Not All Cybersecurity Assessments are the Same

Lawyers look at contracts, CPAs look at controls. Technologists, technology. Any one of these alone are only part of the cybersecurity issue and the result is a myopic view, leading to an inadequate understanding of your cybersecurity posture. The Highground Cyber award winning Smart & Safe Assessment evaluates your organization’s information controls, policies and technology against a set of globally recognized standards and best practices; as well as your industry specific data regulations. These affordable, efficient, and comprehensive packages provide you with a cross-functional, wide angle view of your organization’s cybersecurity posture.

What Are The Core Deliverables?

  • A cross-functional organizational assessment that looks at policy, risk management, data management, technical process & controls. This includes a review of IT spending to find internal and external risk factors that are not included in the traditional network scan based assessments.
  • An analysis of the Notorious 9 risk factors related to your company’s business model and key digital assets. This will create the basis for a financially responsible and realistic remediation plan that spends the right amount, the right way at the right time.
  • A detailed scan of the network environment to find threats and vulnerabilities that are likely not known to the IT operations team. This report and all of the instructions on how to re-mediate the issues discovered is transferred to the IT team with the final report.

How Long Does It Take?

We have designed these assessments for minimal disruption from your IT department. The assessments can take as little as two weeks to complete, but it is driven primarily by the engagement of your business management team.

What Problem Does This Solve For Me?

The greatest challenge most CEO’s confront in dealing with the issue of cybersecurity is the Unknown Unknowns. Put bluntly, because most CEO’s don’t know what they don’t know, they mistakenly believe that cybersecurity is a technical issue and they abdicate their authority to the IT Function. As a result, the CEO inadvertently exposes their organization and their personal balance sheet to risks that have not been properly explained to them.

The CEO is the only one in the organization with the authority and decision rights to make the trade-off calls between governance, policy, risk management, business continuity, and resource allocation necessary to make a cybersecurity program work.

At Highground Cyber we understand this, which is why our approach is cybersecurity for a CEO by a CEO.