Providing strategic advice and practical assistance in navigating the highly dynamic cyber security sector.
The Cornerstone Cyber Team is a group of highly experienced professionals who have worked with all levels of Congress and the Administration to further the goals of our cyber clients.
Our team has extensive connections in the Congressional Committees of jurisdiction that impact cyber legislation, including the House and Senate Homeland Security, Commerce, Judiciary, Appropriations and Intelligence Committees. In fact, our team includes Former Staff Directors and Senior Staff of several of these Committees.
Primary Services Offered
Our Cyber Team collects intelligence, impacts legislation and advises clients in the following areas:
- Cyber Information Sharing
- Data Breach Notification
- Cloud Security
- Regulatory Policy, including:
- The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
- The Wassenaar Arrangement (U.S. Export Policy)
- Federal Acquisition Regulation for the Department of Defense (DFARS)
We help our clients find funding opportunities within the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and more.
In particular, we:
- Advise clients on how to impact cyber policy and expand cyber procurement opportunities;
- Raise the profiles of our clients on the Hill and with the Administration, especially with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Defense (DOD) and more, using our deep network of connections in these areas;
- Secure high-profile speakers from the Administration and Congress for client conferences and events; and,
- Establish our clients as a resource to the Hill and the Administration when they draft cyber legislation or try to otherwise impact cyber policy.
In February 2016, the President proposed a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), including $19 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 for cybersecurity efforts. The proposal:
- Calls for $3.1 billion for an Information Technology Fund, aimed at modernizing and replacing legacy technology systems throughout the government;
- Establishes a new Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO);
- Creates a National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign in partnership with leading technology companies;
- Asks for $62 million to establish CyberCorps Reserve Program to offer cyber scholarships and expand academic outreach; and,
- Proposes a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity comprised of business, academic and technical leaders outside of the government.
The Hill will spend the coming months impacting this proposal and working with the Administration. Our Cyber Team is well positioned to advocate for our clients in all of these areas and more during this process.