What Experts Have to Say About Choosing the Right Cybersecurity Frameworks


Frameworks like the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls, MITRE ATT&CK and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework give organizations clear, step-by-step methodologies for protecting their sensitive data, leveraging a wealth of industry knowledge to take the guesswork out of your security program.

While these cybersecurity frameworks aren’t mandatory like the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for organizations that process payments or the Healthcare Information Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare organizations, using them in tandem with your required compliance policies is a tried-and-true way to harden your systems against cyberattacks.

These types of best practice frameworks have been collaboratively built (and continuously updated) by experts for organizations like yours to use as a blueprint for your security program. If you're ready to implement one of these frameworks, you might be wondering:

  • Is there one cybersecurity framework that gives the most payoff for the effort of implementation?
  • What are some common mistakes people make when it comes to cybersecurity framework implementation?
  • How should organizations go about picking the right framework for their circumstances?
  • Is it advisable to apply multiple security frameworks at once? If so, what are the key considerations/steps needed to succeed at this?

To answer these questions and more, Fortra surveyed nine top cybersecurity professionals to weigh in with their insights on the process of choosing the right cybersecurity frameworks. Simply fill in the form to download your copy of this guide and get their perspectives and tips.