CSO Platform

Your Strategic core that can measure, monitor, model, and report

CSO PlatformPharos has developed a unique cloud based platform that allows CISOs and their teams to visualize all key data through dashboards and insight reports that give a holistic view of cyber resilience across their organization in an easy to understand and easy to share central place.  This central view for security leadership allows CISOs to better communicate to the board about the performance of security investment and value at risk.

A central view showing what business assets are being protected, what level they are being protected to, at what cost, and where this spend can be optimized

This dashboard view allows all key members of the management with the ability to easily monitor and measure in real time, the level of cyber resilience of all core assets and crown jewels. The platform also allows CISOs with the ability to dashboard this data and create unique reports that map to a specific KPI or security investment.  It provides the empirical evidence needed to guide a strategic security roadmap that is unique to each client.

Data Driven Decisions

One of the key benefits of Pharos platform is the ability to leverage data over time to make informed decisions about next steps and strategic investment insights.  By leveraging real time data, the platform allows CISOs and security teams the ability to gauge the effectiveness of their cyber resilience and also identify potential risk areas or areas where an investment make make more sense from a KPI perspective. Instead of merely fire fighting and justifying spend based on assumptions, CISOs are now able to strategically roadmap their security investments and easily adjust and adapt as the needs of the business change.

 

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Tracking System

Produce a persistent and material security program that evidences what was done, what wasn’t, and why.

  • A single source of truth on current state of the security program
  • Continuously update current state
  • Realtime reporting and dashboarding
  • Guided multi-year security roadmapping

A Holistic View of Your Security Program

One of the biggest challenge for today’s CISO is the ability to balance the tremendous responsibility of providing the executive team as well as the governing board with the data or information that they need to make security investment decisions while ensuring that the business is protected.  Without a single source of truth or lack of resources that allow CISOs to look at all implemented programs in one place, this is extremely challenging. 

Current State

We deliver a detailed overview of your security programme, its main components and to what degree your highest assets are being protected based on defined threat surfaces and sophistication, by business unit, by focusing on:

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Assessment of potential threat surfaces

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Critical asset exposure and impact level to a breach 

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Analysis of actual scope & coverage versus the target 

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Budget allocation across main resources (people, technology, vendors) 

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Stakeholder engagement level

Guide an Informed Risk Appetite

Pharos helps you to create shared accountability through data insights directly related to business outcomes.

Present the clarity and data they need to help define their risk appetite.

Be able to provide justified answers backed by data:

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What assets are protected and how well protected is each business asset?

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What level of threat sophistication are business assets protected against?

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How cost effectively were current cyber resilience results achieved?

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If we increase spend on security to X how much better protected are we?

​Give the board the opportunity to prioritize:

  • What assets need increased protection
  • Where to increase and optimize investment
  • Where to cut and reallocate investment
  • Where to cut and reallocate

Create a Multi-year Investment Roadmap

Beyond measuring and tracking current state it is important to show a justified and measurable plan forwards.

Pharos helps you to deliver a multi-year strategy and business plan that strongly links security investment to levels of cyber resilience. Provide visibility and set expectations with leadership regarding costs to achieve levels of protection per control and per business unit.

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Aligned to an executive approved risk appetite

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The details of calibration and optimization of security KPIs and investment across the control ecosystem.

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Mapped against a given level of threat sophistication

Measure and Track Performance of Security Operations

Pharos is not just the ability to track and measure empirically but the ability to Inform a justified strategy by evaluating each control providing deep measurement, analysis, and reporting all directly linked to business outcomes. Inform control, and cyber resilience results.

Pharos’ Core Performance Dimensions

Quantity

How much scope and coverage of protection

Efficiency

The efficiency of design, implementation, and operations

Quality

The level of threat sophistication security can successfully counter

Pace 

The amount of time to achieve results

A Centralized View To Inform:

Strengths - what is performing well

Trends - over time the platform will be help to identify trends and look for opportunities to optimize or divest accordingly

Imbalances in protection, allowing you to make the appropriate adjustments

Overall reduction of duplication of effort across the business - a centralized view of all security programs in place across all business areas means that security teams are now able to reduce duplication of similar initiatives running simultaneously

Scale your business effectively - as businesses grow, evolve and potentially expand or make acquisitions the platform and the trend mapping it provides will allow you to strategically roadmap any new investments

A Holistic View of Your Security Program

Quantitatively link security investment to cyber resilience across your global security program.

Guide an Informed Risk Appetite

Provide the board with clear and justified investment options against a given level of threat sophistication.

Create a Multi-year Optimization Roadmap

Deliver a multi-year strategy and business plan. Track and measure to ensure results are to plan.

Measure and Track Performance of Security Operations

Evaluate the control ecosystem providing deep measurement, analysis, and reporting all directly linked to business outcomes.