Trust, Confidence, and Resilience

Leading cybersecurity consulting services and innovative solutions to reduce our clients' risk exposure, enhance national security, and create business opportunity in the global marketplace.

About

"We don’t try to be everything."

We provide tailored consultation with precision focus in our core competencies, specializing in intelligence, defense and supporting global governments, financial services, and critical information infrastructure sector owners & operators.

  • Independent Counsel

    We represent you foremost and don’t overemphasize technology to reconcile all problems. Our solutions encompass people, process, and technology.

  • Professional Integrity

    Our integrity will not be compromised and is the key to our success in delivering unbiased professional services to our clients.

  • Quiet Competence

    We are often called in to handle the most sensitive corporate and global national security matters and maintain our clients confidentiality.

  • Seasoned Experience

    We are a team of highly educated and skilled industry experts and maintain a global reach of talent to solve complex challenges in the most efficient manner.

Core Offerings

"Providing innovative solutions to global, commercial, and government organizations."

We provide subject matter experts in information assurance, cybersecurity, operations, strategy, and intelligence across national security policy, corporate governance, technology integration, and building human capital.

  • CISO Services

    Advising critical infrastructure owners & operators on how to reduce risk against next generation cyber adversaries.

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  • Innovation

    Advising leap ahead cyber technology companies and their investors on growing value & impact to a global marketplace.

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  • Winning Business

    Developing winning strategies for global clients pursuing homeland security, defense, intelligence, and government markets.

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  • Boardroom Advisory

    Providing trusted counsel to senior decision makers to make more informed investment and risk management decisions.

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  • Security Operations & Intelligence Advisory

    Review, design and development of security operations including active and passive defenses and integrations into business operations.

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  • National Security & Global Government Affairs

    We support national strategies, policy development, and serve as a catalyst to implement plans and programs including legislation, regulation, and international relations.

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Experience

  • Cybersecurity Consulting

    We have advised critical information infrastructure owners and operators on building resilient systems for the telecommunications, and electric power generation business.

  • US Federal Sector Programs

    We understand the business of cybersecurity in the US government, having advised Defense Industrial Base firms, and serving as advisors to the Pentagon, US military services, intelligence community, and a variety of US federal agencies.

  • Financial Services Sector

    Our enterprise clients have included stock exchanges, banks, and private equity firms headquartered both in the US and in Asia. We understand the financial services model for global enterprise risk management while meeting regulatory challenges.

  • Global Perspective

    Our team supports global clients and we have advised governments and private sector companies located in Asia, Europe and the Middle East on a range of strategy, policy and technical security matters.

  • Military & Intelligence Cyber Operations

    We are experts in the business of defense, intelligence, law enforcement and counterintelligence operations and help to operationalize cyber across people, process, and technology.

  • Company Growth & Innovation

    We have served on the board of directors for start-ups, from incubation to IPO, and have participated as advisory board members for companies experiencing periods of significant growth in both revenue and human capital.

Team

"The power of the team."
  • Mr. Anthony M. Bargar
    Managing Director, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Mr. Mark G. Hall
    Partner, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Lt. COL Christopher “Drake” Hazen, USA, Retired
    Partner, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Mr. Yousif Mostafa
    Partner, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Ms. Amerline Lee
    Business Operations Manager, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Ms. Nicole Flannagan
    General Council, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Mr. Gregory Carpenter
    Senior Consultant, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Mr. Ng Wee Kai
    Senior Consultant, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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  • Mr. Dennis Wong
    Senior Consultant, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
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    Contact Us

    • CISO Services

      Advising public, private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators on how to reduce risk against next generation cyber adversaries.

      • Policy and strategy development
      • Building human capital
      • Supply chain risk management
      • Cyber maturity analysis
      • Measurement and benchmarking
      • Introductions to trusted solution providers
      • Access to leap ahead technologies
    • Innovation

      Advising leap ahead cyber technology companies and their investors on growing value and impact to a global marketplace.

      • Portfolio advisory
      • Serve on advisory board or board of directors
      • Represent customer perspectives to developers
      • Product development strategies
      • Growing teams/strategic hiring
      • Access to closed communities (e.g., Intel and DoD)
      • International engagement
      • Seeking investment capital
    • Winning Business

      Developing winning strategies for clients pursuing homeland security, defense, intelligence, and other government markets globally.

      • Pre-solicitation positioning
      • RFI response
      • Pipeline development
      • Capture strategy development
      • Architecture solutions
      • Proposal red teaming
    • Boardroom Advisory

      Providing trusted counsel to senior decision makers to make more informed investment and risk management decisions.

      • 3rd party validation
      • Cyber threat awareness
      • Cyber exercises
      • Due diligence
      • Budgeting for security
      • Mergers and acquisition
      • Strategic planning
      • Developing and red teaming board metrics
      • Enterprise risk management
    • Security Operations & Intelligence Advisory

      Review, design and development of security operations including active and passive defenses and integrations into business operations. We maximize investments and create a collaborative framework to integrate Network and Security operations.

      • Team based training and exercises
      • Metrics and reporting
      • Incident response planning
      • Insider threat assessment
      • SOC architecture and design
      • Integration of actionable intelligence
    • National Security & Global Government Affairs

      “We support national strategies, policy development, and serving as a catalyst to implement plans and program programs including legislation, regulation, and international relations.”

      • National strategies and policies
      • Critical infrastructure protection
      • Information sharing
      • Public/private sector collaboration
      • Regulatory design
      • Cyber capacity building
      • Support for bi- and multilateral agreements
    Mr. Anthony M. Bargar
    Managing Director, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Over 18 years of experience in providing cyber security and Information Assurance for the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, Critical Infrastructure Owners/Operators, Global Companies, and the international community
    • Served on the White House policy committee for National Cyber incident response & information sharing
    • Served as Deputy, Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Defense implementing and overseeing CIO responsibilities for the Federal Information Management Act and Privacy Act
    • Senior Cyber Security Consultant to the US financial service sector serving as acting CISO to the NASDAQ OMX global exchange company
    • Served as the Department of Defense’s lead expert on Cyber Resilience & Mission Assurance to continue mission critical operations despite sophisticated cyber-attack.
    • Led international team to review Critical Information Infrastructure Protection & Cyber Defense strategies, for the United Kingdom, United States, and Sweden
    • Managed the US Counterintelligence communities DoD information assurance insider threat program supporting high counter-espionage cases safeguard the privacy of US classified information
    • Led the defense intelligence communities cyber penetration team conducting worldwide operations to identify and correct weaknesses for sensitive intelligence information systems
    • Has excellent relationships within the US Government Cybersecurity & Information Assurance community having supported the US Government interagency on the President’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
    • Master of Science degree from John’s Hopkins University, and the National Defense University
    Mr. Mark G. Hall
    Partner, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • 30 years of work experience with the national security community in cyber defense
    • Accomplished record of providing strategic leadership and oversight over cyber security programs and initiatives to include US national cyber response plans, the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, and US military cyber doctrine
    • Operations: Organized and led one of the first US cyber operational and cyber intelligence functions at the National Security Agency
    • Cyber security strategist: Member of the Obama Administration’s 60 Day Cybersecurity Review team. Coordinate White House cyber initiatives across the US government and private sector that created an integrated national approach to cyber research, training, accreditation, and response
    • Senior cyber expert: NSA Information Security certified. Program manager for complex government and private sector security projects that led to reducing overall enterprise risk. Implement security architectures that led to integrated security operations and maturity roadmaps with both US government and international clients
    • Cyber security policy expert: Former Director of Cyber Security Policy and Strategy (US DOD). Align policy with capabilities and processes
    • Cyber security business development: From capture through proposal development. Shipley trained
    • NIST RMF Expert: Selecting and applying security control regime based on cyber risk and business operations
    • Cyber security coordination expert: military, civilian, and private sector integration processes and models
    • International engagement and collaboration: Bringing technology, training, and intelligence together to enhance national security. Worked globally with over 30 countries to help establish cyber security programs and increase international cooperation
    Lt. COL Christopher “Drake” Hazen, USA, Retired
    Partner, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Cyberspace Operations SME, is a results-oriented technology professional with over 21 years as an Army Officer and 13 years managing and directing full-spectrum cyberspace operations at the Joint and Army levels; adept at leading large cross-functional teams in deployed settings solving complex issues at the National level.
    • Led the integration of cyberspace training into all Army simulation exercises by developing scenarios and injects that are now utilized in every simulation exercise conducted across the Army and some Joint exercises. His efforts training the Army’s III Corps Staff were written about in a defense periodical and the subject of a General Officer led Panel Discussion at the 2012 AUSA Convention
    • Eliminated several major cyber security vulnerabilities on a Joint network while coordinating cyber security across Joint, Army, and Federal organizations for two high-profile counter espionage and counter intelligence courts-martial and three State-of-the Union addresses ensuring all events were executed without any incidents.
    • Hazen is comfortable leading large teams conducting Cyber Assessments while conferring with corporate and federal senior management on progress, findings, and required mitigation actions.
    • Holds a Certification for Chief Information Officer from the National Defense University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Information and Telecommunications Systems Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
    Mr. Yousif Mostafa
    Partner, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Over 19 years of experience in information security engineering & architecture, specifically in governance managerial His expertise includes the management of intrusion detection systems and a security network operations center.
    • Yousif, our ITIL v3-certified Program Manager, successfully performed security architecture reviews at across multiple agencies-DOE, FBI, and the Navy</li>
    • Supported the successful C&A of 90 DOE systems by the June 30, 2004 OMB deadline, resulting in a GREEN rating for DOE’s security activities on the PMA 3Q FY04 scorecard and continuing into 2008-1Q and 2Q08
    • Assisted DOE in achieving the most appropriate security categorization of the DOE systems in accordance with FIPS 199 and NIST 800-60 guidelines
    • Apply results-driven and repeatable processes: ISO 9001:2000 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for C&A of systems, SEI CMMI Level 3 Software Development and System Testing
    • Adept at providing guidance to customers on security policy implementation/ architecture while leading teams of up to 20 information security His security knowledge includes NIST, NIACAP, DITSCAP, FISMA, and SAS-70 as they relate to the performance of systems development for government agency systems.
    • Holds major IT security certifications-CISSP, GISP, GSLC, ITIL v3, and is an expert on Federal regulations as well as FISMA, NIST, OMB, and FIPS He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and working towards a Masters in Information Security and Assurance.

    Yousif holds a Top Secret Clearance & has held a DOE Q Clearance

    Ms. Amerline Lee
    Business Operations Manager, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • 8 years of experience in accounting, revenue recognition and budgeting in both the government and private organizations
    • 8 years of experiences in sales, operational planning & support and customer engagement in a global IT company specialising in enterprise software management
    • Completed a Bachelor Degree in Management from National University of Ireland, Dublin and attained a Certificate in Accountancy from ACCA
    Ms. Nicole Flannagan
    General Council, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Nicole’s passion is helping entrepreneurs, inventors and investors utilize legal infrastructure to support smart growth strategies.
    • She has been an attorney since 2004
    • Represents growing businesses legal needs.
    • Obtained an Economics degree from University of Nebraska
    • Law Degree from Creighton Law School
    • Passionate about helping businesses navigate each stage of growth with an aim for maximum profitability.
    • Represented some of the largest companies in the world as well as many small businesses
    Mr. Gregory Carpenter
    Senior Consultant, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Carpenter is a recognized industry leader in program technology protection, counterintelligence support, behavior & psychometric assessment of computer hackers. He is a much sought after speaker on the international hacking speaking circuit and has been a guest speaker at numerous US Federal agencies to include the keynote at the National Intelligence University and the Information Resources Management College at the National Defense University with many other events which include numerous in academia as well.
    • National Security Agency Operational Officer of the Year and Signals Officer of the Year for 2007 as well as leader of Electronic Warfare and Space Operations Group in the Information Warfare Support Center
    • Co-authored, “Reverse Deception: Organized Cyber Counter Exploitation” in 2012 as a guide to expose, pursue, and prosecute the perpetrators computers using the tested security techniques and real-world case studies. Demonstrated how to set up digital traps, deceive & misdirect attackers, mitigate encrypted crimeware, and identify malicious software groups. Most importantly, full coverage of legal and ethical issues is included, operational vetting, and security team management
    • Carpenter leads diverse teams conducting Technical Protection, Counterintelligence and Operational Security Evaluations and Assessments while conferring with corporate and government senior management on benchmarks, findings, and required complex mitigation strategies.
    • He holds a Master’s of Science Degree from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Colorado Christian University.
    Mr. Ng Wee Kai
    Senior Consultant, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Over 14 years of experience in providing application security and penetration testing consultancy for various organizations and agencies.
    • Serves as a Principle Consultant providing security testing services and training for the Singapore Government, FSI and commercial entities
    • Co-founder and CTO of AppFence leading its intelligence, research and engineering teams on adversary and application attack detection and defense.
    • Co-founder and Principle Consultant of PulseSecure building up processes and methodology for the application security services and assisting customers build up their web application security practices, design guidelines and coding guidelines.
    • Led the StarSoftComm engineering team on Secure PC remote management and recovery processes for Intel O’River products.
    • Led the design and development of the client side solution for a single-sign-on product solution with smartcard and PKI integration for Encentutate (acquired by IBM).
    • Completed a Bachelor&#8217;s Degree in Information Systems &amp; Computer Science from National University of Singapore, a diploma in Info-Communication Security from Temasek Polytechnic and is a SANS certified GIAC GWAPT.
    Mr. Dennis Wong
    Senior Consultant, Cyber Security Consulting Group (CSCG)
    • Over 11 years of experience in developing, securing and testing complex security applications.
    • Leads technical projects examining security in software &amp; systems development lifecycle
    • Serves as a Security Consultant in NexSecurity providing network and application security testing services and training for the Singapore Government, FSI and commercial entities
    • Served as a Technical Director of AppFence researching and developing a web intrusion detection system that focused on detection and tracking of adversaries
    • Served as a Lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic lecturing and developing educational content and for the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management
    • Completed a Honors Degree in Computer Systems Engineering and in Computer Science from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is certificated in CEH, OSSA and OSWAP