When considering retaining the services of a Cybersecurity company, consider if they:
1. Authenticate based on unreliable CAC cards & passwords, and not Advanced Multi-factor (3) Biometrics and Behavioral Analytics.
2. Continue to authenticate users after initial authentication, to Confirm if the authenticated user has not been replaced by a “Bad Guy”.
3. Conduct continuous behavioral analytics to determine if an Authenticated user has undergone a behavioral change and may now want to do harm (i.e. Edward Snowden & Andreas Lubitz).
4. Provide Enterprise solutions for users who can be anywhere, and access databases in multiple clouds and facilities anywhere.
5. Stop Breaches and Access immediately upon detection, as opposed to submitting reports that a breach was committed in the past.
6. Allow the continued use of existing laptop computers for personal liberties without negatively impacting secure sessions.
7. Variations of our solutions can also be used to protect infrastructure against unwarranted access of control mechanisms.
Our solutions are improvements over current service bureau offerings and are timely in helping to deal with remote workers due to COVID-19. Privileged Users are no longer restricted to only work on-site.
Lastly, Privileged users are continuously recorded, with Customer Service being allowed to remotely monitor activity in real-time and/or view previous recordings.
Let us help you to design and implement a plan that works and is economical.
Due to companies and government agencies having branches all over the world and employees working from home, it has become nearly impossible for an accounts payable department and Information Technology vendors to keep invoicing accurate. To remedy this problem the Technology Consultancy has partnered with Kloppe Associates (an SCTC member firm) to supply clients with independent Expenses Management services. Kloppe Associates has 30 years of experience doing this and adheres to the SCTC Code of Ethics (see “About Us” tab) that assures all recommendations are in the client’s best interest!
The Expense Management (EM) program audits and analyzes of all of your company’s IT services charges. Every line item on bills and records are validated for accuracy and appropriateness of the service and its charge. This includes all telecom-related bills (local and VoIP dial tone, long distance, & cellular), plus encrypted data links, fax, internet access, maintenance & service contracts, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, WaaS, & other Cloud hosting services.
Under the Kloppe Associates Contingency fee program, you pay only if and when savings are produced. Actual and measured savings are documented. If there are no savings, there are no fees.
For further information regarding this project contact Janice Kloppe at the bottom of this page.
Residents of the US have depended on reaching local emergency services by dialing 911 for decades.
Today, the advancement
of technology allows for “E911” or “Enhanced 911,” which means that when 911 is dialed, the calling party’s callback number and location information are delivered to the geographically appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The delivery of caller-location information to the PSAP call taker’s screen is the feature that sets E911 apart from basic 911.
In August 2019, the FCC adopted rules implementing two new laws that strengthen emergency calling: Kari's Law and section 506 of Ray Baum's Act. Under these laws users must be able to dial 911 without having to dial any prefix or access code, such as the number 9. In addition, the system must be configured to notify a central location on-site or off-site where someone is likely to see or hear the notification.
Secondly the 9-1-1 call must convey the “dispatchable location” of the caller including: street address, room or floor number, to adequately locate the caller. Wired phones must be compliant by January 6, 2021 and wireless by January 6, 2022 or be subject to financial penalties for each day they remain non-compliant.
To support our existing and future clients we have partnered with Vita Safety Partners (an SCTC member firm) to provide additional SMEs to rapidly identify any liabilities you have world-wide and properly reconfigure these devices and systems to avoid fines and penalties.
For further information regarding this project contact Melinda Sensabaugh at the bottom of this page.
For the US Federal Communications Commission and the State of Louisiana we designed a Rural Health Care Network.
This network was designed to connect Rural Health Care facilities back to major hospitals in the states largest cities.
Data connectivity rates were such that local eXray and other health telemetry devices could be read at major facilities staffed by experts.
Connecting links were composed of microwave links to tower sites or fiber nodes.
Assessment We gather, through interviews and other means, your organization’s present security plans, operational procedures, crisis management plans, and physical response capability and timing. This can optionally include an actual clandestine breach of your security for a real time test of your response capabilities. We assess these findings against best practices related to risks, complexity, testability, scalability, and current threat trends to find gaps. The end result is a detailed report that provides a strategic view of the gaps in your current Facilities Security procedures.
Implementation Planning: Everything included in the above Assessment engagement, plus the creation of a detailed comprehensive plan to implement a Facilities Security solution customized to your organization’s needs and based on the Assessment findings. This also includes the definition of all user roles and responsibilities, an implementation schedule, and a training plan to ensure a smooth transition to the end-user community.
Implementation: Everything included in the above Assessment and Implementation Planning Engagements, plus managing the successful implementation and rollout of the comprehensive Facilities Security solution. The emphasis will be on a phased approach that facilitates quick successes, educating executives and end-users to ensure project support, resolving implementation issues as they arise, all while minimizing organizational and business disruption.
For a Federal Government Agency that provides help to lesser developed countries, during a medical or health disaster we designed mobile and modular Fusion Centers to best deal with the coordination and communications of medical and other emergency needs.
Essentially these centers are self contained and enable all forms of communications to these centers and from these centers to dispatch appropriate personnel and equipment, such as a helicopter to bring in distressed persons and or dispatch police, fire or military persons to help out where needed.
Key to this operation is to rapidly deploy a fully operational center is as little time as possible.
Mr. Kaufman is qualified in both State and Federal courts; and has successfully served clients numerous times. These clients have included major telephone companies, information technology manufacturers, major corporations and individuals who have been wrongfully accused or sentenced.
For the most part all our cases have been ruled in favor of our clients. One exception to this was in a multi-million dollar suite, where the court ruled that my client had to pay one (1) dollar.
Examples of projects are:
In the past we have designed and implemented major call centers for a very large city to serve Police and Emergency Services, a major world-wide Financial brokerage with centers from India to Europe and an International English Speaking service bureau that has now grown to 10,000 plus CSR’s.
In our centers we have used virtual switching systems, Intelligent routing, Specific incoming and predictive dial caller Screen Pops (7 x 24) with Representatives Speaking callers language.
I now have identified an opportunity to establish a high-tech call center with great wage disparity better than others, support by a major technical university, and a high reliability, redundant network to North and South America, Great Britain, and Europe.
For Accounting firms and others that value not using a public network and best protecting their data from a breach, we have used Free Space Optics and narrow band Radio frequencies to link companies facilities together.
This narrow band technology does not require licensing and it is near impossible to capture carried data without terminating the connection. Data rates can be up to 2.5 GB per second with near zero latency.
For this city, municipal government was concerned about the growing level of terrorism by foreign persons coming into their country to do harm. They are equally concerned about such activities being initiated home grown terrorists.
A clear mandate for this protection was that terrorists would not be able to destroy the connection to surveillance cameras. This resulted in the design of a separate network that used MESH technology and numerous redundant links.
Al of the above monitoring activity took place in a Fusion Center where failure of anything or the detection of unwanted activity would immediately cause a response with the dispatch of appropriate services (Police, Medical personnel or the Military.
Special cameras were also used to monitor leaks in fuel lines passing through the area.
For the most part telecommunications networks for small to medium Competitive Local Exchange Companies (CLECs), State Government or Educational Campus-Wide Enterprise systems, and International Postal Telephone and Telegraph companies ( PTTs); have grown on a link by link basis, and now have multiple Network Management systems (NMS) with some of these links not even connected at any NMS systems. The result is that identifying a failure, and where precisely is the exact point of failure, takes a long time that causes customer complaints and may also include a loss of revenue. Some failures are only reported by customers when they lose service. Sometimes entire systems might be replaced due to a bad connector or power supply. All this leads to long outages and disgruntled customers.
For this major city in Africa we proposed the above diagrammed Mesh network. Selecting the appropriate technology for this network was critical to its success. The major problem we encountered here was a lack of policing the spectrum used and the degree to which users boosted the power on their links interfering with most available frequencies.
The solution here was to use a mix of Narrow Band technologies, namely: Free Space Optics (FSO) at THz frequencies and Narrow Band radios at 70 – 80 GHz. With these technologies licensing was not required and a single Network Management system was selected. The result of the above design was to achieve a very significant up-time and a fast restoration for outages.
We have designed and proposed Distance Learning projects for two foreign countries.
Unique aspects for our design include:
1. Mobile and modular classrooms that can hold a class at one location in the morning and be set up to teach a separate class in the afternoon.
2. There is an additional module that may be attached to the primary classroom module or be in a separate connecting module that would supply power generation, air conditioning and food stuffs for a complete teaching experience.
3. On the roof of the classroom module there will be combinations of microwave and satellite antennas.
4. Teachers for these classrooms and students are expected to be Expatriates from the US. UK or other countries.
Mr. Kaufman provides Strategic Planning Consultations, developed based on his experiences with numerous clients and conducting new Prospective Client Focus Sessions via Zoom during the pandemic.
As a result of Covid-19, the way we do business is and will change and evolve. We can help you and your clients to understand, evaluate and adjust to these changes for optimal profits and efficiencies.
Our focus sessions will expediently identify what you must do to remain competitive and adjust optimally to take advantage of these new opportunities. Based on our focus sessions and consultations very major corporations have found justification to move forward, or not, with new products or services; and / or to identify needs specific to industry groupings, before spending significant monies in advance of possible failures. Focus sessions, administered by neutral parties, provide fertile events for consumers to speak their minds, to best identify new products and services that may benefit them and their shareholders.
For the World’s largest telecommunications company, as an independent telecommunications consultant for five (5) years, Mr. Kaufman served the company’s most senior executives in contributing to the formulation of their company moving forward and its relationships with clients, operating divisions, products and services.
Tasks included conducting independent research on possible future products (systems, services, and networks) and the divestiture of its financial ownership's and structures.
Work products included conducting focus sessions with prospective business and consumer client groups; and corporate entities. Following these written analysis and opinions of these sessions were distributed to the company’s most senior management.
Mr. Kaufman's diverse knowledge in Technology and Business development have proven to be extremely valuable in Strategic Planning.
Working internationally requires more than technical prowess, It requires a comprehension of dealing with persons who think differently from Americans.
To further complicate this issue the current perception of Americans world-wide has taken on negative connotations that needs to be dealt with in a most effective manner.
Our SMEs have years of experience internationally and know how to best proceed.
Some of the countries we have worked in include the Bahamas, Bonaire, Canada, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Holland, Martinique, Nigeria, Poland, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands (US & UK), Venezuela and incidental business meetings in all other Caribbean countries.