For most organizations, “compliance” does not equal “security”. Compliance often means that you have met a minimally-acceptable threshold, as determined by regulators or contracts, for a subset of your operations. Security goals, on the other hand, must be set as a matter of management policy. While it is true that no one can be completely secure, you can set realistic, achievable, measurable security goals.
To do that, enterprises should select a best-practice security control framework, measure the presence and effectiveness of the controls defined in the framework, and establish policies declaring a targeted state of controls maturity. Armed with that information, the security team can properly prioritize and deliver controls improvement projects.
Multiple Frameworks, Same Expert Analysis
Coalfire’s Cybersecurity Controls Assessment can be delivered using any best-practice framework, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), the Center for Internet Security’s Critical Security Controls, COBIT5, or any other framework appropriate for your situation. Regardless of the framework you choose, Coalfire analysts will evaluate the design of your controls, test their effectiveness, and rate their maturity using a capability maturity model (CMM).
Know Your Gaps and Build a Roadmap to Close Them
The current CMM rating will then be used to identify gaps between the current state of your security controls and management expectations. Coalfire will then work with your security leaders to identify gap-closing strategies and prioritize corrective actions.
Why Partner with Coalfire: Trustworthy Assessments, Practical Advice Since 2001
Coalfire is a pure-play, vendor-neutral cybersecurity advisory firm. We’ve served as a trusted advisor to executives, legal counsel, compliance managers and security practitioners across numerous industries since our founding in 2001.
Each project is led by a credentialed, industry-savvy senior director and supported by consultants armed with the methodologies, insights and know-how accumulated through service to over 1,400 clients annually.