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Compass Cybersecurity Team Joins Navigant Professional Services

The Comprehensive Applied Security Solutions (Compass) cyber risk and technical services team has joined Navigant, a Chicago-based advisory, consulting and outsourcing services firm, according to a prepared statement. Navigant did not acquire Compass; conversely, the company hired all Compass cyber risk and technical services team members, a Navigant spokesperson told MSSP Alert.

Navigant now delivers a full-service cyber risk and information security practice designed to help organizations strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure. Also, Navigant plans to provide its customers with access to the Compass team's expertise, methodologies and tools, the company said.

A Closer Look at Navigant's Cyber Risk and Information Security Practice

Navigant's cyber risk and information security practice works closely with legal counsels, chief information officers (CIOs) and risk officers across all industries, according to the company. It is led by Managing Director Robert Anderson, a cybersecurity expert with nearly 30 years of experience in law enforcement, and helps organizations assess cyber risk and readiness, test and strengthen cybersecurity infrastructure and respond to cyber threats.

The Navigant cyber risk and information security practice offers the following solutions:

  • Cybersecurity Advisory: Provides Cyber Intelligence 360 (CI360), a framework that transforms raw cybersecurity data into actionable intelligence.
  • Incident Response: Helps organizations develop incident response plans, manage cybersecurity incidents and limit the impact of data breaches.
  • Readiness Testing: Offers event readiness testing for host, data center, cloud, critical infrastructure and networks, as well as security assessments that replicate hacker tactics, penetration tests and other cybersecurity evaluations.
  • Risk Assessment: Identifies cybersecurity weaknesses or vulnerabilities and helps organizations develop and implement remediation strategies.

With the Compass team addition, Navigant's cyber risk and information security practice can build on its expertise in cybersecurity risk management, the company indicated. The practice is better equipped than ever before to help organizations identify and assess security gaps, Navigant noted, and monitor and remediate cyber threats.

Compass and Navigant: Here's What You Need to Know

Compass is a veteran-owned professional services firm that was founded in 2013. It works with organizations of all sizes and provides information security assessments, phishing and spear phishing exercises, remote vulnerability scanning and other cybersecurity services.

Navigant is a global firm that offers cybersecurity, risk and compliance and other professional services. It recorded approximately $1.03 billion in total revenues in 2016, and at that time, served customers in 43 countries.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.