How to build and maintain a successful cybersecurity program

Cyooda Security: Building a successful cybersecurity program

In this article I'm going to be talking about how to build a successful cybersecurity program.

This unique strategy is something I've learned and put into action over the last 30 years and that has helped to keep organisations safe, build resilience and maintain a continuous improvement plan that provides a WIN WIN for cybersecurity and the business as a whole.  I know it works as I've implemented it myself as a former CISO for a global law firm.

The "CyberSecurity Assessment Program" takes a holistic view of an organisations security.  It does this from the perspective of people, process and technology.


The people part is about strategy and aligning cybersecurity across and within the organisation as a whole. Building an awareness culture and buy-in from key stakeholders.


The process part is all about operations and embedding cybersecurity into everything that the organisation does, to maintain consistency and so that cybersecurity is no longer an afterthought.


The technology part is about being tactical and ensuring that not only are the right controls in place to protect all key assets, but that these are working in harmony together.

The 3 perspectives then expand out across 7 core cybersecurity focus areas which are:

  • Security Strategy
  • Security Organisation
  • Security Operations
  • CyberSecurity Resilience
  • Network and System Security
  • Application Security
  • Data Security 

The overall success of a cybersecurity program relies on each of the 7 core areas being improved and maintained at a consistent level.  If anyone of these areas starts to fail or degrade then it won't work and your cybersecurity program will ultimately fail.

This system can be built for any size of organisation and works across all business verticals.

Now this isn't for everyone, so if you are not prepared to put in the time and commitment then like anything in life this won't work for you.

If you would like to know more about the program, please get in touch via the website or you can book in a time for a no obligation chat via my calendar link below.

30 Minute Cyber Chat

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