Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Homeland Security

Point of Contact

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Ben Nauman
Executive Vice President
bnauman@obsidiang.com

Agency: US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cyber Security

  • Cloud & IT Services

  • DevSecOps

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • NOC Incident Response

  • SOC Incident Response

  • Splunk Engineering/Architecture

  • Automated Test Engineering

  • Digital Forensics

  • Information Assurance 

 

Obsidian provides direct support to CBP’s Security Operations Center (SOC) (60K+ users; 200K+ endpoints) that monitors, detects, analyzes, mitigates, and responds to cyber threats and adversarial activities. Obsidian leads the OIT Enterprise Logging Solution (ELS)/SIEM System Support task for CBP SOC and through those services provides SIEM architecture, implementation, and support activities using Splunk.  We have Information System Security Officers supporting over 300+ systems and are providing digital media analysis support using EnCase, Splunk, Cellebrite products, Exchange Online Protection (EOP), DHS-ECOP (Enterprise Security Operations Portal), BMC Remedy, Tanium, REMnux and other malware analysis tools. We facilitate the SOC’s migration to the cloud with Cloud Security subject matter expertise through risk, compliance, and AWS support. Obsidian also provides cyber hunt, incident response, and network analysis and support for CBP’s Network Operations Center (NOC).

Program: Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC)

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cloud and IT Services
     

Work Performed

  • Splunk Architecture

  • Splunk Engineering
     

Obsidian leads the Enterprise Logging Solution (ELS)/SIEM System Support task for the DHS Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC) and through those services provide SIEM Architecture, Implementation, and Support activities using Splunk.

 

Command: Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cyber Security 

  • Agile Development

  • DevSecOps

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • Systems Administration (RHEL, Unix, Windows)

  • JIRA Administration

  • Automated and Manual Test Engineering

  • Java Development

  • SharePoint Development

  • Big Data Engineering

  • Cyber Threat Analysis

  • Cyber Incident Response

  • Digital Forensics

  • Information Assurance

  • Business Analysis

  • Technical Writing

 

Obsidian supports the delivery of full lifecycle development and sustainment for the DHS National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). Obsidian performs a wide range of services including Cloud Architecture, Offensive and Defensive Cyber Engineering, Vulnerability Assessment, Software Development, Big Data Engineering, Systems Administration, Network administration, Virtualization, JIRA administration, and Technical Writing.

 

Obsidian provides Information Assurance and Risk Management support to the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), within the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).  

 

Agency: Management Directorate (DHS-MGMT)

 

Core Competencies leveraged

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • Automated and Manual Test Engineering

 

 

Obsidian provides functional, Integration and Regression test engineering support for applications used by the Office of Biometric and Identity Management.  We write, define, and develop test cases from business requirements to test business transactions for automated biometric identification systems, inspection tools and candidate verification applications.

 

 

Agency: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

 

Core Competencies leveraged

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • Ruby on Rails Development

  • ServiceNow Development/Architecture

  • ColdFusion Development

  • Database Development

 

Obsidian supports the Digital Innovation Development IT DID(IT) office’s mandate to create a more user-friendly digital experience to the millions of people who annually request information on immigration statuses and services. DID(IT) uses modern best practices like Agile, DevOps, and cloud services to deliver on this mandate. Obsidian has supported the modernization of an entire portfolio of 50+ USCIS applications migrated to AWS. Legacy ColdFusion and Java applications are re-written in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.   Additionally, we provide database engineering and ServiceNow architecture to the DID(IT) office. 

 

 

Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

Core Competencies leveraged

  • Cyber Security

  • Agile Development

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • Penetration Testing

  • SOC Incident Response

  • Digital Forensics

  • Cyber Threat Analysis

  • Linux Security Engineering

  • SharePoint Administration

  • SharePoint Development

 

Obsidian supports the FEMA CSOC (Cyber Security Operations Center) that monitors, detects, analyzes, mitigates, and responds to cyber threats and adversarial activity. We provide Incident Response, Forensic and Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysis, Tier 3 Monitoring, and Linux Security Engineering. Our vulnerability assessment services support and require direct coordination with FEMA Information System Security Officers (ISSOs).  We also provide Penetration Testing using Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus, and Burp Suite.

Obsidian also supports MS SharePoint architecture, administration and development across the enterprise.

Agency: United States Secret Service (USSS)

 

Core Competencies leveraged

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • .Net Development

  • SharePoint Development

 

We provide Web Application Development for a visitor system application used by the Secret Service. Additionally, we provide knowledge management and MS SharePoint Development for use across multiple projects within USSS.