Checking If Your Business Is Prone to Information and Cyberattack

The attacks on our systems often target core mission and system services to gain privileged information and for denying access to key services. Gladly for our customers, and us there are risk management solutions that maximize security and provide significant resource and cost savings throughout your business development and operational lifecycle and not just when vulnerabilities are discovered. These risk management solutions, once implemented, provide for mission focus and continuous monitoring while also balancing security requirements with business vision, system functionalities, and operational capabilities.

Solutions should integrate businesses own lessons learned with operational activities to fill their own critical Information Security and cybersecurity gaps. Every business, or peer group, has unique risks that are managed. These solutions have roadmaps and experienced professionals that control the cost and complexity of increasing to an increased security level. These skilled professionals’ from help in identifying and addressing specific business requirements into policies and plans that support the activities required by both the mission and supporting information security (cybersecurity) standards.

The solutions are implemented using multiple, often overlapping activities and include: 
1) Aligning the business mission, vision, goals, objectives and IS value by defining IS requirements early.
2) Provide experienced industry program managers and information security professionals that will work alongside the many stakeholders.
3) Assess requirements and value, recommend solutions, integrate services, and sustain IS value, functions, and capabilities to reduce risk.
4) Provide value-focused system functions, capabilities, scalability, and performance that improves the mission and reduces risk to the stakeholders.
5) Leverage information system services for continuous monitoring and value-added automation.

Risk Management is ultimately related to many projects and tasks that align with your vision and expectation of providing valued services at every level of your organization. Projects have distinct and important phases that are sequential; these project phases’ success or failure directly impact on and ultimately affects the success of the organization. Information security is a significantly important piece of many ongoing activities in a diverse and expert environment. Combined program management, systems engineering, and information security professional approach will most quickly maximize mission efficiencies while improving fundamentals needed to meet and implement security controls. Management and technical activities, focused on mission needs, should follow tailored industry best practices to maximize operations, manage risk and be compliant with IS security requirements.

Improving operations and the sustainment of IS is best done from the top down, on both governance and technical levels. This approach has achieved improved operations and has avoided many problems associated with managing both risk and change. With the realization that risks must be managed regardless of the reduction to available funds today, we must view that any resource and cost waste is unacceptable. Thereby, all activities must be run “on purpose” as activities without purpose needlessly add risk and cost to the organization.

Using a tailored program management approach in meeting our security requirements and managing the risk that is always present, our teams must successfully implement many tools, and improvements that put the pieces together to define strategic IS vision, improve IS management and leadership, and improve IS tactical efficiencies.