CREATING A
CYBER ECOSYSTEM
Building a community of relationships to
solve the toughest cyber challenges…
one problem at a time

WHAT WE DO
Leadership
Education
CENTER FOR INTEGRATED
CYBER STUDIES
CyberExchange
AN INNOVATIVE “TEAM OF TEAMS” APPROACH TO SOLVING COMPLEX, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
CYBER CHALLENGES BEYOND RESOLUTION BY A SINGLE ORGANIZATION

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HOW WE DO IT
White Boarding
Problem Solving
Decision Making

WHAT PEOPLE, PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE DO YOU NEED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

Most management consultants take a “one size fits all business model” to solve every problem.

At Radius we do things differently.

Powered by our Cyber Exchange Partners* (CyEx), we use a “team of teams” approach to solving complex, multi-disciplinary cyber challenges, beyond resolution by a single organization.

We assemble the exact expertise and skill sets needed from our exchange partners to best tackle the specific challenges you face. Forming teams with the most appropriate knowledge, skills and experience is the best way to solve complex, cyber domain problems. Why? Because no single company has the best solution for everything.

We want you to benefit from the exchange ecosystem by tapping into existing and emerging technologies, business processes and best practices from across public and private sector organizations to create actionable solutions. The exchange enables emerging, mid-tier and mature companies/organizations to work together on a single team, to achieve the best client outcomes. Cyber Exchange Partners include academic institutions, law enforcement, multiple industry sector companies (Healthcare, Transportation, Manufacturing, Energy, Retail, Financial etc.) state, county and municipal government organizations and more.

WHAT PROBLEM ARE YOU TRYING TO SOLVE?

Organizations often have multiple ongoing cybersecurity projects. Each effort is funded and fueled by a desire to solve different cyber challenges. Spurred by a penchant for action, people switch quickly into solution mode, without checking on whether they really understand what problem they are trying to solve. In the crush of day-to-day fire drills is it any wonder that we often switch into problem-solving autopilot? It’s not surprising but it can be costly. Have you ever wondered why after so much time, expense and manpower has been dedicated to these initiatives, so little progress has been made on actually making your organization more secure?

At Radius we believe a lack of apparent progress is often an indicator that the problem you are trying to solve may not have been clearly defined at the beginning of the effort. Without adequately defining the problem, little progress can be achieved on outcomes that actually strengthen the “collective” cybersecurity of your organization. For example, multiple projects are characterized by activity on many fronts, but without an integrated “roadmap” for how these individual efforts will meet specific organizational objectives, your return on investment may be nonexistent and ultimately, you may be no more secure in the long run.

That’s what “White Boarding” is all about – accurately defining the exact problem you are trying to solve upfront. We work closely with a multi-disciplinary team from your organization to clearly define the problem and the impact to your organization if it remains unresolved. Early collaboration ensures we understand the problem; and leverage the time, money and effort you have already invested toward solving it. This is an effective approach to developing alternative solutions that are actionable and will ensure progress against specific organizational objectives.

WHAT IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

We believe decision making is up to you. We take this approach because we recognize that no external individual or organization will ever understand the operational impacts or specific risk tolerance of your company better than you do. Only you can make the final decision on what approach, investment and timeframe will best solve your problem. We simply work to inform the decision-making process with expert level staff work and analysis, so you have fact-based alternatives from which to make a decision.

As part of that work, we offer opportunities to “test and learn” from limited scope, low cost, Use Case Development and Testing as well as participation in sponsored research. Furthermore, in response to both public and private sector requests, we are launching the Center for Integrated Cyber Studies, a senior leader educational experience that will help translate the multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary challenges of solving problems in the cyber domain from a business versus a technical perspective, for CEOs, CFOs, Corporate Attorneys and Boards of Directors.

Why should your first decision be to hire Radius? Because experience has shown that most companies don’t have the time, staff, subject matter expertise to solve today’s most complex cybersecurity challenges. Cyber problems are enduring problems, often with no single right answer. You need to know where to start.

Our team acts like an extension of your staff, but provides the benefit of a neutral, “deep dive” review and analysis of your problem and formulates actionable alternatives to inform leadership decision making. So while your staff is knee deep in managing the day-to-day operations, we’re looking at the bigger picture.

We examine multiple business models, leverage best practices from public and private sector, consider new and existing technologies and identify every opportunity to leverage your existing resources to create viable solutions. Additionally, we work hard to identify opportunities to save time and money all while strengthening operational outcomes.

From a practical standpoint, once you have made a decision on the best solution for you, you have the freedom to contract individually with our Cyber Exchange Partners directly or find other outside expertise of your choosing. Your organization has to be agile in its approach to solving cyber issues, we need to be just as agile to meet your needs.

Radius Advisory Group, LLC