Security from experience

Standing at the threshold of prevention and response, our team’s vast experience with cyber risk practice and crisis management is a significant asset for any corporation or organization concerned about its stakeholders, its reputation and potential financial loss.

SERVICES

Enterprise-wide consulting on preparedness, mitigation, response and remediation

There is a longstanding admonition in the planning process—“it’s not the plan, it’s the planning.” We help our clients through the full cycle of planning and preparation, aid them in indentifying and protecting critical assets, and develop business continuity plans that ensure the enterprise responds to significant incidents without compromising ongoing operations and remediates identified problems.

Global threat intelligence

The world is drowning in raw information. SDI’s internationally renowned experts are intimately familiar with existing and emerging threats, and understand how to use information to inform and educate, turning data into actionable intelligence.

Real time incident response and cyber crisis management support

There are times at which breaches occur, and cross the threshold to pose a significant threat to an enterprise. We provide immediate incident response support, ensuring our clients have external support available whenever they need it.

Board and corporate governance roles

We work with corporate boards and senior management to clearly delineate specific policies, governance frameworks, roles and responsibilities to ensure rules are set, expectations are established, and mechanisms are in place to govern the cybersecurity program.

Training and exercising

We train members of the incident response team in their roles and responsibilities, and validate response planning through simulated attack exercises that feed back into the planning loop.

Stakeholder communications strategic counsel

When an enterprise suffers a major breach its reputation is at risk. We offer sophisticated stakeholder identification and planning processes to ensure the concerns of key stakeholders are addressed and damage to the client’s reputation is minimized.

Public affairs, legislative and regulatory counsel, and advocacy

Our decades of experience in public affairs and advocacy enable us to effectively advance our clients’ interests in multiple governmental venues.

Management and employee awareness and training

One of the significant threats to an organization comes from its own employees. We train employees to understand the threats posed by social engineering, to follow best practices at home and at work, to become part of the cyber defense.

OUR TEAM

Drawing from decades of high profile work around the world, our team members are intimately familiar with data on the universe of specific existing and emerging cyber threats. We understand the global operational, regulatory and legal landscape and speak the language of the Board Room, the C Suite and the CISO.
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TOM E. DAVIS

Davis, Vice President of Susan Davis International, is recognized for his expertise in crisis management and strategic communication, has developed, managed and evaluated comprehensive crisis simulations for and consulted with major corporations in the U.S., Kuwait, and Japan among others. Davis has worked with industries ranging from energy to infrastructure, telecommunications to defense, and finance to manufacturing.
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Lieutenant General Rhett Hernandez (Retired)

The first commander of Army Cyber Command, Lieutenant General Hernandez, (Ret.), is the West Point Cyber Chair to the Army Cyber Institute. An expert on cyber strategy, threats, capabilities and operations including defense, training, leader development, incident response and risk management, Hernandez has testified before the HASC Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee. He is a highly regarding cyber consultant and speaker and an advisory board member for a wide range of companies.
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ROB DANNENBERG

Dannenberg was Director of International Security Affairs for BP plc before joining Goldman Sachs where he became Director of Global Security. He previously worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 24 years, where he served in several senior leadership positions, including Chief of Operations for the Counter Terrorism Center, Chief of the Central Eurasia Division and Chief of the CIA’s Information Operations Center.
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Susan Ann Davis

Davis, Chairman of Susan Davis International, is expert in reputation management, strategic communications, stakeholder outreach and crisis counseling. Over her professional career, Davis has provided counsel to government and industry leaders on four continents and played a key strategic communications and government relations role in high profile cases ranging from product liability litigation to airline crashes, environmental threats and foreign government economic crises.
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Frank Cilluffo

Cillufo joins SDI from George Washington University where he leads a number of national security and cyber security policy and research initiatives. Cilluffo was the former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security under President George W. Bush immediately following the attacks of 9-11. He has testified on cyber security issues before the U.S. Congress over 25 times and consulted with senior corporate management across a multitude of industries. A frequent cyber and homeland security analyst on television news, he has also published extensively in academic, law, business and policy journals, magazines and newspapers.
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George Platsis

George Platsis is a practitioner-educator who has worked in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, focusing on projects related to business development, risk/crisis management and cybersecurity. Much of his work focuses on “the people side” challenges associated with cyber and information security. He helps organizations perform strategic risk analyses and threat assessments, concentrating on human vulnerability issues such as technical inexperience/illiteracy, social engineering, and susceptibility to information warfare/operations. He also helps clients evaluate “the business side” of cybersecurity solutions in an age of rapidly increasing costs. He is the recipient of the 2013 Deloitte LLP Cybersecurity Award.

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