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Information Security Architecture and Design

Any successful information system starts with a quality design. Armed with a holistic understanding of information system development, we leverage our expertise to build security into our clients’ offerings from square one.

Why does information security matter when designing an offering?

It can be difficult and costly to implement security measures after an information system has already been developed. Integrating security into the initial system design allows security to become a core feature of the product.

Our Approach

The value we provide your organization comes from a focus on understanding your business, driving to meet requirements, and an awareness of your risk tolerance.

Business Goals

Understanding your business allows us to tailor solutions to your needs. Without a clear understanding of an organization’s goals, a solution may not adequately resolve the underlying problem it was built to address.

Requirements

Designing systems and processes that meet project requirements is at the forefront of our architecture philosophy. Whether we already have the specifications or we’re designing them from the ground up, we focus on creating solutions that will comply with business requirements, standards, and regulations. Some of the compliance standards we handle include: FISMA/FedRAMP, ISO 27001, SOC, HIPAA and PCI compliance.

Risk

Every organization has a unique risk posture. One organization may choose to handle certain classes of risks in one way, while another organization chooses a different method. Neither decision makes sense unless placed within the framework of the organization’s entire information security program for risk management. We understand this contextual nature of system design, and we build solutions that fit with your individual risk management methodology.

The Process

We start with a project’s requirements. Once we have this foundation, we add on pieces of the puzzle:

  • Risk level
  • Engineering level
  • Business impact of meeting those requirements

Out of this architecture process comes a solid design with security built into its core.

Why First Info Tech?

We are engineers first. All of the Information Security Consultants at First Info Tech have extensive experience in system development and operations. As a result we’re able to seamlessly integrate into your engineering and design teams to architect cost effective security solutions that enhance your offerings. We help with your technical design and security needs so that you can concentrate on growing your business.