“Driving” around the Capital Beltway for the better part of a decade gives you a lot of time to contemplate life. What is the definition of happiness? Does toast really always fall butter-side down? Why am I stuck in a traffic jam at 11:30 p.m.?
I’ve had more than a few revelations while sitting … err, driving on this stretch of highway. But perhaps the most relevant is how similar the beltway is to cyber security. Both are riddled with potholes, orange cones and people doing things that make you wonder whether they possess the competence to reach their final destination.
They’re also both in desperate need of improvement.
After 18 years of managing my fair share of cyber security professionals and working with some pretty amazing clients, I know we can do better.
Today’s unforgiving market has driven IT budgets to record lows as organizations compete to stay afloat. Yet the need to secure information, systems and infrastructure is more important than ever as hackers and attacks become more sophisticated. Add to the mix technology’s rapid evolution, exhausted IT staffs and a quagmire of compliance requirements, and it’s easy to see how cyber security can be a hit-or-miss affair.
Does this sound like your organization? If so, it doesn’t have to.
38North Security is a boutique, consultancy-based cyber security firm founded to provide organizations in the public and private sectors with affordable and comprehensive cyber security solutions.
So, how are we different from the thousands of other security companies out there?
That’s easy. Our people are our biggest differentiator.
The 38North team is highly skilled, and each member was handpicked based on a mastery of his or her chosen cyber security discipline. All of our consultants have a minimum of 10 years of experience, professional certifications, advanced degrees and loads of relevant on-the-ground experience. We’re also personable, adaptable, engaging, creative and passionate.
You know: the kind of people you like to have around.
No matter how big or small the engagement, we always get to know you and your organization personally. We take the time to understand what drives your business, absorb your culture, identify your strengths and empathize with your challenges and constraints.
Because all of these things help us better secure your organization. The closer the relationship, the better we’re able to tailor our solutions and protect your company.
Our consultants are used to dealing with tight budgets and other organizational challenges. We understand that resources can be scarce. That’s why we strive, every day, to demonstrate value, bolster your security posture and deliver risk driven results.
Our cyber security solutions are designed to address weaknesses that legitimately put your organization at risk. We don’t let the latest headline, gadget or vendor technology guide our solutions, nor do we leverage cookie-cutter solutions. Instead, our approach is derived from your actual risks.
Achieving cyber security success isn’t easy. It’s an often perilous road that’s chock-full of hazards and obstacles. It won’t always be a smooth ride, but we’re used to bumps in the road. And we’re happy to ride shotgun and help you navigate the way. We might even sing you some show tunes.
Welcome to 38North!