Regardless of what industry your company operates in, IT infrastructures and the data within it are susceptible to cyber security risks and threats. These cyber security risks and threats are constantly changing and evolving, making it increasingly more difficult for companies to prevent cyber attacks. This is why it is crucial for companies to consistently assess their IT security maturity levels and establish processes and response plans in the event of a cyber security attack through the utilization of IT risk assessments and services.
Benefits Of IT Risk Assessments & Services
Through an IT risk assessment, organizations are able to mitigate vulnerabilities by establishing a continuous process of identifying, assessing and responding to potential risks and threats. By performing an IT risk assessment, cyber security measures and processes are evaluated based on their overall effectiveness, which provides organizations information necessary to make educated decisions for improvement.
Sometimes the best way to understand and identify potential vulnerabilities within an IT infrastructure is to perform an internal simulation of a cyber security attack. By performing penetration and vulnerability testing, organizations can get a real-time understanding of potential loopholes or vulnerabilities which exist within their infrastructure. These methods grant organizations the ability to assess, evaluate and improve current network security processes, safeguards and defenses.
Understanding IT Risk Assessments
IT risk assessments are utilized to help IT departments within organizations identify and evaluate security risks, while also ensuring cyber security decisions align with business goals and objectives. Holistically, the benefits that stem from performing IT risk assessments include:
- Identifying Vulnerabilities
- Determining Potential Security Risks
- Establishing & Prioritizing Risk Responses
- Enhancing Cyber Security Processes & Defenses
We offer a variety of IT risk assessments, to ensure your organization is prepared and fully equipped to handle a potential cyber security attack.
Cyber Security Maturity Assessments
Cyber security maturity assessments are designed to evaluate maturity levels of organizations cyber security frameworks and programs on a periodic basis. By utilizing these assessments, organizations can establish best practices and enhance the defense against cyber security threats.
Cyber Security Controls Assessments
Cyber security controls assessments are used to evaluate organizations controls’ designs and testing of their effectiveness. These assessments are typically paired with cyber security maturity assessments, as the controls’ maturity levels are tested and evaluated.
The Power Of IT Risk Services
IT risk services are typically categorized as practices and methods of identifying and assessing vulnerabilities through testing and “ethical hacking” of their organizations own IT infrastructure. By attempting to gain access to data and IT infrastructures through cyber attack simulations, organizations are able to assess, evaluate and identify loopholes and vulnerabilities that are susceptible to exploitation from external threats. Through these testing methods, organizations are able to:
- Evaluation Of Their Network Security
- Reduce The Risk Of Potential Breaches & Attacks
- Mitigate Vulnerabilities
- Defend Against Data Theft
By engaging in the following testing services, organizations are able to experience how a cyber security attack may be performed and establish defenses based on those findings.
Application Security Testing
Application security testing methods improve application security levels by identifying and utilizing necessary security tools, establishing and enhancing processes and refining application security practices. The information gained through application security testing allows organizations the ability to identify weaknesses and set forth precautionary measures to defend against potential cyber security attacks.
This form of testing grants organizations the ability to evaluate the security of their network through controlled cyber attack simulations. Understanding how an external threat may attempt to obtain access to IT infrastructures and vital data can be crucial to how an organization defends and prepares against a potential cyber security attack.
By identifying IT infrastructure vulnerabilities, organizations are able to discover weaknesses and make adjustments prior to a potential attack. A heavy emphasis is placed on measuring the severity of loopholes within an infrastructure to ensure proper defense and response plans are prepared.
Discuss Your Options With A Cyber Security Consultant Today
Identifying, assessing and defending against cyber security attacks is no easy feat, especially when running and operating daily business duties and responsibilities. This is why organizations choose Vaultes for implementing IT risk assessments & services and consulting on cyber security best practices. Reach out to the cyber security consultants for more information about our services by contacting us online or calling 202.816.6658.