Savvy Franchise

The business solution for managing 'shared' risk across multiple locations or independent businesses

Because you're only as strong as your weakest link!

The Savvy Franchise programme has been created to provide you, the Franchisor, with the ultimate visibility across your group to set a 'standard' cybersecurity posture throughout your network of Franchisees. This is imperative to minimise business risk and protect your brand reputation.

This unique solution meets your needs in a cost-effective, transparent manner allowing you an arms-length yet granular understanding of the risks and issues within your Franchise network without requiring you to own and action the problem.

Our leadership team work hand-in-hand with you and your business leaders to foster a security-conscious, business optimised delivery approach whilst maximising your return on security investment and minimising your business risks.

Let's take a closer look at what's involved...

VISIBILITY FOR YOUR WHOLE FRANCHISE

Franchisor
Cyber Savvy
Head Office
provides you...

VISIBILITY WITHOUT OWNERSHIP

FRANCHISE-WIDE RISK ANALYTICS

CENTRALISED REPORTING

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

TIME SAVING

Franchisee

How the programme works...

STEP 1 - Primary Assessment

We conduct a bespoke assessment of your business ecosystem to identify risks and opportunities for development through all aspects of the cybersecurity lifecycle. Our assessments use real-world experience and pragmatism to ensure your assessment is suited to your size of business and sector of operation.

STEP 2 - Programme

We define a programme for you based on your business objectives, risk appetite, assessment findings, budget and timeline. We set Key Performance Indicators and Critical Success Factors. We prioritise actions and set achievable milestones.

STEP 3 - Platform

We introduce you to CORE - your digital dashboard. Here you will find your assessment results, analysis and infographics of strengths and weaknesses, and the prioritised action plan for remediation. You will also find a link to training, toolkits and resources.

STEP 4 - Process

We introduce you to your business coach, who will contextualise your assessment results and mentor you through the programme. They will talk you through the plan direct you to resources, training, and toolkits to successfully complete objectives.

STEP 5 - Performance Management

Your coach will work with you throughout, providing support and guidance to ensure your business gets ‘Cyber Savvy’, Safe and Secure. Data will be collected along the way to inform dashboard analytics, identifying areas for improvement and independently evidencing completion of objectives.

STEP 6 - Periodic Review

'If it cannot be measured, it cannot be improved'! That's why we conduct periodic reviews to ensure programme plan aims and objectives are being met and maintained. Deviations from the plan are observed in real-time and corrective actions are taken to ensure success.

SAVVY FRANCHISE

IN ACTION

A real-life case where Savvy Franchise was used within the Manufacturing Industry.

1. ‘Group’ Risk Appetite & Tolerance

Defining this allowed Franchisor and Franchisee to understand acceptable levels of business risk across the Franchise Group – A critical requirement for a Franchisor who enables a Franchisee to operate under their brand name. After all, the Franchisor ultimately owns the risk and impact to the brand, regardless of Franchisor or Franchisee liability.

2. Group Cyber Strategy

This provided the Franchisee network with a ‘common to all’ strategy for cybersecurity and business resilience.  This determined, amongst other aspects; the Legal and regulatory compliance requirements for the network; definition of ‘good practice’; business protection necessity and example to customers that ‘their data’ was being secured appropriately.

3. Franchisee Assessment & Roadmap

Each Franchisee was assessed to a common standard of security, and independent prioritised actions and roadmaps were defined for each business to help them get to where they needed to be.

4. Culture & Coaching

Our dedicated business coaches worked with each independent business outlet to improve their cybersecurity posture aligned to the group cybersecurity strategy and Franchisor-Franchisee risk appetite. The cultural transformation was achieved through dedicated Franchisor Group training activities; Independent Franchisee, and Individual training programmes. Process and procedures were defined and refined, and good practice was shared across the network.

5. Performance Manage & Periodic Review

Franchisees worked with our business coaches to achieve the Brand-Standard! Each Franchise had its bespoke journey working with our coaching team to close their own cybersecurity gaps. Independent reviews were completed periodically and when each and every risk was mitigated, giving the Franchisee and Franchisor a real-time understanding of ‘independent business’ and ‘group’ risk.

6. The Manufactured product

The result was ‘CyberSavvy Certified’ business outlets that operated to a common, group security standard that protected the independent Franchisee, wider Franchisee network, and Franchisor alike. Improving each business outlets independent risk exposure, we created a stronger, more robust security culture across the Franchisor network, which protected business and brand alike.

How it helped

the Franchisor...

"We brought Cyber Savvy in to help us with our Franchise Community. Within weeks, I noticed a significant drop off in calls with the Franchisees as they directed their concerns to Cyber Savvy allowing me to concentrate on our business priorities. Reporting was clear, concise, and focused on what I needed to know. It gave me vast insight into the Franchise network beyond just cybersecurity and what I thought I already knew: this improved board-level communications, strategic decision-making, and planned investment. Solid and dependable delivery, an affordable price point for Franchisor-Franchisee and deep knowledge of Franchise operations will make them a Franchise community go-to."
Chris
Group IT Director (Manufacturing Franchisor)

How it helped

the franchisees...

“The team at Cyber Savvy were always on hand, and we always felt like they were looking out for our best interests, not just that of Head Office”.
Jon
Retail Franchisee in the Manufacturing Industry
"As a business owner, I was initially reluctant to sign up for the Savvy Franchise model. We had already had a couple of near-misses. Thankfully I’m glad they got my trust in the end, as I got on Board with the programme. I now have a good relationship with the Franchise and the other Franchisees. We all share our experiences and look after each other's interests by keeping ourselves in order. The military leadership 'buddy-buddy' bit the guys did really brought this home. So pleased with the result, I now feel I am secure; better still, I know I am! Thanks, Cyber Savvy and apologies for being your problem child in the beginning!”
Martin
Retail Franchisee in the Manufacturing Industry
"Turns out I'm a Cyber expert after all! I thought it was a 'techie' thing, but I didn't realise it's a business thing, just like Health & Safety! I enjoyed working with Cyber Savvy and getting through the list of actions. A number of us have kept with a reduced training and annual testing programme after the Savvy Franchise programme finished and it’s really good value. Cyber Savvy are good people, knowledgeable about business and very passionate about helping out - great stuff!”
Gavin
Retail Franchisee in the Manufacturing Industry
“We had to operate to a 'generic' cyber standard across the network, but Cyber Savvy tailored its approach to us and made it feel bespoke. Excellent Service from beginning to end."
Kirstie
Retail Franchisee in the Manufacturing Industry

Want to protect your franchise?

Start your cybersecurity journey today with a Savvy Assessment to understand your current security position.
Remember, security is a process, not a product.

Everything you need to secure your franchise network

Below is a list of all the features and benefits you get when you work with us

A dedicated Cyber Savvy business coach working ‘hand-in-hand’ with the business, throughout the programme duration getting business outlets Cyber Savvy, Safe and Secure. ​

Benefits
  Subject matter expertise, without the expense​
  Dedicated support when you need it
  Focussed business leadership  

Pre-programme assessment to understand where the business currently is and inform the plan for getting the business where it needs to be. A secondary assessment is conducted to validate it reached its intended destination. ​

Benefits
  Independent, objective assessment of its current cybersecurity and business resilience posture.
  Sector benchmarking understanding how your business fairs against industry competitors.​
  Provides evidence for programme definition and maturity analysis.​

Concerns observed in the assessment are prioritised into a manageable action-based, impact assessed roadmap.
Showing you exactly where we need to start, in what order!

Benefits
  Independent, objective assessment of its current cybersecurity and business resilience posture.
  Sector benchmarking understanding how your business fairs against industry competitors.​
  Provides evidence for programme definition and maturity analysis.​

Your ‘one-stop-shop’ digital dashboard displaying your assessment results, business analytics of the findings and the
Prioritised Action Plan for remediation. This facility allows us (the collective) to observe risks to the achievement of objectives
in advance/real-time, chart progress, forecast and analyse maturity.

Benefits
A tool to measure where you are now and where you will be on completion of the programme.
  Business analytics to understand ‘control’ and maximise return on investment.
Analytics for the fusion of ‘people’, ‘process’ and ‘technology’ controls and establishment of defence in depth

Access to cybersecurity resources, which can be adapted and employed within the outlet to quickly achieve programme goals, and underpin efforts to achieve business resilience. The toolkit fuses a mixture of Industry, National and International best practices, coupled with simplified military planning and management techniques adapted for Small-Medium business use.

Benefits
Pre-prepared collateral reduces time and cost
  Alignment to ‘best in market’ guidance
Commonality within the Franchise network for both ‘internal’ and ‘external’ outlets

Team access to effective, engaging and relatable training, specific to seniority or business role. This ‘defence in-depth’ training approach ensures the ‘right people’ are looking at the ‘right things’ at the right time and provides them with the insights and tools required to identify and stop cyber-crime, in its tracks.

Benefits
A tool to measure where you are now and where you will be on completion of the programme
  Business analytics to understand ‘control’ and maximise return on investment
Analytics for the fusion of ‘people’, ‘process’ and ‘technology’ controls and establishment of defence in depth

Effective communications and active leadership are imperative to the establishment of an appropriate security culture, incident and crisis management response. Cyber Savvy’s leadership team run quarterly group training sessions (virtual) or can attend Franchisor group events. Monthly newsletters continue the development of strategic leadership and management considerations.

Benefits
Leadership counsel and support
  Proven techniques to inspire your team and maintain progress
Tactics to communicate effectively, maintain culture and unite the fight

Access to our team of experts to qualify concerns and get advice when it’s needed. Our on-hand experts can assist in a range of Operational Resilience, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Crisis/Incident Management and cybersecurity issues.

Benefits
Focussed business support 9am-5pm, 5 days a week
  Independent ‘third-eye’ perspective
Proven and demonstrable Incident and Crisis Management experience

Start your cybersecurity journey today with a Savvy Assessment to understand your current security position. Remember, security is a process, not a product.

Why Savvy Franchise?

Savvy Franchise is Affordable, Accessible,  Applicable and Adaptable to your business. This unique solution meets your need in a cost-effective, transparent manner allowing you an ‘arms-length’ yet granular understanding of the risks and issues within your Franchise network without requiring you to own and action the problem.

Our innovative online platform will highlight results and analytics and provide a prioritised action roadmap, in addition to the defined process and periodic reviews. Our business coaches are there to support each step, ensuring success and validating improvements in real-time. 

In addition, all Franchisees will be able to access our adaptable pre-formed toolkits and online Training Academy material to save time, provide consistency and align the workforce to a shared vision.

Our leadership team work hand-in-hand with you and your business leaders to foster a security-conscious, business optimised delivery approach while maximising your return on security investment and minimising your business risks.

AFFORDABLE

We believe you shouldn't have to pay extortionate consultancy day rates to "afford" a strong cybersecurity posture within your business, which is reflected in our affordable price points.

ACCESSIBLE

Our central digital Dashboard displays assessment results, business analytics, a Prioritised Action Plan for remediation, chart progress, forecasts and analyses maturity.

APPLICABLE

Your business is unique and your cybersecurity posture should be aligned to that. It is not 'one size fits all', which is why we have created tailored programmes specific to your business needs.

ADAPTABLE

Progress is reviewed against your programme plan to ensure aims and objectives are being met. Any adjustments are observed in real-time to take corrective actions to achieve success.

AFFORDABLE

We believe you shouldn't have to pay extortionate consultancy day rates to "afford" a strong cybersecurity posture within your business.
Get in touch and discover the value we can bring to you.

Culture is King

"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people." (Bruce Schneier)

We often remind business owners and Senior Management Teams that Cyber is a people problem, with 90% of all cyber claims stemming from some human error or behaviour.

Your internal IT department or external IT provider with most likely offer cybersecurity services. You may already be paying for this level of support. However, how can you guarantee that your employees and broader team are behaving in a secure way? Do you have remote workers that you don’t perhaps have day-to-day visibility on?

Let’s use an example here; some people may fear being kidnapped by a stranger; however, the data tells us we’re most likely to be kidnapped by a relative. So how does this apply to cybersecurity you may ask? A common fear is for hackers to access your business data, but what if your employees were giving that data away, sometimes unknowingly, because they have not adopted a security mindset?

Your people are KEY to your business wholey adopting a solid security posture, which is why access to our Training Academy is included as standard in our Savvy Business programme.

The Training Academy

Offers a full range of 1-minute videos designed to be relatable and easy to remember so they can be applied when needed. The training implements the principles of microlearning with short lessons that are easy to consume, over a longer period of time to maximise the learning effect.

We launch new content every month to help stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity threats and attack vectors.

Interested in training your entire team? Let us take care of that for you without the excessive cost of money and time.

Don't wait until it's too late to secure your business

If you have any queries about how we can help you manage your cybersecurity, get in touch today!

Toby, CEO and Strategic Director and Hannah, Managing Director