Zyston: Trusted Services for Security Program Maturity

Zyston: Trusted Services for Security Program MaturityRichard Dorough, Principal and Craig Stamm, President & CEO
Businesses, large and small, are increasingly falling victim to cybercrime. According to a forecast by Gartner, the expenditure on information security worldwide will climb to $93 billion in 2018, while calculation by Cybersecurity Ventures in 2017 stated that global spending on cybersecurity products and services would surpass $1 trillion cumulatively over the next five years—from 2017 to 2021.

“Today’s threat landscape is ever-evolving, and rapid changes in technology continue to present even greater opportunities for attack. Meanwhile, security leaders are struggling to implement the programmatic changes necessary to drive day-to-day functionality, success and overall maturity of their information security programs. Most importantly, we’re seeing a major disconnect in alignment between security programs and mission-critical business initiatives,” says Zyston President & CEO, Craig Stamm.

Zyston offers a comprehensive range of end-to-end services required to build and operate mature, cost-effective information security programs. The company’s proprietary security program management methodology, developed by former Fortune 250 CISOs, places business objectives at the center of its approach. Zyston was founded in 2016 on the primary belief that organizations should be equipped with actionable, metrics-driven programs aligned with recognized industry best practices such as the NIST Framework. Furthermore, security needs and solutions must be tightly aligned with an organization’s strategic business objectives.

“Zyston equips clients with the strategic expertise and tactical solutions needed to enhance their information security programs and lower their total cost of ownership,” states Zyston Principal Richard Dorough. “Our custom-tailored security programs are based on strategic business goals and prioritizing the security investments needed to protect high-value targets. And Zyston’s team of experts does it in a way that can be easily communicated to the capital c-suite, board of directors and other executives.”

Zyston’s flagship offering, Information Security Program-as-a- Service (IPaaS), is a comprehensive information security program management solution that is highly customized based on customer need leveraging Zyston’s full range of service offerings.
IPaaS simplifies the complexity of an information security program with respect to people, process and technology through the delivery of strategic and tactical services including: Advisory Services essential to the design and development of strategic programs; Managed Security Services designed to enhance a business’ situational awareness of real-time threats; and Human Capital Delivery Services that enable companies to source dedicated, industry-leading security professionals.


Zyston equips clients with the strategic expertise and tactical solutions needed to enhance their information security programs and lower their total cost of ownership

Zyston has also developed its own hybrid MSSP model that blends industry standard monitoring processes with greater focus on tailored, business-driven use cases; emphasis on event prioritization, efficiency, and root cause analysis; and a co-sourced and co-managed process for event remediation. All of these are key drivers for truly moving the needle in the maturation of information security programs.

“Zyston is disrupting the market by moving beyond the status quo to redefine the role of traditional provider through collaborative operationalization. Our managed service offering extends the reach of the communication channel beyond a simple bi-directional e-mail or portal ticket and instead delivers an experience that’s synergistic. With an increasingly large number of organizations planning to utilize a MSSP within the next year, it is imperative that they embrace a service that truly serves as an extension of their team and matures their organizational security posture through root cause analysis and remediation,” notes Dorough.

Zyston has worked with more than 60 clients in just two years across a broad array of industries. “As part of our ongoing commitment to having a strategic, sustainable information security program, it was important for us to find a partner that understood the importance of tying that strategy back to our overarching business goals,” said Keyvan Bohlooli, Senior VP and CIO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD.

Company
Zyston

Headquarters
Dallas, TX

Management
Richard Dorough, Principal and Craig Stamm, President & CEO and Jonathan Steenland, Principal

Description
An information security solutions company providing businesses the comprehensive range of end-to-end services required to build and operate mature, cost-effective security programs

Zyston