Your Security Score
Your security score is a measure of your organization's commitment to cybersecurity and is based on three primary areas: Audit, Tools, and Education.
The audit portion of your score is calculated based on several factors:
- The number of audits your organization has undergone. More audits typically indicate a higher commitment to security.
- The time since your last audit. Regular audits demonstrate a continued focus on maintaining secure systems.
- How you handle findings from audits. Resolving findings quickly and thoroughly contributes positively to your score, while unresolved or unacknowledged findings can lower your score.
- How often critical findings appear in your audits. If you have consistently had audits with no critical findings, it demonstrates a mature security posture which enhances your score.
The tools portion of your score is influenced by:
- The number of security products you use. Using more security tools shows a greater investment in cybersecurity.
- The relevance of the security products you use. Your score can be positively impacted if you are using products that are relevant to your specific needs.
- The impact of the security products you use. Using security products that have a high impact on your cybersecurity health contributes positively to your score.
The education portion of your score is based on:
- The number of security awareness sessions your team has attended. Regular participation in these sessions indicates a commitment to cybersecurity knowledge.
- The variety of security sessions completed. Attending a variety of sessions suggests a comprehensive approach to security education.
- The rate of employee participation in these sessions. Higher participation rates demonstrate a company-wide commitment to security education.
Please note that all these components play a vital role in the calculation of your security score. By focusing on these areas, you can take concrete actions to improve your organization's overall security posture and your security score.