Guidepost Solutions was retained by a leading information security firm in 2013 to assess its operations and assist with developing a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) program. Since that time, Guidepost has also been engaged to provide a security design strategy for a new colocation data center operation the firm was building in the Washington D.C. region to host U.S. government data center tenants and to conduct an updated assessment of the operation one year after the project was completed to support a prerequisite threat, risk and vulnerability assessment (TRVA) required by prospective U.S. government tenants.

We provided physical assessments of the company’s facilities and design criteria for its GSOC program and government data center, including protective design analysis and hardening recommendations. The team then conducted an updated TRVA. The basis of the initial design recommendations and the TVRA included applicable standards, to include Guidepost’s experience with security standards and practices defined by CISA, DHS, FEMA, ISC, FISMA / NIST, ISO, SOC, and PCI, as well as industry best practices based on the significant experience Guidepost has gained in the data center industry.

Benefit to the Client

Our team worked closely with the company’s Security and Risk, IT, Real Estate, and Facilities departments to provide a foundation for effective and compliant risk mitigation measures through the design of solutions that would remain consistent with its global standards, meet the needs of its new facility in the government information security market sector.