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Our Information Security Strategic Framework

Our Information Security Strategic Framework assists Security Leaders (CIOs and other C-Level executives) in assessing, redesigning or establishing Cyber Security Strategic Roadmaps, Target Operating Models and Governance Frameworks.

At the heart of our practice is our independent approach to Cyber Security Assessments which is aimed at engineering true transformational dynamics and is often the first step in any engagement.

We also assist our Clients over the mid- to long-term in the independent supervision of Security transformation programmes, and the architecture and design of Security Solutions focused on process as well as technology – to deliver Information Security Governance best practice and compliance with regulations.

 

Information governance and security strategy

 

What is Information Security Governance?

Effective Information Security Governance must involve the proper management of all the activities which an organisation needs to carry out in order to maximise the protection of the information it processes. It should ensure the protection of key information assets from relevant threats. This is achieved through the layered application of the right controls – at people, process and technology levels – while managing any element of risk that may result from the absence or inefficiencies of these controls.

Security as a Mindset

With the increasing demand for organisations to ensure that they are properly protected from cyber threats, it is key for any activity aimed at addressing Information Risk Management to remain focused on ensuring that the appropriate controls are in place and effective at all levels to protect the organisation from these threats.

An effective Information Security Practice provides a common Controls framework across IT and the Business for all parties to operate within, i.e. an Information Security Governance framework in which each party has a role in ensuring that effective Information Security is in place to protect the organisation.

It has to be a structured practice, based on a solid foundation of Information Security Governance principles – and provide a valuable productive function at the heart of the organisation. The outcome should enable informed cyber risk decisions to be made, and drive a true control mindset throughout (not just a collection of projects):

  • With security roles, responsibilities, accountabilities and reporting lines clearly delineated at the right level across the organisation
  • Focused on key threats, appropriate Controls and a true appreciation of Risk postures
  • Capable of influencing strategically across the business over the mid- to long-term, and linking into all relevant Controls and support functions (Risk, Compliance, Audit)