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Updated capability lifecycle options

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+ December 17, 2022
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New "End of Life" adoption level

Based on user feedback, we’re always improving the CYBER HEAT MAP assessment process. 

We added the latest feature at the suggestion of one of our users. They suggested highlighting technology that had reached end-of-life and needed to be updated urgently.

Screenshot - Assessment Worksheet - Adoption v3
Preview the updated assessment worksheet options

Options to highlight deployed solutions that need updates

To help you more accurately track your capability deployment lifecycles, the CYBER HEAT MAP assessment now includes two adoption level options that count the capability as deployed when evaluating compliance readiness, but that add the capability into the mix when evaluating potential improvement projects.

  • You should use the “Needs Refresh” adoption status means that the capability is in widespread use, but you need work done to improve the deployment, update how it’s configured, etc. 
  • You should use the new “End of Life” status for capabilities that are in widespread use despite the vendor no longer supporting the deployed technology.

Unsupported technology carries more risks, so this new status increases the relative urgency of the upgrade for end-of-life capabilities versus capabilities that just need a refresh.

Summary of capability adoption lifecycle

The CYBER HEAT MAP assessment now includes five stages for you to use when evaluating your adoption of each capability.

Not Adopted

This capability is not currently in production use. This includes deployments that are limited to test instances.

Partially Adopted

This capability is in limited production use, such as within individual departments or by a select group of users.

Widely Adopted

This capability is in widespread use and has been deployed to most departments and users.

Needs Refresh

This capability is in widespread use, but the deployed solution needs to be updated or enhanced.

End of Life

This capability is in widespread use, but the deployed solution has reached end of life and needs to be replaced.

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