BALRIDGE CYBER SECURITY EXCELLENCE BUILDER
US has for long used the Balridge Excellence Framework and gained considerable expertise based on this model in recognising organisations in business, healthcare, education & non-profit sectors for performance excellence. The Malcolm Balridge National Quality Awards is both a tribute to the utility of this model & of the organisations performance excellence. The framework has the criteria for performance excellence, core values & concepts & scoring guidelines.
This is slowly becoming a base model and finding its ways into upcoming areas in need of performance excellence. The derivative in the draft stage is Balridge Cybersecurity Excellence Builder is well thought out. There is no gainsaying that this framework would do immense service to Cybersecurity.
In the absence of world standards for evaluation in Cybersecurity, the vendor standards, certification & evaluation is the only parameter we can go by. There is no need to reinvent the wheel & we should get going with minor tweaking of required. The iterative process would mature this model.
It is a voluntary self assessment tool which helps organisations to understand how effective their risk management efforts are. The cyber security needs then helps the leaders to identify the opportunities for improvement. It is an all comprehensive tool competent to provide the present status, the direction to move forward & has a parametrised evaluation to decide the impact of each of the actions taken.
It’s takes into consideration the stakeholders, organisational context & environment & situation, leadership, strategy & its implementation, measurement, analysis et al. The beauty of the tool it that it is not based on the concept of one size fits all. The flexibility in built in every stage & sphere. It’s a great beginning in world plagued with Cyber insecurity.
BALRIDGE FRAMEWORK IS THE TOOL THE IT SECURITY PROFESSIONAL WAS LOOKING FOR.