Kudelski Security Sets Modern Standard In Cybersecurity Program Strategy With Secure Blueprint
Comprehensive approach guides clients from resource analysis through design of agile, business-driven security programs; Empowers CISOs with "board-ready" dashboards to enhance communication and gain support from senior leadership
CHESEAUX, Switzerland and PHOENIX, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudelski Security, a trusted advisor and cybersecurity innovator for the world's most security-conscious organizations, today introduced Secure Blueprint™, a strategic approach setting a new standard in cybersecurity program management. Through Secure Blueprint, enterprises can design comprehensive, agile and business-driven programs, with tools providing Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) powerful capabilities for ongoing management and reporting to ensure top executives understand and support initiatives. The goal of Secure Blueprint is to build a common communication method for CISOs to convey "real-time" program maturity, enabling smart decisions and a business-aligned cybersecurity roadmap spoken through a risk management and financially oriented language which senior leadership and boards clearly understand.
"CISO to board-level communication is a community-wide challenge for the cybersecurity industry right now," said Rich Fennessy, chief executive officer of Kudelski Security. "Secure Blueprint is a thorough process that allows organizations to see maturity, risk, threats, initiatives and investments related to cyber in a single view and make continuous improvements. It also creates a framework to communicate with less technical executives to ensure business and security priorities are in sync. This enables clients to have meaningful discussions about security and allocate investments according to evolving priorities and risks. The result is a business context-aware cybersecurity strategy that's significantly more relevant and effective." A New Standard in Modern Cyber Strategy A combination of external regulatory compliance pressures, reliance on costly cyber technology and limited consideration of business context has resulted in security programs unable to defend against today's adversaries. As a result, organizations need to adopt a new strategic approach, one that will establish programs which are measureable and take into account business priorities and assets, while maximizing investments in people, processes and technology. A Secure Blueprint engagement allows enterprises to map current investments and - based on unique objectives, risk assessment and analysis of processes and staffing - articulate a vision of optimal security. The approach captures foundational elements, develops metrics to chart progress and creates measurable action plans which address gaps between the current and desired state of programs. The visual representation of qualitative data also empowers security leaders with reporting which clearly communicates needs and advancements, generating support from top executives and board members, enabling improvements in governance and management of company risk.