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What The Study Group (TSG) does.

The Study Group (TSG) is an information technology consulting group with a primary focus on information security. We work with your team to provide valuable insight into the security of your network and organization. Security is a long journey, no organization is perfect but we are here to help guide the way.

Vulnerability Scanning

New Vulnerabilities are discovered daily that could leave your network open to compromise. Vulnerability Scans can detect vulnerabilities and configuration inconsistencies enabling you to take immediate corrective action before a breach occurs.

Network Security Assessments

Our team can find and locate possible vectors of compromise on your network. Attackers don't care about rules, they can live in your network for untold amounts of time. When they strike, it can be devastating. We will find the holes and recommend actions to fix the holes in a prioritized manner.

Penetration Testing

We are the attackers, only difference, we help you fix the holes. In this exercise we execute controlled attack in order to simulate a real-world attack on your network. Once we achieve compromise we will assist in building remediation plans in order to secure your infrastructure.

vCISO/Security Consulting

Having dedicated security staff can be expensive. The Study Group can provide advice and guidance to your existing IT team and liaise with external auditors to ensure you are on the right path. Does your organization require a CISO? We have that covered too.

Other services that we offer include:

Compliance Readiness Testing

Compliance can be complicated. Stop trying to navigate them yourself and let one of our compliance experts help you out.
Here are some of the ones we can help you be ready for:
- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
- International Standards Organization ISO27001
- Patient Health Information Privacy Act (PHIPA)
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
- Ontario Cyber Security Framework (OCSF)

Risk Assessments

We work with you and your organizations to identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm to your organization and provide advice on possible controls.


We offer both public and private seminars/courses on a wide variety of security related topics. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.
Security Awareness Training schedules for 2019 will be released soon.

Threat Hunting

Your network can be complicated and in a complicated network, things can stay lurking for years. Attackers can remain in a network silently until the are ready to strike or they sell access. Our team takes both the attacker and defender roles and can locate possible breaches and help your organization patch the holes.

Merger and Acquisition Auditing

Looking to merge or acquire another organization? Be one step ahead in the game.
Make sure your network is in order and you don't acquire a security risk. We can audit the involved networks and provide a detailed report with advice on remediation.

About The Study Group

Who we are? Why choose us?

Based out of Sarnia, Ontario, The Study Group (TSG) was founded by a group of experienced individuals in the IT/Security community that saw a need for change in how IT security was looked at. TSG is comprised of individuals with experience in multiple industries including but not limited government, healthcare, finance, governance/risk/compliance, IoT, industrial controls and telecommunications. Our combined knowledge puts us in the unique position of being able to understand businesses as a whole and not just a section. Security is a balance and in order to achieve such balance it must address the organization as a whole.

Some key points about The Study Group:

  • Our staff average 15+ years individually in industries such as government, healthcare, financial, industrial/controls and telecommunications.
  • Our team is comprised of individuals with reputable industry certifications such as CISSP, CISA, C|CISO, C|EH, PCIP and more.
  • TSG provides a 3rd-party non-bias approach to make sure you properly protected and can work with your current IT team whether external on internal to make sure you are on the right path. 
  • We tell you how it is. Our team isn’t about checking that box, we are there to work with you on your journey to security.

Contact us

Find out how we can help you.

Email: info@thestudygroup.net

Phone: +1 (226) 778 0050

Emergency After-Hours: +1 (548) 997 8839 (STUDY)
After hours line requires a valid response contract.

Mailing Address: 1086 Modeland Rd, Building 1010
Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6L2
(No public entry)