62% of SMBs
Who Experience a Cyber Incident Suffer Significant Operational Disruption and\or Financial Loss.
"We experienced several costly cyber incidents and had lost confidence in our outsourced MSP, so we reached out to Ken and the Highground team. They completed an excellent assessment and built out a multi-year program plan that
included assistance with in-sourcing our IT function. After 18 months of working with Highground in the Purple Teaming model, we have made tremendous progress. Thanks to the Highground Team for Zero loss events!”
- Steve Vitale,
President of Midwest Industrial Supply
The Journey to Resiliency
There is a tired cliche which states that achieving compliance does not ensure security. This truism is typically offered as a “you have achieved this but not that” argument for almost every necessary element of a cyber program but misses
the larger point.Compliance and security are necessary but not sufficient. The ultimate goal is resilience.
The SMB Cybersecurity Challenge from a Warfighter’s Perspective...
There is an old military proverb that states “Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals talk about logistics.” We believe that far too many cybersecurity firms fixated on the tactics of technology and frameworks. Every cyber company
has access to the same frameworks, technology, and can recruit and train similar talent; however, only when the benefits associated with these capabilities coalesce with informed governance and program management can resiliency be
Cyber criminals and other bad actors operate under many of the same paradigms as insurgents and other asymmetric threats. General McCrystal is one of the world’s leading experts in counterinsurgency, and his seminal work, Team of Teams, serves as our playbook for moving beyond the ineffectual, IT-centric approach prevalent within the SMB. Cybersecurity is more than just a team sport. It is a Team of Teams sport. Our transformation process addresses the critical linkage between the governance team and the tactical teams focused on execution. We start with your organizational strategy, isolating the essential capabilities and capacities requisite for its execution. We then focus on the key logistics of reinforcement, narrowing both the talent and program management gaps. We do this through the introduction of our Virtual Red Team in addition to Purple Team collaboration, reinforcing your IT function and closing the talent gap. Our multi-disciplinary, pre-integrated program plan keeps progress deliberate and managed, leading to an eventual true resilience.
If your cybersecurity partner is always talking about tools and tactics, then perhaps you should click on the contact us button and start a different conversation...