A gap in security already exists between physical security and cybersecurity in most organizations


·       This gap is the most frequently targeted by clever cyber criminals

·       Criminals exploit vulnerabilities by social engineering – gaining information about the company by small interactions with various insiders over time

·       Potential intruders learn how to make their traffic look like the target company’s traffic, and gain entrance to the target’s computing environment

Enterprise Risk Management: Fortium is at the Forefront

In the face of serious cybersecurity threats, shareholders are demanding that companies and their boards improve how risk is managed. Risk management requires boards and company leadership to apply enterprise-wide consideration to a galaxy of threats to an organization. In today’s world, this takes shape as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).


ERM is not just a technical problem

ERM initiatives typically address cybersecurity as a technical problem that must have a technical solution. At the same time, the physical security organization addresses the risks and threats facing the rest of the organization. Since these corporate services operate independently with virtually no interaction, neither organization is applying an enterprise-wide security solution.

Each service operates in its own silo, which creates a gap in security that exists between physical security’s efforts and IT’s cybersecurity efforts, creating one of the weakest links in the defense of nearly all organizations. Criminals use this gap to exploit unaware employees and other insiders. This oversight creates silos, gaps, duplication of effort and substantial vulnerabilities to theft, vandalism, ransom and more.


The Fortium Difference

As a member of the ERM initiative, Fortium provides executive leadership helping both physical and cybersecurity teams learn to function as coordinated, integrated and unified service organizations. Fortium helps clients overcome the cultural and institutional obstacles between these two services, and only Fortium focuses the skill and expertise of partners who have operated in the seat of a CIO, CTO, CISO or CSO for decades.

Fortium uses this core C-suite knowledge of how security teams function to form a unique approach to eliminating roadblocks and bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. 

How Fortium removes roadblocks to enable a better defense


Stage 1: Shine the Light. Fortium Partners guides cybersecurity and physical security personnel through exercises to identify gaps and holes in security.  


Stage Two: Bridge the Two. Fortium guides both sets of personnel together through exercises that help them experience how the two perspectives working together produce a better defense against cyber attacks.


Stage Three: Walk the Walk. Fortium guides and assists the combined group as it addresses the identification, assessment, communication and management of the real-world risks that threaten your specific organization.


Stage Four: Leadership. Fortium interfaces with senior management and combined group to update the activities relating to the following risk management operations:

·  Risk governance

·  Risk assessment

·  Risk quantification and aggregation

·  Risk monitoring and reporting

·  Risk control and optimization


Evaluating security compliance

Based on results, you may want to pursue enterprise risk management in the context of such standards as COSO or ISO 9000 or an entirely different option. The maturity level of your security organization may be measured against RIMS, CMM or not at all.

Fortium is your best resource whenever you want to meet security compliance standards, avoid auditors or simply optimize your defense against cybersecurity attacks and other threats.

We’re here to help. Contact Fortium Partners sooner rather than later.

For more information about Fortium’s Cybersecurity solutions, visit http://www.fortiumpartners.com/solutions/security/.