If any of these statements resound with your current challenges, the Trusted Advisory service is the perfect fit for you.
You need an outsider's expert opinion on your cybersecurity posture & technology investments. While you have all the requirements in place, you know that they require a fresh pair of eyes - put simply.
You already have an efficient cybersecurity team in place. But do you still believe that your existing policies and processes need an objective review from an external trusted expert?
Do you feel that the scale and complexity of your operations is such that you always need external trusted advisory to ensure your business is as safe as possible?
Your business operates in a critical sector where cybersecurity is a top priority. Your CISO and SOC could use additional support & expert guidance to ensure your security infrastructure is foolproof.
A 'Critical Friend' you can turn to anytime!
Our Trusted Advisory service is a uniquely flexible & hands-off service. The 'critical friend' service, while relevant for all organisations, has been specifically designed to offer additional support, guidance & recommendations to medium-to-large business which already have a strong cybersecurity structure in place.
When a crisis occurs or you are under attack, the professional opinion of an external expert can be invaluable. Your company's CISO or security team can often feel too close to an attack and can always benefit from a trusted third-party view in times of crisis. Our Cybersecurity Trusted Advisors have been part of many crisis situations through the years and have the ability to assess any situation objectively and give impartial advice.
Our Trusted Advisors work with you to ensure your organisation complies with International Regulatory Standards like the ISO 27001:2013 or NIST's Cybersecurity Framework . They can work with your team to represent your organisation effectively to auditors and external regulatory bodies.
The trusted advisory service, a part of our cybersecurity consultancy services bouquet, is especially targetted at organisations that already have a CISO & a strong security team in place.
So why do you need us then? Because...
CM-Alliance’s primary objective is to make our clients fully cyber-resilient to enable them to protect against known threats and rapidly detect, respond and recover from advanced cyber-attacks so they can conduct their business uninterrupted.
How do we achieve this mission??
We do this by Identifying organisational risks and threats; creating, improving and assisting to deploy technology controls, processes and policies to Protect the organisation from cyber-attacks and helping make the organisation beach-ready so it can rapidly Detect, Respond to and Recover from a cyber-attack.
Our Standards-Based Approach:
At Cyber Management Alliance, we take co-ownership of your challenges and risks and aim to improve your organisation’s Cybersecurity and Cyber resilience posture through our professional services and experienced staff.
The Trusted Advisor will offer expert Advice & Guidance on Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience Strategy, Privacy, Policies and Strategy.
We will will review & share expert opinion on artefacts, including threat intelligence reports. Our Trusted Advisor acts as your ‘critical friend’.
The Trusted Advisor is your go-to person in case of a cyber crisis. They will provide you critical advice on strategy, communication, media handling, business continuity etc.
The Trusted Advisor will review & comment on Information Security policies & procedures, gap assessments, audit reports & pen-testing reports.
We deliver bespoke executive briefings to engage and advise senior executives. We also offer recommendations on corrective actions where required.
Impartial advice on technology solutions that should be considered for implementation. We will also help you review and assess bids from vendors.
We also offer one-on-one Executive Mentorship as part of our Trusted Advisory programme.
Our Trusted Advisor will review & comment on bids from service providers & vendors.
We help review RFPs, the response to RFPs & guide you on the necessary inclusions in RFPs.
Our Trusted Advisor will support you in reviewing executive CVs & conducting interviews.
Many clients often ask us this question. While the simple answer is: If you don't have a CISO at all, go for the vCISO service. If you already have a good cybersecurity team in place, you need the expertise of our Trusted Advisors. Here's a closer look at the differences between the two.
Policies & Processes
Advice & guidance on Cyber Resilience, Privacy, Policies & Strategy
Review, refresh & create cybersecurity artefacts including policies & processes
Review and opine on artefacts (policies etc.) Act as a critical friend.
Certify-ready organisation including but not limited to ISO 27001:2013, BCP 22301, Cyber Essentials and others.
Support & Assistance
Crisis Management Support during an incident. Represent organisations to regulators and auditors
Help prepare organisations for specific audits and assessments. Build internal capability in Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience & Incident Response
Oversee and manage existing capabilities/manage ISMS
Align the organisation & related artefacts against a selected standard (ex: ISMS)
Our vCISO service is based on five key pillars or categories namely Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.
The table on the right summarises each category.
Let us break it down for you - No matter which service you opt for, here are some key advantages you can look forward to!
With our Trusted Advisory service, you will have access to some of the most experienced cybersecurity experts who come with broad domain knowledge. Our Trusted Advisors are usually recruited over and above full time CISOs and IT experts by large organisations.
Whether you are a large organisation with one or many CISOs & are looking for expert external opinion or you run a small shop, we have something that's right just for you. You can always combine one or more services to curate something that serves your purpose perfectly. Our flexible contracts come with the best bang for your buck.
One of our main brand promises to clients is that we never overcomplicate things for you. When you bring one of our Trusted Advisors on board, you can be sure that they'll execute this promise too by simplifying, instead of complicating cybersecurity for you and your people.
“We have started to build a continuing relationship with CM-Alliance so that we have an equation almost like “Phone a Friend” or a trusted advisor. We are engaged in an ongoing discussion about cyber wherein Amar will provide us technical and targeted advice for my tech teams. It’s great to know that there is someone I can reach out to for any discussion and trust their opinion. We do have an outsourced SOC and we have a great relationship with them. But I think it’s really important to have an independent consultant so that you know you can have an open conversation about the organisation’s infrastructure and security posture at any point.”
ICT Manager, Brentwood Borough Council
Read our detailed case study with Brentwood Borough Council
Why not find out more about our Trusted Advisory and consultancy services? Book a no-obligation discovery call with one of our consultants.