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An ‘Oh Shit’

Cybersecurity INCIDENT is costly

Every organization in Montana knows they have a cybersecurity problem. They just don’t know how big the problem is.

We took the Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T)

Montana Organizations, It’s Time to Shift the PARADIGM:

Cyber threats are evolving, from phishing scams to ransomware attacks, compromising your operations and security. The increase in these cyber incidents calls for a proactive stance—Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T) is your ally.

The attacks are increasing, and their success rates are improving.

Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T) can help.

Penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, staples of cybersecurity for decades, come with a high price tag and delve into minute technical details.

These detailed analyses often overwhelm clients, leaving them more confused than empowered to take protective action for their organizations.

Yet organizations often make these highly advanced, overly technical, and often confusing tools their first step when trying to assess their risks. STOP!

First Call’s approach simplifies this complexity. We blend tools and methodologies to offer a bird’s-eye view of your security landscape. Our clear, straightforward risk presentations empower you to make informed, strategic decisions for enhancing your cybersecurity posture without the added confusion or getting overwhelmed.

The Result: You are in a position where you are able to make some strategic decisions about how to better protect your organization.

Why choose FIRST CALL for your Cybersecurity needs?

Expertise in Regulated Industries:

First Call has a proven track record of providing top-tier cybersecurity services across a variety of highly regulated sectors in Montana. Our experience spans:


Banking and Credit Unions


Defense Manufacturing


Airport Security


Criminal Justice System (Including Police, Sheriffs, Judges, and City/County Attorneys)


Rural Healthcare Facilities

Dedicated Team of Cybersecurity Specialists:

Our team is composed of experts who specialize in every facet of cybersecurity, ensuring comprehensive protection for your organization. This includes:


Security Operations Center (SOC) Engineers


Security Alignment Managers (akin to auditors)


Chief Information Security Officers

Adherence to Practical Cybersecurity Frameworks:

We leverage globally recognized cybersecurity frameworks tailored for real-world applicability in non-regulated businesses. These include:


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework


The CIS Critical Security Controls

Tailored Solutions for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises:

Understanding the unique challenges faced by organizations with fewer than 250 employees, First Call specializes in delivering cybersecurity solutions that are straightforward, cost-effective, and uncomplicated. Our services are designed to provide maximum security without the need for extensive in-house IT expertise.

At First Call, we are committed to demystifying cybersecurity, making it accessible to businesses of all sizes. Our approach ensures that your organization can establish a robust, effective cybersecurity posture, ready to face the challenges of the digital age.

Is the Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T.) Right For You?

Take the Quiz!

Discover if S.H.I.T. is the solution your organization needs to bolster its cybersecurity posture. Answer these simple yet revealing questions to see if we’re a good fit:


1. Proactive: Is staying ahead of cybersecurity threats a priority for your organization?


2. Risk Awareness: Do you consider your organization to be conscious of and proactive about managing cybersecurity risks?


3. Organization Type and Size: Does your organization fall into any of these categories?

  • A privately held business
  • A nonprofit organization
  • A small government entity
  • Employing between 30 and 250 people

4. Regulatory Environment: Are you in a highly regulated sectors such as banking and credit unions? (We can help, but S.H.I.T. is not the right solution for your needs)


5. Affordability and Usability: Are you in search of cybersecurity solutions that are both cost-effective and user-friendly, designed to protect and enable recovery from security incidents?


6. Internal or 3rd Party IT Resources: Do you have an IT department (whether in-house or outsourced) that could benefit from additional support and expertise in cybersecurity?


7. Cybersecurity Insurance Compliance: Are you looking to ensure that your organization complies with its cybersecurity insurance policy, or considering obtaining one but unsure of the requirements?

Scoring Your QUIZ

If you’ve answered “Yes” to most of these questions, congratulations! The Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T.) is likely an excellent fit for your organization. Our tailored approach is designed to demystify cybersecurity, offering actionable insights and strategies to secure your operations without overwhelming you with complexity or cost.

Key Features of the SECURITY Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T)

Our comprehensive approach to enhancing your cybersecurity posture is built on a foundation of expertise, transparency, and personalized strategy. Here’s what sets S.H.I.T. apart:

Expert Execution:

Every assessment is conducted by First Call’s team of Cybersecurity Professionals, ensuring unparalleled expertise throughout the process.

Full Transparency:

We believe in open communication, thus all tools and methodologies utilized during the assessment are disclosed.

Executive Summary Presentation:

The findings are synthesized into an actionable Executive Summary, presented personally by First Call’s Director of Cybersecurity to your leadership team, facilitating clear understanding and decision-making.

Comprehensive Documentation:

You receive supporting evidence and documentation of all findings, providing a clear trail of the analysis and results.

Focused Risk Assessment:

Our assessment zeroes in on seven critical areas of risk, including:


Active Directory


Vulnerability Assessment


Microsoft Tenant Security


Password Management


Backup Solutions


Recoverability Planning


Security Alignment with Best Practices

Personalized Consultation:

Beyond mere assessment, we provide personalized advice and are ready to address any technical queries, ensuring solutions are tailored to your unique context.

Strategic Guidance:

We offer more than just an assessment; we provide top-down strategic direction, helping you to not just understand your current posture but how to improve and protect against future threats.


While many providers offer one-off pen tests and vulnerability assessments as mere transactions, First Call aims to empower you with the knowledge and tools for continuous defenses.

Just as a medical diagnosis requires a treatment plan and ongoing care, S.H.I.T. provides a deeper understanding of your cybersecurity health AND strategies to maintain it over the long term.

Benefits of the Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T)

  • Understand how big your problem is specific to your environment.
  • Stop worrying, wondering, waiting.
  • Understand the solutions, costs and establish a cybersecurity strategy that works for your Montana organization given the ongoing attacks and threats that exist.

Pricing Info

An ‘Oh Shit’ Cybersecurity Incident Is Costly.

Scheduling a S.H.I.T for Your Organization Isn’t.

Act Now.

FAQ for Security HARDENING Initial Test (S.H.I.T.)

What is the Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T.)?

The Security Hardening Initial Test (S.H.I.T.) is a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment designed to identify vulnerabilities within your organization’s digital infrastructure. It provides a high-level overview of your current security posture, offering actionable insights and next steps to enhance your defenses against cyber threats.

How does S.H.I.T. differ from traditional penetration tests and vulnerability assessments?

Unlike traditional tests that often leave organizations overwhelmed with technical details and exorbitant costs, S.H.I.T. offers an accessible, understandable, and affordable approach to cybersecurity. It focuses on providing strategic insights and personalized advice, enabling businesses to make informed decisions about their cybersecurity strategies.

Who should consider taking the S.H.I.T.?

S.H.I.T. is ideal for proactive, risk-conscious businesses, nonprofits, and small government entities with 30 to 250 employees. It’s particularly beneficial for organizations that lack extensive in-house IT or cybersecurity expertise but are eager to understand and mitigate their cyber risks.

What areas does S.H.I.T. assess?

S.H.I.T. assesses seven primary areas of risk, including Active Directory, Vulnerability, Microsoft Tenant, Passwords, Backups, Recoverability, and Alignment with cybersecurity frameworks. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough understanding of your organization’s vulnerabilities.

What does the S.H.I.T. process involve?

The process includes an assessment conducted by First Call’s team of Cybersecurity Professionals, using transparent tools and methods. Following the assessment, an Executive Summary presentation is made directly to your leadership team, supported by evidence and documentation of the results.

How long does the S.H.I.T. take?

The duration of the S.H.I.T. can vary based on the size and complexity of your organization’s infrastructure. However, we aim to provide a streamlined and efficient assessment process, typically completing the evaluation and presenting findings within a few weeks.

What are the costs associated with S.H.I.T.?

Pricing for the S.H.I.T. ranges from $2,000 to $4,000, depending on the size and scope of the assessment. This cost is significantly lower than standalone technical penetration tests or vulnerability assessments, providing value through actionable insights and strategic guidance.

What benefits can my organization expect from S.H.I.T.?

By participating in S.H.I.T., your organization will gain a clear understanding of its cybersecurity vulnerabilities specific to your environment. This empowers you to stop worrying, wondering, and waiting, and instead, start implementing effective cybersecurity strategies tailored to your needs.

How can I schedule a S.H.I.T. for my organization?

To schedule your Security Hardening Initial Test, contact First Call directly through our website, email, or phone. Our team will discuss your needs, provide further information, and arrange a convenient time to conduct the assessment.

Is S.H.I.T. the right solution for highly regulated entities?

While S.H.I.T. provides valuable insights for many organizations, it’s not designed as the primary solution for banks, credit unions, or other entities under strict regulatory requirements. However, we offer other specialized services tailored to the needs of these organizations.


Meg Ross

Security Solutions Advisor – First Call Comptuer Solutions



Jayson Olthoff

Security Solutions Advisor – First Call Comptuer Solutions







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