- Development of more secure customer-facing solutions
- Identifying new areas for growth & potential acquisition
- Financial, budget and specific target assessments
- Insight into government contracts & programs
The Chertoff Group provides strategic advice to help organizations accelerate growth, gain competitive advantage, and embrace security as a business enabler for their organization and the services they provide to their customers.
We have built a unique perspective on the security market and translate this into measurable advantage for our clients. This perspective begins with our network of CISO and CIO relationships, gained from our Security Services practice which contributes unique insights on the current threat environment and a more complete view of technology and capability gaps that exist across multiple industries. This knowledge informs our point of view on the most important technologies and organizational capabilities that form the security building blocks necessary to improve resiliency and drive competitive advantage. We constantly vet this perspective with leading financial sponsors, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, and buyers across critical infrastructure and government services sectors. In addition, we pull from our deep knowledge of national security needs, regulatory requirements, and policy implications to develop unique insights across The 3 T’s of the Digital Economy – technology, threat, and trust.
For each client, we deploy an integrated team that pulls from strategy, security services and investment banking expertise to match the specific needs of the engagement. We leverage our insight and deep network across industry, government, and the financial community to deliver timely, exceptional results.
"All companies must understand how to manage, react to and influence the three T’s of our digital economy – technology, threat and trust. Together, they have a profound impact on strategy, policy and public opinion.”
- Jim Pflaging, Technology Sector and Business Strategy Practice Lead
Our focus encompasses deep knowledge of today's ‘tech’tonic shifts including cloud computing, mobility, data analytics, industrial security and IoT more broadly, and open source. With this knowledge, we developed particular expertise in specific security markets including identity, data security, network and endpoint, security management, security services, and specialized government needs.
Through our offices in Menlo Park, Calif. and Washington, D.C., and network of advisors across North America, Europe, and Asia, we are able to translate our insights and knowledge into services addressing specific growth strategies and security capabilities.
We provide strategic advice and communications support to help companies better understand and articulate specific points of view around issues relating to their business objectives and strategy. Our efforts are focused on helping companies enhance trust and advance brand, reputation and competitiveness through business strategy, communications and stakeholder engagement. Our services include:
CASE STUDY: MANAGING RISK WITHIN THE ELECTRIC UTILITY SECTOR
Situation: A large association that represents electric power companies wanted to raise awareness and more effectively communicate how the industry was working to ensure a reliable and resilient power grid, while managing a broad array of all-hazards and ever-evolving threat environment.
Strategy: The Chertoff Group designed and led a Threat Scenario Project to explore possible high consequence, low frequency threats facing electric utility companies and the recommended practices used to mitigate them. Next, we provided recommendations and assisted with external outreach to key stakeholders while also helping to prepare a toolkit to help industry members become better prepared to answer questions and proactively communicate on cybersecurity issues. The Chertoff Group issued a report to help educate and inform stakeholders about the investments made to date and near term priorities to ensure a baseline level of understanding and build confidence in the industry’s risk management approach.
Result: After engaging in more proactive activities including speaking opportunities; media interviews; and outreach to think tanks, academics and other opinion leaders; members of this industry were able to proactively discuss the industry’s risk management approach and proactive investments in security. They are more regularly consulted about security concerns today and have been recognized as more mature in their level of preparedness when it comes to responding to a crisis should one occur.