By Bill Minahan | September 30, 2021 | 15 Comments
Cyber security assessment checklists are used to identify, evaluate, and prioritize your risks. Risks can threaten key components of your business such as employee/ customer information, operations, and other assets. Often, this leads to both financial and reputational damage.
Cyber security assessments center around business continuity. First, we examine how your business makes money and what specific risks could result in large losses of revenue for your company. Then, we mitigate the biggest risks first. In many cases, organizations have unclear answers to critical questions surrounding revenue loss and risk. If you aren’t sure about which areas hold the most risk, then how can you build a cyber security plan? Cyber security assessments are essential to reducing risks that could lead to critical financial losses.
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Unlike many other critical business issues, cyber security assessments are mostly about logic, not numbers. The basic components of our cyber security assessment checklist revolve around three factors: the importance of the assets at risk, how critical the threat is, and how vulnerable the system is to that threat?
In other words, a cyber security assessment can help you answer the following: how much is it going to cost? How big is the threat? And how likely is that threat to occur?
If the asset is highly critical, the threat factor, is high and the vulnerability level is high, then you know it is a risk you need to mitigate as soon as possible. However, if the threat factor and vulnerability level are both high, but the asset is worth nothing, then it may not be something you need to prioritize right away. Either way, determining the stakes is essential to a strong security plan.
In order to build an asset list, you can interview management, data owners, and employees, analyze systems and infrastructure, and review documentation.
Following this methodology will enable you to create a customized cyber security assessment checklist. The data uncovered throughout this process will allow you to identify, evaluate, and mitigate your biggest threats. However, if you need expert advice, feel free to contact us.
A great place to start is with our free cyber security assessment. It takes roughly 10 minutes to complete and provides you with a detailed list of risks and recommendations.
If you have any questions or need assistance on any of the 6 steps above, then please feel free to contact us. As always, we’re happy to assist in any stage of your risk mitigation process.
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