Staffing, Augmentation and Training
With years of experience in IT security staffing with a large networking pool, Caliber has the resources and expertise to quickly provide assistance with information security staff augmentation. We recognize that for some global companies, there may be data and privacy regulations with requirements to obtain locally-based resources to deliver your information security needs. We provide locally-based engineering teams to support staffing and your organization. We are happy to guarantee in writing that the dedicated staff we assign to your project will geographically based per your requirements.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) & Staff Augmentation
At Caliber, our “Subject Matter Experts” (SME’s) and augmentation service staff are available to provide short to long-term staffing to strengthen your team with information security expertise or specific, targeted skills. We are able to support your IT security staffing needs if you don’t have the experience on your team to complete a deliverable, don’t have the manpower, capacity, or budget for a full-time employee. We have extremely experienced people, with very deep knowledge in a variety of information security areas.
Our junior staff are available to assist with day-to-day operational tasks to implement your information security program, while our senior staff provide leadership in the strategy, operations, and roadmap for your information security needs.
A Couple Days vs. a Couple Weeks
At Caliber, we do not over-promise and under-deliver. When assigning a dedicated IT security resource to your project, we cannot guarantee we will assign a resource within 24 hours from conception. Typically, the timeline is a 2-day turnaround versus the industry norm of a couple of weeks. Our wide net of network information security connections in the industry and long-term relationships, speed up the interview process, to select the right candidates for your organization. Our in-depth interview process, is a cut-above other companies. Many IT security staff augmentation providers, are too broad and general, and do not dedicate the time to develop long-term relationships with their staff. We provide the subject matter expertise and talent that your organization needs to begin your project quickly, smoothly and to your requirements.
Virtual “Chief Information Security Officer” (CISO) ServicesIncluded within our “Information Security Staff Augmentation” services, we can provide your organization with a “Virtual Chief Information Security Officer” (vCISO). We assign, a senior level, top-tier security leader, available to your organization as needed, to provide information security expertise and guidance. A “Virtual CISO”, has the specialized technical knowledge and corporate governance experience to support the buildout of a strong information security foundation, with the agility to prevent, detect, and mitigate evolving threats. Our extensive network of “Virtual CISO (vCISO)” are impressive. Our pool of candidates have served in a broad range of industries and understand the challenges that businesses experience. Our vCISO advisors, with their decades of experience, will build information security programs that work with your business objectives, and propose measurable improvements to your information security program. Timing is everything! At Caliber, we excel in leveraging our wide network of connections to fill a “Virtual CISO (vCISO)” role in a short period of time. We have a superior network, we have strong relationships, and Caliber will provide a seasoned professional within a few days.
Information Security Training & Awareness
If your company is required to adhere to regulations such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), or subject to Health Information Trust Alliance (HIPAA) or Payment Card Industry (PCI), one way or another, your organization must conduct annual security and privacy training. Whether your organization is seeking to confirm a single compliance “check box” or change the culture of your security operations center (SOC) staffing and organization, Caliber will provide you with the tools required to reach your information security training goals. We provide an assessment of security operations staff awareness, phishing simulations, and core security awareness training to get your security operations center (SOC) staff up to speed and meet your compliance requirements.
Our approach to training is not to make the coursework boring or uneventful. Our information security training includes real-world situations, with engaging stories, which were challenging to endure and overcome, but humorous after the fact, when one looks back in time. Our information security training examples, are intentionally designed to make people laugh and have fun. Our curriculum is informative and educational including partial entertainment at no extra charge! Our information security training philosophy which combines education with industry humor, increases attendee participation, attention level, and desire to absorb the coursework. This approach leads to higher content retention, higher test scores, and, ultimately, staff that perform better in real-world security events.
Secure Development Training
A company’s primary goal for onboarding new software engineers, is to transition the employees from the onboarding stage to producing valuable code as quickly as possible. New hires, often recent graduates, may be trained in computer logic, writing data structures, and parallel computing; however, they may not have acquired the experience to develop secure code. These new grads are often missing these critical programming skills, which can often cost an organization thousands of dollars in patching their unsecure code. Additionally, it’s important to consider the cost of lost business due to poorly written code.
At Caliber, we excel in providing “Secure Development Training” by providing a “superstar trainer” that will educate your new hires, bring them up to speed quickly, and raise the bar for your entire software engineering team. We also integrate our “Secure Development Training” with other services within our portfolio of products, which are consistent with “Policy and Network Operations”, and other assessments for streamlined efficiency on future projects.
Secure Operations Training
System administrators and network administrators require training to configure and deploy computers in a secure manner. Many times, system administrators do not fully understand the expectations of security professionals. At Caliber, our “Secure Operations Training” provides systems administrators the tools and techniques to identify potentially malicious activity on their systems, with instruction to teach the deep analysis process to determine if a real problem has surfaced. We connect in-class training to practical risk which may occur in the field, such as data loss, recovery remediation, and incident response, rather than just theoretical knowledge.