What is Maturity Modeling?
Maturity Modeling is a pragmatic methodology for evaluating your cybersecurity maturity and identifying next steps in your organisations security journey. It measures your current state of maturity and identifies areas that will progress your security posture to the appropriate state. It allows organisations 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. Organisations can leverage the results of the survey to identify and prioritise the right initiatives to address next in your security roadmap so that you can, invest more wisely in your programme, 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, a holistic, risk-based, business-driven approach to evaluating cybersecurity maturity based on an organisation’s business operations and risk profile. The model provides organisations 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 organisations’ risks, to help prioritise their security strategy to allow them to make the decisions that will advance them on their security journey.
This paper sets out to explain how to move through five key stages that you can tailor to your organisational needs – Plan, Buy In, Execute, Evolve and Future Proof. It contains vital information and proactive strategies that may be valuable to organisations 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.
To help organisations manage their cyber risk and protect business value, Secureworks has created the Security Maturity Model, a holistic, risk-based, business-driven approach to evaluating cybersecurity maturity based on an organisation’s business operations and risk profile. The model aligns with universally adopted security standards, while also drawing from the best practices rigor Secureworks has distilled from studying the outcomes achieved by 4500 clients around the world in the areas of risk management, cybersecurity operations, governance and processes. The model provides organisations with a pragmatic approach to evaluating their current security maturity and targeting areas for improvement. Download the white paper to learn more about Secureworks Security Maturity Model and how it can help your organisation on its security maturity journey.
In early 2018 Secureworks surveyed 350 organisations 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 organisations in different maturity tiers as they progress through their maturity journey. This E-Book deep dives these commonalities and discuss things all organisations 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 organisation 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 organisation’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 organisation’s assets, implementing robust risk management practices and taking changes in the security environment into account over time.
Developing a World-Class Security Programme
It's Time to Advance Your Security Organisation
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 organisations 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 organisations did not have a cybersecurity strategy. Organisations should be aligning their security strategy to their business strategy to develop a strategy which reduces risk now and into the future.
Underground Hacker Report Database Value Calculator
What's Your Database Worth to a Hacker?
Have you ever wondered how much money a hacker could make were they to breach your defences? Ever wondered why a hacker might target your organisation? In order to help answer these types of questions Secureworks has built a tool based on our popular Underground Hacker Report, enabling you to calculate the value of your payment card and personally identifiable information to buyers on the black market. The tool helps organisations understand the true value of the data they are responsible for protecting. Leverage the Secureworks Underground Hacker Report Database Value Calculator to find out what your data might be worth.