Integrated Security Programs and Organizations
We help develop a business plan for the Security organization, including where security needs to report within an organization, what the overall security program governance needs to look like to approve resources, revenue for the security program, policy decisions, and provide oversight of the program.
What is Business Planning?
A CSA Business Plan describes programs and projects that will develop the capabilities required for planned Security department people, process, and technology enhancements, positioning Security to become a successful investment and resource for the organization.
Why do I need a Business Plan?
A detailed Business Plan gives executive leadership a clear and compelling picture of the benefits and costs for their Security investment. CSA works with internal Finance teams and external vendors to develop a long-term Business Plan, including an executive summary totaling the operating and capital expense investments over the Business Plan term. The plan describes the value generated by the investments and, when applicable, the return on investment that could be realized.
CSA also prepares a detailed narrative document defining the components of this multi-year Business Plan, updating the document iteratively as the Plan is developed. Finally, CSA works with the project team to present the Business Plan to executive leadership and gain their approval.
CSA Business Planning Components
CSA Business Plan development includes:
- Expense and capital estimates for specific components
- Return on security investment
- Cost avoidance
- Risk mitigation estimates
- Other supporting data relevant to each investment element
Establishing Risk Tolerance - Determining the Correct Level of Investment
CSA helps clients determine the right level of investment for their security concerns. Sometimes they have invested too much money, and we recommend they pull back on the level of investment.
Most of the time though, they aren't investing enough. We then help them determine the cost for a solution.
For example, if the cost of mitigation is $500,000, they may choose to make that investment. If that cost is instead $20 million, they may choose to accept the risk; but they have to know the cost of mitigation in order to make that decision.
CSA helps organizations understand their risk tolerance, which in turn helps to gain budgetary approvals in line with that tolerance.
Why Should You Choose CSA?
Depth of Experience
CSA staff members have an average of 30+ years of strategic security experience.
Our many areas of expertise include Security Assessment, Strategic Roadmap development, Risk and Risk Tolerance determination, Program Review, Governance, Business Planning, Executive Recruiting and Coaching, Crisis Management and Business Continuity Program Development, Security Policies and Procedures, and Program Implementation.
- We earn your trust and improve your organization’s security environment through reliability, professionalism, and honesty.
- We leverage our years of practical experience and strong commitment to continuous learning to drive transformation of your security capabilities.
- We are true partners, working collaboratively with you and your team to achieve your goals.
- We share our security expertise to enhance protection of your business and stakeholders and elevate your security organization’s strategic value.
Our Success Rate
CSA has flawless track record helping our clients develop a business plan and gain funding approval for their security initiatives.