Should My Business Invest in Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments?
Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments (CSMA), a component of cybersecurity strategy, measure an organization’s current cybersecurity performance and provide a benchmark for future improvements. Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. As a result, it is critical that businesses continuously improve their cybersecurity readiness to protect against the latest cyber-threats.
When Cyber Security Maturity Assessments are conducted by a cybersecurity professional, the results provide a cybersecurity maturity scorecard and a cyber-readiness improvement road map. CSMA will assess an organization’s Cybersecurity program in six key categories:
- People, policies, and compliance
- Risk management
- Protecting data
- Detecting incidents
- Planning for Cybersecurity concerns
- Cybersecurity strategy
When an organization is Cyber Security Maturity Assessed, the cybersecurity professional will provide detailed reports that help identify critical gaps in cybersecurity readiness and prioritize actions to improve cyber-readiness. The results from a CSMA can also be used to educate cybersecurity executives, chief information officers, chief information security officers, and other cybersecurity stakeholders. These Cyber Security Maturity Assessment reports are beneficial for businesses of all sizes, regardless of cyber-readiness investment or cybersecurity maturity. Businesses in many industries will benefit from Cyber Maturity Assessments because cybersecurity is becoming an integral part of doing business. Cyber-attacks are increasing against businesses in all verticals, and CSMA can help improve cyber-compliance and cybersecurity performance across the board.
In addition, the CSMA reports provide a road map for improving cyber-readiness to meet future challenges, including complying with new cybersecurity regulations impacting businesses around the world. Businesses will also be better equipped to implement security technologies like cloud computing or next generation firewalls to protect data and fight off cybercriminals looking for easy targets online.
If you’re concerned about the current state of your organization’s cybersecurity program, experiencing any number of recent cybersecurity breaches, and unsure how to start cyber-readiness improvement initiatives, Cyber Security Maturity Assessments can help. SysArc offers CSMA that provide businesses with Cybersecurity readiness and cyber-compliance metrics so they can prioritize investments and stay ahead of cybercriminals in today’s online landscape.