Why Your Cyber Security Plan Must Address SecOps

Why Your Cyber Security Plan Must Address SecOpsBy Zeeshan Kazmi
Cyber Security Practice Head

Thanks to today’s digital transformation initiatives, getting a cyber security plan in place is more important than ever. In fact, it should be a vital part of your IT strategy. After all, chances are nearly all new initiatives in your company involve something digital. This automatically introduces new platforms that can be attacked and quickly become a deficit for your organization if they’re not directly protected by your cyber security efforts.

SecOps—a collaborative effort that ensures the IT Security and IT Operations teams are all on the same page—is the ongoing operational management piece of this. It’s the reminder that your cyber security plan cannot be a “set it and forget it” effort. A cyber security plan must always bridge the gap between Security and IT Operations, neither of which is ever static and each of which has fundamentally different priorities.

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CIO Professional Services Named a “Top 50 Tech Company”

Badge Intercon Award CIO Professional Services 2019By Jeff Richards
Partner

Since 2009 CIO Professional Services has provided strategic IT consulting and business/IT alignment services for a wide range of enterprise clients. Our consultants are all highly-experienced, world class executives who have a true passion for what they do.

Seeing the significant difference that our efforts make for our clients is enormously satisfying. Receiving glowing testimonials from these clients always makes our day. As my father always said, a job well done is its own reward…and normally I would agree and say that all of this feedback is enough.

But as we were recently reminded, sometimes it really feels good to receive recognition from your peers, too.

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An Excellent IT Service Delivery Model for SMBs

An Excellent IT Service Delivery Model for SMBsBy Mike Cashman Sr.
Associate Consultant

When the conversation turns to IT service delivery for SMBs (small- and medium-sized businesses), the question that is often asked is this: Which is better—having a full internal IT department or using a fully outsourced external IT provider?

What we’ve seen in practice, though, is that if you’re thinking in terms of “internal vs. external” you’re focusing on the wrong thing. A better question to ask is “how can I maximize my IT spend in order to achieve the desired end results?” The answer is usually not to go with an all internal or all external approach. In my experience, the best IT service delivery for SMBs is a hybrid, multi-modal model.

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