Technical Advisory Services

Think Forward Consulting works with customers to improve strategic and tactical performance measures. Understanding customer needs and using internal and industry benchmarks helps determine a way forward. For organizations to be optimized, all functions from IT infrastructure to business processes must be properly aligned, measured and improved upon. This alignment takes knowledge of all aspects of an enterprise. Think Forward Consulting has been able to bridge the gap between an organization’s leadership and its IT needs. We are able to communicate with C-Level executives conveying complex technical architecture and security information into the business and mission related context. This approach provides continuous improvements and increasing value to the customer.

Cloud Technologies & FedRAMP

If your organization is looking at Cloud technologies, in the middle of implementation or needs cloud subject matter expertise  Think Forward may be able to assist.  We have deployed secure cloud solutions in AWS, conducted detailed security assessments on numerous SaaS products across various industries.  Both are hands on and advisory experience give us a unique perspective in how to approach Cloud services.

Security Engineering

Security solutions must be engineering throughout their lifecyle.  Whatever model of deployment your organization is looking at Think Forward should be able to assist.  We Performed end-to-end security engineering in IaaS, SaaS, VDI and on-prem environments. The scope of services include developing a secure baseline configuration for Rat Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Deploying whitelisting capabilities on all servers using Bit9. Global vulnerability scanning, and scripting.  Configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for anti-virus protection.   Building audit logging and incident response capabilities.

Security Metrics Program Development

Think Forward understand the relationship of cyber performance metrics, cyber budget analysis and 3rd Party Risk Management. Our understanding of these three interrelated cyber concepts lead us to work with a key customer to implemented a cyber metrics program. The TFC team developed a list of high impact KPIs with the security director. We leveraged the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to map KPIs to the five CSF functions. Built maturity tier based on industry guidelines for metrics results. The industry guidelines were mapped to metric tiers to represent level of maturity. This allowed  CIO leadership to present cyber health across all business sectors to the board. This process was used for risk management across the enterprise.