Acuity Risk Management

From checklist to management system: Getting value from the NIST CSF and ISO 27001:2022

Check Point Research (CPR) has found that global attacks increased by 28% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. As we start to see the full impact of insufficient cybersecurity, and while governments and regulators increase their pressure on organizations to demonstrate that their measures against cyberattacks are ‘sufficient’ and fit-for-purpose, it has become increasingly evident that traditional ways of managing cyber risk and information security compliance in the Digital Era are not enough. To improve resilience and achieve long term objectives, organizations require a holistic view of risk and compliance across all business units as well as the supply chain. There are two widely used frameworks for cyber and information security management, the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) and ISO 27001. What are the differences, when should you use them and how can you get value from them?

This Acuity whitepaper breaks down the NIST CSF as well as the global standard ISO 27001, the benefits of each and what types of organizations they are most suited to, as well as provides a solution to effectively managing cyber risk in today’s Digital Era through a risk-based, integrated management system approach.

Acuity Risk Management helps companies protect today and prepare for tomorrow with our award-winning cyber, operational & IT risk management platform STREAM. Purpose-built for risk management from the ground up, Acuity’s STREAM platform provides an integrated view of risk bringing cyber risk together with IT and operational risks to provide a comprehensive view of risk and compliance across the enterprise. The platform models all of the complex relationships that exist in cyber security risk management and presents the results in business terms via an intuitive user interface such that security leaders and executives can make informed risk decisions. 

For help with risk and security challenges and compliance with the NIST CSF, ISO 27001:2022, or any other regulations or standards, you can contact us here, via email at or by phoning +44 (0) 20 36985803.

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