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FinCEN Partners with TIAG to Bolster Cybersecurity Ahead of Audit
Customer Mission

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is responsible for safeguarding the country’s financial system from illicit use, combating money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promoting national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence.

Challenge

FinCEN contracted TIAG to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure in preparation for an upcoming audit. 

Solution

TIAG’s Mentor-Protégé joint venture with Saliense, SynergisT JV, provided a secure environment where FinCEN’s applications could be scanned, tested, and patched. SynergisT JV also supported FinCEN’s risk management framework through vulnerability mitigation and management, which included modernizing and tailoring FinCEN documentation and cross-training staff to increase personnel flexibility and capabilities. Additionally, the team:

  • Conducted a thorough analysis of FinCEN’s security infrastructure and identified issues with the Nessus Tenable instance.
  • Designed, built, and established a resilient vulnerability management infrastructure utilizing Nessus Tenable and bespoke processes for enhanced automation.
  • Revamped FinCEN’s SSP (System Security Plan) and supporting artifacts for a robust and secure foundation.
  • Modernized and customized FinCEN documentation and cross-trained staff to increase personnel flexibility and capabilities.
Result

TIAG’s cybersecurity overhaul for FinCEN propelled the organization into a secure and compliant cloud environment. With over 1,000 previously undetected vulnerabilities addressed and substantial improvements to the security infrastructure, TIAG’s work with FinCEN yielded impressive results:

  • Significant improvement in FinCEN’s cybersecurity posture and compliance levels.
  • Reaffirmed leadership’s confidence leading up to the annual Cyber Security audit.
  • Expansion of TIAG’s services to support a new area of FinCEN’s operation, resulting in two additional contract positions.
  • Ongoing talks about a direct 5-year award to TIAG.
  • Increased efficiency in maintaining FinCEN’s cloud environment.