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Governance, Risk, and Compliance Case Studies
Implementation of Archer for Internal Audit

Client is a large provider of technology solutions and services and selected OpenSky when it came time to improve and automate internal audit process and reporting capabilities. OpenSky’s expert GRC consultants designed an automated, centralized process for analyzing compliance and initiating remediation activities.

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Archer Upgrade Support and Maintenance

Client is a Fortune 500 insurance company with over 5,000 employees in offices across the country. The Client, a mature GRC user of all 9 Archer modules, was upgrading from 4.x to 5.2 and required expert Archer resources who understood the inter-dependencies and could work as integral part of the internal team to help manage the upgrade and resolve issues.

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Leveraging Archer for Custom Workflow Applications

A leading healthcare organization required support to create simplified and cohesive workflows and centralized document management within its IT and HR departments. It was important that the extensive healthcare network, comprised of six hospitals, employing more than 13,000 people, which admits nearly 79,000 patients and logs more than 200,000 emergency room visits per year, had streamlined processes to ensure that employees had the ability to complete essential tasks efficiently and correctly.

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GRC ISO ISMS Assessment

International division of global technology solutions provider required a process to test the effectiveness of the Information Security Management System (ISMS). The project enabled the Client to better prepare for ongoing audits and reduce the overall cost of compliance.

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Improved Risk Assessment Process

The Client is a Global Hardware/Software provider with over 60 different products across 23 business units with operations in over 100 countries. The goal of the Client was to gain visibility into the corporation’s risk in order to determine the best resolution. The project allowed the client to improve their understanding of the risk while also decreasing the cost of the management process.

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GRC Capability Assessment

Large provider of health and pharmaceutical products and services selected OpenSky when it came time to put in place a strategy to prove the need for a GRC solution, RSA Archer. The client was enabled to compile a business case for investment in GRC tools and resources for management in order to bring the company up-to-date with OCEG standards

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Streamlined Archer Policy Maintenance

Large provider of health and pharmaceutical products and services selected OpenSky when it came time to put in place a strategy to prove the need for a GRC solution, RSA Archer. The client was enabled to compile a business case for investment in GRC tools and resources for management in order to bring the company up-to-date with OCEG standards

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Security Case Studies
Identity and Access Management

OpenSky helped the client achieve a consistent vision for the implementation of organization-wide protocols and Identity Access Management (IAM) models.

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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Client is an international, private equity firm. OpenSky assessed the Client’s international cybersecurity program against the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and developed a target profile and a prioritized remediation plan for achieving the cybersecurity capabilities and governance required by business objectives.

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Mobile Device Security Standards and Policy Development

Client is a large national energy company serving customers in all 50 states. OpenSky created comprehensive corporate mobile device security policies and standards and provided a high level gap analysis and roadmap for enhancing the client’s information security program in regards to mobile device security.

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PCI DSS Assessment and Compliance Program

Client is a major health insurance provider in the Fortune 500. OpenSky conducted rapid PCI assessment for new subsidiary that was facing audit and built a repeatable, automated solution for continuously tracking client’s compliance around PCI DSS.

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Application Security Assurance Program Evolution

Client is a Fortune 500 personal insurance company with 40,000 employees servicing 16 million clients across the United States. OpenSky provided expert support to evolve current Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) to correct immediate and on-going application development security issues.

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Security Assessments as a Service

OpenSky and the client collaboratively built a Security Assessments as a Service (SAaaS) framework. The portfolio of services includes Web Application Scanning, Internal & External Network Testing, and a SaaS Provider Risk Assessment to assure all policies, technologies, and controls deployed to protect data, applications, and the associated infrastructure of the cloud computing service offering is adequately assessed to minimize risk for our Client.

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Payment Card Industry Security Assessment

Client is a major retailer with over 550 retail locations and a high volume eCommerce environment. OpenSky provided an assessment, remediation plan, and future architecture of eCommerce infrastructure focused on operational security, performance, and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) leading practices.

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Replace Business Critical IDM Applications

Client is a leading healthcare insurance provider serving over 55 million members, and its infrastructure supports 49,000+ employees and processes over 50 million claims per year. OpenSky’s experienced team enabled the client to upgrade two business critical identity management applications to improve functionality, scalability, reduce support costs, and improve HIPAA compliance management and reporting.

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ISO 27002 Security Program Assessment

The Client is an  International Fortune 500 Company in the Energy Industry. OpenSky provided an ISO 27002 based Information Security Program Assessment to help our client identify enterprise information security risks, prioritize remediation, and develop a measurable milestone-based plan for mitigating unacceptable risks. Read the IT Security Program Assessment Case Study.

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GLBA Compliance Assessment

The client processes trillions of dollars each day in electronic payments for large enterprise organizations around the world. In order to ensure its competitive position in the marketplace, the client had to support plans for growth and innovation while remaining compliant with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley-Act (GLBA) also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999.

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HIPAA Compliance Assessment

Client is a leader in healthcare management solutions and utilizes leading-edge analytics to offer integrated health programs and services to support strategies for a variety of organizations. OpenSky delivered a process-driven approach to identify and manage risk facing the client’s ability to support growth and operational efficiency.

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International Firewall Migration and Streamlining

The Client is a leading provider of life, accident and health insurance, retirement and savings products to 90 million customers worldwide and over 90 of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies in the US. The Company had Symantec firewalls in use at 24 international locations that were nearing end-of-life and required migration to newer Juniper firewall technology.

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Enterprise Mobility Management

Client is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of healthcare solutions. They have staff in over 20 countries and sales in 90 countries. Client’s goal was to create a more streamline and scalable management of mobile devices in order to achieve more control over the enterprise risk and overall cost.

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Mobile Application Security

Client is Fortune 250 global leader in business enablement through developing and providing information technology and solutions. The Client services over 100 countries and employs thousands of workers. The client’s goal was to be able to quantify the risks associated with the launching of new applications for product and services through a public channel and through the risk evaluation process get recommendations to mitigate the risk.

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Application Security Assessment Leveraging Archer

A Fortune 250 Company that produces software leveraged OpenSky extensive Archer experience to create 7 on-demand applications for leading edge software security assurance process. Client sought to achieve better application risk visibility, stronger governance, gain operational efficiency, and provide strategic and tactical reports for compliance to the company standard for software security.

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Secure Coding to Decrease Risk and Development Cost

A leading healthcare organization required support to create simplified and cohesive workflows and centralized document management within its IT and HR departments. It was important that the extensive healthcare network, comprised of six hospitals, employing more than 13,000 people, which admits nearly 79,000 patients and logs more than 200,000 emergency room visits per year, had streamlined processes to ensure that employees had the ability to complete essential tasks efficiently and correctly.

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Application Security Assessment Leveraging Archer

A Fortune 250 Company that produces software leveraged OpenSky extensive Archer experience to create 7 on-demand applications for leading edge software security assurance process. Client sought to achieve better application risk visibility, stronger governance, gain operational efficiency, and provide strategic and tactical reports for compliance to the company standard for software security.

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Mobile Device Security Management

Client operates in over 40 states with 200,000 employees and almost 8,000 physical locations.Due to the rapid proliferation of personal mobile devices as a primary business communication device and to improve productivity, the client was concerned about preserving the security of corporate data. The goal of the project was to understand the best practices for the creation of a secure, company-wide management of its mobile device management.

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Infrastructure Case Studies
Evolution of Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Client is a Fortune 500 insurance provider. OpenSky helped Client develop a hybrid IT reference architecture that guides how public cloud service offerings can be brought to interoperate with traditional on-premise enterprise technology platforms and services to deliver IT in support of Client’s business operations.  OpenSky also developed an enablement dashboard to track progress of diverse enterprise technology platforms that support the reference architecture.

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Virtualization Assessment and Planning

Client is a leading health insurance provider serving over 3.5 million members. The infrastructure supports over 4,500 employees and processes over 55 million claims per year.

Current data center growth is driving the client to virtualize as much as possible. OpenSky was able to help the client: reduce the data center footprint, improve disaster recovery and meet their 80% virtualization requirements.

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Desktop Virtualization to Enable BYOD

The Client is a leading national real-estate development and mortgage company, specializing in luxury homes, custom single-family home developments, and active adult senior communities.

Client required expertise across multiple technologies to provide an end to end solution and to enable employees to leverage personally owned devices in place of corporate-issued managed assets for accessing business applications.

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Server Consolidation for Improved Performance

Client is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of healthcare solutions. They have staff in over 20 countries and sales in 90 countries. OpenSky’s solution of extensive server elimination and virtualization improved availability and performance while reducing the cost and footprint of the data center with six month breakeven for the cost of the project.

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End to End Data Center Optimization

Client is a national, Fortune 500 Health Insurance provider. OpenSky delivered a comprehensive end-to-end Data Center Transformation plan including sourcing of two new colocation data centers, state-of-the-art technology architecture and a detail migration plan.

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Enterprise Monitoring

Client is a major national insurance provider with 5,000 employees in 80 agencies and required a formal service management framework to address IT service reliability issues. OpenSky defined a comprehensive event management capability and created a strategic roadmap to help streamline event monitoring and improve delivery of SLAs.

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Wireless Network Optimization

Client is a Fortune 100 company and one of the nation’s leading healthcare benefit companies. The client employs over 35,000 workers nationally. Client’s wireless network infrastructure could no longer support business needs. OpenSky created wireless network optimization plan to support current and future business goals including BYOD.

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Wireless Infrastructure Architecture

The client is a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services utilizing a network of affiliates which includes medical centers, nurse association and physician practices, and long-term care facilities. OpenSky’s expert team optimized the network architecture at multiple campus locations to support communication technologies critical to patient care.

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Wireless Infrastructure Creation

Client offers higher education, focusing on the needs of working adults, and services over 400,000 students on more than 200 locations nationwide. The goal was to create an environment to enhance the educational experience so that students, faculty and staff could use the internet anytime, anywhere on campus, allowing for the greatest degree of flexibility and access.

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Stabilization of Data Center Operations

A leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services needed to stabilize its IT infrastructure in order to ensure that high quality patient care could be maintained. OpenSky quickly identified, prioritized and provided budgeting recommendations for critical upgrades to stabilize and expand the client’s current infrastructure capabilities.

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Global Network Architecture and Sourcing

A growing organization with 50 global locations in 20 countries required an effective strategic planning of their network architecture, a proficient approach for evaluating and sourcing new network providers and professional program management to oversee the implementation of the new network. By partnering with OpenSky, the organization created, sourced and built a comprehensive voice and data network solution which supports the company’s business objectives, maintains service levels, and reduces costs.

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Infrastructure Sourcing Success

A global organization with staff in 20 countries saved $8.4 Million on infrastructure services by partnering with OpenSky to assist with their strategic sourcing initiative. Client was experiencing rapid growth and was able to negotiate infrastructure service contracts to meet business demand, improve service, and reduce costs. Effective strategic sourcing provides significant business benefits beyond cost savings.

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Network Optimization

Client was a large school district that lacked the internal skill sets to internally govern IT projects and manage vendor relationships. The goal of the project was to improve the availability, security and integrity of the network while enabling the internal IT team to provide the business with strategic, tactical and operational expertise.

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Core Infrastructure Transformation

Client serves over 3.5M members, and its infrastructure supports 7,000+ employees and processes 55+ million claims per year. Regulatory uncertainty, increased customer expectations, and rapid technological change increased pressure to meet new business requirements.

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UCS Deploy and Implement

Client is a national home loan originator with approximately 900 employees located across 70 offices. Client leveraged Cisco UCS to provide a scalable cost effective platform to host a new virtual desktop initiative to support planned growth.

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End User Computing Implementation

The Client is a leading health insurer serving 18 million medical members, 13 million dental members and 8 million pharmacy members. The Company’s Client Services organization is responsible for providing end-user computing services to over 60,000 employees and partners. The Client required specialized resources to address a number of challenges associated with delivering these services.

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Data Center Design

Client is an industry-leading provider of enterprise electronic health record (EHR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) solutions. With close to 3,000 worldwide employees, the company provides solutions to more than 6,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, clinics and physician practices. The Client was able to improve their ability to support customers and deliver enhanced services to premier customers while decreasing projected costs.

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AIX Migration

Client is a leading health insurance provider serving over 3.5 million members. The infrastructure supports over 4,500 employees and processes over 55 million claims per year. The goal of the project was to improve performance and reduce costs by migrating from an outsourced UNIX Solution to a Linux platform.

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