Sekimia's "Mindset": Embrace the Thinking of the Board and of Your Senior Management

Jun 19, 2010, 22:58 ET from Sekimia

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sekimia enhanced its demonstration capabilities by introducing its "Mindset" framework. As portrayed, the "Mindset" section is the "Grammar" pertaining to the "Language" Sekimia's mantra is advocating. The Mindset is part of the ongoing v2 software development and focuses on various visual representations of Business Security needs and IT Security impacts.

Sekimia believes it is crucial, for arbitration purposes, to benchmark business security and continuity needs during the "determining BCM strategies" phase of the BS25999 BCM life-cycle. Indeed, business process owners often express several continuity needs on the underlying resources they use. Besides, several owners express different continuity needs on a same shared resource. When decision time arrives, Top Management is bound to arbitrate between at least two different needs weighing on the same resource. This is why Sekimia opted for representing Business Continuity needs across several business lines versus Gross Income per business line.

Hence, Top Management is presented with all necessary "visual" and quantitative data allowing them to take appropriate strategic decisions pertaining to business continuity.

By visually representing needs, an analyst could perform a coherence check on a business' specificities regarding security and business continuity considerations. Indeed, a credit card issuance business seeking PCI-DSS compliance should naturally be highly demanding on Integrity and Traceability. At the opposite, a business dealing with payroll will be much more demanding on Confidentiality and Integrity. This constitutes also an appropriate framework for identifying business lines that are more prone to adhere to a specific security approach. For example, cryptography should be suggested to a business line well aware of confidentiality and integrity requirements whereas log management would be more easily "sold" to a business aiming at PCI-DSS compliance, etc. This seems the most appropriate way to identify corporate pioneers on a particular set of security cornerstones. It also leads to the avoidance of security over and under-spending.

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Sekimia was founded in 2008 in the sole aim of allowing information security and business continuity practitioners to "Speak Security in the Language of Business".

Sekimia's software solutions and services use Business Process Management (BPM) as an efficient cross functional communication enabler. Sekimia's packaged methodologies break corporate silos and nurture the projects transversal aspects. They allow concerned practitioners gain interdisciplinary skills and engage a constructive dialog with business representatives on information security and business continuity.


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