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The Benchmark

Assess, compare, improve your security arrangements and maximise ROI

A strategic tool that security teams across the globe are using to improve cyber security.

By assessing security performance across a range of different environments, the ISF Benchmark enables organisations to identify core areas of security that require attention and maximise return on security investment.

Exclusive to ISF Members, this flexible online assessment tool allows you to:

  • Benchmark your security deployment and adoption strategies
  • Identify key value drivers and risks
  • View security adoption against peers and clients in your industry sector.

Provides peer analysis

Compare security strengths and weaknesses against peers, clients and suppliers in their industry sector or geographical location.

Enables interrogation of results

Scoring provides high-level reports for senior management, and detailed results for practitioners aiming to identify specific areas for improvement.

Three analysis levels to evaluate performance

Security Radar

A high-level questionnaire consisting of 50 questions, designed to provide a rapid assessment of the security status of any form of environment.

Security Healthcheck

A mid-level questionnaire of up to 500 questions providing organisations with a fast yet robust overview of their information security arrangements.

Security Benchmark

A comprehensive library of over 5,000 questions that can be used by organisations to create tailored, in-depth assessments for areas of concern.

Aligns with the
ISF Standard of Good Practice

The ISF Benchmark mirrors the structure of the ISF Standard of Good Practice for Information Security (SOGP), allowing organisations to customise their assessments on a per-Topic basis.

Learn more about SOGP

Measure against industry best practices, including the latest versions of:


  • ISO/IEC 27002
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • CIS Controls V8
  • COBIT 5 for Information Security

Achieve Better
Cybersecurity with ISF

For unlimited access to the ISF Aligned Tools Suite – including the Benchmark, Supplier Security, IRAM2 and SOGP WebApp – become an ISF Member today.

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