Cyber Security Consulting

"Over years of offensive, defensive and recovery cyber operations I have identified two seemingly conflicting statements that hold true.

The first is that a huge percentage of what organisations need to do to be secure (the practices, learnings, policies, technologies) are astoundingly similar, and yet organisations go on journeys to reinvent solutions to known problems or threats. Despite variant threat models the core of much of cyber security is very similar, and that leaves many organisations with huge opportunities to more cost effectively and pragmatically level up.

The second is that sometimes businesses are unique and their security problems too – perhaps the right architectural approach to a new leading application, a specific threat actor targeting you, or threat modelling against ML abuses.

I love that our consultants are able to bring unique thinking, solutions and research but can also help organisations learn from the mistakes of others. They are not a standard consulting team billing hours, moving through the process – they want to help you solve security challenges."
Our team have experience working with some of the world's most innovative and progressive nation-state governments and organisations, helping them solve high-profile cyber security challenges. This includes a variety of framework development, advising on critical security controls for CNI, and developing cyber security assessment programmes that really work. The below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the engagements we offer, however the team thrives on creating innovative solutions, so please do contact us for a discussion if you have niche security challenges not mentioned below.

Tabletop Exercises

We can design and run hands-on exercises in real-world environments to prepare your team and wider organisation to deal with the ever-increasing complexity of the world in which we all operate.

This can be a highly rewarding opportunity to involve leadership and business teams in cyber security matters, building relationships, mapping out various organisational strengths and vulnerabilities, and then testing these in one or more scenarios.

  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Aimed toward executive involvement to foster buy-in and security awareness
  • Map out organisational strengths and vulnerabilities, and test these in one or more scenarios

Cyber Drills

Based on industry or company-specific issues, threats, or vulnerabilities, we can create a controlled environment in which responses and strategies can be tested and improved upon. Usually best-focused on the security team themselves.

  • Training in an authentic but controlled environment
  • Minimise internal incidents and promote better security hygiene
  • Ideal for our larger clients with complex IT environments
  • Prepare your team to deal with ever-increasing complexity

Virtual CISO

SI’s Virtual CISO (VCISO) service brings your organisation World Class strategic, technical and operational expertise and advice. Our VCISO service offers existing security leadership a truly expert pair of hands to review or help execute key projects and strategy, and act as a sounding board to support and empower your team. Our GIAC certified consultants and high calibre network of CISOs and SANS affiliates, can partner with you to meaningfully improve your long-term security posture, whilst allowing you flexibility and control over your budget.


My budgets are already being cut in 2023 - why should I prioritise VCISO services?
When budgets are cut this is actually the perfect time to bring in a VCISO, to help you to create more streamlined and efficient processes and find savings in your tech stack. We can partner with you to review and prioritise what really matters to your business and your unique risk profile.

In which scenarios may I need a VCISO? As a CISO, would these services still be relevant to me? 
CISOs can be unaffordable to smaller businesses or those with limited security budgets, and VCISOs can be brought in for specific projects or timeframes. Alternatively, you might already have a CISO, but require specific expertise or a sounding board from experts to solve an ongoing security issue. Or your company may only need an interim VCISO to cover leave or while waiting for a CISO to join your team.

How long should a VCISO engagement last - a day, a month or a few days per quarter?  
This would depend on your cyber maturity and your organisational risk profile, but we can offer a timeframe which is bespoke to you and your budget in order to achieve your business goals.

How could a VCISO help my business?  
A VCISO can help with a wide range of services; setting or reviewing strategic direction, risk management and assessment, crisis management support, developing stakeholder relationships, making the most of a specific engagement or empowering your team through training and coaching. To read more you can download our flyer below.

Download VCISO flyer

Want to see how our Consulting Services can help your business? Contact us to learn more.

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