BRG Develops Cybersecurity Preparedness Benchmarking Study

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - July 09, 2015) - Leading strategic advisory and expert consulting firm Berkeley Research Group announced today that it will launch a Cybersecurity Preparedness Benchmarking (CSP) study on September 1. BRG Director Faisal Amin, working with BRG's Technology Advisory Practice, will lead the study, which will offer participants an opportunity to gauge their company's security performance and readiness in the case of a cybersecurity breach.

"BRG is well positioned to team with organizations to identify, understand, and adapt dynamic capabilities to improve performance," said BRG Executive Director and Chief Revenue Officer Philip Y. Rowley. "We are pleased that Faisal, who has extensive experience uncovering rich data and converting it into powerful actionable insights, is leading this initiative."

"CSOs and CISOs have had difficulty measuring and communicating the effectiveness of their security and compliance investments," said Amin. "The CSP study offers a solution to this challenge."

The CSP study will deliver security performance metrics, scorecards, and benchmarks to survey respondents and enable them to build a security performance management program based on objective, fact-based metrics, as well as compare how their security programs measure against internal organizational goals, approved risk-management profiles, industry peers, and best-practice companies. The initial study sponsors will finalize the timeline for the study, which will last approximately three to four months. BRG anticipates that a broad range of industries will be represented in the study.

For inclusion in the study, contact Faisal Amin at Information submitted by respondents will be held in the strictest confidence.

Additional information about the CSP study can be found on the BRG website:

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC ( is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, and the United Kingdom.

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