Our Strategy and Governance Practice
Our Strategy and Governance Practice assists Security Leaders, CIOs and other C-level executives in assessing, redesigning or establishing Cyber Security Strategic Roadmaps, Target Operating Models and Governance Frameworks.
> Information Security Assessments: 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.
> Information Security Strategic Roadmaps: A structured vision articulated into short, mid and long-term objectives to address the outcome of the initial assessment, drive, track and measure progress against milestones.
> Information Security Governance Frameworks: A structured set of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for all stakeholders to support and enable the delivery of the transformative roadmaps.
> Information Security Target Operating Models: A structured set of key activities for all stakeholders to operate the transformed practice and ensure its functional stability going forward.
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.
Our Information Security Strategic Framework
An effective Information Security Strategy cannot be just a collection of projects.
It must support effective Information Security Governance and 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 can only be 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 Strategy must provide 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 clear role in ensuring that effective Information Security is in place to protect the organisation.
An effective Information Security Strategy must become the backbone of a structured practice, based on the solid foundation of Information Security Governance principles – and provide the basis for a valuable productive and protective function at the heart of the organisation.
Its objective must be to enable informed cyber risk decisions to be made, and drive a true control mindset throughout:
- 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, Legal, HR)