The Storm is Coming, by innoxiuss

The Storm is Coming, by innoxiuss

Last week I got an email from one of my favorite colleagues in Australia, Peter Baussman. We used to work together at VeriSign both as an employee and contractor. His company, Foresight Consulting, developed a maturity guide for the top four items listed in the Defence Signals Directorate’s Top 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions. Check this out (if nothing else than for the rockin’ little e-bee in the masthead!) and see how it maps to your expectations. Frankly, I think this document is absolutely fantastic as a baseline for any security organization. You may not elect to do every one of these things per your risk or operational models (for example, application whitelisting on laptops isn’t very practical for most organizations—though via VDI maybe!), but it’s a great place to see how you can tactically line up.

After you check that out, go read Foresight Consulting’s free maturity document that outlines and scores you on the top four. This can be a pretty useful start to see how you fit technically with the top four listed in the DSD’s list (which may or may not line up operationally, don’t forget the business!!).


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This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.