Sectors and Industries

Core Technology and Regulations that Matter to You

Secure Industry-Specific Critical Data and Platforms

Counteractive Security provides information security professional services for diverse organizations across industries - per our motto, “if it matters to you, it’s a priority for us.” We’ve also built expertise in areas under-served by other security firms: we are a specialty advisor. Counteractive secures, hunts, and responds to incidents involving industry-specific data management technology. In addition to standard enterprise IT and security tech, we’ve learned the about the core software that powers businesses in a few specific industries: the data you care most about.

We understand the platforms that drive your organization. We help you secure what matters.

Focus on these “crown jewel” systems: they store your most critical data, in many cases they are your business. Many of these platforms offer no easily-available literature on how to configure them securely, keep the right logs, find forensic artifacts, audit account activity, etc. We’ve done the research, met with vendors, and built a knowledge base about your tech.

We’ll help you instrument your critical data, keep logs and telemetry, and empower you to answer key questions. Who is accessing the system? When? What data? From where? Secure what matters: detect issues, respond, and save money. We’re excited to help.

SaaS-Powered Businesses

Businesses of all sizes, but particularly small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and mid-market enterprises, are trusting their core productivity to software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms. Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Salesforce, Workday, and the like bring undeniable benefits, but at the end of the day it's still your data, still your business. Threats like business email compromise and password-spraying are epidemic, but preventable and/or detectable with the right controls.

It can make sense to off-load maintenance and other costs to these big vendors — it's the present and future for many industries — but it's still your data, and still your responsibility. We help you thread the needle: keep the benefits of these platforms and add sensible security controls and visibility to keep an eye on your most important data.

Ask us for assistance securing and detecting threats to Office 365, G Suite, Salesforce, Workday, and more.


We have a track record serving utilities like power generation/transmission and waterworks that rely on operational technology (OT) like ICS/SCADA systems. We understand the relationship between OT and "traditional" IT and can help bridge the gaps — we love to work with critical infrastructure teams to balance the unique challenges.

Regulations like the NERC CIP Standards and AWIA are among the many frameworks driving controls and compliance to protect your customers.

Contact us to partner in building and improving your security programs.

Higher Education

We're here to help colleges and universities with Student Information Systems (SIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools! Personal information (PII), financial aid, tuition, grades, scheduling, facilities maintenance, etc. … the students, faculty, and staff appreciate your efforts securing their most important information.

Because the SIS platform is the beating heart of most universities, and they're consolidated among a handful of vendors, this can be a captive market. And regulations like FERPA and HIPAA constantly challenge your teams to get this right, it's incredibly important.

Contact us for help with Ellucian Banner, Oracle/PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Workday, and more.


We love working with medical practices, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to secure the data in omnibus scheduling, billing, and records-keeping tools. The rise of Electronic Health Records (EHR)/Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and other practice-management tools has been an enormous IT and security challenge.

Also, because only a few vendors serve a huge swath of the market, it can be overwhelming trying to get custom service. Alongside securing medical devices, HIPAA/HITRUST compliance, and more, it's critical to instrument EHR/EMR systems and have visibility into user activity.

Reach out today to help secure eClinicalWorks, Epic, NextGen, and more.

Complex Retail

Managing complex or big-ticket retail operations (car dealerships, for example) involves systems that track financing, inventory, service scheduling, and more. We understand that many retailers store and process sensitive customer data as an essential part of their business.

Regulations including PCI/DSS and GDPR are big components of risk management planning as well.

We can help with a wide variety of Retail Management Systems (RMS), Dealer Management Systems (DMS) like CDK Drive and IntelliDealer, and customer management systems (CMS) like Salesforce.

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Please contact us for additional information on anything listed here, or to discuss your particular requirements.

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