Cybersecurity frameworks – safeguarding businesses

With the fast-paced and ever-changing technological landscape, having a strong and effective cybersecurity framework is critical to ensuring the safety and security of your organisation’s data and assets. The threat of cyberattacks has become a constant concern for businesses of all sizes with the average global cost of a data breach in 2022 now sitting at $4.25m

Why do you need a cybersecurity framework?

Implementing a cybersecurity framework can help your organisation manage the risks and vulnerabilities associated with cyber threats. It can provide a clear and consistent set of guidelines for maintaining security protocols and procedures. This, in turn, can help to prevent or mitigate the impact of a cyber-attack on your business.

The core guiding principles of any cybersecurity framework are:

Identify: The identification of an organisations IT assets and continuously assess the security policies and protocols in place.

Protect: Proactively protecting an organisation from cybersecurity threats by implementing and maintaining the necessary controls and protocols.

Detect: Continuous tracking and assessing of new and existing threats to determine if there has been exposure or data breach.

Respond: Quick, efficient and effective action is needs to be carried out to any attempted or successful breaches. Addressing vulnerabilities is critical.

Recover: Once a breach has been stopped and vulnerabilities/threats have been resolved, the ability to recover and restoring data via back ups is key.

4 key benefits of following and maintaining a cybersecurity framework

Reduce risk: Cyber threats are constantly evolving and without a structed and comprehensive approach to security, businesses are at risk of falling victim to attacks including; phishing scams, ransomware attacks and social engineering.

Reduce costs: Having a robust and effective security strategy will help identify and prioritise the most critical assets and data within an organization, reducing the workload on resources.

Compliance: Following a framework can help achieve compliance with industry regulations and standards. Failing to comply with these standards can result in serious consequences, including fines and legal action. For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe imposes significant fines for data breaches and non-compliance with data protection requirements.

Insurance: many cyber insurance policies now require businesses to demonstrate that they have implemented appropriate security controls and protocols. Failure to meet these requirements can result in a business being deemed non-compliant, and could result in the insurance policy being rendered ineffective in the event of a cyber attack.

Which cybersecurity framework is for me?

There are several cybersecurity frameworks to choose from, including:

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework
  • ISO/IEC 27001 standard
  • Cyber Essentials scheme

Each of these frameworks provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for managing cybersecurity risks and protecting your business from cyber threats.

In the UK, Cyber Essentials is a great first step for smaller businesses looking to improve their cybersecurity posture. This scheme was developed by the UK government and is designed to help businesses protect themselves against common cyber threats. By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, your business can demonstrate to customers, partners, and regulators that you take cybersecurity seriously.


Rebasoft: agentless and all-inclusive

To address these challenges, Rebasoft offers an agent-less, all-inclusive approach to IT asset management solution that provides cyber security asset management, secure configuration management, and vulnerability management. By using Rebasoft, businesses can achieve compliance with a range of cybersecurity frameworks, including Cyber Essentials, ISO/IEC 27001, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Real-Time Visibility: With real-time visibility and discovery of IT assets, organizations can identify vulnerabilities and take steps to mitigate them quickly. This reduces the risk of security breaches and minimizes the impact of downtime.

Proactive Monitoring and Management: Rebasoft’s proactive approach is continuously monitoring IT assets, allowing organizations to detect, identify and address threats and vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

Operational efficiency: With secure configuration management capabilities, Rebasoft helps businesses improve their overall IT operations by providing a comprehensive view of their IT infrastructure. This enables businesses to identify areas for improvement, optimize their IT resources, and increase operational efficiency.

Streamlined Management: With a single, centralized management console for all IT assets, eliminating the need for siloed approaches to IT asset management, Rebasoft can provide customisable dashboards and reports to stay on top of any security posture and compliance requirement.


Implementing a cybersecurity framework is crucial for safeguarding businesses against the increasing threat of cyberattacks. Adhering to industry regulations and standards is equally important, as non-compliance can result in severe consequences. Rebasoft’s all-inclusive cybersecurity solution provides businesses with a comprehensive set of tools and capabilities to achieve compliance, protect against cyber threats, and optimise IT operations.

By using Rebasoft’s platform, businesses can gain a holistic view of their cybersecurity posture and address vulnerabilities and weaknesses promptly. Rebasoft’s agentless approach provides significant cost savings by eliminating the need for additional hardware or software, and its all-inclusive platform reduces complexity and saves businesses time and resources.

To find out more on how Rebasoft can help your organization and to book a demo.