an organizations plans, policies, and procedures for responding to and recovering from a cyber incident.

As threats evolve, so will our solutions. Contact us today to find out how we can help your organization’s preparedness.