Build an Information Security Strategy for Small Enterprises

Large threats target small enterprises. Protect and defend your organization against the inevitability of cyberattack.

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Information security can no longer be an afterthought for small enterprises.

  • The threat of cyberattack and data breach is growing, and small enterprises are becoming a bigger target.
  • Responsibility for the organization’s security is misunderstood and unorganized.
  • A single attack can be enough to put a small enterprise out of business.

Building an information security strategy will allow your organization to:

  • Come to a shared understanding of the threats facing the organization and their impact on the business.
  • Assess the organization’s current ability to mitigate these threats and uncover vulnerabilities.
  • Build an actionable roadmap to achieve the target state information security practice to defend against the inevitable.

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Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

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Module 1: Assess Security Requirements

The Purpose

  • Determine the business, customer, and compliance goals and obligations that the security strategy must support.
  • Define organizational security risk tolerance.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Clear understanding of how to align the security strategy with the business.
  • Formalized and documented security pressure and risk tolerance information.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Discuss business and IT strategy and plans.
  • Shared understanding of security strategy drivers
1.2 Define business, customer, and compliance goals and obligations.
  • Information security alignment and obligations statement
1.3 Define information security risk tolerance.
  • Defined information security risk tolerance

Module 2: Perform a Gap Analysis

The Purpose

  • Identify current and target security capabilities and what would be required to achieve the target state.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Comprehensive list of all initiatives that could be undertaken to achieve security targets in every area.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Assess current and target security capabilities.
  • Current- vs. target-state gap analysis
2.2 Define gap initiatives to achieve target state.
  • Actionable initiatives to resolve security gaps

Module 3: Plan for the Transition

The Purpose

  • Prioritize the order of execution for security initiatives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Prioritized roadmap of security initiatives and persuasive rationale for stakeholders.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Build effort map and prioritize gap initiatives.
3.2 Build roadmap for execution order for gap initiatives.
  • Security strategy roadmap and action plan
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