Cybersecurity Gap & Maturity Assessments

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Cybersecurity Gap Assessment

An OT Cybersecurity Gap Assessment evaluates an organization or facility’s cybersecurity practices against established standards and/or regulatory requirements.

What a Gap Assessment Typically Consists Of

A gap assessment typically includes a physical inspection of OT systems at one or more sites, where we observe and take notes.

As part of the process, we gather and analyze data on how the network and systems are architected and configured. We also meet with key operations personnel to learn about their current cybersecurity practices.

Throughout the process, we’ll assess conformance with relevant industry guidelines and standards (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISA/IEC 62443), regulations specific to the sector (e.g. NERC CIP for electric utilities, TSA for pipeline), and your organization’s existing OT security policy and standards.

Gap Assessment Outcomes

The assessment includes a detailed document outlining current compliance status, vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement, along with a prioritized list of recommendations to align your facility with your organizational goals.

Conducting a gap assessment ensures that your company is not only compliant, but resilient.

Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment

A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment evaluates the effectiveness and sophistication of an organization’s cybersecurity governance program and makes recommendations to establish a cybersecurity posture based on best practices and industry standards.

What a Maturity Assessment Typically Consists Of

Our maturity assessment involves a detailed review of your cybersecurity policies and procedures. This process is aligned with recognized cybersecurity maturity models (e.g., NIST Cybersecurity Framework), with security controls mapped from relevant industry standards, like ISA-62443, NIST 800-53, etc.

Maturity Assessment Outcomes

The maturity assessment concludes with a detailed report that highlights areas of strengths and potential areas for development. From here, we’ll provide you with updated governance documents, or in some cases, newly created governance documents that provide clear, actionable steps to enhance your cybersecurity posture.

Armexa’s Customizable Approaches

When it comes to gap and maturity assessments, we can customize the approach for each organization, and that typically falls within 3 different categories:

Tabletop, Remote, Interview-Only Assessment

This variant focuses on a high-level, conceptual review of the organization’s cybersecurity practices through remote means. It involves structured interviews and discussions with key personnel, conducted virtually or over the phone.

The goal is to gain an understanding of the cybersecurity policies, procedures and practices in place without the need for physical inspection or technical validation.

This approach is Ideal for organizations seeking a quick, initial assessment of their cybersecurity posture or those with geographical or logistical constraints.

Validated, Site Visit, Interviews, Analysis Assessment

This is a more in-depth and hands-on approach, involving an on-site visit to the facility or facilities.

The assessment includes both interviews with relevant staff and a physical inspection of the cybersecurity infrastructure. It also involves a technical analysis of the systems and networks to validate the information gathered during interviews and to identify vulnerabilities and compliance issues firsthand.

This approach is suitable for organizations requiring a comprehensive evaluation of their cybersecurity practices, including physical security and technical aspects.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Abbreviated Assessment

This variant is specifically tailored for situations involving mergers, acquisitions, or similar corporate restructuring events.

It focuses on rapidly identifying the key cybersecurity strengths and vulnerabilities that could impact the valuation, risk profile, or integration plans in a merger or acquisition scenario.

This assessment is abbreviated to fit the typically tight timelines of M&A activities, providing crucial insights in a condensed format.

This approach is ideal for organizations undergoing or considering corporate mergers or acquisitions, where understanding the cybersecurity landscape is important for informed decision-making.

Each of these variants offers a different level of depth and focus, allowing organizations to choose the assessment that best fits their specific needs and circumstances.

Taking the Next Steps

Whether you require a high-level review, an in-depth site analysis, or a rapid assessment for mergers and acquisitions, we can meet your needs.

Contact us today to schedule your gap or maturity assessment.

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