Cynet Launches Security for Management Template to Indicate Security Readiness to Senior IT Management

Cynet has launched the Security for Management template to help business management better understand and prepare against a cyberattacks. The template is a free resource available to IT security professionals for download at the Cynet registration site.

The template helps the IT security team ensure the organization is aware of its security profile and that they receive the necessary budget to safeguard the organization, said Eyal Gruner, president and co-founder of Cynet, noting that this is enabled by allowing the IT security and the management team to clearly communicate and respond to priorities.

According to Cynet, in addition to their responsibility for securing their organizations’ data, IT security professionals must also communicate the security risk, needs, and status to the company's CISO, CIO, director of IT, or other senior management. Because senior management decides and allocates resources, the level of security is adjusted in direct proportion to the threat level.

Since management may not be as involved with this area of the business as security admins, Cynet has developed the Security for Management template to provide a concise presentation of security issues and remedies. The template is intended to help turn cybersecurity from an abstract risk to a business mission by mapping potential and real threats in a way that is presentable to non-technical executives, to gain consensus on near-term and future actions. The template creates a common language so that security needs are easily understood, including the NIST framework pillars of identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery. It also introduces operational metrics to measure stature and progress with a focus on achieving objectives. The clear presentation of results provided by the security team helps ensure transparency and creates trust.

Specific insights covered in the template include a general framing of the NIST framework as the common language; a NIST CSF deep-dive to use per specific needs; a NIST scorecard; a mapping of the organization’s cybersecurity stakeholders; operational metrics; and a concise risk measurement dashboard that reflects the security posture of the enterprise.

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