STRATEGY, ROADMAP & OPERATING MODEL DEVELOPMENT
Close the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
Approach Security Proactively Through Risk-based Decisions
By identifying cybersecurity as an enterprise risk management issue, both the business and Information Security team benefit. MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity experts can transform an organization’s cybersecurity program with a customized security strategy, operating model, and roadmap.
Our security methodology includes a focus on:
- Brand protection
- Prioritized initiatives
- Interlinked goals between operations and IT
- Efficient and risk-based budget allocation
- Unified, business-wide security measures
Strategy: Follow a Risk-based Approach and Stop Managing Security Reactively
When establishing or revising an organization’s security strategy, MorganFranklin’s priority is to define and realign the roles and responsibilities of business operations and the security department. Primary focus must be transitioned away from security controls, tool implementation, achieving “best practices,” and overall count of alerts responded to. Attention would be directed at loss event scenarios and security risk decisions, in order to create a more strategic approach towards growing security posture.
Security Operating Model: Incorporating Information Security into the Business at all Levels
Managing security risks is a responsibility of the entire organization, and every employee should be educated on how to protect their organization against threats. MorganFranklin will develop a security operating model that enables the ability for the Information Security team to collaborate with the business and effectively communicate and eradicate cybersecurity issues collectively with the C-suite.
Organizations should consider moving away from sole regulation/compliance efforts and approach security proactively through risk-based decisions. It’s also beneficial for businesses to frequently practice engaging with external partners in order to share and analyze information and collaborate on best defenses.
Changing a department’s mindset from achieving standard compliance to identifying proactive strategic decisions, while maintaining daily functions can be overwhelming. MorganFranklin offers our support and guidance in this transition, providing resources, collaboration and structure along the way. Our goal is to influence and empower the internal team by providing unbiased and refreshed thinkers and problem solvers, enabling cross-functional collaboration, and delivering robust security models, programs and procedures.
Roadmap: Define where your security programs need to go
A 3-year security roadmap considers where an organization needs to go in terms of implementing security programs, while being closely aligned with business objectives. The roadmap includes an organization’s existing security programs, as well as where those programs need to advance, but has the foresight and agility to include tools and technologies that may have not yet been discovered or invented. MorganFranklin will take into consideration the needs of the business, objectives, and risk strategy when developing the security roadmap that will be used to drive an organization’s security program and initiatives into the future. A security roadmap done right can reduce risk exposure, define clear actions when a compromise is detected, and eliminate confusion and potential panic if an attack occurs, all while keeping the business’ goals the primary focus of its efforts.