Map your Security Stack’s features against your security framework to see gaps and overlaps in real-time – with RedMonocle’s Always-On Audit

You can’t fix what you can’t see.

A “blind spot” is, by definition, outside your field of vision. Because you’re too close, too distant, or you’re not in the right position to see it. Cyber security risk blind spots are the “unknown unknowns” that keep cybersecurity pros up at night.

These risk blind spots exist in the gap between your Stack (the “internal” toolset you rely on) and your Standards (your preferred “outside” security framework).

What’s hiding in those blind spots?

Gaps in coverage, and overlaps that could be eliminated to reduce costs. Gaps represent controls you haven’t covered with your current portfolio. They must be resolved to increase compliance and Secure your Stack. Overlaps are where you have redundant coverage and could potentially Cost-optimize your Stack.

RedMonocle’s Always-On Risk Intelligence can tell you what to fix, which security tools will fix them and the impact on cost and coverage.

How do Risk Blind Spots happen?

To reveal risk blind spots, CISOs and other cybersecurity leaders have to compare Stack features to Standard requirements. Which sounds simple – until you try to do it.

To perform a single-point-in-time Stack vs. Standard review, you must know all the tools in your Security Stack. Plus all the details of how they’ve been deployed. Plus all the features and functionality of each product. And all that information has to be updated each time a new version is released, for every product. Keeping track of all this data as products are continually upgraded can be a brutal, time-consuming chore for you and your team.

How Does It Work?

RedMonocle mapped the software features of more than 300 Security tools to over 1,000 NIST SP 800-53 controls – the industry standard.

Once you’ve compared your Security Stack to these controls, you’ll have unprecedented visibility into the gaps and overlaps in your Security Stack. This will reveal your cyber security risk blind spots – enabling you to anticipate risk like never before.

Voila! You can now see vulnerabilities before a breach happens, and spot overlaps where optimization could reduce costs.

Learn more about the “Find, Fund & Fix” approach to cyber risk quantification. 

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You also have to be an expert on Standards.

Even if you’re only using one security framework Standard, there are multiple iterations of each one. Do you need CMMC Level 2 or 3? Do you need to be compliant to NIST SP 800-53 Priority 1 or Priority 3? Standards provide an external perspective, but their details can be overwhelming.

Comparing Stack to Standard sounds simple in theory,

but in actual practice it’s a time consuming, expensive project. And one that’s outdated the instant any product in Stack gets upgraded. That’s why most organizations don’t do it.

But with RedMonocle’s Always-On Risk Intelligence, it’s not just possible, it’s easy.

Better yet, it’s continuously done for you. Our platform measures real-time compliance to NIST SP 800-53. CISOs can review Stack and Standard at any time, so you’re always compliant – and always prepared for an audit.

Effortlessly find gaps and overlaps in your Security Stack.

RedMonocle instantly highlights gaps and overlaps. This makes vulnerabilities visible before a breach happens, and identifies areas where optimization could reduce costs.


Nichole Kelly

Nichole Kelly

Vice President of Growth

Nichole Kelly brings over two decades of experience in growing organizations top line and bottom line revenue. As one of the leading marketing influencers she is the author of "How to Measure Social Media" and has traveled the world teaching marketers how to build and execute ROI-driven marketing strategies at every major marketing conference. Also an entrepreneur, Kelly was also the founder of SME Digital, a digital marketing agency that was sold to Renegade Marketing.

Kelly leads an active life of service and is the founder of The Bipolar Executive blog and podcast. This project is  designed to help shift the conversation around mental illness to one of mental wellness in Corporate America. 

Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Saint Leo University.

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Chris Schroeder

Vice President of Engineering, Co-Founder

Chris Schroeder has over 25 years of experience in large complex IT environments from the Fortune 500 to the federal government. Chris has an extensive technology background in mobility, infrastructure operations, and data analytics. Schroeder is a seasoned entrepreneur and co-founder of App47 and the Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of RealOps (sold to BMC).

Chris is an active volunteer in his community coaching boys and girls lacrosse, supporting high school STEM programs, and serving on the Pastoral Council. 

Schroeder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Radford University and a Masters Degree in Technology Engineering from George Washington University.

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Sean McDermott

President & CEO, Founder

Sean McDermott’s curiosity for advancing technology began at his first job as a network engineer/architect installing and managing the first private internet for the U.S. Department of Justice. At a time when the internet was just taking off, McDermott was at the forefront and has continued to be on the cutting edge of technology leading Fortune 500 companies through the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the 2008 recession. Sean has over three decades of experience working with CIOs in the Fortune 500 to trail blaze innovation and protect the IT infrastructure of the largest commercial and federal organizations in the world. 

McDermott is a mission-driven, serial entrepreneur who founded Windward Consulting Group, RealOps, Inc. (sold to BMC), App47 and RedMonocle. He is also the founder of the Windward Foundation and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Alliance, an organization dedicated to easing the burden of caregiving for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease.

McDermott is a member of the Forbes Tech Council and has been featured in Security Boulevard, TechRepublic, IT Visionaries, APM Digest, Inside BigData, DevPro Journal, IT Toolbox and more. He  holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and a Masters in Engineering Management from The Catholic University of America. 

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