Choosing the right cybersecurity framework means understanding the benefits and limitations of the various options.
Cybersecurity frameworks are often viewed as a routine function to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements. But while cybersecurity frameworks might seem mundane, they offer much more than just a checklist of cybersecurity items.
Cybersecurity frameworks provide a structured approach to help organizations strengthen their cyber resilience and evaluate their cybersecurity programs through several lenses, including internal compliance, industry best practices, and peer benchmarks. However, not all cybersecurity frameworks are created equally, and choosing the wrong one could leave an organization underprepared for an attack. Performing a comprehensive review and comparison of five frameworks can help shed light on how organizations can select the right cybersecurity framework and what implementation pitfalls to avoid.