IT Risk Assurance & Advisory

Every business faces a variety of challenges, including rapidly changing technology, cybersecurity threats, and regulations. DGC provides a wide range of IT audit, compliance, and cyber & information security services that can help identify, evaluate, measure, and manage compliance and cybersecurity risks. Our professionals are trained to identify areas of exposure and recommend size-appropriate, cost-conscious corrective actions. DGC’s team will put together a tailored plan to safeguard your organization.

Assurance Services

Organizations today are faced with a challenging landscape, both from a cybersecurity, and a regulatory perspective. Your customers want to ensure their data is protected when they are using the services you offer. The AICPA SOC 1 and 2 Reports and SOC for Cybersecurity Report are three of the ways you can demonstrate your commitment to best practices to your prospects and customers.

SOC Audit Services

Internal Audit

  • IT Audit Co-sourcing
  • IT Audit Outsourcing

Advisory Services

Technology has become a core component of how companies do business, unlocking efficiencies that reduce cost and increase productivity. With these advancements have come significant threats from hackers and other malicious actors and a string of high-profile data breaches and compromises. In addition to this incredible challenge, many regulations are now in place at the international, national, and state levels, which govern data and information security. Navigating this landscape while running your business and maintaining your systems can be overwhelming. The cybersecurity professionals at DGC can help you manage these often competing demands by assessing the state of your cybersecurity, your compliance with regulations, and helping you achieve your objectives.


  • Cyber and Information Security Risk
  • Technical Vulnerability
  • Social Engineering
  • ISO 27001/2 Readiness
  • SOC 2/3 Readiness
  • DFARS 252.204-7012 / NIST 800-171
  • NIST 800-53







Policy & Training

  • Information Security Policy Development
  • Information Security Awareness Training


  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Incident Response Program
  • Regulatory Compliance Advisory
  • Assist with Third-Party Vendor Assessment
  • Data Classification
  • User Lifecycle Management
  • Fractional CISO

Working With IT Departments

Even the most proactive information technology departments may have vulnerabilities or areas where security can be improved. DGC’s professionals are trusted by clients, work with sensitive data, and understand the importance of having internal controls tailored to your organization. We take the time to ask the critical questions and understand your business.

Have you identified all types of sensitive data in your organization and where it’s stored? Do you have a well-defined plan of action in the event of a breach? Are you in compliance with all federal and state regulations?


We will review your policies, interview key members of your team, and deliver recommendations. These are just the first steps a business needs to take in order to properly protect itself. By partnering with DGC’s Cyber and Information Security team, you can implement a secure framework, allowing you to operate your business with confidence.

It’s your organization’s responsibility to uphold the three tenets of information security:

  • Confidentiality – Data is kept private
  • Integrity – Data can be trusted
  • ​Availability – Data can be accessed when needed

Defense & Aerospace

If you are doing business with the Department of Defense, it is likely you are subject to a series of cybersecurity requirements through either Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.204-21 or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012.

FAR mandates 15 cybersecurity requirements that defense contractors must have in place to meet the terms of their contract. DFARS goes much further than its FAR counterpart. There are 110 requirements with an incident response capability, and the clause is triggered when the contractor collects, develops, receives, transmits, uses, or stores Covered Defense Information (CDI) in performance of a contract, either as a prime or subcontractor. There are steep consequences for non-compliance, including prosecution under the False Claims Act.

At DGC we have deep expertise assisting companies in the Defense Industrial Base achieve compliance with FAR and DFARS cybersecurity requirements and can help your organization meet its obligations.


Our services include:

  • FAR 52.204-21 compliance consulting
  • DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance consulting
  • System Security Plan (SSP) development
  • Plan of Action & Milestones (POAM) development
  • Cyber incident reporting program development and testing
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Vulnerability assessments to meet NIST SP 800-171 requirement 3.11.2
  • Control assessments to meet NIST SP 800-171 requirement 3.12.1
  • ITAR cybersecurity readiness
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) readiness


IT Risk News & Notes - October 2020
IT Risk News & Notes - October 2020 10/07/2020

This is a monthly summary of articles and updates from DGC’s IT Risk practice that keeps you and your business informed about current technology, cybersecurity threats and regulations. Read more

Webinar Recording and Slides: Business Email Compromise – New Vulnerabilities and Best Practices During the Pandemic and Beyond
Webinar Recording and Slides: Business Email Compromise – New Vulnerabilities and Best Practices During the Pandemic and Beyond 09/30/2020

Business email compromise has been a long-time concern; however, incidents and risks have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as more people are working remotely. Read more

SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: How to Decide?
SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: How to Decide? 09/23/2020

Many service organizations are asked to present their SOC 2 reports but unfortunately, they may not have one and are uncertain whether they should get a Type 1 or a Type 2 report. Read more

NAIC Model Law Deadline is Nearing, Are You Ready?
NAIC Model Law Deadline is Nearing, Are You Ready? 07/29/2020

With a little over two months before the Connecticut Insurance Data Security Law takes effect, and NH not far behind in January, it is critical to ensure your compliance program is ready for go-live. Read more