Enterprise Security Architecture
Information security must demonstrate value to the business while avoiding the pitfalls associated with the perception of security being an obstacle to effective business operations.
Information security needs to consider security in the context of the business and understand the duality of risk. Some risks represent business opportunities and should therefore be accepted.
A mature Enterprise Security Architecture enables risk-based decision making for security objectives and provides a common framework to:
Enable the business to visualise security capability gaps and prioritise security investments
Establish a relationship between the business and security capabilities, policies, and processes to better control and mitigate information security threats
Enable architecture traceability and auditing to relevant security requirements, including legal, regulatory and contractual requirements or industry standards such as ISO27001 and PCIDSS
Facilitate a strategic, proactive improvement approach to the information security programme rather than traditional, compliance-driven management
CISO365 understand the need to demonstrate pragmatism in information security, addressing high-risk areas requiring mitigation efforts. Mindful of the need to effectively demonstrate positive impacts to the business, especially in user-visible areas, maintaining a positive executive sponsorship perception, through the life-cycle of programs and project delivery.
The result, your information security has top level buy in and support, all activity is aligned to business objectives and integrated in to the business. Your information security is seen as a business enabler and the information security service is a trusted partner of choice.