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Information Security Forum Announces Expansion of Global Consultancy Services
The Information Security Forum (ISF), trusted resource for executives and board members on cyber security and risk management, today announced the expansion of the organization's global Consultancy Services, which offer short-term, professional counsel to support the implementation of ISF resources and products.  ISF Consultancy Services provide organizations with a variety of business solutions which are tailored to meet today's immediate business requirements. Consultants provide customized, professional support and training to strengthen an organization's cyber resilience and information risk management needs. 

The latest ISF Consultancy Services include:

Threat Horizon: a structured scenario planning exercise for your organization's leadership team. Designed to produce a customized, forward looking Threat Horizon scenario for your organization, businesses gain early insight into approaching threats, shared awareness within the business of future threats and a set of tailored recommendations for mitigation.

Security Health Check: a strategic, practical assessment that measures your organization's ability to protect against current and expected threats and, aligns security controls to your organization's risk appetite. Based on the unique ISF Benchmark tool, the Health Check measures performance against any or all the ISF's 17 categories of information security along with recognized global standards and frameworks such as ISO and NIST and allows organizations to compare the results with industry peers.

Cyber Security Exercise: immerses teams in a realistic, tailored cyber-attack scenario, testing an organization's ability to detect, investigate, and respond to cyber-attacks in a timely and effective manner. The ISF Consultancy team leverages a wealth of independent, information security expertise, practical tools such as the annual ISF Threat Horizon forecast, and experience with diverse global organizations, to design and deliver a personalized, Cyber Security Exercise.

"Threats such as cloud provider sabotage, ransomware attacks, parasitic malware and machine learning manipulation are increasing in regularity and sophistication.  Despite this, ISF research reveals that many leading global organizations are insufficiently prepared , leaving security controls and procedures untested, and therefore, vulnerable to failure in the event of a breach," said Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the ISF. "For 30 years, the ISF has been dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management while developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of our global membership. ISF Consultancy Services help organizations identify vulnerabilities in businesses' attack response capability across people, processes and technology, building upon our long-standing brand, service delivery and commitment to our members."

Where organizations lack the time, resources or in-house expertise to demonstrate the significance of information security to the business or to deliver a business essential project, ISF Consultancy Services provide independent and objective guidance, support and training. Through ISF Consultancy Services, the ISF can better support global business leaders and information security professionals to build and embed cyber resilience in their organizational structure, planning processes, information risk management and information security initiatives. ISF Consultancy Services bring real-world expertise that reflects proven practices from the world's leading organizations. These professional services provide businesses with customized professional support and training to strengthen their organization's cyber resilience and improve their security posture while responding to today's rapidly evolving threat landscape.

"While ISF membership remains the foundation of our business, the expansion of our consultancy practices reflects the growing need for our members to address issues in cyber security in a quick, and agile manner," continued Durbin. "Some of the largest, and most trusted global organizations work with the ISF to deliver in-depth knowledge, best practices and solutions that work, and with the expansion of our ISF Consultancy Services, we will help them to embed consistent, capable, objective information risk best practices across their entire business. As the trusted resource for executives and board members on cyber security and risk management, we continue to evolve and work with our members to ensure that we serve their needs and also innovate their approach to protecting their business assets, be it the technology, data or their people."

For more information on the availability of ISF Consultancy Services, please visit https://www.securityforum.org/consultancy-services/.

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:28 AM by David Marshall
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