Standards Based Approach to CyberSecurity

CyberSecurity has typically been the responsibility of the IT department, but multiple high-profile attacks have caught the attention of lawmakers around the world.  Laws and regulations are bringing IT CyberSecurity responsibilities into the boardroom.

ClearArmor Cyber Governance Framework

ClearArmor Cyber Governance Framework

ClearArmor’s Cyber Intelligent Cyber-Security Platform (ICSP) provides an automated Cyber Governance framework which both helps your organization create a comprehensive CyberSecurity plan, and validates that the plan is being implemented by your team.  The ICSP leverages integrated, structured processes based on a variety of industry best practices, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and Center for Internet Security (CIS) controls and best practices.

The ClearArmor Process is an understandable approach to CyberSecurity, which is based upon years of process development within the world’s most secure Government and Industry IT environments. It allows the organization to run real-time audits and produce compliance documentation. This creates a proactive CyberSecurity approach – with easy-to-read dashboards that provide measured milestones, quantify risk, and maximize efficiency.

The Proof Is In The Numbers:

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Risk Reduction With No Framework or CIS Controls in Place

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Implementing the First 5 CIS Controls Can Reduce Your Risk of a Cyberattack

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Implementing all 20 CIS Controls Further Reduces Risk

Meet Fiduciary Responsibility

Board members and executives have a fiduciary responsibility to monitor and mitigate corporate risk and minimize financial loss – these risks include CyberSecurity threats – in which a breach can be very costly. Board members are acting agents of the corporation and must exercise due diligence to oversee that the organization is guarded against a potential attack, which can result in financial loss, reputation risk, and lawsuits.

Document Regulatory Compliance

ClearArmor’s Cyber Governance Framework allows you to document your regulatory compliance. Most organizations cannot print out reports or run random audits against regulations proving compliance with many CyberSecurity industry standards such as, NIST, CIS, ISO, etc. To effectively comply with requirements, regulations, and controls – a comprehensive solution must be deployed, which documents measurement against compliance metrics and performs self assessments and random audits. This will allow you to aid in protecting yourself and the organization.

Enable Security-Focused Culture

Employee security participation and a security-focused corporate culture is an often-overlooked but core component of Cyber Governance. According to the Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation’s “State of Cybersecurity Report”, forty-five percent (45%) of recent data breaches were the result of human-related errors, Human factors must be considered and included within a CyberSecurity process. The ClearArmor CRP enables a security-focused culture by including management and personnel within your company’s CyberSecurity program. The SRP includes documented, automated and tracked training for employees, a corporate web based “CyberSecurity Daily” that is automatically updated web based newsletter that includes an CyberSecurity information on the current Cyber issues, the corporations positions on current Cyber threats and an automated assessment of the employees participation in CyberSecurity.

Manage CyberSecurity Spend and Quantify Risks

The very nature of CyberSecurity demands a managed effort. Few organizations have a managed effort. To “Detect, Mitigate and Protect” the CyberSecurity process requires numerous technical tools and processes. Typically, the tools and processes are stovepipe applications that generate independent data stored in local databases without central management. Current organization CyberSecurity solutions may or not be functioning and if they are, they are not incorporated into standard documented process. Since networks are not well defined, the application is not properly deployed and the resulting data is not useful. A CRP (CyberSecurity Recourse Plan) forces integration and analysis of the CyberSecurity applications against an overall framework. Applications are reviewed and decisions are made as to the necessity of the data and associated actual cost of the application in maintenance fees and work effort.