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High-Tech Performance and Results

Andrea Anderson HT Cares Management Consulting

High-Tech Performance Client, Austin, TX – IT Audit and Security engagement

The initial consulting engagement was to assist in preparing the organization for a SOC2 Type 1 Audit focusing on Web Hosting services.

Service Organization Controls (SOC2) Audit Type 1 is performed to test that IT controls are properly designated and implemented. This client’s web hosting service customers requested an audit of the IT controls to assure that their customer data was protected. I evaluated existing policies, procedures & controls related to SOC 2 requirements and completed a GAP analysis. Results of the analysis concluded that the client approach to risk and control requirements is ad hoc and disorganized, without communication and monitoring. I recommended the development of a comprehensive Information Security Policy document. I also provided the client with a proposed best practice controls framework.

As a result of the success of this project, the client requested additional consulting help.

The additional engagement included drafting the Information Security Policies and a Disaster Recovery Plan for high-tech performance. As part of the Information Security Policy development, I assisted the client with Information Classification to ensure that information assets received an appropriate level of protection.  This project was also completed on time and to the client’s satisfaction.

What is HT Cares!
For HT Group, our mission has always been about changing lives. This isn’t just a marketing catch-phrase! To us, this is a way of life. When the pandemic started, our leadership gathered together to brainstorm on how we could impact our community and change lives while so many were hurting around us. What came out of those sessions was a multi-phased approach that started with HT putting approximately 75 people BACK TO WORK that lost their jobs due to the COVID crisis! Rather than file for unemployment or struggle with paying their bills, they had a steady paycheck!

This program went to the next level when HT gathered approximately 30 C-Suite executives into a collective “think tank” to answer the question, “How can we help business leaders re-open Texas by utilizing the collective experience from this team?” This exercise turned into an amazing collection of Austin based operating executives that have come together to help companies in the Austin community get through this difficult time. The final step in our HT Cares! initiative is a free Executive Leader to Leader Conversation with their C-Suite and a peer(s) from a similar position, industry, or expertise on our team. This would act as another “set of eyes” while also being a confidential sounding board. NDA’s will be signed for their protection and ours.

Management Consulting, Staffing, and Recruiting:
The HT Group is a comprehensive management consulting, staffing, and recruiting agency in Austin, built upon the foundation of integrity, transparency, and trust. Deeply rooted in its communities, The HT Group’s philosophy is to change lives, one job or project at a time. With an agile core, The HT Group team delivers services through contract, retained search, direct-hire, management consulting and advisory services. The HT Group strives to go above and beyond and truly empower its clients.

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