What is Cybersecurity Maturity?
A mature cybersecurity program can identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover in a way that goes beyond cybersecurity compliance, but meets the unique data security risks posed to each organization based on their product or service, size, industry, and technology architecture.
Why is Cybersecurity Maturity Important?
A cybersecurity program that is lean and mature, we believe, is an organization’s strongest response to the increasing threats to their data security, customer privacy, as well as their reputation in the market and business value.
Whether an organization is facing ransomware or phishing attacks, nation-state attacks or risk increased by third party vendors, the costs of a data breach dictate that a competitive and growing organization have a robust, but efficient and adequately resourced, cybersecurity program.
How Mature is Your Cybersecurity Program?
Compliance assessments and audits are tools to discover fulfillment with regulatory frameworks and laws, however, they can also indicate the resiliency and strength of your cybersecurity processes, procedures, technology, and employee behavior. Below, we lay out the characteristics of a mature cybersecurity program and the factors that indicate a need for greater maturity.
Use the following cybersecurity characteristics and questions to uncover areas for review.