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Cyber defense upskilling company RangeForce has announced the release of the Defense Readiness Index (DRI) to enable companies to measure and improve their cybersecurity capabilities.

Integrated into RangeForce’s Threat Centric platform and mapped to both the MITRE ATTCK and D3FEND frameworks, the DRI scores an organisation’s readiness to respond to cyberattacks, the firm said in a press release.

It also provides cybersecurity upskilling rooted in United States Department of Defense and NATO training to help teams to prepare for threats, it added.

Strong and effective cyber readiness can be challenging for many organisations. The latest Cisco Cybersecurity Readiness Index, which ranks companies in four stages of cybersecurity readiness (beginner, formative, progressive, and mature), found that more than half of organisations fall into either the beginner or formative category, with only 15% in the mature stage.

Identity management is recognised as the most critical area of concern with 58% of organisations either in the formative or beginner category, while 56% of organisations were at the lower end of the readiness spectrum for network protection.

DRI ranks organisations’ cybersecurity readiness on a scale of 1 to 5

The DRI pinpoints weaknesses in an organisation’s cybersecurity capabilities, enabling them to assess skills gaps and implement strategic recommendations to plug them, RangeForce said. It also informs senior management with objective metrics, providing visibility into the strength of their cybersecurity teams.


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