Keller Schroeder Security Practice

by Carissa

Keller Schroeder Security Practice

by Carissa

by Carissa

– Brad Mathis, Sr. Information Security Consultant


Keller Schroeder has a Security Practice? Tell Me More…


Since the launch of our Security Practice in early 2011, Keller Schroeder has been performing ongoing security assessments at organizations throughout the Midwest. Apparently, we’ve been so busy performing security assessments that we may have failed to adequately spread the word of our Security Practice to our entire client base. This came to our attention recently when a long-time client emailed us and asked if we had recommendations for companies that offer security services such as vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. Whoops!!


Based upon the client’s initial email, it was possible they didn’t realize we offered those services. Our immediate response to the client was: (client contact information removed for privacy)

(Client),

I was forwarded your email regarding Security Assessment companies. I wasn’t sure if you were aware of our security practice at Keller Schroeder. We have been quite successful and have kept a rather full calendar in 2011 focused purely on security.

To quickly introduce myself, I was brought in early last year to run with the Keller Schroeder Security Practice. That being said, my sole focus has been providing Security Services consisting of security assessments. These assessments have included internal and external vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, wireless security assessments, compliance and best practice reviews, configuration reviews, and the like. Since Spring of 2011, we performed security assessments at twenty-four (24) different client locations throughout the Midwest; some of these consisting of multiple engagements.

I have attached my Keller Schroeder mini-bio, which highlights my security certifications and career experience.

If you can fill me in on what your specific security assessment needs and requirements are, I will try to help get you pointed in the right direction. Most of what was listed in your email are things we should be able to help with. However, we have an external security partner we could work with as well, should your scope call for it.

As a past security assessment services consumer, I have worked with many of the larger security assessment companies out there. I learned that I often paid a large price, but received little value in return. In building our security practice, I have tried to build a blend of fair cost to the client with a better return on their investment. So far, so good. Satisfaction has been high.

Let me know if you would like to discuss further. If you determine Keller Schroeder’s Security Practice is not the right fit, we can definitely set up a conference call with our external security partner.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Brad Mathis, CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, GPEN
Senior Consultant, Infrastructure Security
Phone: (812) 492-7377
Fax: (812) 474-6835
bmathis@kellerschroeder.com
www.www.kellerschroeder.com


As we feared, our assumptions were correct. An excerpt of the client’s response is below:

Thanks for the e-mail. I was not aware Keller offered this service. Let me get with (internal contact) when he gets back and see if this can be an option. He is due to return on the ….


Are you just now finding out that Keller Schroeder has a Security Practice? Contact your Keller Schroeder Account Manager for more information and to discuss opportunities that we can assist with to help identify your infrastructure security strengths and opportunities.

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