Security Strategy

Security Strategies that enable the successful pursuit of business goals and objectives

DLC works with organisation strategy stakeholders to develop information security strategy that provides a vision, long-term objectives, and a high-level plan for meeting the objective the organisations current and evolving cybersecurity challenges, transforming its security capabilities to support and enable realisation of its business goals and objectives.

An Information Security Strategy enables:

  • Developing business-driven, business-enabling security
  • Managing risk within appetite
  • Align and integrating security throughout the organisation
  • Complying with regulatory requirements cost-effectively
  • Adopting a balanced approach to risk management
  • Realizing risk management opportunities
  • Integrating security through-life into strategy, projects, and operations
  • Assuring ongoing relevance to security to the adapting, evolving organisation
  • Effective governance of information and security risks

Organizations approach strategy, strategic planning, the strategic plans produced, and how those plans are used in different ways. The absence of universally accepted standard requires a rational approach that is rigorous while being adaptive to an organisations goals, objectives, and resources to deliver effective, client-tailored designs.


Business-aligned and business enabling


DLC uses the SABSA Framework and Methodology to develop a deep understanding of client organization business context, including business goals and objectives, threats and opportunities, value chains, in-flight and planned initiatives, organisational structure and relationships with other organisations, where the organisation operates, and time and performance requirements. Our approach collects, collates, and analyses these organisational aspects to understand their relationships, interdependencies, and the roles they play in the pursuit of goals and objectives.

DLC uses the SABSA methodology’s top-down, business-focused approach to understand clients’ real business requirements and develop business-driven, business-enabling security strategies and security strategic plans. 


Effective security strategies and security strategy plans are business-aligned, business enabling, and deliver:

  • A business-driven security culture that creates value and enables the business
  • Security that demonstrates, in measurable terms, the value of security to the organisation in its pursuit of organization goals
  • A holistic approach to enterprise security, enabling the business by integrating and aligning security end-to-end and through-life of business processes
  • ERM/GRC integration break risk silos through effective and demonstrable business risk appetite distribution and risk performance aggregation
  • A path to planning, designing, implementing, and managing the right security controls in the right place at the right time for the right cost.

Security strategies and strategic plans support effective design, the next steps in the ESA journey.