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Supporting a Large Financial Institution's Information Security Initiatives

Financial Services | Network Infrastructure Staffing, Network Services

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One of the largest financial institutions in North America partners with TEKsystems to expand its information security team after a large acquisition.

This U.S.-based financial institution, with a presence in over 150 countries, does business with over 95 percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies and over 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. TEKsystems has supported this client by providing staff augmentation and other services since 1998.

Foundstone, Guardium

The client had purchased a financial institution that had previously been rocked by the very public internal data theft of several million personal identity records. Recognizing the threat and data vulnerability potential, the client needed to ramp up its security analysis team quickly in order to analyze all existing security practices and gain an overview of all data access rights. While it already had strong security management processes in place, these were not scalable enough to encompass the new situation.

The bank desired a single, exclusive vendor it could rely on to provide skilled security resources quickly and on a national level. these security consultants also needed to pass a 10-year background check as well as be eligible for direct hire after six months. TEKsystems was chosen to provide these skilled resources because of our strong past performance with that client and a deep bench of security personnel proficient in the diversity of skill sets required.

After gathering the bank’s requirements, TEKsystems proposed a solution in which we provided an entire resource pool of security specialists with experience in insider threat analysis and prevention. Under the bank’s direction, these resources would be divided into secondary teams to analyze security procedures within the client’s various lines of business.
The original statement of work covered 10 senior security engineers and security engineers, who were split into teams focusing respectively on high-risk users, data management, data movement and ‘data at rest’ monitoring, i.e. information captured in emails or attachments.

These security specialists were tasked with researching, designing, engineering, implementing and supporting information security and directory technology systems as well as sifting through massive amounts of alert data generated by the bank’s existing security systems to determine legitimate threats.
As the scope of these projects broadened, the client required additional security personnel. TEKsystems quickly filled an additional 25 security roles; security business analysts, security architects, senior security analysts, security analysts and consultants with niche skill sets with applications like Foundstone, Tardiam and Mcafee Data Leak Prevention.

The client met its ambitious internal security initiative milestones and now had robust and scalable insider threat prevention processes in place. TEKsystems provided the client with a 98 percent fill rate ratio, with an average req-to-placement time of one week pending background checks. Additionally, 28 consultants were hired as full-time employees after the expiration of their initial six-month contracts. TEKsystems’ work on this project has led to two staff augmentation projects in the security realm as well as other initiatives at this client.

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