The SafeHouse Initiative was organized to provide education and awareness to businesses who are inundated with technical concepts, jargon and terms around the concepts of Business Continuity and Cyber Security. We understand that you want to focus on your business rather than becoming Cyber Security or Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity technology experts.
We wanted the SafeHouse Initiative to be a collaborative organization where businesses could turn to gain a holistic view of solutions that can improve operational resilience as an alternative to engaging a single vendor. The SafeHouse Initiative has no products or services to sell per se. We are not a product or service marketplace. We follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Cybersecurity controls and guidance.
The SafeHouse Initiative organization came together through an open exchange of ideas with insurance carriers, CIOs, and CTOs who feel the current technologies available are not sufficient to prevent costly operational downtime and to protect them from cyber attacks in all forms.
We are comprised of technology subject matter experts who have deep knowledge in all the facets of Information Technology Architecture and are committed to helping educate customers, especially those in the Financial Services, Insurance, and Healthcare industries regarding the issues surrounding operational downtime and how to prevent it and recover from it.
With the rise in the frequency of breaches and ransomware over the last 3 years, the current technologies widely used today in businesses are failing. A key question from conversations with business CIOs, and CTOs was how to leverage their existing investments and augment them with more sophisticated solutions versus doing a “rip and replace”.
The contributors that participate in the SafeHouse Initiative organization are all focused on acting as a safety net by filling the gaps in current technologies and augmenting existing technology deployments. Additionally, the contributors collaborate together. Customers can utilize each contributor independently or together per a customer’s specific needs and requirements.
Many organizations across a number of industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, and Government (particularly the Department of Defense) rely on the research of NIST and their controls and standards. The Safehouse Initiative leverages NIST defined frameworks and applies them using consulting best practices and best in class solutions.
The SafeHouse Initiative was created due to the dramatic increase of cyber attacks and breaches occuring worldwide and the resulting requirements for operational resiliance across all businesses. Bringing clarity and world-class best practices and solutions together to benefit all businesses of any size was a core driver for the organization.
The SafeHouse Initiative is important as it is the first collaborative organization that brings together vendors to help educate companies of all sizes in order to improve overall cyber resilience.