When it comes to cyber threats, the “enemy” is continually looking for opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities, it makes it difficult, if not impossible, to protect everything, all the time.
43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses.
To mitigate this ever-changing threat environment, it is important that you know where your risks really are and focus resources on continually eliminating the biggest threats.
You need to know that you:
- Have the proper tools in place to mitigate any risk of fraud or other crime?
- Are you able to fully protect your assets and resources, including your data, your website, your financial data, your intellectual property, and email?
- Can you currently meet your business sector's regulations and overcome its specific vulnerabilities?
If you are not able to answer these questions with a yes, then you are in need of a vulnerability assessment to learn how severe your risk is.
When it comes to your business's security it is important to stay proactive rather than reactive. And if your organization is required to comply with security standards like HIPAA, SOX, PCI DSS, a vulnerability assessment is more than a solid first step—it’s a necessary step mandated by these security standards.
You can’t protect your systems if you don’t know what risks you face.
A cybersecurity vulnerability assessment is essential for discovering your risks and defining appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your company’s specific needs.
What’s included in the Assessment Process?
The assessment process takes time to be completed as it depends on the size and the complexity of your network. The assessment process is broken down into several phases to achieve the goal of understanding your companies vulnerabilities to risk, identifying areas to improve upon and to provide best practices to your security controls within your infrastructure.
We will use our security scanning and other tools to identify external and external vulnerabilities.
We’ll look for holes in your security, detection and prevention policies and practices that could lead to a breach.
We will provide and review with you a summary of all our findings and recommendations that you can use whether you work with us in the future or not.
Cybersecurity is not one and done.
Protecting your business is an ongoing process. With the ever-evolving threats cybercriminals pose it is important to maintain a risk management program to continuously monitor your IT environment for new threats.