Peer Assessment Service

WHAT IT IS

An opportunity for subject matter experts - peers in your field, who do the same work - to evaluate your institution's cybersecurity posture

 

WHAT YOU GET

  • A fresh perspective from an objective third party
  • Confirmation of your own internal assessments
  • Reports to enable executive understanding and buy-in
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-based, actionable recommendations
    • Prioritized steps with a focus on scalability
    • Continuous process improvement

 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Aggregated, anonymized trend analysis
  • Opportunities to learn from each other
  • Increased collective cybersecurity maturity

 

BENEFITS FOR PEER ASSESSORS

  • Recommendations to apply at home institutions
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework expertise
  • Professional networking development, Continuing Professional Experience credits
  • Stipend & travel expenses

 

HOW IT WORKS

Peer Assessment Workflow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engagement: You choose scope, topics, dates

Preliminary discovery: Research and review of institution-specific practices

On-site visit: In-person analysis, including personnel interviews and physical tours

Report: Early drafts for review and correction, and final report with executive summary

 

 

For inquiries about the Peer Assessment Service please email

peer AT ren-isac DOT net