Disem Institute

a sound and solid security strategy 

Society is becoming increasingly dependent on technological developments and digitization, including in the field of cyber-security. This adds to the interconnectivity of society, making it more complex and dynamic. Therefore strategic  cyber-security decision making is challanging.

Disem Institute has a forward-looking approach that is grounded in the scientific method of dynamic modelling. This approach (1) provides explainable insights into the causal relations of the structure underlying complex problems, (2) shows how a real-life strategy will evolve in the future and (3) provides insights for adjustment and follow-up actions.

Information security becomes increasingly important

In the coming decades, achieving the global sustainability goals will be an important societal challenge for humankind. Digital transformation will make an important contribution to these goals. We already live in an advanced digital society, in which technological developments evolve rapidly. Powerful fast networks and new highly automated concepts such as e-health, smart cities, and industry 4.0 are moving forward. This makes cyber-security a growing and extremely important precondition for a successfully functioning society. Currently, the cyber-security technology and service market is rapidly growing and has a value of more than $ 150 billion per year in 2021.

Information-security decision making is complex and difficult 

Information-security decision making is complex and difficult. 

It involves attacker and defender behaviour, business operations & IT, risk and finance. 


Successful security strategies are invisible while successful breaches are heavily exposed in (social) media.

Investment in security involves sure losses (costs) and unsure benefits (possible breach protection). 


Repeatedly demanding more financing due to increasing digitization and attack behavior becomes less appreciated over time. 

High CISO turnover (approx. 2 years on average) makes sustainable policy implementation hard.  

 

Disem Institute provides strategic assurance, training & coaching

Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the dynamic modelling methodology for analysing complex dynamic problems.

Disem Institute specializes in analysing complex dynamic strategic management issues and excels in the field of cyber security.

 

 

We provide business leaders the means to see how their strategic decisions will evolve in real life.

 

We can identify the important levers that can influence these long-term projections.


This long-term projection is the basis for future plans for the coming years (roadmap).

We train and coach business leaders and policy makers to understand the dynamic complex aspects of strategic management.



References


“Business dynamic modelling has the ability to simplify complex problems and make them easy to understand.” 

Chief of Staff of an international organisation


"Dynamic modelling showed the impact of strategic decisions before making large investments. It helps me determine what to invest where and when."

Group CISO of an international organisation


"We had a great time working together. We did a really good job. I look back on it positively."

CISO of an international organisation


"I still remember the 100 participants training session at our conference. People were really sitting on the edge of their seats when sharing the insights / analyses of your serious game. You bring system thinking into security in a creative way." 

Senior Managing Security Consultant of an international organisation


"You were a great supervisor and a coach. You really helped me not only to achieve great results but also to believe that I can do it and that I can do even more."

Management Trainee of an international organisation