Doug Bedell — June 22, 2022, 12:44 pm

Organizations Can Use ‘DRI’ Against Hackers

Jeff Orloff on suggests that organizations use the Defense Readiness Index to defend against cyber attackers on their computers.

“In many cases,” he explains, ” organizations simply don’t take the time, or have the background, to craft a roadmap that allows them to measure and improve cyber competencies. Developing this roadmap can be time-consuming and expensive but, fortunately, there is a better option — a framework called the Defense Readiness Index (DRI).

“DRI is inspired by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, a program initiated by the United States Department of Defense in order to measure defense contractors’ capabilities, readiness, and cyber security sophistication.

“DRI has five levels of controls and practices. The first level covers basic cyber hygiene. At this level there are no defined differences in security practitioner roles (such as security management, engineering, and analysis). Higher indexes add more controls and practices, rising from Intermediate Cyber Hygiene to Good Cyber Hygiene, to Proactive, to Advanced/Progressive.”

Sounds like a good way to tune up an organization’s resistance to cyber foes.

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