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Let us help you create a plan and roadmap to increase your cybersecurity program maturity  –  shift from Reactive to Proactive.

Increasing your Security Program Maturity:

  • Provides assessments and benchmarks (sectors, peers, regulations, and standards)
  • Articulates how a set of characteristics have evolved over time
  • Expresses best practices and bodies of knowledge
  • Identifies gaps and develops improvement plans (roadmap)
  • Demonstrates improvement over time
  • Translates the security profile in common terms

Moving to a higher level of program maturity offers the following benefits:

  • Limits potential liability. When information security maturity is low, the information security management program is inefficient and partially ineffective. The risk of a security breach is likely to be high, and the organization is not able to prove that it meets a basic standard of due care. When maturity is higher (prevailing practice) breaches can still occur, but liability may be limited for having met or exceeded the standard of due care
  • Provides a defensible position, if challenged by regulators or auditors
  • Demonstrates progress over time, allowing timely remediation and/or validation on whether investments in new capabilities are actually delivering their expected potential  Note: Future assessments will allow for comparative results – to see how the maturity changed based upon an investment in specific new capabilities. 
  • Confirms internal best practices by comparing maturity in different areas of the enterprise (per hospital, corporate, and though managed services)
  • Develops the foundation for a more advanced information security program that will be established later (helps develop a Road Map)
  • Establishes components that could be used to construct a basic, formal dashboard to track the state of security in later levels of maturity
  • Provides clarity around decision accountability relating to information security
  • Fosters the culture change necessary to build-out an effective information security program, become proactive and reduce risk to the organization
  • Improves the efficacy of security-related expenditure, benefits derived from that expenditure, and metrics that can be used for validation

We provide recommended control improvements to implement in order to achieve a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity and compliance. We identify those recommendations that should have the greatest impact on improving an organization’s security posture and moving from reactive to proactive on the maturity scale.

To discuss our strategy and planning services, please contact tw-Security.