Companies invest significant amounts of money in cybersecurity and acquire the best software solutions available to protect their assets. There is often misalignment between what they need (especially with regards to cybersecurity strategy and risk) and what is finally implemented.
It is not uncommon now to find companies with more cybersecurity products in their infrastructure than actual IT assets.
However, the diversity and number of tools deployed does not necessarily lead to better protection against cyberthreats. It often comes down to company culture or behavior. Does your business operate with a secure mindset? Is cybersecurity infused in the corporate DNA? The additional problem here is that it only takes one person in your company making a mistake to put your entire company at risk. You need to institutionalize cybersecurity into your business and culture.
We articulate cybersecurity strategy at executive level
We ensure mitigation strategies of any risk of:
- financial loss
- damage to reputation
We ensure that solutions have direct alignment with business need.
We measure the effectiveness of your cybersecurity solutions.
We ensure that risks are mitigated and managed to an acceptable level.
Your strategies and plans must be up-to-date, relevant, and aligned with business needs
The information gathered in the cybersecurity risk assessment is essential to identify potential gaps within your current risk management program. At some point, the discussion will need to move from strategic visioning (what we want) to planning what it takes for you to execute on your strategy.
Many consulting firms also have great track records, yet few can articulate business strategy at an executive level, translate it into solution requirements, and effectively enable business strategy through the implementation of projects. Yet fewer consulting firms can deliver successfully at our competitive charges.
Many people complain that it is not the right time to conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment or process improvement project. But years of experience have taught us that this is always the perfect time. Every day, we see real-world examples of how effective security and using technology in business practices can mean the difference between life and death for businesses and even nations.
Yet, most cybersecurity risk assessments are commissioned after cyberattacks or even serious security breaches occur. It is much more difficult to implement improvements when everyone is emotional about events and under pressure from clients, sponsors, and regulators. However, when cooler heads prevail, the cybersecurity risk assessment will provide clear information on the next steps to address the cybersecurity gaps.