Cybersecurity is a Growing Challenge

In the world today most organizations are working hard to ensure they have the best defenses and solutions in place to respond to an evolving threat landscape. With prominent organizations announcing publicly incidents and breaches on virtually a weekly basis showcasing advanced threats, it is important to be constantly vigilant and have the right partners to assist. This is where Edge can help.

Industry experts estimate that the current cybersecurity workforce gap is nearing 3 million globally.In many markets there are more positions than available talent, which can create a daunting, lengthy challenge for organizations facing a resignation. Additionally, new technologies often require deep skills to design and implement. Edge is qualified and in position to help fill these gaps. 

As advanced threats continue to evolve and leverage attack tools based on artificial intelligence, it is also important that companies prep for how they will respond, investigate and if necessary repel an attacker. In fact IBM estimates the probability an organization will have a breach to be 27.7% over the next 24 months. Further IBM’s data shows that the cost of a breach at an organization with a well designed incident response plane in place is on average 13% lower. Organizations that are able to contain a breach within 30 days have costs that are 25% lower on average. With the size, breadth, fines and impact of breaches, reductions of that magnitude can be very material. 

Companies that have taken the time to prep their organization for these events respond more effectively and have materially lower costs.

Edge is prepped and ready with experienced industry experts who can help identify key needs and solutions proactively.


Cyber Resiliency Prep

If your organization experiences a breach, time is of the essence in virtually every aspect of your response. Rather than spending valuable time evaluating the wide variety of cybersecurity products and services on the market or negotiating prices when suppliers know that your time is limited, Edge can help you plan your moves in advance. Our team can assist your organization in proactively establishing contracts and relationships for expedited acquisition of products and services necessary to respond quickly and effectively to a breach.

Cybersecurity Staff Augmentation

Whether you need additional staff at junior levels or experienced executives, it can be challenging to locate top-notch cybersecurity talent in today’s market. Edge has a variety of sources and available talent to provide you the expertise you need. We can assist with providing individuals with specialized product expertise, individuals to assist with risk assessments, role players to assist in filling gaps while you recruit, or many other staffing challenges to supplement your organization’s resources on a temporary or long-term basis.

 
 

Breach Preparedness Overview

This is our basic introduction to preparing your organization for a cybersecurity breach. Our experts will be on-site with your team to provide the following services:

Through Facilitated and Documented Conversations:

  • Present an overview of the basic principles of breach preparedness.

  • Explain the key tenets of effective breach response


Artifacts Provided:

  • Our breach overview documentation

  • Discussion notes from your session

Duration

  • 1/2 day


Breach Simulation & Response Structure

In this action-packed exercise, our cybersecurity experts not only will provide the Breach Preparedness Overview, but also guide your IT team through a simulated breach and creation of a basic response structure tailored to your organization’s unique needs:

Through Facilitated and Documented Conversations

  • Present an overview of the basic principles of breach preparedness

  • Explain the key tenets of effective breach response

  • Define key roles, communication stakeholders and initial action plans

  • Role play the first phase of simulated breach response

Artifacts Provided

  • Our breach overview documentation

  • Checklist of key response decisions and actions

  • Map of your organization’s key points of contact that would participate in a breach response

  • Discussion notes from your session

Duration

  • 1 ½ days

This service can also be adapted to become an annual exercise for your organization to update plans, incorporate staffing changes and introduce a variety of breach scenarios for which your team can plan responses. 


Enterprise Breach Response Planning

Our cybersecurity experts have recognized a clear difference in breach response effectiveness where planning involved the entire organization, not just IT. This flagship service encompasses the services above, but goes beyond IT to involve your organization’s key leaders in preparing for and responding to a cybersecurity breach:

Through Facilitated and Documented Conversations

  • Present an overview of the basic principles of breach preparedness

  • Explain the key tenets of effective breach response

  • Define key roles, communication stakeholders and initial action plans

  • Role-play multiple phases of simulated breach response.Expand the response plan to the entire organization

Artifacts Provided

  • Our breach overview documentation

  • Checklist of key response decisions and actions

  • Map of your organization’s key points of contact that would participate in a breach response

  • Action plans and response procedures for each key area of your organization

  • Discussion notes from your session


Duration

  • 3 days

A key benefit of this service is documentation of your organization’s due diligence in breach preparedness, should government regulators become involved. Making this an annual exercise will ensure maximum breach preparedness and demonstrates your organization’s commitment to protecting its sensitive data, which may ultimately minimize your organization’s liabilities in the event of a breach.

 
 

Supplier Compliance Services

Our experts can help your organization create and evaluate questionnaires and metrics to ensure your suppliers’ compliance to cybersecurity protocols that meet or exceed appropriate standards for the products or services they provide.


Third Party Assessments

Edge offers a wide variety of fully customizable solutions for your organization’s third party assessment needs, whether it is assessing your suppliers or even assessing your organization on behalf of its stakeholders. We also have the knowledge and skills to provide oversight of these programs for your organization, managing the entire process for organizations without large compliance departments.