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As a refresher, what is the problem in a nutshell?

Security risks now have board-level attention and CISOs struggle to present information about their security program in ways decision-makers can understand.

They need a single solution that allows them to programmatically plan, execute and measure their programs, and the means to show their boards and executive peers the relevant metrics to justify plans and investments.

The challenge, however, has always been creating a centralized view and providing meaningful information that non-technical professionals, such as business leaders and boards of directors, find meaningful.

What is the solution?

The solution is to have a central place for all the relevant data, including plans, priorities, maturity metrics, risks and more. From there you can get a comprehensive view of the whole security program or target individual areas to present just the information of interest to the organization’s leaders.

This would provide the platform for CISOs to track investments, measure and articulate risk, track progress, and translate comprehensive technical information into something that is meaningful and actionable by business leaders.

What does Secure Blueprint look like?

Secure Blueprint is a unique SaaS solution that utilizes the most common maturity and control frameworks and provides the technical depth to manage that goes above and beyond traditional executive cyber reporting.

The software has been designed to give the user a one-of-a-kind experience, delivering business-focused analytics, initiative tracking and dashboards that keep track of your defined key performance indicators. With just a click, you’ll have all the information you need to assess risk, potential risk, set maturity and goals for all aspects of your program.

Secure Blueprint is a way for CISOs to drive continuous improvement with the end goal of being able to clearly communicate business-focused priorities and outcomes. The platform automatically generates dashboards to track specifics and used during presentations to boards and committees to show your program state and goal. We are able to clearly show the past, present, and future of your program maturity based on control frameworks. This includes analytics integrated with cyber business maturity benchmarking to ensure the CISO can not only identify program gaps but also guide investments.

No more manually created charts, no more multi-tabbed Excel sheets, Secure Blueprint is intuitive and easy to use so that you can be confident in showing your program to the board.

What are some key attributes to the program?

According to Gartner, CISOs need dashboards that cover a wide range of aspects. Secure Blueprint is a comprehensive program management platform that includes dashboards. It provides easy visibility into program maturity, program roadmap, initiatives management, investment management, cybersecurity program component heatmap and component management dashboards. Currently, CISOs are forced to build those out manually. Secure Blueprint does all this for them.

The integrated dashboards allow visualization of all these aspects and more. With just a click of the mouse, they can see every relevant detail in a manner that is easy for anyone in the organization to understand, therefore justifying the costs associated with their cyber program.

What else should we know about Secure Blueprint?

You can learn more about Secure Blueprint by clicking here.

John Hellickson

John Hellickson

Vice President of US Services at Kudelski Security
John Hellickson is a veteran information security and risk management executive with deep technical expertise, bringing more than 25 years of information technology experience into his current role with the last 20 years focused on security and risk management.As a Managing Director in Kudelski Security’s Global Consulting Services, John leads the cybersecurity strategy and governance consulting business to help chief executives (CxOs) develop their cybersecurity program strategy and manage those security programs long-term through a suite of advisory service offerings. Prior to Kudelski Security, Hellickson served as global chief information security officer (CISO) at First Data Corporation, a multi-national financial services organization
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