An innovative tool that aids organizations in discovering suitable cybersecurity standards to meet their specific security requirements.

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November 2, 2023

Many organizations are very concerned about cybersecurity, and the cost of cybercrimes is expected to rise by 70% by 2028. Cyberattacks can cause big problems, so most organizations have security measures in place.

With our world becoming more connected, protecting against cyberattacks has become more complicated. It’s not just about IT anymore; it includes things like automated systems in factories and important infrastructure.

International standards are like guides to help fight cybercrime. They have rules for security based on what experts worldwide think is best. These standards also help organizations follow local rules and show that they have strong security measures in place.

But not all standards are the same, and picking the right ones for a particular organization can be hard. So, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) made a tool to help with this.

IEC’s tool has more than 300 international standards from the major organizations that create cybersecurity rules, like IEC, ISO, and IEEE. It helps users quickly find the standards that fit their needs.

The tool covers general standards that work in many areas, like security systems, testing, risk management, and more.

Alia Fourati, the leader of this project, said, “With the huge number of cyber security standards that exist, this mapping tool will help standards users to quickly identify what documents will cover their specific needs. It is designed in such a way that it provides a neutral and hierarchical presentation of existing standards, based on their application domains according to their scopes and their objectives”


The tool will get updates to include new standards in cybersecurity, keeping it up to date with the latest developments in the field.

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