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Research and Advisory Service

This new service provides an advanced approach to developing your cyber-security external advisory and support service, staying up to date, and getting sound advice from top flight industry analysts. It combines leaders in Cognitive Defense, Trust Architecture, OT Governance, and our Trusted Cyber program into a unified offering that includes tickets to the Enterprise Leadership Network's forums and ongoing online access.

    Trusted Cyber: Fred Cohen, heads the team with his long career in cyber security starting as "the Father of Computer Viruses", through today where his trusted advisory services are used worldwide to address the overarching needs to understand and manage cyber-security programs.

    Fred's efforts take a broad view of cyber-related issues putting them into an overarching structure and helping you understand the cyber-security brain; the overarching cognitive system that is needed to operate a successful cyber-security program.

    Cognitive Defense: Doug Simmons, from Cognitive Defense, is your trusted cyber-security and human risk management advisor. As the long-time Global Vice President of Gartner's and before that Burton Group's Security and Risk Management consulting groups, Doug has helped hundreds of organizations develop, assess, and revise their approaches to information protection and improve their cyber security posture.

    Doug's efforts focus on the emerging field of Human Risk Management, where cognitive attacks are exploited to gain advantages resulting in cyber extortion, high valued information leaks, financial frauds, large-scale denial of services, and other consequences.

    Trust Architecture: Mike Disabato, from Trust Architecture, is your cyber-security advisor on trust architecture, the structures you put in place to assess and make decisions about who and what to trust for what purposes. Mike was a service director and lead analyst at Gartner, and before that Burton Group, where he focused on technical and governance aspects of networking, telecommunications, collaboration, and a range of related areas.

    Mike's efforts will focus on how entities can understand and manage the trust relationships they have with other entities, their workers, customers, supply chain, systems, and content. Whether you are trying to implement a zero trust approach to your enterprise; or trying to determine how to manage changes in trustworthiness of your supply chain over time, this is a critical component you will have to be increasingly aware of over time.

    OT Governance: Maria Sumnicht, from OT Governance, is your trusted security advisor on operational technology for critical infrastructures and public services. As the lead for cyber security in New York City, Maria was tasked with creating the governance structures and deploying them to 67 agencies with hundreds of billions of dollars of operational technology. This ranged from more than a billion dollars of new digital parking meters, to traffic control systems, video surveillance systems, water supply systems, and another 63 operational technology environments.

    Maria's efforts will focus on cyber systems that every company, municipality, and person in Western society depends upon for their day-to-day lives. Keeping the lights on, the water flowing, and and the heat and air conditioning working are requirements of modern life, and Maria knows these systems from the inside out, and from the outside in.

In combination, these four service elements provide unique insights into the path forward for your cyber-security program, and they do so at an entry-level price point that is affordable to anyone seriously engaged in building or running a cyber-security program.

    Enterprise Leadership Network Forums: There's one other critical item that comes with this combined service. Along with your subscription to the overarching service, you also get tickets to the Executive Leadership Network's premier forum offering once per quarter. In this venue, you will meet and enter into substantive discussions with leaders from enterprises of all sorts and sizes, get to know and discuss the issues of the day, and meet many leaders in their fields from around the world.

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Key Differentiators:
  • Business-focused approach: We focus on the business, how cyber-related issues produce business consequences, and how to manage the business to assure desired outcomes.

  • Senior executive advisors: Our advisors are senior executives with many years of experience across the full spectrum of issues you face. You get them, not AI gobblety goop summaries.

  • Efficient process: We don't waste your time. We directly address the decisions you have to make using content, technologies, and methodologies we have developed over many years.

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