Security Strategy

Embed security thinking through aligning your security strategy to business goals and values.

The challenge

You may be experiencing one or more of the following:

  • You may not have sufficient security resources to handle all the challenges.
  • Security threats are prevalent. Yet many businesses struggle to embed systemic security thinking into their culture.
  • The need to move towards strategic planning of your security landscape is evident. How to get there is another matter.

Our advice


To have a successful information security strategy, take these three factors into account:

  • Holistic: your view must include people, processes, and technology.
  • Risk awareness: Base your strategy on the actual risk profile of your company. And then add the appropriate best practices.
  • Business-aligned: When your strategic security plan demonstrates alignment with the business goals and supports it, embedding will go much more straightforward.

Impact and results 

  • We have developed a highly effective approach to creating your security strategy. We tested and refined this for more than seven years with hundreds of different organizations.
  • We ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • We assess organizational risk and stakeholder expectations.
  • We enable a comprehensive current state assessment.
  • And we prioritize initiatives and build out a right-sized security roadmap.


The roadmap

Besides the small introduction, subscribers and consulting clients within this management domain have access to:

Get up to speed

Read up on why you should build your customized information security strategy. Review our methodology and understand the four ways we can support you.

Assess the security requirements

It all starts with risk appetite, yes, but security is something you want to get right. Determine your organizations' security pressures and business goals, and then determine your security program's goals.

  • Build an Information Security Strategy – Phase 1: Assess Requirements
  • Information Security Requirements Gathering Tool (xls)
  • Information Security Pressure Analysis Tool (xls)

Build your gap initiative

Our best-of-breed security framework makes you perform a gap analysis between where you are and where you want to be (your target state). Once you know that, you can define your goals and duties.

  • Build an Information Security Strategy – Phase 2: Assess Gaps
  • Information Security Program Gap Analysis Tool (xls)

Plan the implementation of your security strategy 

With your design at this level, it is time to plan your roadmap.

  • Build an Information Security Strategy – Phase 3: Build the Roadmap

Let it run and continuously improve. 

Learn to use our methodology to manage security initiatives as you go. Identify the resources you need to execute the evolving strategy successfully.

  • Build an Information Security Strategy – Phase 4: Execute and Maintain
  • Information Security Strategy Communication Deck (ppt)
  • Information Security Charter (doc)


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Security Strategy

(Excl. 21% tax)
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