Why an IT & Cyber Security Diagnostic?

Leaders hire us to perform a Strategic IT & Cyber Security Diagnostic of their organization for the following reasons:

  • Assess current strategies and practices in all key IT and Cyber Security areas
  • Identify ways to improve in challenging areas, e.g. data integrity, resilience
  • Identify potential savings, notably from the use of open-source and vendor management
  • Rescue a failing IT project

The goal of the diagnostic is to help our clients:

  • Understand the roots of problems (causes and consequences for ecosystem around it)
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of systems, processes, strategies, and organization
  • Provide concrete and feasible ways to improve, ordered by priority level

Topics addressed

In a Strategic IT & Cyber Security diagnostic, we examine the following topics:

  • Understanding of client business and main processes
  • Inventory of IT Systems & Tools (hardware, software, ERP, AI & Automation, specialized tools)
  • Data Inventory
  • Cyber Security tools and processes
  • Resilience & Dependencies
  • People & Organization
  • Testing & Simulations
  • Training

Process & Deliverables

The duration of a Strategic IT & Cyber Security Diagnostic varies, based on the size of the organization and required level of depth. For a small business (less than 50 people), it can be done in 1-2 days. For a division of a large corporation, it can take 2+ weeks.

We present our findings during an in-person meeting and in a written report.

As with all our diagnostics, the Strategi IT & Cyber Security Diagnostic includes individual interviews, group meetings, and independent examination, all conducted on site at the client. The meetings parts of the Diagnostic are often combined with an Executive Workshop in order to save time and deliver more value for the diagnostic participants involved. The Executive Workshop enables to share more expert knowledge and examples and have more time to answer client questions about the diagnostic topics.

A Data Diagnostic can lead to a follow-on project of Solution Design & Implementation to fix some of the problems identified in the diagnostic.