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The changing demands on agencies & enterprises are the primary focus of Zen Strategics. Through industry-shaping IT, Zen Strategics helps clients understand and develop strategies with respect to truly important technology trends—those that have the potential to dramatically change an entire industry.

Zen Strategics specializes in meeting these challenges, specifically in the areas of Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Big Data. We have helped drive the success of major Government agencies and IT transformation programs through collaboration with each client to implement the strongest security possible in all aspects of an enterprise – from cyber security programs to basic policies and procedures. We act as trusted advisors; providing guidance on how to best manage and secure enterprise infrastructure in the most complex and challenging environments.

Our Focus Areas

  • Continuous Monitoring & Network Security
  • Enterprise Security Compliance
  • Risk & Vulnerability Management
  • Risk Metrics & Dashboards (as a service)
  • Risk Mitigation & Remediation (SIEM)
  • Security Assessment
  • Cyber Advisory Services
  • Cloud & Infrastructure Security (SOC)
  • Data Center Advisory Services
  • Security Policy & Governance

 

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Zen Strategics also works with clients to develop technology-enabled innovation environments and systematic processes to successfully identify, incubate, and commercialize IT-driven innovations. We help develop enterprise architectures, which provide blueprints for future business processes, applications, data warehouses, development environments, and technology infrastructures-all based on business strategy and requirements. In addition, our approach helps improve business agility, reduces IT and process complexity, and helps organizations better govern their IT investments. Our team bridges the following services together to create a customized solution for an IT (cyber, cloud, wireless etc.) program implementation:

  • IT Planning
  • Enterprise PMO (e-PMO) Support
  • Requirements and Performance Analysis & Planning
  • Feasibility Studies & Cost-Benefit Analyses
  • Business Process Management
  • Stakeholder Management

Cyber Advisory Services

We offer organizations the opportunity to align their cyber offerings with the dynamic changes in policy, priority and the cyber threat landscape. We provide up-to-the-minute policy and market expertise to guide clients in areas such as competitive intelligence and innovation, leading to successful investment and outcomes. We also help government and investment firms stay informed on the latest trends and technologies and 'best fit' solutions provided by industry.

Our robust core competencies includes:

  • Cyber security strategy development
  • Insider threat assessments & program development
  • Analytics & enterprise application development
  • Cyber security capability implementation & operations
  • Cyber security risk assessments
  • Cyber security risk mitigation & auditing

We offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to protect your enterprise and stay abreast evolving solutions to cyber security challenges:

  • Strategy & advisory services
  • Compliance support
  • Security assessments
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Network & security operations
  • Insider threat mitigation
  • SOC Services
  • Information Assurance

We plan and execute an integrated approach to increase mission performance without compromising security. Zen Strategics employs the best and brightest experts in the security industry with extensive knowledge in risk and vulnerability management, cyber security policy, assessment and authorization, and Fed RAMP advisory services.

We keep your enterprise compliant by implementing standards-aligned security controls, using the following processes & frameworks:

  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Mitigation & Remediation
  • Risk Assessment, Management & Reporting
  • Risk Metrics & Dashboards (as a service)
  • Leverage NIST, CMMI, PMBOK, SELC as needed

Strategic & Performance Consulting & Business Development Services

We offer companies an opportunity to better position their skills and solutions for success in the cyber security market, improve product and service offerings, combine efforts with the best teaming partners, and tackle the complex security challenges government faces. Zen Strategics also helps organizations that are part of the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets, navigate the contacts, working groups, policies and standards that are part and parcel of the Federal cyber security landscape.

Zen Strategics offers commercial Lean Six Sigma (LSS) consultation as a proven method of improving business efficiency and effectiveness. Lean is about speed and efficiency. Six Sigma is about understanding your customer, gathering data, and analyzing the data to address the root cause of an issue. Combined, they are a best practice methodology for continuous improvement. We work closely with customers to understand their processes and implement ways to streamline and standardize workflows and undertake improvement activities in systematic way. Our experienced team will work with you to customize an approach that drives significant results to the bottom line and fits with the culture of your agency. We offer a full suite of Lean Six Sigma services, for the large-scale department deployment or for the smaller agency components looking to get started.

Our Business Development Services include offering companies visibility into the best strategic cyber security opportunities that align with their corporate capabilities - improving quality of offerings and probability of program success. Zen Strategics unique understanding of the federal cyber security landscape gained through over 7 years of engagements with DHS, OMB & the Whitehouse gives companies a distinct competitive advantage and tangible results.

Risk & Vulnerability Management

Zen Strategics uses proven National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-compliant methodologies for risk and vulnerability management. Our approach starts capturing the flow of existing risk management policies, procedures, and security baselines. Then, we add modular components as needed to support management and decision-making.

Innovative, unique, and customized continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) solutions that augment risk situational awareness and improve overall security posture. We also provide technical engineering and operational/program security support for integrated, modernized systems that leverage cloud, and other solutions.

Security Assessments, Policy & Governance

Our approach to Cyber Security policy/governance and standards development follows a proven methodology based upon our experience in performing this work across the federal government. At the heart of our multi-step process is the Program and Systems Security Requirement Traceability Matrix (SRTMx). Our work includes performing Assessment and Authorization (A&A) for large complex systems across the federal government, and working with existing systems for ongoing authorization. This process starts with performing an initial gap analysis and evaluating security controls using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) procedures, leveraging our experience with automated testing tools. We perform Continuous Monitoring (CM) for our clients on both strategic and tactical levels.

Advisory and assessment services in compliance frameworks such as FedRAMP, FISMA, DIACAP/DoD RMF, NIST/RMF, and SOC. We enable public and private organizations to successfully navigate complicated regulatory landscapes by providing customized, risk-based solutions that address their unique advisory and assessment needs. We have supported Whitehouse & OMB cyber initiatives to include development and reporting of FISMA metrics that all agencies are responsible for implementing as part of the ISCM mandate. Having monitored Cyberscope & conducted Cyberstats for various agencies we bring a non-cookie cutter approach to cyber, tailored to each agency/component; Our Security Assessment services help you to:

  • Evaluate your network and information system security posture
  • Assess cyber security exposure and quantify impact on the business mission
  • Conduct trade-off analysis to evaluate design and architecture alternatives with respect to security, cost, and performance impact
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies with the goal of mission effectiveness

Cloud & Infrastructure Data Center Advisory Services

Zen Strategics has an established subject matter expertise developed with multiple years of exclusive dedication to the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and related Agency initiatives. During this time, we have worked both industry and Federal executives on the most prominent cloud programs to date-, both pre- and post- acquisition. We bring excellent perspectives on the challenges and opportunities associated with cloud adoption and knowledge about the CSP market landscape, Federal cloud acquisitions to date, and compliance strategies. We work with Agency executives to sort through the hype and hyperbole so that they can accomplish their unique objectives. We can assist federal clients, Cloud Service Providers, and other third party providers with preparing for audits and security assessments or implementing remediation plans after 3PAO assessments.

As more agencies are consolidating existing physical and logical designs into larger datacenters to reduce cost and leverage existing commodities, our company has developed an experienced team of professionals capable of delivering Enterprise IT services matching an organizations strategic mission and business goals. Our technical expertise presents cutting edge technology and industry standard certified engineers in the areas of Network, Computing, Storage, Security and Facility engineering which are perfectly coupled with ITIL centric service delivery strategies, designs and management approach for hosted, off premise & on premise solutions.

Continuous Monitoring & Network Security

Attacks against networks and systems are continuous – why should monitoring be anything less? Leaving cybersecurity compliance reviews to an annual or semi-annual paper based snapshot in time process is no longer a best practice – automation via real time reporting is the way forward. Continuous monitoring transitions enterprises from a “prevention” mindset to a “mitigation” mindset, helping enterprises to monitor and prioritize their system risk by looking for anomalous activity and terminating access before breaches become malicious.

Zen Strategics has a proven record of success helping organizations implement continuous monitoring programs. We provide access to best of breed solutions with a unique ability to design, implement and integrate these solutions into operational environments, enabling transparency, control and high-performance security programs. It suffices to say that the above experience is gathered over 7 years of working with DHS to create the very mandate and policy that the 24 CFO act agencies need to comply with – effectively we are the insiders and best advisors to your Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation plans.

Emerging & Future Infrastructure Technologies

We also provide SME in the realm of Mobility (Telecom/Wireless), BigData & Cloud specializing in strategic planning and business development to help carriers, vendors, and enterprise organizations capitalize on market opportunities. The key to our management consulting services is our ability to combine our know-how of functional areas with our deep Cloud, Telecom and Technology industry knowledge. As a client, you are guaranteed that each Zen Strategics's consultant is a subject matter expert in the industry. We specialize in Cloud, Mobile and Telecom vertical and provide solutions, management consulting and syndicated market research in the following areas:

  • Cloud & Data Center Strategy
  • MDM solutions, Mobile Media and Application Strategy
  • Wireless Broadband consulting involving 3G/4G/5G networks

Identity, Credential, and Access Management Services

Zen Strategics provides ICAM (Identity, Credential, and Access Management) enterprise-class services for managing digital identities, credentials, and access to systems and applications. These services include centralized identity lifecycle management, role management for access control, automated account and access provisioning and de-provisioning, and electronic identification of employees, partners, and customers, for access to applications and system. Zen employs a team of subject matter experts in the field of identity management, access controls, privacy, and logical policy development. Using that expertise, we ensure that access policies are aligned with the mission and business needs of our clients and that access controls facilitate the efficient sharing of information with authorized personnel while protecting sensitive information and privacy. We have a deep knowledge of:

  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)
  • National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) information exchange standards and processes
  • Role & Attribute Based Access Control (RBAC/ABAC) systems
  • Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Zen has implemented ICAM for Freddie Mac enterprise and has supported them with services that include Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) processes and tools, Solution Engineering & Integration and Project Management Services.

Core Capabilities

  • Cyber Security - Strategy & Operations
  • Cloud – Fed RAMP & IV&V
  • Mobility & Big Data
  • Program Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Market & Competitive Analysis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Business Operations
  • Wireless & Telecom
    (Public Safety/Interoperability)
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers & Acquisitions(Advisory, Due Diligence & Support)