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What Does Success with the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder Look Like?

Photo showing cybersecurity background and connecting NIST Cybersecurity Framework with the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder.
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What does success look like for organizations using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder to shore up their cybersecurity efforts?

Success Story

For the Information Security team at the University of Kansas Medical Center, immediate, short-term results and impacts have included better understood roles and engagement in protecting the organization and helping to achieve the mission; deeper levels of trust, cooperation, understanding, and overall effectiveness; a better approach to intake, response, and follow-up, improving stakeholder relationships and getting the right solutions for customers; and gaps identified during the process resulting in action plans, funding opportunities, and deep alignment to the business. 

The situation behind why the University of Kansas Medical Center decided to use the cybersecurity tools as part of its self-assessment and improvement initiative is explored as a success story on the NIST website. The lessons the organization learned and its next steps provide a model for other organizations interested in transforming and safeguarding their electronic information security.

 “The Information Security team at the University of Kansas Medical Center is using the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder as a framework for self-assessment and program development. The BCEB is a powerful tool, especially when used in conjunction with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. I don’t think that it’s overly dramatic to say that we’re going to transform our Information Security Program through this process.” 

Steffani Webb, Vice Chancellor for Administration 

View the Cybersecurity Framework Webcast: Next Up! featuring Steffani Webb, sharing KUMC’s goals and experience using the BCEB, in alignment with the Cybersecurity Framework, to support its tripartite mission of education, research and healthcare.

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Attend a practical, hands-on workshop on using the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder to assess your cybersecurity risk management efforts.


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About the author

Dawn Bailey

Dawn Bailey is a writer/editor for the Baldrige Program and involved in all aspects of communications, from leading the Baldrige Executive Fellows program to managing the direction of case studies, social media efforts, and assessment teams. She has more than 25 years of experience, 18 years at the Baldrige Program. Her background is in English and journalism, with degrees from the University of Connecticut and an advanced degree from George Mason University.

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