Security Improvement Plan (SIP)

With our support, senior leaders have the intelligence and clarity they need to define long-term cybersecurity strategies aligned with their core operational objectives.

Our clients gain deeper insights into their organisations with custom-designed SIPs. Sapphire developed SIPs are fully tailored around the customer’s security demands, delivering a service and supporting a strategy that’s as unique as their operations.

What we do


Define cyber security strategies, support and drive operational objectives.


Help you prioritise vulnerabilities and risk.


Enable you allocate cybersecurity resources more efficiently.


Inform your cyber investment strategy.


Build roadmaps to compliance and certification.


Guide strategic decision making at the board level.

Why sapphire

A tailored approach to meet the unique needs of every Industry.

Clients leverage our extensive experience across multiple sectors to design and action improvement plans explicitly tailored to safeguard their operations. Supported by our expertise and in-depth knowledge of their regulatory framework, clients use SIPs to plot a course to a more robust and mature cybersecurity posture, striking the ideal balance between protecting digital assets and driving growth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

More than a risk assessment, a Security Improvement Programme (SIP) will help define a clear route towards maturing your strategy to allow for a process of continual improvement. This can include:

  • A better understanding of security posture and capabilities
  • Prioritising vulnerabilities and risk
  • Guidance on cyber security resources and investments
  • Plotting a path to improving existing controls
  • Help define an appropriate cyber security strategy

The SIP enables organisations to consider multiple security requirements and map them to business objectives to define a robust strategy that offers future guidance on spend, policy and procedural change.

It consists of several logical phases, starting with internal and external reviews using our Consultancy Services and Technical Services teams. This includes a gap analysis, compliance review, and deployment of non-intrusive technology, enabling us to report and present findings and recommendations for security improvement.

The Security Improvement Programme can cover various cyber security controls within your business. Available services include:

  • Gap Analysis
  • Security Compliance Review
  • External Security Testing
  • Systems Vulnerability Assessment
  • Malware Protection
  • Threat Analysis Review
  • Perimeter Policy Review
  • Incident Response Readiness Review
  • Phishing Awareness Testing
  • Wireless Assessment
  • Physical Security Audit
  • CE+ Pre-assessment
  • Technical Workshop

Established in 1996, Sapphire’s services range from data forensics to penetration testing and security consultancy. The company is a member of the CREST, Tiger, and NCSC CHECK schemes, and it is ISO 27001 certified.

The Security Improvement Programme team employs skilled specialists to help organisations plot a course to security maturity, something we have done for some of the largest organisations in the UK.