The Intersec Worldwide team has spent the last 20 years assisting clients with risk management, compliance and data breach mitigation.“Our focus and expertise begins with compliance and enterprise risk management and we have the capability to conduct Incident Response and Forensics when needed. Unlike many other organizations, we are able to make enterprise risk assessments and management much more insightful and meaningful,” begins Jeff Tutton, President, Intersec Worldwide. At their core, Intersec Worldwide believes in keeping its clients a step ahead of the new threats and vulnerabilities that emerge daily. The Intersec Worldwide team emphasizes the importance of understanding business objectives, risk tolerance, and the client’s current security profile during implementation or improvement of a client’s risk management program. The company takes a top-down approach to risk management—identify clients’ security needs and craft the best strategy suited to meet those organizational needs and compliance objectives.
Intersec Worldwide has seen the evolution of enterprise risk management from Y2K, Enron, numerous financial breaches which led to the creation of PCI, and more recently increased privacy breaches. They explain how even with all of these disastrous events, many companies still fail to periodically update their enterprise risk management tools and are sticking with traditional products and services. But within the traditional enterprise risk structure, there is another factor that comes into play, the human element. “We delve deep into the corporate espionage part of it to understand the role of the human element in triggering risks and even assess the contributions of third-party vendors in augmenting risks,” informs Bill Corbitt, Vice President, Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services, Intersec Worldwide. Mr. Corbitt illustrates how often, hiring the wrong people emanates risk as they pose a threat in safeguarding enterprise data. Other risk management companies also perceive these factors as risks, but they do not fully understand the full scope of this risk landscape and how it applies to the other disciplines within enterprise risk. This is an area Intersec Worldwide excels by incorporating a holistic model in their approach. “Our strength lies in the variety of skill sets possessed by our team ranging from regulatory compliance, IT operations, incident response, and remediation which adds valuable diversity,” says Richard Haag, Vice President, Compliance Services, Intersec Worldwide. Being a product agnostic company, Intersec Worldwide does not associate itself with any particular industry products, thereby utilizing the liberty to choose technologies that are best suited for clients’ business alignment, budget, and goals.
Intersec Worldwide also focuses on successful integrations of solutions into customers’ existing IT framework. They conduct periodic business reviews to acknowledge the customer’s cybersecurity needs and suggest recommendations accordingly. Moreover, Intersec Worldwide also walks them through effective automation processes that help them reduce the dwell time or Mean Time to Resolve (MTTR) to gain maximum value from their security initiatives.
Our focus and expertise begins with compliance and enterprise risk management and we have the capability to conduct Incident Response and Forensics when needed
Drawing on its unique capabilities and unmatched industry experience, Intersec Worldwide has successfully led countless enterprise risk assessment projects for the world’s largest merchants and Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Corbitt sheds light on their client collaboration by citing an instance of a client that was losing millions of dollars in the market. After Intersec Worldwide conducted its evaluation, it became clear that the patents for the client’s technology were being registered in a foreign nation even before their company’s patents got registered in the US. Intersec Worldwide realized that the foreign patents were the exact copies of those scheduled for registration in the US. Quick on its feet, it seamlessly shifted the client’s model from enterprise risk to counter espionage, which eventually resulted in multiple arrests by the FBI. Thus, the client was able to plug the problem and prevent further losses.
Intersec Worldwide takes a client-centric approach to solving risk management. “Through extensive and thorough discussions, we gain an understanding of our clients’ enterprise architecture, scrutinize both internal and external information, and analyze data and their strengths and deficiencies. This allows us to get valuable insights to devise tailor-made solutions specific to each customer’s needs,” says David Hughes, Vice President, Sales, Intersec Worldwide.
Looking ahead, the company is planning to deploy new compliance initiatives in the federal space. With innovation at its core, Intersec Worldwide also plans to expand its capabilities in order to help their clients stay ahead in data privacy and protection. They have plans to build an offshore team managed by experienced and tenured Intersec Worldwide personnel which will allow them to broaden their compliance and enterprise risk assessment capabilities. “In the upcoming months, we will also incorporate premium technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), corporate intelligence, and add dimensions to the forensics and incident response spectrum,” concludes Mr. Tutton