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DigitalXRAID’s fully managed Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solution evaluates your organisation's operational resilience and cyber security procedures so you can manage vulnerabilities, close security gaps and reduce risk very quickly.

With threats increasing in both scale and sophistication, it’s imperative that you have an effective cyber security strategy in place. 

With a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solution you can confidently navigate through digital transformation projects and business growth with a clearly defined roadmap.  

To protect your business and get a full understanding of your inherent risk profile and current security posture, you need to align to a cyber security maturity model. 

The Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Service

DigitalXRAID’s Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment evaluates your organisation’s operational resilience and cyber security procedures aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework.  

This provides you with a comprehensive risk assessment of your organisation’s readiness to prevent, detect, contain and respond to cyber threats. 

The service provides a baseline of your current cyber maturity and risk level in conjunction with recommended steps to reduce risk to acceptable residual levels.  

DigitalXRAID’s Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solution looks beyond technical control resilience and adopts a holistic approach across your people, processes and technology. 

Resilience indicators in the Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment report will highlight weak areas with guidelines for improvement that delivers a future cyber security roadmap.  

By focusing on risk reduction and increased cyber maturity, you will provide your business with a coherent cyber security strategy aligned to strategic business goals. 

DigitalXRAID’s fully managed Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solution evaluates your organisation's operational resilience and cyber security procedures

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Maturity Framework comprises five key domains: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework is a cyber security maturity model which assesses cybersecurity readiness.  

The NIST Cybersecurity Maturity Framework comprises five key domains: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solutions are conducted against these domains using 23 categories and 108 subcategories. 

This Framework will help you to identify and address any gaps in your security posture before a hacker can exploit them.

Your roadmap will provide a clear view on where you need to implement appropriate controls and measures, so you can increase your level of cyber security maturity.  


Increase in the average cost of a data breach to $4m from last year


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Key Components of the Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Solution

Here’s what can you expect from your Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solution

Gap analysis

Our experts will analyse your current security posture to assess your cybersecurity readiness and ability to respond to cyber attacks, also known as incident response. Our experts will deep dive across all areas of people, process and technology.

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We’ll work with you to understand how your current controls and policies align with the five key domains, comprising of 23 categories and 108 subcategories. Our experts will conduct a detailed review of policy documentation and operational procedures.

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Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Report

You will receive a detailed Cyber Security Maturity Assessment report with guidance on where you need to implement controls and measures to address any gaps in your current security posture. DigitalXRAID experts will work with you to produce a clear and prioritised cyber maturity plan and deliver a cyber transformation roadmap and timeline.

Monitor progress and posture

As part of the managed service we will work with you as your cyber security maturity improves. With the changes to your security posture, and as your business grows, changes to security controls may be required. DigitalXRAID will partner with you to ensure your business remains protected.

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The Benefits Of A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment

  • Baseline your existing cyber security maturity, highlighting areas of weakness to be addressed 
  • Define a cyber security governance model for your organisation 
  • Produce a clear and prioritised cyber maturity plan 
  • Improve use of security budgets 
  • Reduce residual risk to an acceptable level for your business 
  • Reduce the impact of security breaches 
  • Provide a method of measuring and reporting improvements to the board in line with the roadmap 
  • Increase employee engagement with company-wide cyber security initiatives 
  • Ensure compliance with a range of standards such as ISO 27001 Certification
  • Better understand the cyber security risks present in your supply chains 
  • Achieve cyber maturity and reduce cyber risk with a clear ROI on cyber security budget

Conducting a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment helps organisations to identify vulnerabilities and gaps in their security posture.  

This allows them to take steps to improve their defenses and reduce the risk of a data breach or cyberattack. 

With the threat of a cyberattack increasing globally, and the UK being the third most targeted country in the world after Ukraine and the USA according to The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review, it’s imperative that organisations assess the maturity and effectiveness of their cyber security. 

The Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment report provides a baseline which can be shared with key stakeholders across the organisation to highlight the need for effective cyber security programs and secure investment in maturity roadmap.  

A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment can also help organisations to demonstrate compliance with industry standards and regulations, such as ISO 27001, which can be important for maintaining trust with customers and stakeholders. 

Regular assessments can help organisations stay up-to-date with the latest threats and vulnerabilities, ensuring that their security posture remains effective and relevant. 

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DigitalXRAID have a unique insight into the 3 pillars of cybersecurity: Offensive, Defensive and Compliance. We offer the best protection against cyberthreats.

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Our experts will work as an extension of your team, offering expertise so your business is truly protected against threats as well as compliant with industry standards.

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DigitalXRAID are completely impartial, we will offer you in-depth advice based on your needs rather than looking to push a particular software solution.

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What Are The Five Stages Of Security Maturity?

The Pathway to Cybersecurity Maturity

Visibility is key to an effective defence. You need to know exactly what and where your assets are, what access paths (external or internal) and VPN are available or open that could be used as an access point.  

Ensure you run a comprehensive asset management program and an ISMS (Information Security Management System). ISO 27001 and NIST frameworks will provide guidance and controls for managing all your physical and software assets. 

You must ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place within your organisation. You also need to consider physical and remote access.  

Empower staff within the organisation through Security Awareness Training including role based and privileged user training. If certain employees have access to personal customer data, ensure they understand the sensitivity around it and GDPR rules and implications.  

It’s essential to establish data security protection policies consistent with your organisation’s risk strategy. This will protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. 

To respond to a cyber incident or threat early detection is key to effective recover. 

Ensure anomalies and events are detected, and their potential impact is understood. Implement Continuous Monitoring capabilities to monitor cybersecurity events and verify the effectiveness of protective measures.  

In addition, regular penetration testing and vulnerability management will ensure any weakness is detected before an attacker can exploit it.  

Ensure you have a plan! Effective Incident response is not performed ad hoc. Make sure you have gone through mock incidents and understand who to contact and what to do in the event of an incident. It will be stressful enough without having to feel your way through the dark. 

The key is to limit the impact of any cyber incident. Ensure response planning processes are tested before an incident occurs.

The Recover function identifies appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident. The Recover function supports timely recovery to normal operations to reduce the impact on business operations from a cybersecurity breach. 

Examples of outcomes within this function include: 

  • Ensuring the organisation implements Recovery planning processes and procedures to restore systems and/or assets affected by cybersecurity incidents
  • Implementing improvements based on lessons learned and reviews of existing strategies
  • Internal and external communications are coordinated during and following the recovery from a cybersecurity incident

How Mature Is Your Cybersecurity Program?

Cyber security is a topic that is now recognised and discussed at board level, as cyber threats are posing increasing risk to organisations. However, a lack of in-house specialist skills with the latest threat intelligence and deep understanding can cause bottlenecks.  

There are many questions that organisations must be able to answer to be able to fully understand their cybersecurity maturity: 

What are your biggest risks?
Where are you in your cyber security journey?
How capable are you at preventing, detecting and responding to today’s most advanced adversaries? 

Organisations are often unable to dedicate the time and resources needed to answer these questions and evaluate their capabilities thoroughly, let alone conduct an internal Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment.  

How mature do you believe your cybersecurity capabilities against today’s best practices?  

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We understand that no two companies are the same.  

DigitalXRAID will work as an extension of your own team to identify where your organisation is vulnerable to and where you need to take action to avoid the threat of a cyberattack and data loss.  

We’ll establish how you meet cyber threats and what incident response capabilities you have in place.  

Finally, we’ll help you to prioritise your cyber security roadmap and related investments according to your greatest areas of risk and the potential impact. 

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We work in partnership with you, offering consultation on a range of services and solutions.
Our focus is on providing long term, comprehensive protection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment: Further Information

Cybersecurity maturity assessments are a common way for organisations to evaluate their current level of cybersecurity preparedness and identify areas for improvement.  

Some common frequently asked questions about cybersecurity maturity assessments include:
What is a cybersecurity maturity assessment? How is it conducted?
What types of assessments are available?
What are the benefits of conducting a cybersecurity maturity assessment?
What should be done with the results of the assessment?

It’s important for organisations to have a clear understanding of the purpose and process of a cybersecurity maturity assessment to ensure that they are taking the necessary steps to protect their systems and data. 

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Learn more about Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments

A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment (CSMA) is a gap analysis and risk assessment. The Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment provides a comprehensive review of an organisation’s Information Security Management System, and capability to protect the business against applicable cyber risks. 

The Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment is valuable for organisations of any size as a risk assessment of the organisation’s readiness to prevent, detect, contain and respond to threats.  

It provides insights to understand current vulnerabilities and identify and prioritise areas of remediation so no matter what size the business is, the board can focus on addressing gaps in cybersecurity, managing risk, building trust and measuring performance — turning risk into a business growth advantage.    

A cybersecurity posture is an organisation’s current ability to understand vulnerabilities and prevent cyberattacks.  

A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment analyses this cybersecurity posture to understand the effectiveness of current capabilities and provides a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment report with recommendations on how to improve the cybersecurity posture.  

The cybersecurity maturity model helps organisations to identify risks, understand how vulnerable they are to attacks and how able they are to identify and manage cyber incidents.  

Simply, a cybersecurity maturity model is a cybersecurity assessment tool used to assess an organisation’s cybersecurity readiness and identify gaps in its security posture. 

By understanding where your business sits within the maturity model through Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment solutions, you have a clear roadmap and timeline for what steps are needed to improve your cybersecurity posture through information security processes. 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a risk-based cyber security framework “to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure”.   

The NIST Cybersecurity Framwork provides a set of guidelines so that organisations can assess and improve their cyber security posture. The NIST Cybersecurity Services Framework is designed to be flexible and adaptable, allowing organisations to tailor their approach based on their unique needs and capabilities.  

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is composed of five core functions: Identity, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Each function consists of 23 categories and 108 subcategories that help organisations address specific cybersecurity threats.   

Organisations adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework can improve their cyber security posture and better protect themselves against cyber threats. 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance refers to compliance with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.  

Cyber threats continue to grow in complexity and volume. Ransomware attacks are at an all-time high, with the highest volume of attacks in the last month than we’ve seen in the last 4 years.  

Due to this, there is an increasing need for organisations to assess the maturity and effectiveness of their cyber security. 

Cybersecurity Posture and Maturity Assessment provides an overall view of the organisation’s internal and external security posture and helps improve its security maturity levels to combat the growing cybersecurity risks.  

By conducting a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment you will be able to: 

  • Identify gaps in your cybersecurity program 
  • Evaluate your current cybersecurity posture and maturity level 
  • Create a roadmap and timeline to address areas for improvement 
  • Receive actionable recommendations from your cybersecurity service provider 

Managing today’s threatscape successfully is a constantly evolving challenge that requires an agile response. Establishing how your organisation meets these threats is best done by assessing your current cybersecurity maturity. A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment provides an established and methodical means to do so. 

Benefits of a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment include: 

  • Review your security posture and identify risks 
  • Get insight and comparison of your maturity level to other organisations facing similar challenges and risk 
  • Identify gaps in your cybersecurity program across people, processes and technology 
  • Identify desired state of cyber security with a comprehensive Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment report of findings, focused on risk and exposure 
  • Deliver a cyber transformation roadmap and timeline 
  • Understand where investment into cybersecuirty is planned and what ROI it will provide 

Following the Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment, your provider will supply you with a Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Report. This report should be shared with business stakeholders as well as the IT and Security teams.  

The Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment Report provides a clear breakdown of the organisation’s current cyber security posture and a clear roadmap to improve cybersecurity maturity.  

Businesses with a Security Operations Centre (SOC) or ISO 270001 Certification can also use the report as part of their regular audits.  

Learn more about how Thrive Homes was able to review and understand company-wide security posture and risk with a NIST Cyber Maturity Assessment. 

Recommended actions following the Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment include: 

  • Define a cyber security governance model for your organisation 
  • Produce a clear and prioritised cyber maturity plan 
  • Deliver a cyber transformation roadmap and timeline 
  • Improve use of security budgets 
  • Reduce residual risk to an acceptable level for your business 
  • Achieve cyber maturity and risk reduction with a clear ROI 

The ISO 27001 standard, known fully as ISO/IEC 27001:2022, is an internationally recognised standard for information security. ISO 27001 outlines the requirements for organisations to build, maintain and continually improve an Information Security Management System (ISMS) 

The ISO 27001 standard framework comprises of security controls to protect information assets, analyse risk and outline internal processes.  

As a comprehensive information security standard, ISO 27001 encompasses the entire organisation, not just the IT department. This means people, processes and technology are considered across the whole business. ISO 27001 also uniquely involves input from management and other stakeholders in a top-down approach. 

Like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001 is a set of security standards and protocols.  

The ISO 27001 standard was developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).  

Much like NIST, ISO 27001 details specific security controls, internal policies, and standardised protocols for information security management that are recommended to protect your data from misuse or theft. 

Like other ISO management system standards, compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard is possible but not obligatory. Most organisations require ISO 27001 certification as part of their commercial agreements and supply chain assurance.  

Both NIST and ISO 27001 have the same aims and purpose: to protect the organisation’s data and cybersecurity posture. However, the standards cover different areas of cybersecurity. 

By achieving certification and therefore complying with the ISO 27001 standard, an organisation can demonstrate its capability to responsibly handle data on an international level. The NIST Cybersecurity Assessment Framework is used to measure the maturity of an organisation’s cybersecurity program and its ability to respond to cyberattacks. 

Depending on where an organisation is within its cybersecurity maturity journey and what commercial agreements it has in place or aims to go for in the future, one of these standards may be more suitable to comply with as a priority.  

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