What is Maturity Modeling?
Maturity Modeling is a pragmatic methodology for evaluating your cybersecurity maturity and identifying next steps in your organization's security journey. It measures your current state of maturity and identifies areas that will progress your security posture to the appropriate state. It allows organizations to confidently communicate to business stakeholders and the board that you understand your current state of security and where the gaps exist, enabling better discussions with the business about what is needed to achieve the desired state of security maturity and the development of a roadmap for getting there. Organizations can leverage the results of the survey to identify and prioritize the right initiatives to address next in your security roadmap so that you can, invest more wisely in your program, reduce compliance risk exposure and manage cybersecurity risk and protect business value.
What Makes The Secureworks Model Unique?
In a word, risk. Secureworks Security Maturity Model is a holistic, risk-based, business-driven approach to evaluating cybersecurity maturity based on an organization’s business operations and risk profile. The model provides organizations with a pragmatic approach to evaluating their current security maturity and targeting areas for improvement. It combines control requirements from well-known frameworks such as NIST and ISO27001 to create a consolidated model addressing the most critical security domains and capabilities to meet today’s risk focused requirements. We believe this is a valuable tool that can be used by security teams, CISO’s, Executives and Boards to have a clear picture of their organizations’ risks, to help prioritize their security strategy to allow them to make the decisions that will advance them on their security journey.
Introducing the Secureworks Security Maturity Model
The Secureworks Security Maturity Model is a holistic, risk-based, business-driven approach to evaluating cybersecurity maturity based on an organization’s business operations and risk profile. It is designed to help organizations understand their current state in order to develop strategies for improving their security posture.
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This paper sets out to explain how to move through five key stages that you can tailor to your organizational needs – Plan, Buy In, Execute, Evolve and Future Proof. It contains vital information and proactive strategies that may be valuable to organizations at all stages of cybersecurity maturity and will assist you in assessing what you can do alone and where you need help. This paper discusses both tactical improvements for less mature growth companies and strategic integration of cyber risk management for larger enterprises.
The Secureworks Security Maturity Model aligns with universally adopted security standards, while also drawing from the best practices rigor Secureworks has distilled from studying the outcomes achieved by its 4,000+ clients around the world.
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In early 2018 Secureworks surveyed 350 organizations employing more than 250 individuals, across multiple sectors, to build up a picture of how they are responding to cyber threats. There were some interesting commonalities between organizations in different maturity tiers as they progress through their maturity journey. This E-Book deep dives these commonalities and discuss things all organizations should consider as they think through their security strategy.
Evolving Your Security Architecture
Meeting Your Current and Future Business Needs
A strong security posture requires a solid understanding of the organization itself: its mission and goals; high-level business strategy; products and services; and sector it operates in. Having this understanding is critical to defining the organization’s unique set of security needs. Defining these needs can be much more challenging than it may sound. However there are steps that can be taken to ease the burden, including understanding the organization’s assets, implementing robust risk management practices and taking changes in the security environment into account over time.
Developing a World-Class Security Program
It's Time to Advance Your Security Organization
The threat landscape is ever evolving, every year there is a new threat that emerges, be in ransomware, business email compromise, or credential theft. Yet organizations are still reacting the same way, try to keep pace by buy the latest protection technology. In fact a recent survey highlighted that 44% of the survey organizations did not have a cybersecurity strategy. Organizations should be aligning their security strategy to their business strategy to develop a strategy which reduces risk now and into the future.
Evaluating Your Security Program to Meet Future Cybersecurity Needs
Updating your security program to keep pace with future needs is no small undertaking. The key is to understand where your organization stands today so that you can address where it needs to go. Using maturity modeling is a good starting point. Once you’ve established your needs, a security partner can help you refresh your security program to meet the growing demands of your business and the marketplace.
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