Methodology and Feedback about Systematic Cybersecurity Experts Auditing in Belgium

Christophe Ponsard, Jeremy Grandclaudon, Nicolas Point

Abstract

Increasing the maturity of SMEs with respect to cybersecurity threats is crucial as they are less prepared and less resilient. They are also increasingly exposed and targeted by malicious actors. Providing support means ensuring an effective ecosystem is available to help companies all along the process. Resources have to be available, from raising awareness to performing audit, increasing protection and building response capabilities. In this paper, we report about the progress achieved after one year of deployment of a Belgian cybersecurity initiative focusing on SMEs. An important goal is to make sure minimal requirements will be checked and enforced by cybersecurity experts while letting them use their own methodology. We explain how the expertise is validated using an evaluation grid based on the NIST Cybersecurity framework and CIS 20 criteria directly reflecting protection priorities for SMEs. We also highlight some interesting characteristics and lessons learned in our data set of 25 experts evaluated so far.

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in Harvard Style

Ponsard C., Grandclaudon J. and Point N. (2020). Methodology and Feedback about Systematic Cybersecurity Experts Auditing in Belgium.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-399-5, pages 754-759. DOI: 10.5220/0009190307540759


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp20,
author={Christophe Ponsard and Jeremy Grandclaudon and Nicolas Point},
title={Methodology and Feedback about Systematic Cybersecurity Experts Auditing in Belgium},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2020},
pages={754-759},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009190307540759},
isbn={978-989-758-399-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Methodology and Feedback about Systematic Cybersecurity Experts Auditing in Belgium
SN - 978-989-758-399-5
AU - Ponsard C.
AU - Grandclaudon J.
AU - Point N.
PY - 2020
SP - 754
EP - 759
DO - 10.5220/0009190307540759