Finally, we foresaw the transformation of the security consulting firm, and the competencies such a firm would need to build.
To meet the needs of the modern enterprise, we understood that we would have to approach security consulting as set of services that were focused on enabling clients to meet their top-line business objectives. Security should not be approached as a cost center, but a growth enabler. Second, to meet the needs of the top security professional inside the enterprise — sometimes the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), sometimes the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) — and build meaningful bridges between the big practice areas, and bring them all together.
What we have done is to embrace the capabilities necessary to support the modern enterprise, and address the problems facing companies moving in this direction: how do deal with flat, global networks; data when it travels outside your enterprise; IoT. It’s not just being business-aligned. It’s about creating solutions that address the problems facing the modern enterprise, and being liberated and unencumbered from legacy thinking and models from the past.
But we also saw another challenge: delivering the right kinds of services, at the right time to our clients, according to where they are in their maturity cycle.
To meet this particular challenge, we set out to hire the world’s greatest strategists and practitioners in IAM, GRC, and cybersecurity. And then — in more recent years — we developed a model for delivering strategy, implementation, and managed services to meet the changing needs of our clients as they mature. We launched Edgile in 2001, and today we operate in dozens of cities nationwide, serving leaders in the Fortune 1000, with some of the best security consultants on the planet.
We’ve come a long way. And, of course, it’s all because we had the benefit of listening to our clients, which include leaders across a broad spectrum of industries.
And now we’d like to pay it forward.
Today, with this post, we are relaunching the Edgile blog with the mission of sharing the voice of the modern enterprise.
In a style we believe is more conversational and instructive, we will be interviewing some of the world’s top CISOs, CROS, and, yes, CEOs on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation.
We will also be interviewing a number of leading subject matter experts — inside and outside of Edgile — to share how they are supporting enterprise leaders around the world.
Finally, we will be using the blog to share links, articles, and other relevant content to keep you, the security-tech leader, abreast of what’s new and relevant. We began our firm with the unfair advantage of being in a place where the future can almost be predicted and foretold. We’d like to create a virtual place — in the form of a blog — that can help spread the knowledge throughout our ever-widening community.