Security Transformation

Security Transformation will reshape your organization's security processes by assessing the environment and mapping out that which has an impact on the business.

SecureState’s Security Transformation solution is an effective way of tackling common security governance issues. Many organizations struggle to understand where their data resides and who has access, or have a long list of remedation activities without prioritization. Security Transformation will reshape your organization's security processes by assessing the environment and mapping out key information processes, network topology, data flows and controls that have an impact on the business. Security Transformation will include a governance framework to ensure that security processes can be continuously maintained, assessed, and improved.


This long term process will improve your organization's security and allow you to be able to better identify and defend against advancing threats.  It will help your organization:

  • Efficiently execute your compliance effort
  • Interpret applicable standards and frameworks
  • Properly identify network topology, data flows, and resource roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure remediation is cost-justified
  • Test the effectiveness of implemented and recommended controls.


SecureState has developed and managed security programs for clients from a  few dozen employees to Fortune 500 corporations. In each case, our staff members  have assessed the needs of the client and crafted a security program unique to  their needs. What works for a large governmental agency doesn't necessarily work  for a small retailer, and vice versa. The Security Transformation solution will align  security with the overall organizational goals, and ensure that the right assets are being protected.

Approach and Methodology

SecureState will begin by performing a baseline assessment that includes an Enterprise-Level Risk Assessment and Strategic and Operational Planning. The Enterprise-Level Risk Assessment will conform to the methodology found within the ISO 27005 standard. This assessment will provide a qualitative assessment of information security risks across the enterprise in a form that can be used by SecureState to baseline your organization's security controls, vulnerabilities, and threats. The Enterprise Risk Assessment is designed to identify areas for improvement, leaving a long list of remediation recommendations for organizations. Without a full understanding of your organization, it is difficult for SecureState to provide meaningful recommendations for timing and prioritization. To address this issue, SecureState will partner with your organization to co-develop the steps necessary to achieve security transformation.

This Strategic and Operational Planning Review will include:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Organizational Growth Projections
  • Personnel Assessments
  • Industry Comparison
  • Strategic Goals
  • Asset Inventory
  • Cyber-Liability Policy

SecureState leverage information gathered in the baseline assessment to begin the five-phase process to transform your security organization. This process includes:

Phase 1 - Categorization: SecureState will work with your organization to categorize data by how critical it is to the business. Once categorized, SecureState will prioritize the high value data for further analysis.

Phase 2 - Controls/Framework Development:  SecureState will review the existing and recommended controls applicable to the segmentation and protection of this data. SecureState will give recommendations concerning how existing controls can be modified to increase the effectiveness of these controls, and how new controls can be incorporated with minimal business impact.

Phase 3 - Assess Against Control Framework:Once the governance and control frameworks are in place and datasets have been narrowed to a manageable number of high risk items, SecureState can assess the effectiveness of controls. SecureState will perform testing coupled with validation to identify any security exposures or threats that are being missed.

Phase 4 - Implement Roadmap and Assess Effectiveness: SecureState will then work with your organization to implement the improvements identified in the remediation roadmap. This will include leveraging the governance framework to ensure that activities and issues are communicated to stakeholders, timelines are adhered to, and projects are well managed.

Phase 5 - Transition and Manage: After controls are implemented and validated and security processes are in place, SecureState can begin transitioning security and governance processes to your organization. SecureState will accomplish this through staff training and transition of responsibilities to a security steering committee.

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