4D5A Security can help you affordably develop a security architecture or move towards optomization of an existing strategy. If you’re a smaller organization you’ve likely been focused on operational IT management coupled with some security. A security strategy helps you mature security to an enterprise level, instead of just inside of the IT shop. It involves getting everyone on board, from the CEO downwards, in steering committees and through various roles. In smaller organizations some roles, such as a dedicated regulatory and compliance offer, likely don’t exist. Still, there are affordable steps that any organization can take to move towards a solid security strategy and plan to improve risk management.
As an IT manager you may be asking yourself, “I’ve got a good shop with good people. We don’t have any major problems. Why would I need to think about a risk management framework or architecture? Why would I want to try to encourage strategy and more hands in the pot above and around my role as the IT manager?” This is a valid thought, especially if you haven’t had any major incidents and things are running pretty smoothly for you. But ask yourself, do you want to continually improve? Yes? Do you want to help your staff – everyone in the company – to practice security on a personal level? Yes? Do you want to have advocates at the top instead of managers that question why you need another expensive technology? Yes? A security architecture helps you to accomplish all of these goals and more.
If you’ve already got a strategy and risk management posture in place, a solid security minded culture, but want to optimize 4D5A Security can give you advice ranging from the popular NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to HITRUST and more. Some frameworks are more specific to a field, like HITRUST catering to the medical/health care industry. Still, it does an excellent job of diving in deep on cyber security issues, which some frameworks don’t adequately address. Additionally, some frameworks, such as the NIST CSF, can involve a lot more time and effort on your own but may be cheaper on the surface to administer – yet a best choice for many organizations that already have a solid security program in place on an enterprise level. 4D5A Security can help you identify what your current needs are, provide counsel and direction on where you should focus your efforts, and then help you implement various stages of architectural changes towards governance of a risk management strategy.
Whatever you do, don’t ignore the need for a security strategy that is not only accepted but promoted from the top down. Today is the best day to commit to creating an enterprise security strategy if you don’t already have one in place.