Cyber Security and
Cyber Security & Information Assurance
MAR has a broad range of cyber security and information assurance expertise
starting at the enterprise level down to the desktop. Our consultants assist
organizations in mapping cyber security requirements and risk management
to their agency’s mission. We have proven methodologies in delivering
compliance-based services based on Federal Civilian, DoD, and IC standards.
Our security consultants are experienced with tools and processes for
continuous monitoring, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, risk
management framework, security engineering, cyber security for industrial control systems, and role-based security training.
Cyber Security Awareness Training
MAR has developed and delivered proven role-based cyber security training courses and related materials based on the NIST Risk Management Framework and NIST SP 800-64. This includes multi-day, instructor led role-based security courses for Information System Security Officers (ISSO), System Administrators, IT Managers and Project Managers, and Senior Executives. Materials include workbooks, reference guides, presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs. MAR has also developed specialized Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) security awareness courses for federal employees.
MAR is actively involved in public outreach on cyber awareness issues, and is co-developing a new on-line campaign to promote greater understanding among citizens and businesses on cyber-based threats facing our nation.
Enterprise Risk Assessment
Our enterprise risk assessment methodology combines the principles outlined in NIST SP 800-37 and NIST SP 800-39 to create a NIST-based integrated, multi-tier risk model that aligns agency mission, business operations, and IT operations across the organization. MAR is continuing to explore the potential use of this model to arrive at maturity levels organizations can be measured by to seek improvements to internal risk management practices.
Business Process Re-Engineering
The goal of many new software
development initiatives is the
modernization of existing business
processes to gain efficiencies. We
at MAR understand that to be
successful, we must first work with
our customers to recognize the
added value a modernization effort
will bring to an organization.
Software Development Life-Cycle
Our senior architects and
developers are well versed in full
software development life-cycle
following projects from conception
to completion. Starting with
requirements analysis to system
design to software development,
our staff utilizes their extensive
experience and aptitude to build
superior information systems in an
efficient and cost-effective manner
Our team utilizes the latest database
management and web application
development technologies to
transform our customers’ manual,
legacy business processes into a
customized, completely automated,
and most importantly secure
Projects are managed using industry
recognized best practices and
systems including Deltek accounting
and MARTrack, our custom
developed Program Management/
Earned Value Management System
to effectively manage staff resources,
spend plans, project schedules, and
deliver web-based project reporting
in near real-time mode.