Posted on Monday, March 02, 2015 by Andrew Chang-Gu
With the recent high-profile attacks on Sony and Anthem, it's clear that cyber risks continue to grow and that organizations need to do more to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses. Security frameworks exist to guide the implementation and management of security controls, and they should be used by any organization looking to intelligently manage cyber risk. A security framework helps prevent a haphazard approach to information security, and reduces potential gaps in the organization’s security efforts.
The ideal framework provides a complete guide to current information security best practices while leaving room for an organization to customize its implementation of controls to its unique needs and risk profile. Several existing and well-known cybersecurity frameworks include COBIT 5, ISO 27000, and NIST 800-53. Recently, a new framework has come into play: NIST’s “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”