NEW YORK, May 9, 2018 – The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing standards of ethical business practices, today announced the unveiling of a resource portfolio designed to offer guidance to global companies on assessing and improving their cybersecurity programs.
According to data from the 2018 Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® survey, attention to cybersecurity is universally strong and growing at a pace that often exceeds the program maturity of the company. Respondents report that corporate boards are demanding more insight into information security programs and more rigorous risk assessment.
In an effort to help companies measure and improve their programs, Ethisphere, along with its partner CREATe Compliance, has unveiled new cybersecurity resources, including the CREATe Leading Practices for Cybersecurity service, which enables companies to assess the maturity of cybersecurity programs against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its guidance. Ethisphere has also released an infographic featuring data about how top companies are addressing cybersecurity with boards and employees, along with articles and a newly recorded webcast highlighting best practice approaches to protecting critical corporate information.
“In the wake of several highly publicized cyber attacks occurring in the past several years, it has become apparent that companies need to take serious measures to protect their assets and those of their valued customers who entrust them with their personal information,” said Erica Salmon Byrne, Executive Director of Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). “BELA members and other companies interested in staying ahead of the curve to avoid the next great corporate crisis in the form of a costly data breach can use the CREATe Leading Practices service to gain powerful guidance to better understand the strengths and gaps in their current cybersecurity programs.”
“Compliance and ethics professionals are increasingly involved in cybersecurity—ensuring regulations are being met, building coalitions across companies and educating senior management and boards about the maturity of programs. These resources offer valuable insights into best practice approaches for embedding cybersecurity across an enterprise,” stated Pamela Passman, CEO, CREATe Compliance, and Vice-Chair, Ethisphere Institute.
In March of 2018, Ethisphere combined with CREATe Compliance, a business that focuses on enabling enterprises to improve management of internal and third-party risks. This combination brings expanded expertise, data and services, enabling Ethisphere to expand its platform to offer a wider range of innovative services. As a result of this new alliance, the BELA community of companies will receive a complimentary cybersecurity maturity assessment, an offer available until June 15, 2018. Using the CREATe Leading Practices for Cybersecurity service, companies can assess and improve their cybersecurity approach, either for internal use across a company or within their supply chain and business partners. Aligned with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the service provides a practical methodology for implementing a roadmap for improvement.
To view a recent article and an exclusive infographic detailing the results of the survey related to cybersecurity, including five essential steps that companies should take to enhance their cybersecurity programs, please visit our cybersecurity resources page. To view a recent webcast hosted by Ethisphere and CREATe called Aligning Your Cybersecurity Approach to Leading Practices and International Guidance, please click here.
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs, including Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at https://www.ethisphere.com.
About CREATe Compliance
CREATe Compliance helps companies to embed a cycle of monitoring, measurement and improvement to build and strengthen effective compliance and risk management programs through its CREATe Leading Practices services:
· CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption
· CREATe Leading Practices for Cybersecurity
· CREATe Leading Practices for Trade Secret Protection
· CREATe Leading Practices for IP Protection
This consistent “measure and improve” approach across key risk areas enables benchmarking and sharing across the global supply chain.
Aarti Maharaj, 646-480-9715
For CREATe Compliance