HALOCK’s Industry Threat Index provides an understanding of the prominence of breach causing threats that occur in their industry. The index is a product of HALOCK’s HIT Heuristic applied public data sources and HALOCK’s collected intelligence on non-reported breaches. It gives insight into what assets and functions within their organization may most likely cause harm.
Because the HIT aligns those threats with security control standards, security practitioners can also ensure that their security and compliance programs focus on what matters most. The HIT Index is not predictive, but it allows our clients to approach their security and compliance efforts using a “due care” model. When organizations think through the threats that cause the most reported breaches in their industry, and their security plans and controls address those threats to an appropriate degree, then they can demonstrate to interested parties that their priorities are appropriate for their risk.
Authored by HALOCK partner, Chris Cronin, the HIT provides insights that help organizations make strategic decisions on their security plans.
HALOCK is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, in the Chicago area and advises clients on information security throughout the US.