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HawkSight Software, A Testimonial from Lecturer, Mwai Kariuki

20/01/2020

In my experience, conducting security risk assessments manually is time consuming, expensive, littered with bias and does not guarantee consistency. It is also difficult to monitor and review.

When I embarked on teaching enterprise security risk management at postgraduate level, I wanted to find a software that was efficient, effective and aligned to standard security risk assessment methodology.

I found HawkSight Software and since using it, could not imagine conducting a security risk assessment or teaching ESRM without it. 
Once I completed teaching my students about SRA methodology, one of them asked: “How possible is it to assign more than 100 threats to a critical asset and determine its vulnerability to them, don’t you think it’s a tedious exercise? Don’t you think the standard methodology is difficult to execute?”

I could see from the students’ perspective that transiting from theory to practice looked like a hugely difficult task. I was delighted to be able to tell them not to despair as access to HawkSight Software would enable them to achieve what, at first thought, appears unattainable.

My decision to use HawkSight SRM’s software to teach ESRM turned out to be one of my best decisions. 
HawkSight Software’s capability to integrate incident management, create a threat database, analyse and map risk, develop risk treatment database and to auto-generate reports transformed a complex and difficult task into an efficient assignment for my students. It was filled with joy and great satisfaction in the outcome, all the time adhering to standard security risk assessment methodology.

The outcome was I was able to teach the practicalities of ESRM without it appearing like an abstract concept. As a result, my students have gained confidence in adopting a scientific, consistent, risk-led approach which will help them as they go on to manage security threats for their organisations.

The response from my students has been that many of them were not using a scientific approach to creating SRAs or one that guaranteed consistency of outcome. They have been impressed with the efficiency of HawkSight Software, some describing it as awesome, and would have loved more time to work with it. One has even intimated that he can’t imagine how he can properly conduct an SRA without it.

Mwai Kariuki, Lecturer
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya


11/05/2020

Paul Mercer's article for ASIS International the need for security risk management reset in recovery planning.

"These are unprecedented times for us all. Every business is being tested to its very core. Businesses and organisations across the world have spent the past weeks in firefighting mode, reacting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to protect the business and its key assets, primarily its people."