“With so many high-profile security breaches, mid-market executives realize they need to address cybersecurity, but too often, they don’t have an independent trusted senior-level advisor to turn to,” said Dave Hartman.
Timonium, Maryland (PRWEB) August 05, 2015
Hartman Executive Advisors, an independent strategic technology advisory firm, today announced the formation of the company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Advisory practice, dedicated exclusively to helping executive leaders at mid-size companies and nonprofit organizations. Hartman’s CISO Advisory practice is poised to address the top challenges facing the middle market C-suite today: establishing effective information security programs to protect assets, achieve compliance and avoid public scrutiny.
“With so many high-profile security breaches, mid-market executives realize they need to address cybersecurity, but too often, they don’t have an independent trusted senior-level advisor to turn to,” said Dave Hartman, founder and president of Hartman Executive Advisors. “Our CISO Advisory practice fills that gap by providing access to an experienced team of leaders who not only have deep experience in IT governance, risk and compliance, but who also translate technology into terms that business executives can comprehend. What differentiates our practice from the cybersecurity offerings of other firms is our independence and focus on business strategy.”
Leading the CISO Advisory practice is Ron Brown, a seasoned business and technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in information security, governance, risk and compliance. As managing director, Brown and his team will provide outsourced CISO advisory services, guiding senior executives and boards of directors at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations across all industry segments. Brown is a certified business continuity planner with strong information security experience, having previously led the Business Resiliency practices at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture. He also acted as CISO at a large financial institution and led infrastructure projects at top companies within the Fortune 100.
Hartman’s CISO Advisory services are designed for executives looking for strategic guidance to proactively address security, compliance and governance within their organizations. Hartman uses a three-step process to address customer, regulatory, board and corporate concerns:
1) Assessment of the organization to uncover vulnerabilities that may lead to risks.
2) Development of a multi-phase roadmap to implement both short-and long-term security improvements.
3) Establishment of an ongoing leadership strategy to address changes that may occur as the business evolves over time.
“Our goal is always to help executives understand the value of integrating technology and business strategy,” said Hartman. “It’s time for information security and cybersecurity to be part of those strategic business discussions, and we are thrilled that Ron and his team will be leading our efforts.”
About Hartman Executive Advisors
Hartman Executive Advisors works with executive management at mid-market companies and nonprofit organizations to align innovative IT solutions with overall business strategy. As an independent technology advisory firm, Hartman’s team of experienced professionals provides unbiased guidance and leadership to move companies from tactical to strategic approaches, maximize return on IT investment and drive measurable business outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.hartmanadvisors.com.
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