Missing Link Security is proud to provide a variety of services for a number of different government customers.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Missing Link Security provides Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) as principal advisors on all matters related to the security of the agency’s information systems. ISSOs work directly with members of the Security Assessment, Authorization and Compliance (SAAC) team to support the activities necessary to achieve and maintain authorizations to operate in accordance with the federal government’s Risk Management Framework (RMF).
ISSOs provide support for the development of and compliance with secure baseline configurations, as well as Secure Development Life Cycle support, including security requirements gathering and security impact analysis. We also provide expertise related to management and recommendations for remediation of vulnerabilities and associated patches. Security monitoring support includes review of audit logs and SIEM events, as well as reporting of identified issues. MLS ISSOs provide Plan of Action & Milestone (POA&M) support, including development of corrective actions and technical support for remediation activities, as well as support for reported incidents, including coordination between the OCC’s CyberSecurity Office (CSO) and system stakeholders.
Finally, MLS brings its expertise in RMF to bear, as system ISSOs provide RMF support, including coordination of data calls for security control assessments or audits, maintenance of the System Security Plan (SSP) and other security documentation, and participation in briefings to senior leadership. This activity also includes support for the OCC’s transition to an Information Security Continuous Monitoring and Ongoing Authorization (ISCM/OA) framework. Our ISSOs are responsible for developing and maintaining the information system authorization package that is reviewed and assessed by the SAAC team.
United States Chief Information Officer Cyber Security Directorate
Missing Link Security provides COMSEC engineering support to develop policy, standards, and strategy recommendations that ensure that Army networks and systems are secure and emerging integrated capabilities meet guidelines. MLS COMSEC Engineers have a strong understanding of Army enterprise architecture, COMSEC policies, public laws, regulations, procedures, and methods. MLS also provides executive administrative support. MLS executive assistant provide workflow management services, assist with staffing actions, provide records management, and process continuity support.
MLS also works to protect that Army’s vital networks and infrastructure to allow the Army to complete its mission on and off the battlefield, preventing network outages or data tampering that may disrupt the Army’s ability to protect the nation at home and aboard. MLS improves the Army’s network defense posture by providing key infrastructure to ensure availability, authentication, integrity, non-replication, and confidentiality.
Under Information Assurance, MLS provides technical support to the Government in the incorporation of policy into appropriate regulations and pamphlets; in drafting, reviewing, revising, and delivering Cybersecurity/IA policy documents to the Cybersecurity Directorate, and in responding to DA Staff and organizations’ oral and written queries regarding Cybersecurity/IA policy. Duties entail a thorough knowledge of Risk Management Framework, FISMA, and FIPS.
Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
MLS provides support to the S&T client in program analysis; tracking and reporting; organizational and market assessments; program and communication coordination; technology research and technical feasibility; test and evaluation; and studies and analysis related to program management, engineering, and technical services for current, potential, and proposed Research and Development (RDP) programs. MLS supports S&T RDP in conducting its research projects more effectively and efficiently, and to introduce and enhance technological products, services, systems, and capabilities to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement organizations.
MLS also operates as an IT issue support facilitator, ensuring that problematic IT issues are submitted to the helpdesk and resolved. This work involves installing software as well as information and system equipment such as KVM switchboxes, physically checking network connections, and changing out Network Interference Cards (NIC).
Other duties include Network Vulnerability scanning, Foreign Travel Device Scanning, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), in which we are tasked as the Token Administrator (TA) and Local Registration Authority (LRA), In these roles, MLS helps to protect security for domestic systems as well as those than will be used abroad, bolstering national security in the process. As demonstrated, our excellent abilities at improving and sustaining superior work allow DHS S&T to meet its mission.