In 2017, an average of 360,000 new malicious files were detected each day. With the number of cyber threats growing, companies today need to ensure they have a robust cybersecurity program. There is a plethora of information out there pertaining to cybersecurity programs and frameworks, and with all these different options to pick from, how do you choose?

The answer: it depends. There are a number of factors to look at when deciding what kind of program to design and implement.

As with programs, there are a number of categories of frameworks to consider, as well. Knowing which category to implement is partially dependent upon which stage your organization is in. There are control frameworks, program frameworks, and risk frameworks.

Control frameworks are a great idea for organizations that are new to the market or are managing a new security program. Control frameworks like National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 or the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls are a strong starting point for identifying the current state of the organization, prioritizing controls, and developing a roadmap for the future state of the cybersecurity program.

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Program frameworks are centered around building a strong program, improving business leader communication, measuring program maturity, and industry comparisons. These frameworks, like International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), help organizations improve the information security aspects of their programs while including organizational context.

Finally, there are risk frameworks. These frameworks incorporate more controls and management across a wider range of business operations, and to ensure it is done in a way that is useful to the organization’s stakeholders. These frameworks, such as NIST 800-39 or Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR), help define a more systematic approach to risk management.

A careful overview of the security operations of your organization is necessary in order to determine how to begin and implement this process. netlogx can help you determine which type of framework suits your organization best and can even tailor specific frameworks to better meet your needs. Let netlogx play a key role in maintaining a successful and well-protected organization.