SECURITY - GOVERNANCE - RISK - COMPLIANCE
Todays interconnectivity, sometimes referred to as the 'Internet-Of-Everything' (or IOE), comes at a cost. The technology of todays information age evolves and change with high speed. Organizations need to stay ahead of the future cyber risk challenges of risks and threats.
Any organizations concerns for operational, reputational or legal risks, must be equally important. Being in the forefront of cybersecurity is essential to survive the future of cyberwar against cyberattacks, cyberthreats and the risks for plain IP (intellectual property) thefts.
To remain competetive in business challenges, organizations must protect their informtion and technology with efficient internal controls that maximize the ROI (return on investmentment) and ROM (return on mitigation) for all critical systems, cybersecurity risks and threats.
Planing ahead for any organizations future, is best performed by measuring the maturity of:
Attribute Cybersecurity Strategy for a Effective Governance, Risk and Compliance program.
Providing Security framework that is ISO27001 Certified is based on ISO27001 ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS-LI) credentials, offering review and tailoring of a customized Information Security Management System. The program is ment to be tailored to best fit the organization and align the cybersecurity strategy with the organizations overall mission, strategy and objectives.
Helping organizations that has external requirement to have their own processes and procedures for managing the employees security clearence and vetting. Assisting the establishment of a security plan, the process and procedures, including security and safety instructions for daily operations.
Safeguarding sensitive information during operational activities is critical for business success. Wether it is new acquisitions, mergers of new resources, migration to new technology, a need for a culture change or business operational process optimization. Consulting advice help organizations to find the most cost-effective security solution and focus to utilize the organizations strategy. The new Information Age requier preparation and protection of assets to reduce the risk and impact of security breaches and attacks.
Every organization need a Security Architect that can provide a holistic view of their own IT infrastructure and systems critical assets.
The advantage is to gain a better overview of the security architectural design and enable any organization to measure the progress for the organization's information systems.
Consultant assistance to help analyse and review systems to, prepare for assessment, managing findings for the banking and finance industry organizations, to meet annual assessment against Payment Card Industry/Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS).
Assessment and revalidation of organization Physical Access Procedures validation against international standards procedures (e.g. NIST, SANS, PCI/DSS, ISO27001 gobally recognized standards).
Information Security Awareness Program is essential for all organizations that whish to protect their assets and data from within. Best practices of security training encourage critical thinking and help individuals to accept and follow a security policy. An implemented and effective security training program results in a high return of investment (ROI).
Develop and implement a new Security Framework Program using design and architectual methods to establish security workstation use policies, order and delivery procedures and work instructions to simplify and inhance current processes.
Assessment support to review information systems security's Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) by documenting an independent view of the organizations readiness and support in risk management to help redure impact of security breaches.
Security review of an organizations Information Security Posture is performed to detect anomalities and unauthorized changes and services to protect assets and systems from alteration outside the approved standard operational procedures.
Effective technical reviews serves to document what controls are in place to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data in information systems, is adequate and resulting in less possibilities for data leaks or breaches.
Organizations that consinuously review and update their data evidence repository for audit and compliance reporting, has less need for timely and cost-consuming work to support audit when they occure, from external party or, by their organizations internal audit.
Keeping the organization security posture monitored and in comlpiance, it helps preparing the organisation for future audit revisions.
Understanding an organizations appetite for risks is essential in order to have focus on risks that is an actual threat or business disabler for organizational specific needs.
A risk assessment include an optimization of current risk methodology, processes and tools. It also enables improvemen of the risk management business processes and help organizations understand how to manage incident respone in case of a data breach or intrusion.
An Acceptance Use Policy (AUP) is formally the organizations method to provent and detect the misuse of its IT resources. Implementing and enforcing an approriate AUP is the most effective way to enhance employee adherence to IT-security.
Organizations has often many partner and vendors that support their daily operation with software, technology and services. A Security Partner and Vendor Manager can coordinate all of the organizations needs and requirements for compliance, and maintain an appropriate third-party risk level.
Security project and program planning, managing and closure through all of the project phases; Transition - taking the finger print stamp and plan for new solution; Transformation - changing the security operations to new levels and standards.
Security project management skills is essential in all of a projects phases, small and larger, as new technology introduces new risks and threats that need to be properly managed and controlled.
Security PM's with mature security skills provide an organization with an advantage of getting "security-by-design" built in to every project and program.
Preparing development and launchng new products and services often result in late security reviews. A Security Solution Design Review early in the building phase - save time and cost that later usually comes along.
Security solution design review also provide evidence of both ROI & ROM when introduced early in the DevSecOp process.
Recruitment and building of Security Consultant teams and Delivery organization is a challenge for many organisations.
Security teams need to be the right mix of; Consultants, Architects, Project Managers, Forensic Intelligence, Ethical Hackers and Governance, Risk and Compliance xperts.
Organizations have different needs and budget funds for a permanent full time Chief Information Security Officer (CSO or CISO).
The CSO-as-a-Service is a help that provide part time security management based on the actual needs the organizations have, and independent of their size or maturity.