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Axio Offers Free Cybersecurity Program Assessment Tools

Tools can be used to assess the current state of a company's cybersecurity program.

NEW YORK, October 27, 2020--Axio, a leading cyber risk management Software-as-a-Service company, today announced the availability of four free cyber risk program assessment tools that will give organizations visibility into their cyber posture. Axio360’s free tools include the complete NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), the complete Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), a wizard-based on-ramp to the C2M2 called C2M2 Quick Launch, and coming soon, a wizard-based on-ramp to the NIST CSF called the NIST CSF Quick Launch.

“Knowing your current cyber state is the first step towards cyber resilience and having the right tools will ensure survival. We understand that it’s impossible to prevent all cyber-attacks, but we believe businesses should have an accurate and holistic view of their programs,” said Scott Kannry, CEO of Axio. “Our initiative with the free assessment tool offerings is to empower companies to fully understand how their programs are performing and to prioritize improvements. After using C2M2, C2M2 Quick Launch, NIST CSF, and NIST CSF Quick Launch  tools, teams will know their cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses and how they compare to their peers, and they will be able to actively manage an improvement roadmap for their cybersecurity program.”

NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)

NIST CSF is the world’s most popular cybersecurity framework. It is structured into five easy-to-understand functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover). This framework is designed to drive alignment across the organization with non-cybersecurity experts and is frequently used as the basis for communications to boards of directors and other executive stakeholders.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) Quick Launch

NIST CSF Quick Launch is a cybersecurity program assessment of 8 multiple-choice questions for those just getting started with NIST CSF-based cybersecurity improvement. Axio developed this assessment to focus companies on initial cybersecurity priorities. Once these initial elements are in place, organizations can easily transition to the full assessment framework.

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2)

Developed in close collaboration with industry by the Department of Energy, C2M2 is an extremely thorough cybersecurity program assessment suitable for all types of organizations. This framework allows organizations to check what security measures they have in place and how they are carrying those activities out. Additionally, C2M2 features a thorough view of the company’s cybersecurity maturity and what needs to be done to attain the next maturity level.

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) Quick Launch

C2M2 Quick Launch is a 14 multiple-choice-question cybersecurity program assessment for those early in their cybersecurity journey. This assessment focuses on the foundational elements of building a cybersecurity program. Once the foundation is in place, organizations can easily transition from the C2M2 Quick Launch to the full assessment framework.

By using the Axio360 free tools, initial assessments can be the baseline to build a cybersecurity management program. For more information on how to secure your organization and improve your cyber risk management, access all four tools here https://learn.axio.com/free-tool.

 

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About Axio

Axio is a leading cyber risk management SaaS company. Axio believes that all organizations should have the means to solve their unique cyber risk challenges and created the Axio360 platform to deliver on that belief. Axio360 is the only methodology and software designed to empower security leaders, senior executives, and boards of directors with the ability to confidently and continuously answer the critical questions about risk, including: Where should we invest to most effectively to minimize our cyber risk and financial exposure? Axio360 cuts through complexity to give organizations a comprehensive view of cyber risk, and links business leaders to security leaders with a unified message, in language decision makers and management teams understand well: financial impact.

 

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