A new free online tool is allowing organizations to assess their level of cyber security maturity and pinpoint what they need to do to become more resilient to cyber attacks.
The RESILIA™ Pathway Tool enables organizations of all sizes to assess their cyber security capabilities and produce a clear, graphical representation outlining areas of strength or weakness. It allows senior managers to obtain an “at a glance” assessment of their organization’s ability and determine areas for improvement – assisting them on the journey to their desired level of cyber resilience.
Nick Wilding, general manager of cyber resilience at AXELOS, said: “The majority of successful cyber-attacks succeed because of human error. As a result, we need to recognize that cyber resilience is fundamentally as much about people and processes as it is about technology.
“The Pathway Tool allows organizations to evaluate the current and desired capabilities of their people and processes, providing an accurate assessment of resilience. Furthermore it offers a clear pathway to enhanced resilience and what organizations need to do to get there, which could involve extra training for specific groups of staff.”
The tool is free to use and is based on AXELOS’ RESILIA best practice* lifecycle model adopted from ITIL®, which incorporates 29 control areas relevant to guidance such as ISO27001, UK Cyber Essentials and NIST Cybersecurity Framework, along with practical management and process best practice. This is complemented by maturity levels based on Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) – an industry-leading standard.
George Judd, Principal Manager, Cask Services LLC (CSL), said: “We have used the Pathway Tool during its demo release with several clients to establish a baseline understanding of the business resilience posture. Through this they have been able to reprioritize efforts and funding, reorganized resources based on the discovery of gaps and overlaps from the assessment and now can visually depict their organizations alignment with IT and cybersecurity.”
Andy Green, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Aprose Risk, said: “The Pathway Tool is a fantastic resource for organizations concerned about cyber threats. As a ‘RESILIA Consultancy Partner’, we have used the Pathway Tool in multiple successful engagements and the feedback has been universally positive. We use it to provide a comprehensive, but easy to understand overview of the company’s cyber posture and allows us to make recommendations for improvement. We welcome the official launch of the Pathway Tool as a significant step forward in cyber resilience best practice."
The Pathway Tool is available for organizations to conduct their own free assessment on the AXELOS website pathway.axelos.com and is already being used by cyber security consultants and organizations worldwide. Alternatively, you can contact one of our partners.