Cybersecurity Standard Requirements
- Industry standards enforce legislation that utilities must meet, and these standards do not come cheaply. Standards require additional resources in the form of employees, hours, and technology, all of which increases the cost of providing reliable electricity to the customer. Therefore, the standards of Cybersecurity that protect the customer are then ultimately paid by the customer. So what are these standards and who sets them?
- There are two philosophical approaches to implementing Cybersecurity on an intelligent, networked grid: create a checklist of actions to take that address known security problems or prioritize actions based on continually refreshing the answer to the question, What makes my system more secure? Which approach do we take?
- What collaborative organizations or efforts has your company interacted with or become involved with to improve its Cybersecurity posture (such as NESCO, NESCOR, Fusion centers, Infragard, US-CERT, ICS-CERT, E-ISAC, SANS, HSIN, the Cross-Sector Cyber Security Working Group of the National Sector Partnership, etc.)?
- Not all cyber-connected assets are essential to protect at all cost. Some assets, however, are 'crown jewels', worth protecting at all costs. Other assets may be more like 'paperclips' where the expense of protection exceeds the benefit. How do you tell the difference?
- Does your organization perform vulnerability assessment activities as part of the acquisition cycle for products in each of the following areas: Cybersecurity, SCADA, smart grid, internet connectivity, and website hosting?
- What is the framework we use for general Cybersecurity certifications that integrate both knowledge and skill while predicting constraints of innate abilities on performance, and do we need specific certifications?
- Describe the company's current practices that are used to protect proprietary information and customer privacy and personal information. Does the company have an information classification and handling policy?
- What domains of knowledge and types of Cybersecurity-associated skills and abilities are necessary for engineers involved in operating industrial processes to achieve safe and reliable operating goals?
- Are you aware of anyone attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, email, etc., regarding the configuration and/or cyber security posture of your website, network, software, or hardware?
- Describe your organization's policies and procedures governing risk generally and Cybersecurity risk specifically. How does senior management communicate and oversee these policies and procedures?
Why Own The Cybersecurity Self-Assessment?
The Cybersecurity Self-Assessment will make you a Cybersecurity domain expert by:
Reducing the effort in the Cybersecurity work to be done to get problems solved
- Ensuring that plans of action include every Cybersecurity task and that every Cybersecurity outcome is in place
- Saving time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Cybersecurity opportunity costs are low
- Delivering tailored Cybersecurity advise instantly with structured going-forward plans
All the tools you need to an in-depth Cybersecurity Self-Assessment. Featuring 895 new and updated case-based criteria, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cybersecurity improvements can be made.
What Is In The Cybersecurity Self-Assessment?
The Cybersecurity Complete Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard
- Ensures you don't miss anything: 895 criteria in 7 RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain) steps with easy and quick navigating and answering for 1 or up to 10 participants
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Cybersecurity Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next
The Cybersecurity Complete Self Assessment eBook version of the book in print
- Provides a convenient way to distribute and share among the participants to prepare and discuss the Self-Assessment
In using the Self-Assessment you will be better able to:
Diagnose Cybersecurity projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in Cybersecurity and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Assess And Define Cybersecurity With This Cybersecurity Self Assessment. Sample Questions From The Complete, 895 Criteria, Self-Assessment:
- Recognize Criterion: When a Cybersecurity manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?
- Define Criterion: What are the security information requirements of Cybersecurity stakeholders?
- Measure Criterion: Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Cybersecurity services/products?
- Analyze Criterion: What domains of knowledge and types of Cybersecurity-associated skills and abilities are necessary for engineers involved in operating industrial processes to achieve safe and reliable operating goals?
- Improve Criterion: How do we define and assess risk generally and Cybersecurity risk specifically?
- Control Criterion: Does your Cybersecurity plan include alternative methods for meeting critical functional responsibilities in the absence of IT or communication technology?
- Sustain Criterion: What role(s) do or should national/international standards and organizations that develop national/international standards play in critical infrastructure Cybersecurity conformity assessment?
Cost/Benefit Analysis; Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Justification And Approval Tools:
Purchasing a The Art of Service Self Assessment will spur new ideas, fast track project strategy and advance your professional skills. We’ve developed a set of criteria that will aid in gaining approval and give you the ability to validate and review your Self-Assessment investment:
- Excluding hired consultants and advisors from top management consulting firms, internal Cybersecurity Self-Assessment work is typically undertaken by senior level positions with titles such as Enterprise Architect, Business Process Architects, Business Process Re-engineering Specialists and Business Architects.
Statistics according to Glassdoor and Indeed tell these positions receive an average basic pay of $125,000. Daily rates of basic pay are computed by dividing an employee's annual pay by 260 days. The daily salary is then derived by dividing the annual salary of $125,000 by 260 days = a daily rate of $480.
- Top management consulting firms start at $2,000 a day, with rates typically charged up to 40 hours per week.
For a fraction of this the Self-Assessment will make you a Cybersecurity domain authority.
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