Cybersecurity Consulting

SIG is uniquely positioned to assist with the security of higher education environments as our team of experts includes consultants who are well-versed in the student information systems that hold your higher education institution’s most sensitive data.

Higher Education Cybersecurity Consulting Services


We provide knowledgeable cybersecurity consultants who deliver value to your organization by helping create and manage your information security strategy.

Security Strategy Services include:

  • Information security planning and management
  • Development and enhancement of privacy and security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Assistance with vendor negotiations on key cybersecurity hardware, software, and managed service solutions (SIG does not resell hardware or software)
  • Performing risk assessments to evaluate security gaps and spending needs
  • Managing key security controls such as vulnerability management, asset protection, and security awareness
  • Incident response planning and response activities

Cybersecurity Framework Assessment

Many organizations have established information security programs but struggle to keep them up to date or maintain effective security controls to mitigate current cyber threats. Our Cybersecurity Risk Assessments are designed to align organizations with industry standard frameworks to mitigate risks and properly respond to cyber attacks.

Cyber Assessment Deliverables include:

  • Gap analysis of your current cyber program against an industry standard framework
  • Review of the maturity of existing information security programs and policies
  • Prioritize findings and provide implementation guidance and recommendations to improve your organization’s cybersecurity posture

Cybersecurity Operational Performance Services (OPS)

Organizations often struggle balancing competing priorities with the maintenance of cybersecurity controls and compliance requirements. As such, SIG has created an OPS model that assists organizations with common cybersecurity tasks and requirements on a quarterly basis. The OPS model bundles four strategic service offerings into a yearly subscription. Each service is performed quarterly and includes vCISO services to assist with remediation and follow up.

Cybersecurity OPS include (but not limited to):

  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Firewall Assessments
  • Framework Assessments
  • Data Mapping
  • Policy and Procedure Review

The objective is to proactively identify and address any issues/risks and keep security policies and programs relevant.

Higher Education Cybersecurity Consulting

Having confidence in your organization’s cybersecurity comes from being prepared with both proactive and reactive solutions. SIG’s cybersecurity consulting services combine deep technical competence with executive-level communication and management to help our clients understand their cyber risk and address their needs. Our approach starts by understanding what is most important, then structuring and supporting programs that are engineered to leverage technology, efficiently and securely.

Cybersecurity Consulting Services include:

  • Ransomware Assessment
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Penetration Testing
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Framework Assessments
  • Data Mapping
  • Network Architecture Reviews
  • Cloud Security Assessment
  • Banner Application Security Review
  • Student Information System Audit (identity, database, web servers)