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Network Architecture Support, Metropolitan Transportation Authority


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the New York City metropolitan area of the U.S. state of New York. The MTA is the largest public transit authority in the United States, serving 12 counties in Downstate New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 850,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday.

Project Scope

MTA was looking for a vendor that can assist in the development, implementation, and support of security architecture and solutions including security frameworks and roadmaps within the corporate business and Operational units across the MTA agencies. The project scope also included securing enterprise information by determining security requirements, planning, implementing, and testing security systems.


V Group as a prime vendor developed, implemented, and assessed network security policies, plans, and procedures, including security architectures, firewall policies, intrusion detection systems, and security data collection systems. We Investigated, designed architecture-specific cybersecurity controls as they were identified & required.

We audited and reviewed the effectiveness of existing network controls and evaluated new security technologies to better improve efficiencies, security posture and meet business objectives. We also established effective working relationships with operational stakeholders to understand their business requirements to help execute their business strategy.

V Group determined security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates.

Our team planned security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks, wide area networks, virtual private networks, routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices; designing public key infrastructures, including use of certification authorities and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.

We also implemented security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment; directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures; creating, transmitting, and maintaining keys; providing technical support; completing documentation.

V Group was responsible for the upgrade of security systems by monitoring the security environment, evaluating, and implementing enhancements. Our team prepared system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends. Tracked and anticipated emerging security practices and standards by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations.


  • Firewalls
  • Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
  • Incident Response and Remediation
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Packet decoding and analysis
  • Web Proxy Servers
  • SSL VPN and other Remote Access Solutions
  • Wireless Security (RF, 802.11, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Physical Security
  • Firmware/Embedded Platform Security