Benchmark Security Framework

Your most important business assets are at risk of cyber crime. Cyber criminals are employing progressively sophisticated techniques to steal your most important data. The number of attacks are also going up with regular headlines like these -

Yesterdays preventive approach of using a firewall and encryption is not enough. A more comprehensive security process is needed to counter cyber attacks. Fortunately a multi phased, layered security approach has been practiced in physical security systems for a long time.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) in response to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act (CEA) of 2014, which called for a voluntary framework that organizations could adhere to in order to establish a prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based and cost-effective approach to managing cyber threats. CSF is an established best-practice framework for all organizations. Benchmark Security Framework is based on the Cyber Security Framework defined by NIST.

Similar to NIST Cyber Security Framework, Benchmark Security Framework has 5 core functions as shown below.

  • Identify

    Identifying what exists, what risks are associated with those environments and how that relates in context with your business goals.
  • Defend

    Develop and implement appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services.
  • Detect

    Develop and implement the appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.
  • Defuse

    Develop and implement appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity incident.
  • Recover

    Develop and implement the appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity event.

There is daily news of cyber attacks...

We can help you ...

It all starts with a security assessment to see where you are currently and then based on your business objectives, risk tolerance, regulations, and operational resources we can identify where you need to be and build a roadmap of how to get there. Contact us for an assessment.