In today’s world, all data and information can be processed and stored electronically. This creates a new necessity to protect our devices and the information they contain. Cybersecurity can be defined as “the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this”1. The prevalence of cybersecurity in federal government agencies continues to grow each day. Most agencies keep all information stored in data centers, software, and cloud devices, and are in the market for hiring professionals that can help keep those devices protected from hackers and viruses so that their information is secure.
Applied Development’s past performance shows that we have the experience and capabilities in cybersecurity to provide agencies with certified professionals that will help manage and supervise the safety of their data. Applied Development was the subcontractor on a Cybersecurity Assessment project for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO). We provided a team of consultants that evaluated METRO’s key Cybersecurity posture and developed actions to be taken for future audits. Our team of professionals created a risk model that helped identify, assess, and prioritize some of the risks that faced METRO. Once the risks were identified and listed, our team proposed mitigation strategies and recommended action plans for these risks. Applied Development played a vital role in keeping information secure and protected from potential hackers that could gain access to vital information such as credit card information or the control system to the trains. A big responsibility was placed on our team to keep this valuable and confidential information safe and secure.
Applied Development is honored to be a part of the Agility Team, and to work collaboratively on projects that relate to cybersecurity. The Agility Team is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned CMMI Level 3 joint venture with the goal to assist the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) path to success. The team has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of CMS and its business environment as well as agile business practices to provide flexible and innovative results to our clients.
As technology advances further, the need for cybersecurity increases. It is a relatively new field that has made a huge impact and plays a big role in all companies and organizations. It is imperative to have trustworthy professionals to help keep your information safe. Applied Development can help your company find the right professionals for the job.
1“Cybersecurity.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 26 July 2017.