Our team evaluates the maturity of current information security capabilities, identifies vulnerable areas, and provides recommendations on prioritizing areas for remediation. Our assessment goes beyond technical focus. We take a rounded view of people, process and technology while providing an understanding of overall risk posture.
Security Risk Assessement
Security Risk assessments are used to identify, estimate and prioritize risks to organisational operations and assets resulting from the operation and use of information systems.
A Security Risk assessment is primarily a business concept and it is all about money. You have to first think about how your organization makes money, how employees and assets affect the profitability of the business, and what risks could result in large monetary losses for the company. After that, you should think about how you could enhance your IT infrastructure to reduce the risks that could lead to the largest financial losses to organisation.
Basic risk assessment involves only three factors: the importance of the assets at risk, how critical the threat is, and how vulnerable the system is to that threat. Using those factors, you can assess the risk—the likelihood of money loss by your organisation. Although risk assessment is about logical constructs, not numbers, it is useful to represent it as a formula:
Risk = Asset X Threat X Vulnerability
Nevertheless, remember that anything times zero is zero — if, for example, if the threat factor is high and the vulnerability level is high but the asset importance is zero (in other words, it is worth no money to you), your risk of losing money will be zero.
How Vectra can help with Cyber Security Assessments
Vectra can conduct thorough Cyber Security Assessments. We can assist you by conducting the following;
- Interview management, data owners and other employees
- Analyze your systems and infrastructure
- Review documentation