Top Cybersecurity Frameworks to Reduce Risk


By The Claroty Team

Cyber threats to critical infrastructure are increasingly more common as new attack vectors emerge due to the advancements of digital transformation and as cyber criminals become more brazen in their attacks. These intentionally targeted attacks have caused critical infrastructure organizations to take a closer look at their cyber health. However, although many organizations understand they must strengthen their cybersecurity posture, they still struggle when it comes to understanding (much less adhering to) new industry regulations and standards designed to protect their cyber-physical systems (CPS). This is where a cybersecurity framework can help.

What is a Cybersecurity Framework?
Typically, a cybersecurity framework refers to a structured set of guidelines, best practices, and standards that an organization can utilize to enhance their cybersecurity posture. The goal of a cybersecurity framework is to establish a systematic and proactive approach to defending an organization from cyberattacks. This is done by providing a comprehensive approach to identifying, protecting, detecting, responding to, and recovering from cybersecurity threats and incidents. By adhering to a cybersecurity framework, organizations can create a flexible and scalable roadmap for their unique needs and quickly adapt and respond to an evolving threat landscape.

What are the Top Cybersecurity Frameworks?

  1. NIST Cybersecurity Framework
    The NIST cybersecurity framework is a set of guidelines and best practices developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to an Executive Order from the U.S. government. The intention of the framework is to help organizations manage and reduce cybersecurity risk.

  2. ISO/IEC 27001
    ISO/IEC 27001 is a globally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). This standard helps critical infrastructure organizations to become risk-aware and to proactively identify and address weakness.

  3. ISA/IEC 62443
    ISA/IEC 62443 are a series of standards that define requirements and processes for implementing and maintaining electronically secure industrial automation and control systems (IACS). ISA/IEC 62433 standards are a big source of cybersecurity truth for OT networks and industrial control system (ICS) operators.

    The MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) framework is a repository of adversary tactics and techniques reflecting various phases of an adversary attack lifecycle and the platforms they are known to target.

By extending robust cybersecurity controls to all CPS — including OT assets, building management systems (BMS), ICS, connected medical devices, and other critical assets — Claroty helps organizations to align with cybersecurity frameworks and comply with industry regulations and standards. This extensive cybersecurity portfolio both supports and simplifies requirements for industry standards and regulations by harnessing and seamlessly integrating with existing IT security tools and workflows, allowing for full coverage and support across all IT and CPS environments. Overall, Claroty empowers organizations to implement cybersecurity frameworks and adhere to regulatory requirements to reduce risk and ensure resilience throughout their entire cybersecurity journey.

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