Risk management strategy, governance, program management and cybersecurity framework.
WHAT IS A CISO?
A CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security and information risk program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems, and assets from internal and external threats. An air tight cybersecurity framework needs to come directly from C-level management and CISO. Said framework isn’t really a technology discussion, the matters at hand are risk management, governance and program management. Continual improvement from the executive level is paramount. Naturally, IT needs to support the directive but the CEO needs to spearhead the framework. We need to work directly with ‘the boss’ to ensure the team follows suit. Policies and procedures aren’t for everyone but are crucial in an organization’s pathway to a more secure footprint. Your CISO will write these policies, together we will endorse them. Your personal net worth, employee data, client data and most importantly your reputation are at risk. Let our CISO help manage that risk.
Provide Leadership and Strategic Direction
Execute a strategic, comprehensive Execute a strategic, comprehensive IT (Information Technology) IT (Information Technology) risk management risk management program targeting information security and privacy matters.
Develop an IT security architecture roadmap that will Develop an IT security architecture roadmap that will identify identify security controls as well security controls as well as identify identify and assess technologies that will enforce the organization’s security priorities. and assess technologies that will enforce the organization’s security priorities. • Create and manage a unified, flexible control framework to integrate and normalize the wide variety and evolving requirements resulting from laws, wide variety and evolving requirements resulting from laws, standards, standards, and regulations. and regulations. • Create a framework for roles and responsibilities Create a framework for roles and responsibilities with regard to with regard to information ownership, information ownership, classification, classification, accountability, accountability, and protection. and protection.
Guide and counsel organizational leaders on information security and its role in enabling mission activities and managing IT security risk.
Provide regular reporting on the currency of the security information to business leaders and the board of directors as part of a strategic enterprise risk management program. • Ensure that security programs Ensure that security programs are in compliance with are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and relevant laws, regulations, and policies to minimize or eliminate risk and audit findings.
Engage with external communities and activities to maintain good perspective on information security practices at peer organizations and the threat environment; promote and increase organizational ability to address common problems.
Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats and advise relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action.
Liaise with external agencies, such as law enforcement and other advisory bodies as necessary, to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture.
Working with PartnerIT to proactively assess risk and the value of your desired business outcome, our CISO can transform digital risk management into your competitive advantage.
Drive Enterprise IT Security Governance Efforts in Collaboration with Other Teams
- Oversee the approval, training and dissemination of security policies and practices,
as well as compliance from all employees, contractors, and approved system users.
- Provide strategic risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and
recommendation of technical controls.
- Define and facilitate the information security risk assessment process, including
the reporting and oversight of treatment efforts to address negative findings.
- Understand and interact with related disciplines to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems, and services, including, but not limited to, privacy, risk management, but not limited to, privacy, risk management, compliance, compliance, and business continuity management. and business continuity management.
- Facilitate a metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of
the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the maturity of the security.
- Work closely with Work closely with the legal/compliance team to ensure that all practices and policies related to the legal/compliance team to ensure that all practices and policies related to IT security are free from bias and discrimination, IT security are free from bias and discrimination, have an appropriate understanding have an appropriate understanding of
regulatory requirements and regulatory requirements and appropriate risk appropriate risk mitigation mitigation strategies.