Cyber Security Diagnostic Assessment (CSDA)

Fast-tracking your journey to cyber security confidence and maturity

A quick, no-nonsense gap assessment of your cyber security programme. The qualitative assessment identifies key control gaps and vulnerabilities, identifying quick wins and medium-term solutions. In short, it enables you to protect your most important assets with confidence. Take the first step towards cyber resilience and mitigate cyber risks that could lead to irreparable financial and reputational damage.

What is the CSDA?

The Cyber Security Diagnostic Assessment (CSDA) is a quick, cost-effective assessment and diagnosis of your cyber security arrangements by a seasoned cyber security expert. In around 2 days, your cyber expert will use the CSDA tool to undertake an interview-based, qualitative assessment of your cyber security maturity. The CSDA encompasses 250 questions over 14 core areas of a cyber security programme (aligned with the recognised ISO 27001 standard). Based on this, you will be given a maturity rating for each of the 14 core areas, accompanied by a description of your potential cyber risk exposure, as well as specific recommendations for improvements.


The benefits and outcomes are simple – you will receive valuable advice and guidance from an expert who has ‘been there and done that’, while also getting hard evidence in the form of a report to support risk-based business decisions and  budget requests.

The benefits to your business

  • Prioritise improvement activity and identify areas for increased focus in budgeting and resourcing
  • Target existing and new cyber security risks, putting controls to place to protect your organisations most important information assets
  • Understand the extent to which compliance obligations are being met, avoiding the cost of non-compliance and reputational damage
  • Communicate your cyber security status to the wider business to increase awareness, gain buy-in and reduce the insider threat
  • Begin the journey to full ISO 27001 compliance OR build upon your existing Cyber Essential certification.

Who is the CSDA designed for?

The CSDA is well suited to small or medium sized businesses whose cyber security maturity is limited – or even larger businesses who need to fast-track their cyber security improvement journey. This CSDA is a quick, cost-effective stepping-stone to get you on the right path to cyber resilience. You don’t have to be a cyber security expert to implement this process – that’s why we are here. Just understand that it is a business imperative to mitigate your cyber risk exposure as it has never been greater!

Next steps

If you would like to speak to a CRMG team member about the CSDA, your current cyber security programme, and whether this is right for you, please fill in the form below to arrange a no-obligation phone call. You can also email Urvi Burman (Commercial Director) at or call at +44 2038 118 727.



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