Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern for all types of businesses, from having safeguards in place to protecting your business and customers from ransomware and other malicious attacks. Cybersecurity is important because it encompasses everything that pertains to protecting your sensitive information, personally identifiable information, intellectual property, data and governmental and industry information systems from theft and damage attempted by criminals and adversaries. At ESD, being a proven leader in consulting and engineering in building design, we have extended our services to include ensuring your facility is safeguarded against cyber threats both as buildings are built and in existing environments.

Cybersecurity Assessments

ESD offers a variety of cybersecurity auditing services. Each of these can be customized based on the size and complexity of each client’s need.  Our Cybersecurity offerings include:

  • Assessment of administrative business practices, policies and more to determine what practices are already in-place and identify areas for improvement and/or deeper assessments.
  • Vulnerability scan a high-level review of a client's network and environment to determine obvious threats or concerns.
  • Logical (IT/OT) network assessments.
  • Review of building system specifications, shop drawings and more during the construction process.

Cybersecurity Consulting

Both experienced clients and those new to cybersecurity planning can benefit from working with our experienced consultants. ESD’s Cybersecurity Consulting includes:

  • Threat Management and Defense Awareness: This could be a single session or an on-going service contract with periodic reviews, auditing, information blasts and more.
  • Security Master Planning: ESD works with our clients’ teams to create policies and best practices. This can be either a one-time event or an on-going partnership in which we work with our clients on annual reviews and policy updates.

Cybersecurity Audits

ESD’s cybersecurity engineers work with our clients’ IT teams to dive deep into their network. ESD’s Cybersecurity Assessments include:

  • White Hat Penetration Testing that exposes vulnerabilities.
  • Mitigation Protocol Recommendations are provided at the completion of the penetration testing for hardware, software and configuration modifications.
  • Physical investigation of facility to identify potential vulnerability concerns from within.