How does SecuriThink relate to the Maturity Scale Information Security?

Whether InfoSec maturity is measured by a 5 level (e.g. Gartner) or 4 level (e.g. NIST) scale, it does not map directly to the 5 levels of results in SecuriThink methodology. However, there is a lot of common ground at the highest levels of both scales.

The InfoSec maturity scale and the SecuriThink results scale each describe a different dimension of higher performance by the organization which makes possible a higher quality outcome for the business. It stands to reason, therefore, that they would complement one another.

We know one CIO who says that above InfoSec maturity level 3.5 on a 5 point scale, an organization can’t buy their way to higher levels by simply spending more on technology. He believes those higher maturity levels are achieved by building InfoSec into the culture, a behavioral dimension described by the SecuriThink results scale.

Both the Gartner and the NIST scales describe the top 2 tiers as including, respectively, active and proactive engagement of all employees with InfoSec. This is the business change described by the two top tiers of the SecuriThink results scale.

More FAQ

Why does a SecuriThink project always begin with an assessment?

Our clients engage us to get from one place to another so we might think of an example as “We’re in Chicago and we want you to help us get to San Francisco.” What we’ve learned is that someone who says they’re in Chicago might actually be in St. Louis or maybe even Miami.

What is Cultural Armour?

Cultural ArmourTM is achieved when InfoSec is deeply embedded in company culture. It means you walk the talk that “information security is everyone’s job”.