With the increase of usage for IoT devices comes an increase in risk and vulnerabilities. Organizations face issues with prioritization of risk and vulnerabilities due to constraints with security resources. Finding a way to focus their attention on the appropriate security concerns to minimize the risks and threats to the organization is a challenge. They need to ensure that they are assigning security resources to implement the appropriate security controls. Without properly identifying the security gaps, organizations might be investing in unnecessary security measures. Deciding where to focus security resources is a challenge for many organizations given the complexity of a constantly changing security landscape.
The Security Maturity Model (SMM) was developed by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to provide a framework to assess IoT security practices and implementation. This framework helps organizations to understand where they are as far as security is concerned and identify the gaps from where they would like to be. It describes security domains and various techniques available and guidance as to which mechanisms they can use to achieve the desired security maturity level.
With the RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment App-Pack, the Security Maturity Model framework can be used to complete a risk assessment to determine your current security posture and document your desired security outcome. You can identify the security gaps and develop action plans to reach your desired security posture meanwhile focusing on standards, guidelines, and practices that work best for your organization or implementation.
The RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment app-pack enables organizations to:
Create an IoT Security Risk Profile to capture risk assessment and results
Identify the scope of the security risk assessment
Determine current and target security maturity levels
Develop remediation plans to address gaps in security posture and maturity
Understand security posture for IoT implementations
Minimize impacts to the organization through proper mitigation of security risks
Prioritize security resources for IoT implementations
Compliance with standards and regulations through implementing appropriate security measures