By Cesar Pie, President, and CEO of CSIOS Corporation
Home to the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and many other cyber mission-driven entities, the state of Maryland has quickly become the epicenter of the U.S. cybersecurity ecosystem. At the heart of the cyberspace domain, pumping needed products and services to U.S. Federal customers are several top-notch cybersecurity firms looking to contribute towards building a safer and more secure future in the cyberspace domain—one of those firms is CSIOS Corporation. Maryland–based veteran-owned and small– disadvantaged business provisions full–spectrum cyberspace operations and cybersecurity services to U.S. Federal customers worldwide. Its distinction: The firm’s cyber services are certified under quadruple ISO certifications: ISO 9001:2015(QualityManagement
System), ISO/IEC 20000–1:
2011 (Information Technology Service Management System), ISO 22301: 2012 (Business Continuity Management System), and ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 (Information Security Management System). Equally impressive is the one–of–a– kind scope of its accreditation: “The Provision of Cyberspace Operations (Defensive, Offensive, and Information Network Operations) and Cybersecurity services to U.S. Federal customers worldwide.” No other company has achieved this service delivery level.
Due to the criticality and sensitivity of the U.S. government organizational missions it supports, CSIOS Corporation saw the need to formalize a process to continually assess and improve the cyberspace operations and cybersecurity services its provisions. In essence, in its pursuit of excellence and higher standards of cyber services to U.S. Federal customers, CSIOS baked–in its cyberspace operations and cybersecurity services with applicable Executive, National, and Federal cybersecurity requirements and overlaid four proven and globally recognized ISO standards for continuous improvement. The result: regulatory—compliant—and—mission—ready cyberspace operations and cybersecurity services capable to morph in accord with the differing attack– surfaces and operational threat environments and classification levels it supports.
By integrating a plan, do, check, act best practice approach, CSIOS has facilitated a continual assessment and improvement process that introduces, verifies, and validates needed process changes and corrective actions to maintain high-level objectives of protection, monitoring, detection, analysis, diagnosis, and response. CSIOS’ cost-effective and custom–tailored technical and non–technical solutions have helped its customers identify, prioritize, and defend their most important networks and data, so that they can operate within a degraded and disrupted cyber environment in the event that an attack on their networks and data succeeds, or if aspects of the critical infrastructure on which they rely for its operational and contingency plans are degraded or disrupted.
Through its unique cyber service delivery construct, CSIOS has been able to: identify more efficient, effective, and time– saving management processes; improve incident response times; and minimize disruptions to cybersecurity services–all while reducing operating costs and continuing to maintain compliance with customer’s legislative and regulatory requirements. Equally important, as an organization, through its demonstrated accomplishment, CSIOS has reached new high levels of confidence when delivering its services. Simply put, CSIOS’ attainment of quadruple ISO certifications has relayed a message of excellence to staff and stakeholders.
CSIOS’ culture of top–service– delivery–levels and right–first– time approach has also instilled a higher degree of trust and credibility with and among its U.S. Government customers. CSIOS’ customers have benefited from its improved quality and service, quality assurance, and always– on–time delivery. Overall, CSIOS continual assessment and improvement process has allowed the company to persistently introduce, verify, and validate needed process changes and corrective actions to maintain high–level objectives of availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non–repudiation. As the only provider of cyber services with quadruple ISO standards, CSIOS has rapidly taken a leadership position in the cyber market becoming one of the preferred U.S. government choices and global leaders in provisioning cybersecurity services to multiple DOD Cybersecurity Service Providers (CSSPs) protecting and defending DOD information systems, networks, warfighters
globally in more than 145 countries, 15,000 classified and unclassified networks, and 7 million computers and IT devices worldwide.
Year after year, the company has been scaling new heights of cybersecurity services and the unique level of cyber services provisioned by this veteran-owned–small business is not going unnoticed—earlier this year, CSIOS was the recipient of Maryland’s 2018 Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Award. CSIOS also landed a spot among the 50 Most Valuable Brands of the Year 2018 by “The Silicon Review” Magazine. Further, CSIOS Cyberspace Operations Team was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Information Technology Team of Year category in The 16th Annual 2018 American Business Awards®.
About the Author
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Pie is an established corporate officer with a demonstrated record of success and unyielding commitment to teamwork, honesty, integrity, excellence, and dedication to employees and the U.S. Federal government customers he serves. Mr. Pie was named CSIOS President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2015. Since, he has assumed executive oversight and day–to–day leadership of CSIOS. Mr. Pie holds a Master of Science degree in Computer System Management and Information Assurance from the University of Maryland University College and a myriad of professional certifications to include Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), and Project Management Professional (PMP).