Manage your cyber security program

In today’s digital world, organizations face a growing barrage of threats to their information security. How can you set up cyber and information security program, if you lack the right in-house competences, skills and structure?

These programmes can be costly, may only be needed part-time and are not most organizations’ core business. Moreover, today’s compliance or regulations often require somebody to be responsible for security within your organization.

Hiring an external Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), now a key role in any organization, is one obvious answer.

Our solutions

SMC Consulting’s CISO as a Service solution is flexible and adaptable to clients large or small and combines expertise with advanced technology to manage efficiently your security program:

  • We deliver a CISO ad interim: 
    Approach expert takes up the CISO function within your organization.
  • We coach your CISO:
    Often organizations have someone who can act as CISO, but they must initially be coached.
  • CISO expertise in a shared service formula:
    Approach delivers an experienced CISO, with the Approach team available to jump in when specific expertise is required. We agree on an SLA for service tickets.

Our CISO as a Service tackles all dimensions of a security management program from strategic down to a day-to-day support:

1. Strategic advice and governance:
Senior expertise supporting the organization to establish a risk profile, design a security strategy and monitor its execution.

2. Management solution:
Implementation of a standard framework to support the management of key security processes.

3. Day-to-day support:
Ongoing CISO activities are supported by our broad service catalogue.

Flexible and dedicated cyber security expertise

When you choose our CISO as a Service, you will notably benefit from better:

  • Trust recognition in the market.
  • Better security governance across your business.
  • Increased security awareness levels throughout the organization.
  • Management of your security project initiatives, including cost control and ROI
  • Competence and authority to manage security incidences.
  • Response time on requests from stakeholders (regulators, shareholders, customers).
  • Security evaluation of new solutions.

CISOs are today considered to be a ‘business enabler’, especially when achieving compliance with IT security regulations or when they are required to answer specific cyber security related questions for a request for proposals (RFP).

Flexible and dedicated cyber security expertise

When you choose our CISO as a Service, you will notably benefit from better:

  • Trust recognition in the market.
  • Better security governance across your business.
  • Increased security awareness levels throughout the organization.
  • Management of your security project initiatives, including cost control and ROI
  • Competence and authority to manage security incidences.
  • Response time on requests from stakeholders (regulators, shareholders, customers).
  • Security evaluation of new solutions.

CISOs are today considered to be a ‘business enabler’, especially when achieving compliance with IT security regulations or when they are required to answer specific cyber security related questions for a request for proposals (RFP).