The Nomios Cyber Maturity Curve (NCMC)

The Nomios Cyber Maturity Curve presents a progressive framework for organisations to evaluate and advance their cybersecurity maturity.

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Introduction

What is the Nomios Cyber Maturity Curve?

The Nomios Cyber Maturity Curve offers a roadmap for organisations to understand where they stand in terms of cybersecurity maturity and what steps they can take to improve their defenses over time. It emphasises the interplay between controls, tooling, and people & processes in achieving robust cybersecurity.

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The NCMC

Using the Nomios Cyber Maturity Curve (NCMC), we help organisations navigate the selection and deployment of key security controls aligned to the philosophy of consolidating, integrating and simplifying.

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Securing your path to digital maturity

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How to fix security vulnerabilities

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Six foundational controls every business needs

Benefits

How will it benefit you?

In our digital world, businesses are responsible for safeguarding sensitive data, ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and consistent availability. The rise of hybrid work models, advancements in cloud computing, the proliferation of SaaS platforms, and escalating sophistication and frequency of cyber-attacks make securing an organisation incredibly challenging.

For cybersecurity professionals, the amplified complexity and regularity of cyber threats make fortifying an organisation's digital environment more daunting than ever. Nomios recognises the intricacies of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, the diversity of vendors and acknowledges the pressures they pose.

To help, we've introduced the Nomios Cyber Maturity Curve. A methodology, rooted in the principles of consolidation, integration, and simplification, that serves as an easy-to-follow roadmap designed to support organisations in initiating, adapting, assessing, and ultimately enhancing their cybersecurity maturity and efficiency.

Our phylosophy

Consolidate, Integrate, and Simplify

The Nomios philosophy to securing customers involves three simple steps: Consolidate, Integrate, and Simplify. This approach leads to lower risk, fewer vendors to manage, and a simpler security operation.

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Consolidate
Minimise the number of vendors you deploy and where possible select a platform rather than a point technical control.
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Integrate
Ensure that each technical control is integrated with others where possible.
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Simplify
Consolidation and integration leads to the simplification of security operations. Having fewer dashboards to view and fewer vendors to manage ultimately leads to lower risk.
Consolidate, Integrate, Simplify

What this means in practical terms

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So how does consolidating, integrating and simplifying translate in practical terms for an organisation considering its cybersecurity posture?

The NCMC has three phases: Essential, Enhanced, and Optimised. The Essential phase includes six foundational controls that every organisation should have. Once these are in place, the enhanced phase creates a roadmap for more advanced controls based on maturity requirements, risk, architecture, and compliance. The final optimised phase moves an organisation towards a Secure Operations Center (SOC) to proactively monitor, detect, and respond to threats in real-time.

The NCMC 'Essential' phase

What are the six foundational controls?

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Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
Normally positioned at the edge of your network, an NGFW will filter and control traffic entering and leaving your network.
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Remote Access
Every organisation has a need for remote users to connect to company assets in a secure and compliant way.
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Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
Protects your users and devices from web-based threats and enforces internet usage policies.
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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
The endpoint is often referred to as the new perimeter. Having the ability to monitor and respond to threats at the endpoint level is a crucial part of any strategy.
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Email Security
Email is the number one vector for malware entering an organisation. Email security will protect an organisation against malware, phishing and business email compromise attacks.
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Vulnerability Management
Identify assets, prioritise and mitigate vulnerabilities in systems, applications and networks.
Compliance

Will the NCMC help my organisation with cybersecurity compliance?


Nomios recommends that every organisation start with Cyber Essentials. Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed certification scheme that helps organisations protect themselves against common cyber threats by implementing a set of basic cybersecurity controls. It is designed to encourage good cybersecurity hygiene and provide assurance to customers and stakeholders that the organisation takes cybersecurity seriously.

The Nomios “Essential” stage is aligned to Cyber Essentials, and by implementing the Essential technical controls, an organisation will be well prepared to obtain the Cyber Essentials certification.

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Following on from Cyber Essentials, there are many different compliance certifications that an organisation can work towards. Some are vertical specific, such as PCI-DSS, whilst others such as ISO 27001, are more generic and work well across all organisations.

Whatever your compliance requirements, Nomios can help you make the right technology decisions, and be here to help you get the most from your investment through our comprehensive design, deployment and managed services.

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Our UK cybersecurity experts are available now for a call or video meeting. Let's talk about your network challenges, discuss solution suitability, or talk about vendor solutions or upcoming network projects. We are here to help.

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