Organizations need to invest the time and effort to effectively deal with information and its many forms because information assets are corporate assets and a corporate responsibility.  

According to Wikipedia, Cybersecurity is "the protection of computer systems from the theft or damage to the hardware, software or the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.  It includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures."

Organizations must be capable of controlling and directing this information throughout the information lifecycle regardless of source or format (data, paper documents, electronic documents, audio, social business, video, etc.) for delivery through multiple mediums.

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will guide, enable and assist clients to capture, manage, preserve, store and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time.


Threat Intelligence Acquisition & Analysis

“Availability of real-time intelligence can help organizations prevent and contain the impact of cyber attacks: a recent study from the Ponemon Institute revealed ... Even with only 60 seconds’ notification after the compromise, costs of security breaches may be reduced by an average of 40%."

Open Source Intelligence analysis acquisition and integration is increasingly critical to Corporations, Organizations as well as Federal, State and Local authorities. Threat intelligence analysis enable proper business program decisions which ultimately  minimize capital expenditures.

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will assist clients in identfying actionable, threat data ensuring that the data acquired is meaningful to the organization. As the organization matures in data gathering and processing capabilities, automation can be leveraged to better interpret information that is directly relevant to critical risk areas. 


Security Document Management

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A fundamental knowledge of how security related facility projects are done is key to a project’s success. Understanding the design and construction process and its related documentation adds value to the organization ensuring efficient and effective process management thus reducing time and cost. 

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will educate and train clients on the need to understand how your organization's project should be defined and why it is a crucial factor in how the project will proceed and be successful.  We will guide you to properly estimate and use industry standards to ensure appropriate acquisitions and cost expenditure. 


TSCM (Technical Security Counter Measures)

TSCM denotes means by which one looks for surreptitious listening or viewing devices in a room, building, automobile, airplane, any other place or any object that the principal uses. Given the sensitive internal as well as Client information that clients may deal with, it is necessary in this environment to take the necessary precautions to ensure that their competitive advantage in the market is not being unduly compromised.  

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will guide clients by ensuring that confidential information is protected.  Our TSCM recommendations are not meant to be used in lieu of other security measures, but to enhance and reinforce existing security programs.  Our TSCM Technicians will further assist in determining if adequate physical security construction and controls are in place.

Our Duty-of-Care is to educate organizations on the objective of the TSCM Program as well as detect and/or deter a wide variety of technologies and techniques that can be used to obtain unauthorized access to classified and sensitive unclassified information.


Incident & Case Management

Today our world is focused on information and how quickly we can adapt and react to the incidents uncovered and information received.  Actionable intelligence is generated through this process so that a reliable and immediate response is implemented.  

Through our partnerships Newcastle Consulting, LLC has the ability to seamlessly cultivate clients in their security operations and business processes by having the capability to properly receive events from electronic security systems; route data for real-time response; accelerate data entry and eliminate data entry; and centralize records into a singular system and interface - thus expediting response.


eDiscovery

Definition:  Electronic discovery (sometimes known e-Discovery) is the electronic aspect of identifying, collecting and producing electronically stored information (ESI) in response to a request for production in a law suit or investigation.

The processes and technologies around e-discovery are often complex because of the sheer volume of electronic data produced and stored. Additionally, unlike hardcopy evidence, electronic documents are more dynamic and often contain metadata such as time-date stamps, author and recipient information, and file properties. 

Newcastle Consulting, LLC provides clients with the necessary tools to establish the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind.  This will include but not be limited to responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing - all while maintaining the integrity of the data and chain of custody.


Email Management

Email management is a specific field of communications and records management for managing high volumes of inbound electronic mail received by organizations. Today, email management is an essential component of customer service management. Customer service call centers currently employ email response management agents along with telephone support agents, and typically use software solutions to manage emails.

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will assist clients in establishing an efficient and effective process.  We will ensure that clients know their responsibilities with respect to the management of email; understand that email messages can be official records; distinguish between emails that are official records and emails that are transitory records; recognize when you must save an email as well as understand what you need to save; have an awareness of the security side of email; and be familiar with some IM email best practices.


Business Process Management

Business Process Management comprises all necessary procedures to ensure the operation and the smooth and reliable flow of the core business processes to meet a company’s business requirements.  Due to the exponential growth in IT aspects of Business Process management over the last few years, customer needs have grown much more complex. 

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will guide clients in creating effective process optimization.  We will focus efforts on enabling organizations to be more efficient, more effective and more capable of change than a functionally focused, traditional hierarchical management approach.


Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) may be defined simply as doing what is needed to get the most out of knowledge resources.  KM focuses on organizing and making available important knowledge, wherever and whenever it is needed.  Related to the concept of intellectual capital (both human and structural).  

Due to the increasing use of the possibilities of social media, knowledge management in organizations has become less costly, more cloud-based, ubiquitous, standardized, and mobile.  It has further become more personalized and more effective in meeting individual needs.

Newcastle Consulting, LLC will assess and help clients understand the types of potential risks related to increasingly open information and knowledge flows and relating these risks to the intended business benefits. We will endeavor to develop and train clients on how to build a  systematic knowledge protection strategy.