It is not simple to write up a quote. We provide resource support on the ground to help you manage the implementation of programs based on your standards and regulatory requirements. Over the years I have 'quit' several clients where the upper management that I was dealing with did not in my opinion have their eyes open. Loss or corruption of data can be caused by poor practices, theft, mismanagement or natural disasters. We help clients collaboratively draft and socialize a policy document to ensure stakeholder buy-in.
A fully managed certification process is useful for companies who are looking to improve their security posture but do not necessarily want to recruit teams of people to start internal projects. Strategy Development To help our clients achieve focus and ensure the success of business goals, we offer management consulting services to help you build a winning strategy and supporting business case for your standards and regulatory driven program. Clients who work with us benefit from significantly enhanced security postures and an ability to demonstrate the same to their key stakeholders, including business-critical customers. We are also able to extend the scope of a gap assessment to working with our client's operational teams to perform an impact assessment of gaps, to ensure our clients are able to articulate develop a qualified program budget proposal to the organization's leadership. You will receive updates, tips and narrative around what has been happening in the world of information security. The scope needs to be broad enough to ensure that it will satisfy key stakeholders e.
When we work with client, we ensure a clear demonstration of Program to Business goals is articulated so the Program's value is understood all the way up to and including the organization's Board. Processes Processes are an organized set of actions designed to achieve a specific outcome. Our resources have substantial Program Management experience in the development and rollout of information technology management and assurance standards and regulatory driven programs. We work with clients to follow on from the work in the Governance Framework effort to develop individual heterogeneous policy standards, meaning they are technology agnostic. All standards and regulations, either implicitly or explicitly mandate specific processes in order to achieve compliance. This affords the flexibility of meeting obligations, without the imposition of a fixed scope, and allows these resources take day-to-day direction from our clients directly. Program Charter Similar to its use in the Project Management world, a Program Charter establishes the mandate for the program, as well as, fundamental roles and responsibility for its development and maintenance.
A good thread which somewhat relates to this is:. Developing and maintaining a project resource pool internal and contracting external project teams with defined scope statements can be cost prohibitive. Certification Audit Support — Many organizations believe that having a Pivot Point Security auditor on-site during one or both of the certification audit phases simplifies the process and reduces the risk that non-conformities may be cited. Technology Solutions In many cases, organization must reach to technology to help solve stated control requirements from standards, legal and regulatory requirements. You have to quote what you will do, not what you can do. This proves to customers or clients that information security is integral to your overall business process.
We help clients build awareness and training tools to achieve program goals. Where not in place, we help clients design an enterprise steering committee, establish the committee's charter document and engage target participants from the organization's management team. The next thing you know, the client is mad because the project is running late and they tend to blame the consultant when it's their own fault. As part of the deliverables we yield first and foremost a control catalog, and from there construct the framework in a logical and structured fashion. Through a collaborative approach, we help clients develop the organization's Program Charter to ensure it has a solid foundation, and inter-departmental support is assured. We provide management consulting support to help you design and develop a winning presentation package for your leadership presentation, focusing on Senior Leadership and Board, as well as other stakeholder groups as required. Standards Standards are, in their simplest form, a collection of theme-based controls.
Our Program Management support will work with you and other leaders in your organization from start through to full implementation, and as required, assist you with a transition plan to migrate program components to operational owners. They can however be used to support the creation of specific deliverables or facilitation services e. In part content will depend upon the scope of the job, not to mention specifics of the company. I used to use Microsoft's Project software. It helps organisations to effectively manage their global reputation for best practice information security management and gives them a competitive edge, not only nationally, but in alternative markets. This approach provides far greater value to clients to help understand the full and true effort needed to achieve program goals. Areas include: Governance Framework Development Many companies jump into developing their governance documentation without establishing a clear understanding of their governance scope.
One of the critical aspect of the Program Charter is the demonstration of alignment to the business' critical objectives. To in this regard, we provide a program coaching service. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach, our goal is to understand your objectives and meet those objectives in the fastest time possible at an affordable price. We work with client technology teams and empower them to develop technical standards for individual technology environments through the development of standardized templates and offering facilitation approach. Bridewell Consulting provide various levels of support, help and training to organisations who need to have certification. In provisioning these services we specialize in the design and development of information technology management and assurance programs, their governance, and its implementation.
Staff Augmentation allows clients to scale as needed throughout the year to meet business committments and deliverables. Program Management Support Many of our clients are already inundated with existing operational commitments and are understaffed, however customer, business partner, or regulatory expectations dictate the compliance with one or more standards or regulations that are currently not aligned with the business operations. I've been in a number of situations with companies where for one reason or another often a lack of resources the company did not keep moving with the plan. As needed we also assist clients in the development of a process to develop and approve governance components. Some customers have fiscal contrains, or are already adequately equiped to manage most of the planning and implementation activities using internal resources, but still need that sounding board and high-level guidance, but only on a limited basis. When you do a quote, take your time and put in enough details so everyone knows what is expected, as well as exactly what you will provide.