Cyber Security & Operational Resilience

What is Framework Control and Compliance?

A framework of control reflects the activities you and your team perform on a day to day basis to protect your business from unwanted incidents. It also sets the thresholds for how you measure and improve performance whilst also reducing risk.

Compliance outlines how as a business you assess and measure the performance of these activities.

Why Is It Important?

Establishing an effective framework of control makes clear to those in your business how you operate. The starting point for any framework is an organisations business objective and how it serves its customers. An effective framework helps to:

  • Define the operational activities you undertake across your business.
  • Makes clear who in your team is responsible and accountable.
  • Sets the foundations by which you measure performance.
  • Drives a continuous improvement culture by helping to identify and resolve the root cause of issues in your business.
  • Helps to identify, assess and manage risks which could impact your operation now or in the future.

Industry recognised frameworks such as ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management System), 22316 (Organisational Resilience) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) often provide the standards by which a company must operate. Compliance is often measured against these standards.

How Can DCR Partners Help?

We typically take a four step approach to helping organisations assess and improve their control frameworks.


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Assess Business Context

We seek to understand your business objectives, priorities and risks which may impact your operations.


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Control Baseline and Gap Analysis

We will conduct an exercise to evaluate the current state of your cyber security and operational resilience processes and controls.


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Improvement Plan Development

We will help you build a prioritised improvement plan which supports your business objectives and helps to reduce risk.


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Improvement Plan Delivery

Need help on delivering your improvement plan? Look no further. We have an experienced and skilled team who can help.

Whether that be against ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS or other internal / external standards, we can provide an independent and objective view of your framework to help improve performance or achieve compliance.

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