Building a security strategy to enable focused and long-term planning of your security program.
A Security Strategy should mirror your company’s existing Company Strategy and outlines how information security and cyber security should focus on supporting the business and its goals. Therefore, its main stakeholders are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive management team, and the strategy is meant to help them, and the company achieve its goals within the risk appetite of the company. The strategy typically aligns with company culture and values, while focusing on key areas the company wants to focus on.
A key aspect of the Security Strategy is informing and enabling the Board of Directors, the CEO and the executive team to make informed decisions. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRI) for information and cyber security must be defined as well as deliveries to the key stakeholders that communicate not just “data”, but what the KPIs and KRIs means for the business and its strategy. It is essential that this reporting is done in a way that speaks the language and does not focus on lingo and abbreviations only known to the cyber security professionals.
Our philosophy is that the security function must focus on what information security means for the company and how it can enable business and support the company strategy.
Our goal is to make a hands-on security strategy that helps the CISO to better support executive management.
How? We do this by getting to know your company’s strategy, its risk appetite, regulatory requirements and company culture to make a good fit for your needs and budget. Based on this and our own experience building such programs in practice, we help you build a program that works for you.
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