CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark will allow MSPs to elevate their cybersecurity awareness and readiness.

Framework Snapshot

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark was launched in 2023 and is an assurance offered to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who adhere to industry-supported cybersecurity best practices and controls. The Trustmark, grounded in the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) 18 Critical Security Controls and other esteemed frameworks, serves as a sound strategic step for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)  catering to diverse compliance and regulatory requirements. Earning the Trustmark allows MSPs to stand out by showcasing they have met or surpassed industry standards.

The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ is an offering based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. It provides MSPs with a cost-effective pathway to demonstrate compliance with key industry regulations such as PCI-DSS, SSAE-16, and HIPAA.

The need for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark stems from the challenges MSPs face serving clients in diverse industries with varying compliance and regulatory mandates. With the Trustmark designation, MSPs will differentiate themselves from the competition while providing third-party evidence to clients that employ robust cybersecurity best practices and current compliance standards.

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    How to get CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark Assured?

    Follow Good Cybersecurity Practices

    An organization must prove that it follows the best cybersecurity practices.

    Independent Third-party Assessment

    Verification by a third-party evaluator is needed to show that the organization meets all the criteria established by the CompTIA Security Trustmark.

    Comprehensive Review

    A comprehensive review is conducted, including operating procedures, organization, tools, systems, and customer reviews.

    Get the Trustmark. Win Business

    CompTIA awards Trustmark assurance to those who uphold the highest standards.

    Companies participating in the CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark program follow a structured approach to achieve three key milestones:

    The readiness path assists Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in establishing their current security and risk standing. This involves conducting a gap analysis and, if needed, obtaining mentorship.

    Subsequently, the self-attestation path involves an audit review of select controls, generating a comprehensive report that outlines necessary actions and additional milestones to progress towards obtaining the Trustmark assurance.

    The final stage entails a thorough audit of all controls and the submission of requisite evidence. Following the audit review, a report is issued. Upon approval by the auditor, the application proceeds to the Accreditation Board for final review, acceptance, and acknowledgment, culminating in the awarding of the Trustmark assurance.

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    Activate CompTIA Cybersecurity Trustmark framework

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    Install scanner for compliance evidence gathering

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    Review baseline evidence to score compliance control status

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    Close compliance gaps

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    Ongoing compliance and gap surveillance

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    Enforced maintenance of compliance readiness

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