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Cybersecurity Posture Assessment

How to Achieve a Good Cybersecurity Posture

A cybersecurity posture refers to the security status of an enterprise’s hardware, software and policies, its capability to manage its defenses and its ability to react as the situation changes (based on NIST).

An efficient and effective cybersecurity posture requires a clear understanding of what is important to your organization and why.

A good cyber security posture is only achievable when:

  • The value of the data is managed,
  • The cyber risks and threat exposure of such data is understood,
  • Appropriate, reliable and efficient security measures are in place, and
  • The organization is in control of its exposure.

Can you Answer These Questions?

Have you implemented adequate information security and IT risk management practices based on industry frameworks? What is the maturity of your existing cybersecurity controls? Do you know how exposed you are?

Self-assess your cybersecurity posture. Download our free checklist.

cybersecurity posture checklist

The 4 Phases of a Cybersecurity Posture Assessment

The assessment can be divided into four distinct phases:

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Verify and Demonstrate Security

Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your cybersecurity posture

Ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your critical information and assets under the assessment

Help you define a clear path going forward in your cybersecurity planning

Provide you with relevant information necessary to strengthen your cybersecurity position and advise you on solutions to protect your business going forward

Understand where you are, where you need to go and what needs to be done to get there.

Demonstrate ROI

Know exactly where to invest to optimize your budget, measure the efficiency of your security initiatives and prove the value of your investment.

Meet Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Avoid penalties and repercussions by putting effective mechanisms in place to comply with regulations like GDPR and security standards such as PCI, ISO etc.

Support Business Objectives with your Security Strategy

Be on the same page as your company’s goals and expectations by addressing security as a business issue (not an IT issue) and reduce the gap between governance, risk management and operations.

Align Business Functions

Even out your security strategy throughout your organizations’ business functions, operations and territories, as well as through mergers and acquisitions.

Assess Security Skills & Resources

Get a clear overview of security staff and third-party discrepancies, skills and underlying weaknesses that can disrupt your business.

Optimize Service Delivery

Put an end to vendor miscommunications and unexpected service delivery by pinpointing your needs and setting clear requirements ahead of time.

Included in a Cybersecurity Posture Assessment

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