Advancing Security Maturity Through Continuous Improvement

A standards-based approach

Keeping your business secure against a landscape of constantly evolving threats is paramount, even while maintaining employee productivity and keeping applications up and running. But the resources and depth of expertise needed to achieve a mature security posture can be challenging.

Cybersecurity by design

Systems Engineering has invested years of work and expertise in creating the Adaptive Cybersecurity Framework (aCSF), combining our deep expertise in cybersecurity, industry best practices, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).



We operationalize the NIST CSF Framework using a proprietary approach that includes an in-depth, 200+ point assessment tool to help organizations get ahead of and manage cybersecurity risk over the long term.


What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)?

  • A highly detailed and structured framework of standards, guidelines, and best practices that provides a way to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from vulnerabilities cyberthreats or breaches.
  • A guide to policies and processes for continual improvement that strengthens cybersecurity maturity through a multi-year plan.
  • The underlying standard for information security for most regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FISMA and GLBA.

At Systems Engineering, we recognize that businesses of all sizes, in all industries, can benefit from the ongoing process of security maturity, so we built an outcome-based approach that operationalizes the NIST CSF framework to meet an organization’s specific needs.



Every Security Journey is Different: Starting is Key

Security Maturity is a continual process.

While there is no definitive finish line, there is a starting point. It doesn’t matter where an organization is security-wise when it begins the process. The first step in a company’s journey toward security maturity is a Cybersecurity Maturity Measurement — high level directional guidance on your organization’s overall cybersecurity maturity, gaps/needs and a phased plan to strengthen your security posture.

Know where you stand.

The aCSF includes a cyber risk assessment that takes a deep dive into all your internal policies, processes and technology to deliver a granular measurement of where you rank against the NIST CSF followed by a multi-year cybersecurity improvement plan.

Join us in having a security-first mindset.

Adopting the recommended policies and practices is when you truly start to differentiate your organization as serious about cybersecurity. The journey continues with regular check-ins and updates that fuel continual improvements.