CSIRT Maturity

This section gives recommendations for CSIRTs on how to improve, mature and be better prepared to protect their constituencies.

Published under CSIRT Capabilities

ENISA has carried out a considerable amount of work in this area, and this work contributes by sharping the role of ENISA in helping CSIRTs on their way to a higher maturity level.

In this section the reader will find comprehensive studies and an online self-assessment tool for the CSIRT maturity evaluation process.

CSIRT maturity improvement process includes a survey with questions and answers for all the SIM3 parameters which makes it considerably easier for any CSIRT team to self-assess their maturity in the terms of SIM3. The survey is complete with a mapping to the proposed CSIRT maturity scale (with the steps basic, intermediate and certifiable), so that a team member who use the survey can self-assess their maturity on that scale.

As an additional element of the evaluation process ENISA suggests a peer review methodology. A methodology for how to do peer reviews between trusted teams, complementary to the self-assessment approach and intended as a form of intra-community mutual support aimed at further enhancing all teams’ maturity. The proposed peer review approach is a flexible one, that is expected to suit the needs of all teams involved.

 It is suggested that the reader gets familiar with the results of the studies at first which include further explanation and justification on how to read the result of the CSIRT maturity evaluation process before performing the self-assessment.

ENISA CSIRT maturity self-assessment tool 'click here'.

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