There is a lot of buzz in the market this year about risk management and how hard it is given current architectural complexity and the increased sophistication of attackers. Add to this the continued dearth of talent in cybersecurity.
Enter cybersecurity service providers to assist the organization with a broad range of services: risk assessments replete with gap heatmaps and remediation suggestions; strategic program design including security best practices; and a nascent but trending offering to educate the board, executive management team, and CISOs on how to have the risk conversation within a business context. Experienced CISOs are having this conversation among themselves and in fact, one savvy security leader is calling for Risk as a Lingua Franca. Worthy service providers are helping to create this lingua franca and to educate their clients through enterprise risk management offerings, continuous vulnerability monitoring, and penetration testing.