The Challenge: C-level executives and Boards of Directors are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity as the investment community and the general public hold them accountable for their organization’s cybersecurity outcomes. However, providing effective executive direction requires the right knowledge to focus innate people and organizational skills on the security program at the right level.
Our Solution: Security Architects Partners bridges the executive suite with day-to-day security program operations through training, governance process improvement programs and direct support for enhancing communications policies and mechanisms.
- Executive Cybersecurity Primer: We deliver short training sessions and practical learning exercises to individuals or groups in a variety of formats to suit busy schedules and briefing preferences. The primer covers security threat, regulatory and technology landscapes; the executive’s role in overseeing security governance and risk management; and an overview of security issues and trends in the relevant industry sector(s).
- Executives and CISO dynamics: We propose ways to structure executive committee reporting and Board-level communication through our CISO Support Services as appropriate to the organization’s culture and operating procedures. We can also provide ongoing reporting and communications support through our retainer services.
- Security program assessments and reviews: Through the Executive Security Guidance service, Security Architects Partners can fully factor executive input and buy-in to the assessment and decision processes for our Security Governance Review.
- Risk management reviews: Combining Risk Management Program Review services the with Executive Cybersecurity Guidance ensures strong executive input and buyin to the recommendations. It strengthens the synergies between IT risk management and enterprise risk management in the combined roadmap.
Benefits: Just few minutes of well-focused executive attention to an organization’s security governance can sometimes be more beneficial than days of competent technical work in any other area. Better alignment of security program charters and governance committee structures with the executive suite, and synergies between business and IT risk management increase IT security’s alignment to your business drivers and strengthens your security and compliance postures.