Enterprise Security Roadmap
ENSURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PROTECTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS, TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE
Information is viewed as the ‘new currency’ and organized crime is of course taking an unhealthy interest. If that isn’t enough, your external perimeter defences may be sound, but insider threats from disgruntled employees are often overlooked.
Ensuring that you have the right level of security in place to protect your organization is now more critical than ever. Security, like insurance, is often perceived as an optional expense. However, technology is often complex and central to many business operations, yet security is more than a technology-related problem. Your customers want to know that their interests are protected in the services that you provide, In addition, your organization has regulatory obligations that need to be met.
This translates to a close alignment between security and your business drivers to ensure that your organization is protected where it is needed the most. With all these factors to consider and a limited IT budget how do you ensure that you are doing enough without investing money in areas where it isn’t required?
SAVE TODAY YET MAINTAIN A FOCUS ON THE FUTURE
It is possible to potentially reduce your security spending today and still build an organization that is protected for the future. Understanding how you are spending your budget today and whether you are getting an appropriate return on that investment is the first step.
Determining what regulatory requirements you need to meet and understanding your industry’s best practice security strategies is key. In order to plan your next course of action, you need to identify your desired goal state. These are areas where CSC can help.
A STRATEGY THAT MAKES SENSE
Collaborating with key stakeholders in your organisation, CSC will take you through our tried and tested four step process to deliver a practical solution; moving you from your current security environment to a business-aligned security strategy. Leveraging our global experience, we are able to assist you to define the optimal strategy for today. Our proven approach allows you to maintain, monitor and report on changes over time; providing measurable benefits as your organization’s goals, business drivers and/or technical threat landscape change.
Business Impact Profile Business & Security tied to objectives
Our first engagement will allow us to understand the business drivers’ specific to your organization. This information will be used to assess the current and future security risks to your business environment as well as validating our recommendations.
Current State Assessment Performance to Industry
Leveraging our experience and research, we assess your current security environment against a best practice benchmark for your organisation. This allows us to identify gaps and vulnerabilities as well as providing you with visibility of how you measure up against the competition.
Design of Future State Framework to develop a planning context
We then work with you to prioritise your requirements according to your identified business processes. Our global security specialist will then describe the current and future security architecture and map the security requirements to the layers of the IT security architecture.
Strategy and Roadmap Identify results and bring business results
At this final stage we identify options to help you mitigate your risks based on assessment conducted earlier in the process. The strategy is owned by you and has an agreed goal state and includes 1, 3 and 5 year milestones.
Migration Plan and Activities
Working collaboratively with you, CSC can manage the migration from current to future state. Project and activities are prioritized based on both their potential risk and business requirements and a 12-month action plan to move you towards the goal state are then agreed.
Regular governance meetings are held to check track progress and identify and resolve issues early. An annual review of the Technical plan is held to determine if modifications are required due to changes in the business drivers, the environment, and the goals and maintain a long-term focus.
If you want to make sure that you are spending your security dollars in the right areas, talk to CSC to arrange an assessment of your environment.