Burns and McDonnell

Executive Advisory


Service Offerings

  • Contractual review and advisement
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Governance strategy
  • Industry analysis and research
  • Program strategy, development and roadmap
  • Regulatory and standards compliance
  • Security workshops

Chief information security officers (CISOs) are continually challenged to manage risk and improve organizational resiliency. Success can be achieved by understanding broader corporate initiatives and business drivers, then successfully developing and aligning the cybersecurity program to mirror those initiatives. A good program requires alignment, governance, strategy and a road map for communicating what can be accomplished along a timeline.

CISOs are often challenged to blend their technical knowledge with the executive management skills necessary for success with expanded responsibility.

Our executive advisory consultants help CISOs and chief information officers (CIOs) develop and grow their cyber programs in alignment with the broader business, ultimately improving chances for success. We help executives achieve a confident balance of business and technical background and on-the-job experience. We combine deep understanding of risk management, governance and information security controls with experienced human capital management, strategic program development and financial knowledge, building the foundation for a successful, risk-based information security program.

Safeguarding Critical Operations With CCE

Consequence-Driven, Cyber-Informed Engineering (CCE) can be your next step in planning and implementing remediation and protection measures needed in today’s rapidly evolving threat environment.
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Case Study
Master Planning To Enhance Cybersecurity Maturity

A transportation sector manufacturing client needed to improve its cybersecurity defenses. We developed an operational technology (OT) cybersecurity strategy, program design and monitoring deployment.

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White Paper
Presenting the Value of Effective Risk Management

Risk management programs, with business-aligned key performance metrics, demonstrate a return on investment that all executives can get behind. When the chief information security officer of an organization successfully makes a case for the return on investment of a risk management program, the entire organization benefits.

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Bridging the Gap: Benefits of a Business Continuity Plan

Risk is a constant. Preparing for disruptions is difficult, but a business continuity plan can help an organization stay afloat during and after an event.

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Chris Underwood, 1898 & Co.
Matt Morris
Managing Director

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