Better Security Assessment

Strategy and Controls

Better Measurement and Results

The HQBE cloud platform incorporates critical business and threat context, and metrics, that are missing from today’s security assessments and frameworks.

With this, HQBE produces a more relevant, business focused picture of security controls and how they are aligned to the threats you face.

HQBE has built-in analytical tools to show security posture through multiple lenses, giving technical, management and executives visibility, improving buy in and support from across the business.


The Assessment Experience

The process starts like any other security controls assessment; with an onboarding workshop. Once onboarded into HQBE, you are able to conduct assessments internally rather than using external consultants, saving significant time and effort.

Support Levels

Platform and cyber security expertise is on hand to help if needed. You can either take a ‘DIY’ approach, have support on hand to help validate your approach and discuss findings, or have our experts conduct the full assessment.


What You Get

You get access to your dedicated, secure, HQBE cloud platform to allow your team to manage and update security control changes as they improve. Always on line, you can run reporting on demand, update assessments and run ad hoc analytics – at any scale.

You can opt to receive a PDF report in a format tailored to your needs. – but with highly contextualised, relevant results based on the platform’s enhanced contexts and metrics.

Assessment Challenges

HQBE Benefits

Subjectivity in frameworks, maturity models, and consultants cause ambiguity and inconsistencies in security performance measurement.
Business and threat contextualized metrics enable objective, consistent, and data driven security performance measurement.
Snapshot in time, quickly out-of-date, don’t support analytics, and cannot be updated to show progress.
Track progress as a centralized system-of-record; analyze and report performance at any time.
Don’t scale well, relies on external consultants, can be intrusive, and prohibitively expensive.
Scales to any size of company. Built-in contexts and metrics are akin to having an expert on hand. Empower your team and reduce reliance on external consultants.
Too technical, difficult to gain and maintain traction with executives to ensure appropriate vulnerability remediation.
Meaningfully communicate business implications and executive accountabilities of not tackling key vulnerabilities.
Compliance assessments and audits can divert attention from doing more important security tasks.
Keep focus on delivering the strategic security plan; compliance is built in.

Communicate with the C-Suite in Business Terms

Translate the jargon of Security into Protection stories that resonate with the C-Suite.

Measure and Optimize Security ROI

Strongly connect the costs of Security to levels and types of Protection.

Guide an Informed Risk Appetite

Model Protection-Cost options and produce detailed SecOps action plans.

Measure and Track SecOps Performance

Leverage a comprehensive KPI suite to qualify and quantify SecOps. Centralize and curate the artefacts of SecOps.