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Cybersecurity Posture Assessment

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How to Achieve a Good Cybersecurity Posture?

Security posture refers to the security status of an enterprise’s hardware, software and policies, its capability to manage its defenses and its ability to react as the situation changes (based on NIST).

An efficient and effective cybersecurity posture requires a clear understanding of what is important to your organization and why.

A good cyber security posture is only achievable when

  • the value of the data is managed,
  • the cyber risks and threat exposure of such data is understood,
  • appropriate, reliable and efficient security measures are in place and,
  • the organization is in control of its exposure.

Can you Answer These Questions?

Have you implemented adequate InfoSec and IT risk management practices based on industry frameworks? What is the maturity of your existing cybersecurity controls? Do you know how exposed you are?

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Why Perform a Cybersecurity Posture Assessment?

Understand where you are, where you need to go and what needs to be done to get there.

Demonstrate ROI

Know exactly where to invest to optimize your budget, measure the efficiency of your security initiatives and prove the value of your investment.

Meet Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Avoid penalties and repercussions by putting effective mechanisms in place to comply with regulations like GDPR and security standards such as PCI, ISO etc.

Support Business Objectives with your Security Strategy

Be on the same page as your company’s goals and expectations by addressing security as a business issue (not an IT issue) and reduce the gap between governance, risk management and operations.

Align Business Functions

Even out your security strategy throughout your organizations’ business functions, operations and territories, as well as through mergers and acquisitions.

Assess Security Skills & Resources

Get a clear overview of security staff and third-party discrepancies, skills and underlying weaknesses that can disrupt your business.

Optimize Service Delivery

Put an end to vendor miscommunications and unexpected service delivery by pinpointing your needs and setting clear requirements ahead of time.

Verify and Demonstrate Security

  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your cybersecurity posture

  • Ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your critical information and assets under the assessment

  • Help you define a clear path going forward in your cybersecurity planning

  • Provide you with relevant information necessary to strengthen your cybersecurity position and advise you on solutions to protect your business going forward

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Included in a Cybersecurity Posture Assessment

Onsite Audit

Cybersecurity Framework Analysis

Control Maturity Assessment


Internet Exposure Assessment

Statement of Sensitivity to Cyber Attack

Threat Risk Assessment

Prioritized Remediation Plan

The 4 Phases of a Cybersecurity Posture Assessment

The assessment can be divided into four distinct phases:

1. Planning and PreparationPlanning exercise to:
• Validate the scope of the assessment
• Identify key stakeholders
• Identify resource requirements
• Develop a realistic work plan
2. Documentation Review• Documentation of system description
• Definition of a concept of operation
• Definition of a target level of residual risk
• Review of customer documents, including InfoSec policies, processes, roles and responsibilities, critical business processes, IT asset descriptions, risk management plans, network diagrams, awareness programs etc.
3. Assessment• Exposure assessment
• Onsite audit & analysis of findings
• Statement of Sensitivity (SOS) to cyber attack
• Cybersecurity posture definition based on findings
• Cybersecurity framework analysis: assessment of your cybersecurity framework, based on your Enterprise IT Risk and Information Security Frameworks and their global alignment to support the enterprise goals and objectives.
• Threat assessment: identification of deliberate threats that might adversely affect the critical assets.
• Cybersecurity controls maturity assessment: assessment of current vulnerabilities, based on a maturity evaluation of existing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and security measures, as well as their adequacy.
• Prioritized remediation plan for continuous improvement
4. Reporting• Draft report submitted for review and comments
• Final report and executive presentation on your cybersecurity posture

Why Hitachi Systems Security?

Hitachi Systems Security can help determine your security posture improvement strategy as well as develop a concrete action plans to meet your goals. We understand the importance of spending your cybersecurity dollars on the right projects and are committed to maximizing your ROI in line with your business objectives.

Our experts assess both the risks and the critical assets that you already identified, considering threats that apply to your assets and the existing security measures and controls. On one hand, this analysis will help assess the existing controls identify potential vulnerabilities and, on the other hand, optimize appropriate controls to counter the risks and reduce them to an acceptable level.

Our approach to strengthening your cybersecurity posture is unique because it focuses on what really matters: your organization, your mission-critical data and your threat exposure. We do not believe in offering the same set of standardized services for all of our customers. Instead, we understand that your cybersecurity is as unique as your organization and, when properly assessed, has great potential to propel your organization to the next level.

Hitachi Systems Security is also able to assist you with any further steps if needed to improve your cybersecurity posture and manage your cybersecurity 24 hours a day.