The Security Catalyst Method™ Consulting Cohort

A cohort-based consulting program for security leaders to connect your efforts to business results

Ever feel like you’re disconnected 

from the business?

  • Too many and conflicting priorities
  • Your projects keep getting stalled
  • Friction makes everything harder
  • It’s not clear how you fit in (or matter)
  • Drive-by distractions prevent progress
  • You feel like you’re always reacting

All of this can make you feel like you’re not getting anything done, but it doesn’t have to be this way…

Connect your efforts to business results

When you have clarity and confidence in your decision making, you’ll be viewed as a great leader who happens to be good at security

1.

DETERMINE

Understand how you fit to

align goals, set priorities, and 

solve the right problems

2.

PREPARE

Chart a confident path

to deliver value faster,

connected to business results

3.

IMPLEMENT

Communicate what counts to build support, take action, and deliver recognized value

Introducing the Security Catalyst Method™

Consulting Cohort 

The Consulting Cohort is a guided 12-week program that blends the repeatable Security Catalyst Method™ with consulting and learning with and from your peers.

The pilot starts on November 28 and runs for 12 weeks, sorted into two six-week cycles:

  1. Get started using the Security Catalyst Method™ in your environment 
    • Prioritize activities to solve the right problems
    • Get stuff done so you deliver value faster
    • Communicate what counts to earn recognition and your seat at the table
  2. Supported and guided execution, complete with pivots and adjustments 
    • Connect your valuable efforts to business results... faster than you think

The Security Catalyst Method™

The Security Catalyst Method is a 3 phase, step-by-step process to help security leaders connect their efforts to business results so they get recognized for the value they deliver.

Phase 1: Determine

Understand how you fit in the organization to align goals, set priorities, and solve the right problems


1. Diagnose Situation

Develop an accurate (unemotional) understanding of the situation

2. Clarify Goals

Align personal and team efforts with business and technology goals and objectives

3. Set priorities

Clarify and identify what problems to solve & what can wait until later

Phase 2: Prepare

Chart a confident path to deliver value faster, connected to business results


4. DEFINE SUCCESS

Define the problems to overcome and what successful outcomes look like

5. CALIBRATE METRICS

Connect what you need to what the business wants to start measuring what matters

6. Plan Approach

Build an achievable plan to get stuff done tailored to your environment and situation

Phase 3: Implement

Communicate what counts to build support, take action, and deliver recognized value


7. Build Support

Build support with your team, colleagues, and business leaders for the effort and approach

8. TAKE ACTION

Move forward with confidence because you know the best steps to take next

9. VALIDATE VALUE

Confirm your efforts delivered value and are moving you and your organization forward

Is this for me?

If you are a security leader (CISO, director, VP, or similar) who:   

  • Leads a program or team
  • Faces a lot of demand deliver value
  • Depends on connection to the business 
  • Wants to end 2022 feeling good 
  • Wants to get 2023 off to a great start
  • Needs to advocate for your program& budget

This is a program designed for you!

What do I get?

This approach is designed for busy leaders who need:

  • accountability to make progress
  • help allocating time in a busy week
  • flexibility to make progress without having to think too much or learn a whole new way of doing things
Get stuff done with a Repeatable Method

Tailor and adapt the Security Catalyst Method™ to your experience and situation

1:1 Individual Consulting & Guidance

Step-by-step guidance and consulting matched to your needs =

Mastermind with Peers

Learn with and from your peers with thoughtful reflection and directed action

Situational Coaching and Support

You're never alone. Get support through loom, the cohort platform, office hours, and even opportunistic coaching calls (when available). 

How much time does this take?

Plan to invest 3-5 hours each week between individual work, 1:1 sessions, group working sessions and masterminds. Each week is structured to help get stuff done with the flexibility to handle chaos.

Monday Builds Momentum

Plan for your week, clarify expectations, and take the first (guided) steps to build momentum

Individual Work & Guidance

Schedule time for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to work through each step

Weekly Working Sessions

Alternate between working and mastermind  sessions to collaborate in a safe environment. 

Friday is for Finishing

We build a buffer into each week to make sure we finish strong and celebrate progress. 

Meet Your Guide 

Many security leaders are entrusted with a vital part of the business, but have no say in the prioritization of business initiatives. As a result, their efforts are often overlooked or put on the back burner to other projects. 

Hi. I’m Michael. After 25 years as a security leader, I understand how challenging it is to align your efforts with business results, so you get recognized for your efforts. Especially, when your priorities are always changing. 

At Security Catalyst, I use the Security Catalyst Method to help security leaders prioritize their activities so they get stuff done, (finally) get recognized for your efforts, and earn a seat at the table.

Why it takes a catalyst to drive change

Earn your seat at the table

Solve the right problems, deliver value faster, and communicate what counts

to drive your organization and team forward. 

Schedule a Call

Let’s chat about your situation and

how you can connect your efforts

to business results.

Connect Your Efforts

Show your value by aligning your work and team efforts to business needs, building support along the way. 

Earn Your Seat

Deliver value faster to get recognized for your efforts and earn your seat

at the table.

Add the catalyst to drive your organization and team forward. 

FAQ

How is this different from...

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How big is a consulting cohort?

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What happens if I miss a session?

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How do we handle sensitive information?

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How does this help me build my own repeatable method?

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What happens after the consulting cohort is done?

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Is there any work on my part between sessions?

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