Charting a Course to Cyber Resiliency: Overviewing The Futurum Group’s Security Framework

Charting a Course to Cyber Resiliency: Overviewing The Futurum Group’s Security Framework


As the cyber-threat landscape continues to rapidly evolve, the need for frameworks for cybersecurity continues to grow. Frameworks offer comprehensive guidance encompassing prevention, detection, response, and recovery. These are adaptable and scalable, making them suitable for organizations of various sizes and industries while at the same time providing models to address emerging threats and specific organizational needs. Furthermore, their government backing, including development, endorsement and adoption, lends them credibility and ensures alignment with best practices. But there is no unified, universally accepted approach. This adds complexity and confusion, which can overwhelm resource-constrained organizations. For example, it is challenging to integrate different frameworks, find ways to effectively measure cyber-resilience, and foster collaboration across teams.

The Futurum Group Security Framework is a tool that can help. It is based on The Futurum Group’s hands-on lab work, as well as in-depth analysis of a number of existing frameworks. It was designed to be utilized by IT Operations to assess their environment – including their processes and technologies – for efficacy in addressing cyber-security requirements. Examples include identifying and implementing best practices and controls, consistently enforcing policies, improving collaboration and efficiency across teams, and streamlining processes.

Implementing a security framework can improve organizations’ cyber resiliency, helping them prepare for and respond to cyberattacks more effectively and as a result minimizing damage and downtime from an attack. In providing a structured way for organizations to assess their security posture, identify areas for improvement, and adapt to evolving threats, they also pave a path to continuous, iterative improvement of the security posture. In looking at the divergent requirements across organizations and industries, The Futurum Group Security Framework is striving for a standard approach to help guide organizations in implementing safeguards, identifying vulnerabilities, and responding to incidents. Ultimately it seeks to improve the overall security posture, while helping to meet regulatory requirements and industry standards, and reduce legal and financial risks.

To learn more, download your copy of Charting a Course to Cyber Resiliency: Overviewing The Futurum Group’s Security Framework with our companion workbook, now.

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Author Information

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.