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Security Consultancy

Sapphire’s security consultancy team has over 25 years of experience managing risk at a strategic level for organisations across all sectors. Working in partnership with everyone from front-line responders to senior management teams, experienced consultants help devise a strategy, ensure long-term resilience, report to boards and assess and refine risk and controls.

1. What is the role of a security consultant?

Security consultants work as advisors to senior security leaders to build strategies that minimise risk. Tactically, they also analyse potential threats, run tests on systems and respond to incidents.

2. What is Security Risk Management?

Security Risk Management is the ongoing process of identifying security risks and implementing plans to address them.

3. What are the steps in the cyber security Risk Management process?

a) Understand The Organisation’s Security Environment
It is key for a security consultancy to have a clear overview of the organisation’s security environment. Initially, this is often achieved with an audit designed to analyse people, process and technology.

b) Implement A Risk Management Framework
A risk management framework maps security controls to risk, providing organisations with an overview of an otherwise complex and fluid environment. Collecting the data necessary to achieve this, typically involves the following steps:

i) Identify risk

ii) Identify maturity of controls

iii) Prioritise risks

(iv) Identify where additional resource is required and deploy additional controls

v) Monitor and manage proactively