Help the C-Suite understand how cybersecurity risk connects to their big picture.

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You clearly see the need to proactively address risk blind spots. So how do you make this urgent need clear to executives who control budget and finance? By speaking their language.

Business leaders don’t focus on access controls, control families, or security frameworks. They care about the customer experience and how it affects profitability. They care about their brand and reputation, factors that impact growth. Convince them that your proposed investment in cyber security moves those needles – or protects them from taking a hit – and you’ll get the resources you need.

For most executives, cyber security is a box to be checked. But cyber security has potentially huge impacts on key business drivers that they care about deeply. They just need help making the connection. RedMonocle empowers you to do exactly that.

RedMonocle translates complex technical information into easy-to-understand problems and solutions with clear business value.

Our platform maps NIST SP 800-53 controls to related business metrics, so you can make a strong case for the fixes you need by showing their impact on critical business objectives like Digital Transformation, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Systemic Risk.

We worked with Forrester™ to create business metrics that map to security compliance metrics. This arms you with credible, clear evidence that your fixes will impact business objectives that are a priority for the C-Suite.

Relate risk directly to business objectives

RedMonocle can help you clearly communicate the business value of upgrading tools, improving policies, and increasing resources to meet new threats. This doesn’t simply justify the funding you need. It can earn you the respect – and the seat at the Board Room table – that you deserve.

How Does It Work?

RedMonocle mapped more than 1,000 NIST SP 800-53 controls and control enhancements to 17 core business indexes, and we scored each on a scale of 1-5. We group these indexes into three business metrics: Digital Transformation, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Systemic Risk.

This enables CISOs to deliver an easy-to-read dashboard that correlates current risk positions to the business metrics that matter to the executive team.

Congrats! You just convinced a non-tech executive to fund your fixes.

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

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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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