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We provide our clients with innovative solutions that prepare them in the event of a cyber crisis and help them return to full operations after the incident.

Our cyber security experts offer strategically imperative services, including cyber incident response, proactive resiliency building, and litigation support/complex investigations.

Our global team of former federal law enforcement, network security experts, forensic accountants, former prosecutors, and investigators are engaged to effectively respond to cyber incidents; enhance implementation of incident response, remediation, and recovery efforts; innovate cyber security strategies; and prepare for and prevent future cyber-attacks.

Below is an overview of the subject matter experts we have on staff, as well as our areas of cyber security and investigations expertise.

Our Professionals
  • Compliance, Sanctions & Regulatory Experts
  • Computer Forensics Experts
  • Cyber Security & Investigations Experts
  • Data Analysts
  • Equipment Consultants
  • Forensic Accountants
  • Former Federal Law Enforcement Agents
  • Former Prosecutors
  • Network Security Experts
  • Risk Advisory & Compliance Experts
  • Security & Risk Management Experts
  • Technology Consultants
Strategic Cyber Security Consulting Services - Proactive Resiliency Building

Our cyber security experts understand the importance of business continuity and help our clients to better understand their ecosystem, improve defenses, and identify threats / risks before and after a cyber incident. We provide full life cycle support, from assessing the maturity of a cyber security program to developing risk management strategies that fill identified gaps. Our team also specializes in security testing / hardening, program development, and training. We deliver strategic guidance in:

  • Cyber Security Program & Maturity Analysis
    • Control Analysis
    • Cyber Due Diligence Assessments
    • Cyber Security Enhancement Planning
  • Enterprise Security Architecture Design
  • Government & Industry Standard Compliance Reviews
    • Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls
    • Department of Defense (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
    • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    • National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
    • Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations
  • Incident Response & Preparedness Planning
  • Independent Cyber Risk Assessments & Monitoring
  • Security Gap Remediation
    • Data Mapping & Information Governance
    • Enhanced Technical Defenses
    • Improved Cyber Security Policies & Procedures
    • Strengthened Incident Response Preparedness
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Training
  • Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing & Red Team Assessments
    • Internal & External Penetration Testing
    • Physical Control Review
    • Website & Application Security Audits
    • Wireless Network Assessments
  • vCISO Services
Strategic Cyber Security Consulting Services - Security Evaluations

Our professionals focus on building a detailed understanding of our client’s business objectives, technology infrastructure, and data to evaluate the risks and threats within their unique environment. We leverage years of experience responding to and investigating complex and sophisticated cyber incidents to identify, prioritize, and remediate weaknesses before they can be exploited.

Cyber Incident Response

Planning and preparation are crucial to successful incident mitigation together with immediate, effective incident response. Our professionals have extensive experience investigating, characterizing, and containing cyber-attacks with speed and efficiency. Our team employs incident response strategies that address critical foundational areas through the phases of an incident response life cycle:

  • Prevention / Preparation
  • Detection & Analysis
  • Containment, Eradication & Recovery
  • Post-Incident Activity

Our team understands that consistent and efficient integration of incident response assets with ongoing key enterprise business is critical to effective incident response. With decades of experience in various forms of threat response, our experts provide our clients with tailored foundational incident preparedness and response. We deliver specialized expertise in:

  • Business Continuity
  • Coordination with Investigative Authorities
  • Forensic Examination & Data Loss Mitigation
  • Evidence Collection & Preservation
  • Incident Remediation, Recovery & Security Enhancement
  • Investigation, Root Cause Analysis & Containment
  • Prevention / Defense / Recovery – Planning & Preparation
  • Strategic Crisis Communications
Litigation / Complex Investigations

J.S. Held supports our client’s cyber security needs in additional areas which may fall outside of the traditional service offerings highlighted above. As a global consultancy, we leverage a vast team of experts to deliver solutions that address our client’s cyber security demands, in addition to legal requirements or associated challenges. Our fully integrated team works collaboratively to provide vital resources to resolve issues outside of incident response, as the ripple effect of a cyber incident can be broad. Services may include:

  • Complex Technical Investigation & Forensic Analysis Including Multi-Party Engagements & Dependency Assessments
  • Compliance with Data Privacy Regulations & Notification Obligations
  • Damage & Business Impact Assessments
  • Forensic Collection &Analysis of Electronic Evidence
  • Litigation Support & Expert Testimony
  • Online Intelligence & Threat Monitoring
  • Subrogation Support



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