The Challenge

Executives and Boards of Directors are increasingly anxious about breach and compliance risks. They understand they may be held accountable for any failure of the organization to control security risks and respond effectively to incidents. CISOs and other security leaders need to work “up the chain” to recommend or implement the right governance structures for security, risk, and compliance. CISOs must work “across the matrix” to coordinate security operations and objectives with peer executives or business unit leaders. Finally, CISOs must “manage down” effectively to get good results from their direct policy and/or security operations reports.

Even when CISOs have or inherit a mature security environment and possess the staff, experience, and tools needed there’s no end to the need for continuous improvement, planning, verification, and course corrections. Often CISOs require an objective external view – a fresh set of experienced eyes – on their overall security program and strategic approach.

Our Solution

Our experienced consultants, some of whom have worked as CISOs, are no strangers to the challenges security leaders face in modern organizations. All of us have advised CISOs and our  Maturity Assessments, Cybersecurity Strategies, and Governance Risk and Compliance portfolio services  tie in flexibly with Executive Cybersecurity Coaching.

  • Through standard security assessments and security governance reviews, we provide an unbiased 360 degree review of the security program.
  • The Security architecture and roadmap development service can help to increase maturity in the overall program or in targeted areas, allocate resources more effectively, and enhance security-related policies, processes, and infrastructure.
  • Through a dedicated coaching contract or as part of our standard services, we can coach CISOs to craft the right messages and metrics in reports, presentations, and other communications to both business and technical audiences.

Benefits

An effective CISO office and position is key to driving an effective security program and to show an organization’s commitment to security. An effective security program helps manage or reduce risks, promotes regulatory compliance, and enables IT and the business to prosper.

Can we help you determine how executive cybersecurity coaching can enhance your security program’s success?

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