According to ‘Cybersecurity Frameworks and Foundational Security Controls: A Survey of IT Security Professionals’, almost all organisations face significant challenges when implementing cyber security frameworks.
Based on a survey of 319 IT security decision makers, the report found that 95% of companies have faced impediments to implementing a framework.
Most organisations found that a lack of appropriate tools to automate controls (40%), inadequate tools to audit effectiveness (37%), poor integration between tools (35%), and lack of reporting (21%) proved to be major technological issues in implementing their frameworks. Other reported challenges included not having enough time, lack of trained staff and conflicts between ease of use and security.
Adopting security frameworks delivers clear benefits
Despite these issues, 95% of those that adopted cyber security frameworks reported that their organisations have benefited from:
- complying with contractual obligations (47%),
- achieving measurable security improvements (43%),
- improving the maturity and effectiveness of security operations (43%),
- being able to more effectively present security readiness to business leadership (41%).
Streamline your route to implementing cyber security frameworks
Although effectively implementing a cyber security framework presents a number of challenges to an organisation, these can be significantly reduced and/or resolved entirely with the help of documentation toolkits.
Fully compliant with the internationally-recognised information security standard ISO 27001, the ISO 27001 ISMS Documentation Toolkit contains a complete set of pre-written documentation and project tools to help streamline your cyber security project.