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MAD Security has passed GSA’s rigorous written and oral review boards for all four of the new cybersecurity Special Item Numbers (SINS), which includes Penetration Testing (SIN 132-45A), Incident Response (SIN 132-45B), Cyber Hunt (SIN 132-45C), and Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (SIN 132-45D). MAD Security has provided these services to government and commercial businesses since its inception in 2010.

The HACS SINs feature high quality cybersecurity vendors offering federal, state, and local governments the following services:

  • 132-45A Penetration Testing is security testing in which assessors mimic real-world attacks to identify methods for circumventing the security features of an application, system, or network.
  • 132-45B Incident Response services help organizations impacted by a Cybersecurity compromise determine the extent of the incident, remove the adversary from their systems, and restore their networks to a more secure state.
  • 132-45C Cyber Hunt activities are responses to crisis or urgent situations within the pertinent domain to mitigate immediate and potential threats. Cyber Hunt activities start with the premise that threat actors known to target some organizations in a specific industry, or specific systems, are likely to also target other organizations in the same industry or with the same systems.
  • 132-45D Risk and Vulnerability Assessment conduct assessments of threats and vulnerabilities, determines deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy, assesses the level of risk, and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations.

“The new SINs are perfectly matched to MAD Security’s core business mission as a security company, and the board process helps the government identify those companies that have a true cybersecurity skillset,” said Jeremy Conway, Chief Technology Officer of MAD Security. “We look forward to taking an even larger role in the Cybersecurity National Action Plan and defending our government’s information and information systems from existing and emerging cyber threats.”

The HACS SINs are readily available for the rapid procurement of cybersecurity services by federal, state, and local customers via GSA eBuy and GSA Advantage. The vetting process for vendors are the most thorough and detailed of any SIN on Schedule 70. While vendors will have requirements similar to those for services SINs such as SIN 132-51, the HACS SINs will also require vendors to pass an oral technical evaluation. Benefits include:

  • Access to pool of technically evaluated cybersecurity vendors
  • Rapid ordering and deployment of services
  • Reduction in open market ordering and contract duplication
  • Cybersecurity/Acquisition support resources from GSA

For information on how to order, visit the GSA HACS SIN or contact MAD Security at 888-623-7324.

About MAD Security 
MAD Security is a premier provider of information and cybersecurity solutions that combine technology, services, support, and training. MAD Security has enabled clients in a wide range of verticals to manage risk, meet compliance requirements, and reduce costs via a managed security services model. MAD Security is committed to cybersecurity excellence and has a track record of delivering quality solutions that maximize security effectiveness and operational efficiency. Visit MAD Security at for more information.

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