Cyber | Physical
Security Strategy & Solutions
Your Vision, Achieved.
AVINT LLC is a veteran, woman-owned, cyber and physical security consulting firm that provides innovative strategy and solutions to the Federal government. Our founder has dedicated 20 years of service to the protection of our Nation’s most vital physical and logical assets through security initiatives. That journey continues through Avint LLC.
Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program is designed to transform the “dot” Gov enterprise security posture through the delivery, integration and operationalization of fundamental and advanced cyber security capabilities. The CDM initiative brings visibility into the participating Agency’s enterprise risk posture by integrating cyber capabilities into a holistic solution, creating more enriched cyber intelligence, and building a “single pane of glass” CDM Dashboard for the Agency security operators and risk executives. Avint’s leadership team brings proven experience and results in operationalizing the DHS CDM initiative for 13 CFO Act Departments and Agencies, spanning 4M endpoints, 20,000 geographically dispersed locations. Avint can help Agency CISOs get the most value out of the DHS funded program, align CDM capabilities to the Agency cyber agenda, and optimize CDM investments.
Cyber | Physical Security Strategy
We understand advanced threats target Federal Agency’s physical and logical environments every day. Agency Leaders are charged with and accountable to combating the threat, while meeting Federal mandates and sustaining operating budgets. To further complicate the charge, Agencies are also witnessing an increased attack surface and blurred boundaries with the dawn of cloud and mobile computing. Avint stands ready to assist with devising innovative cyber and physical security strategies to help Agency Leaders navigate these issues. Avint’s leadership team brings 70+ years combined experience in cyber and physical security and proven thought leadership in spaces such as DoD, FBI, DHS, DoS, and Treasury. Avint is uniquely positioned to help Agency Leaders decompose complex requirements, strategically align to security objectives, and ultimately fortify operational environments.
Cyber | Physical Security Solutions
Far too often, Agencies do not realize the planned value of their technology investments. Hardware, software, products and tools end up as “shelfware”, are poorly configured, or never advance the integration life-cycle. Avint’s approach to cyber and physical security solutions begins with reuse and optimization of an organization’s existing investments. When technology gaps exist, Avint brings a deep understanding of the security vendor landscape and strategic OEM relationships, enabling relevant, and cost advantageous recommendations for tech-refresh and capability gap fill. Further, Avint is expertly skilled at navigating the engineering life-cycle, governance and security assessment and authorization processes. We apply robust engineering principles to provide Agency’s with greater return on technology investments through operationalized cyber and physical security solutions.
Avid Integrity, Empower Excellence
Your Vision, Achieved.
OUR VISION is to harness the expertise of world class cyber and physical security leaders, technologists and innovators to help clients transform their security posture. Avint understands that threats facing our Nation are real and the adversaries are in fact winning. To combat the threat, Federal Agencies must optimize their security investments by applying a holistic strategy that includes cyber and physical security governance, policy, workforce alignment, engineering and operations.
OUR MISSION is to help Agencies integrate each of the security disciplines into a single strategy, operationalize protections throughout organizational functions, and ultimately DEFEND our Nation’s vital mission and operations.
Marcie Nagel has devoted her entire career to the protection of our Nation’s most critical technology assets through security initiatives. She is a big-picture strategist and innovator that brings 20 years of cyber security experience to help clients right-size security solutions and meet cyber objectives. Before she became the founder and CEO of Avint, Marcie led the Booz Allen Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) business, valued at $850M, integrating end-to-end cyber security solutions across 80% of the “dot” Gov environment.
Prior to joining industry, Marcie served as the IT Security Executive for the FBI’s Office of Special Technologies. As a Federal leader, she successfully overhauled the certification and accreditation methodology by developing continuous monitoring strategies, aligned to NIST Risk Management Framework, and built advanced security operations capabilities. Marcie also served active duty in the United States Air Force where she led Information Assurance Programs within the Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency and overseas.
Marcie holds an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology Management from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor’s Of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master’s of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University. In addition, Marcie is a Certified Information System Security Professional and a certified Project Management Professional.