Cybersecurity

Building the cybersecurity talent you need today to guard against tomorrow’s threats

Do you have the cybersecurity leadership you need for the future?

Every 39 seconds, a hacker attacks. And less than 40% of global organizations believe they are ready to counter these attacks. So, they continue investing in information security products and services, while they should be focusing on their people.

Almost all (95%) of cyber breaches result from human error, whether it’s losing a device, sending an email to the wrong addressee or opening a phishing email. Organizations need to shore up their human resources before adding more technological tools; what they need is cyber-ready talent.

Our cybersecurity consulting practice brings together a team of advisors who leverage their experience and expertise across information technology, national security and professional services to meet our clients’ unique cyber and information security talent needs. Our consultants understand the threats and vulnerabilities facing an interconnected global economy that’s increasingly reliant on information systems, so we’re qualified to develop strategies that enable you to counteract them.

How we can help

We offer a suite of solutions that address the technology risk journey. Our portfolio includes a range of talent solutions that address cybersecurity concerns, from recruiting top cybersecurity leaders to developing your internal bench of talent. We also help your executives and board align their talent, organizational capabilities, and culture to defend against emerging cyber threats.

Here are some of the challenges we can help you address:

Developing leaders to drive cyber awareness and accountability

Cybersecurity strategies need to be driven from the top—starting with C-suite leaders and the board members. But high-caliber leaders are scarce and in high demand. More importantly, the role of cybersecurity is also changing—particularly at the executive level. We help you identify leaders capable of leading change in your organization. Here’s how:

  • Identify and develop the leadership traits, beyond tech savvy and problem solving, that are essential to drive change
  • Show leaders how to drive more productive cyber and technology discussions
  • Teach leaders how to lead diverse populations from across the organization on a consistent journey toward better cyber risk management

Identifying, attracting, developing and retaining core cyber talent

To address cyber threats, the right talent has become just as important as the right cyber wall. But too few companies consider whether their talent has the expertise needed to make the right decisions to protect their organization. Here’s how we help:

  • Identify the skills and character profiles of the talent you need to transform your organization
  • Give busy hiring managers the metrics and other data they need to make informed hiring decisions
  • Apply state-of-the-art people analytics to measure and assess the cyber readiness of your talent at every level

Removing key structural barriers to reduce cyber risk

Structuring an effective cyber organization requires balancing your mission and the execution of that mission. The best solution depends on your organization’s structure, culture and leadership. We develop strategies tailored to your organization that:

  • Optimize performance management and rewards systems to incentivize better cyber behaviors
  • Break down silos and create fluid teams to drive circulation of the right cyber information
  • Structure processes for a more agile response to technological disruption

Developing organization-wide cyber literacy

There’s no such thing as being 100 percent secure from cyber threats. Day-to-day business practices—for example, using cloud computing services and having interconnected devices that are part of the internet of things—are potential vulnerabilities that criminals could exploit. While firewalls and security protocols help, you need to educate your staff on the potential risks and how to mitigate them. Here’s how we can help:

  • Develop a purposeful, strategic vision to elevate organizational values and establish rules for organizational behavior
  • Create alignment among disparate teams to short-circuit the silos that contribute to cyber risk
  • Lead change management initiatives to address risk culture throughout the organization