Overview

NCG provides services to help organizations meet the challenges of regulatory compliance, bridging between disparate groups, and working with technology and data to accomplish goals.

We craft our solutions to meet the needs of each client based on our proven experiences and suite of specific services. Our services include support, consultation, tools and accelerators for all parts of an organization.

Banking & Financial

Customer expectations and regulatory oversight drive financial institutions and determine their reputations. From acquisitions to new system implementations, NCG offers services to plan and exercise each detail during complex projects. Consultants have experience in project preparation and testing as well as contingency planning and event execution. NCG has successfully managed or supported more than a dozen merger and acquisition deals, totaling more than $100 million in value. As consultants offer their services, they work with stakeholders to ensure business processes and resources can accommodate change without impacting customers, employees, or other partners.

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Cybersecurity

Organizations must have robust cybersecurity capabilities to deal with internal and external threats and any factors particular to their organization. Cybersecurity programs must span all facets of the enterprise and engage all its resources and key third parties.

NCG helps organization bolster or craft cybersecurity programs that help them get their arms around the full spectrum of cybersecurity to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data. NCG provides technical and programmatic support to plan and implement steps to better their overall security posture. NCG security tools help organizations of all sizes and industries get started or enhance their security capabilities.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Complete security program support.
  • Industry specific versions.
  • Access for all levels of the organization.
  • SMART Technology to help people know what to do and when to do it.
  • Secure automation that connects all the elements of security across your enterprise and with key third parties.
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Program Office Support

Program Offices are responsible for the execution, support, oversight, and governance of related projects to ensure those efforts are performed consistently and successfully to the organization’s strategic and tactical objectives. Program Offices need to ensure both the execution aspects of getting things done; as well as risk management components of monitoring, identifying, and taking corrective action when needed.

NCG helps Program Offices establish and define their roles and scope within an organization. NCG helps develop communications and collaboration processes to engage all the right groups across the enterprise. NCG helps craft the policies, programs, and procedures to ensure the sustainability of the program and its ability to adapt to changes over time.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Manage development and currency of policies, plans and procedures.
  • Manage oversight and governance activities
  • Manage risk management processes
  • Direct project engagement and support
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Risk Assessments

Third-party risk assessments are a requirement for many compliance frameworks. They are also an effective measure of the design and performance of your controls risk mitigation strategies.

NCG provide risk assessments for FISMA, SSAE, SOX, and HIPAA compliance. NCG has collaborative tools to streamline data collection processes and scheduling to minimize the level of effort needed by an organization to support the assessment process. NCG provides detailed findings, recommendations, and road maps with implementation details that are actionable to take corrective and enhancing measures.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Tools for planning and managing assessments.
  • Client facing portal tools to support and track assessment efforts.
  • Tablet based tools to use in the field for secure and easy data collection on the go.
  • Tools to organize and reconcile data.
  • Analysis and roadmap development tools.

Integration Services

As businesses embark on merger, acquisition, and divestiture endeavors, they must integrate their systems, people, and data effectively to succeed. Moreover, they must oversee technical and security planning, testing, and implementation. NCG offers integration services that span the system development lifecycle, supporting technological and organizational needs, human factors, and data requirements.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Missing the details of information technology and resources can destroy the value of an acquisition. Transition and integration costs can wipe out profitability and strain both the buyer and the seller. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) need the correct technical information and processes to secure transition environments throughout the acquisition life cycle.

NCG brings a combination of M&A experience and strong technical assessment capabilities to support both acquirers and those divesting. NCG supports due diligence efforts and deal structuring to account for technology and operational factors. NCG provides integration and transition services to connect and convert data and systems. NCG develops and administers special security programs to deal with unique interaction models between the parties and their third parties. For deployment planning, exercising, and execution, NCG has the people and tools to manage the event and deal with incidents as they arise.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Manage multiple due diligence efforts and data collection.
  • Easy-to-use project management tools for integration efforts and testing.
  • Plan and prepare for go-live events.
  • Manage conversion and deployment events.
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Compliance & Oversight

Compliance with regulations, industry standards, state and federal laws, and other requirements can be very confusing and expensive. Engaging different parts of the organization can cause duplication of efforts, incongruous data, and reporting challenges.

NCG provides services, frameworks, and tools to help organizations better manage and memorialize compliance and oversight efforts. NCG helps organizations leverage existing data sources and implement processes for new data collection and interfaces for different elements across the organization.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Closed loop oversight and risk management system.
  • Plan and execute assessment activities.
  • Use data collected and analysis conducted to retarget efforts to provide the most value.
  • Follow-up and validate corrective actions to measure effectiveness.
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Drupal Services

Drupal is a powerful open source content-management system that allows organizations develop dynamic web-based tools. To take full advantage of Drupal, your design, development, and configuration management teams need to understand the Drupal framework and how to work with it effectively.

NCG offers Drupal development training and consulting services that empower your entire team do more with Drupal. With on-site training and consulting options, NCG enhances the capabilities and skills of all parties involved in the development process. NCG helps teams leverage best practices and shares lessons learned to your specific development environment.

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Drupal Team Training

Get your entire Team ready to be more productive with Drupal. On-site training for your developers, designers, architects, and managers builds a consistent base of knowledge across all your resources. We provide team training packages for every skill level, and an extensive Drupal Bootcamp package tailored to your business goals.

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Drupal Development & Consulting

NCG offers Drupal Consulting to assist development teams in areas like architecture planning, security and performance auditing, and staff augmentation. Our Drupal Architects are vastly experienced in helping a variety of clients meet their goals and maintain security content managing systems.

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Vendor Management

Most organizations rely on third parties for key support and function. These parties have access to your most critical systems and data. Regulators have focused on these relationships (e.g. OCC 2013-29 and HIPAA Omnibus Rule), reinforcing the accountability a regulated organization has for its third parties.

NCG helps organizations develop and implement processes to better manage relationships with third parties. Starting with agreement specifications of controls and responsibilities of third parties, NCG help organizations make sure they have the right terms and conditions to protect themselves. NCG has developed tools to help organizations engage vendor management, sourcing, and relationship-owning groups in order to collaborate effectively in the vendor management process.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Full life cycle system to manage vendor relationships.
  • Easy-to-use interfaces which can be made available across the organization to those that interact with your vendors.
  • Secure interface for vendors to share data and information.
  • Manage agreement drafting processes and documentation.
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System Enterprise & Blueprinting

Over the years, an organization’s operating environment can grow in complexity. Banks, for example, may have core systems that are decades old and supported by multiple level channels and other systems. No single source exists for all these systems to interact with each other. Some systems may have come through acquisitions and have no documentation. Other systems may have a key resource that has a lot of operational information that only exists in the resource’s head.

NCG has helped organizations develop a blueprint of how their manual and automated systems work together. NCG uses industry standard approaches, such as BIAN banking standards, to capture this data. NCG has developed tools to streamline data collection and provide ways to easily keep this information current over time.

Orchestration Framework Tool

  • Analyst, Executive, and Technical level views of blueprint information puts data in the hands of people at all levels of the organization that need it.
  • Simple data collation tools streamline data management and updates.
  • Open source structures support integration and connectivity with change management systems to keep data current.
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The Orchestration suite of tools are designed from extensive experience to efficiently solve today’s complex business challenges. It provides the process and steps that are proven to make an organization successful.

Orchestration provides specific guidance and support to start initiatives for people in all parts of the organization. For instance, what role do they play in the organization in regards to security, working with third party vendors, or managing risk?

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