Many organizations are working to achieve a cohesive and holistic security program that can map to all business drivers, security, legal and regulatory requirements. If this program is developmental and implemented correctly your organization cannot only achieve security and regulatory goals, but business process improvement and an understanding of your organization’s risk level that is controllable and visible through a customizable executive dashboard.
The first requirement is to assess your organization’s security maturity level. Looking at the graphic below, most organizations are just entering the Analysis and Understanding Phase, but are not sure how to make this transition smoothly. The difficulty is that the security team and organization must move from a purely operational view of security to a tactical and strategic view, which can be challenging because of the complexity of security in the first place. These steps are not challenging for our team – this is what we excel at!