What Is a Security Risk Assessment?
A security risk assessment is the process of going through a process of identifying potential risks in a company by assessing safeguard measurements that are used against cybersecurity threats. Typically these assessments are required as part of fulfilling compliance standards. This test can go by many names such as security audit, a risk assessment, or IT infrastructure risk assessment.
Why It’s Important
Essentially, a security risk assessment does an analysis of all the sensitive information that you may have within your database. It analyzes the protective measure you have in places, things like a firewall to see how effective and protected they are. What it does is create an outline of any risks that are currently present in your environment and give you important information on how to adjust them accordingly. This is very very crucial to running and maintaining a business. This allows you to identify where you need more security and where to maximize your IT budget. In the end it saves you a whole lot of money and time.
Different Types of Systems
A security risk assessment may just be one test, but it can span to pretty much anything that could be a possible risk for a company. The assessment itself can be tailored to meet security goals of any company. Here a few different categories:
Infrastructure: Facility and Alarm Systems, Backup Power & Generators, Server Wiring and Cables, Facility Power
Network: FireWall Vulnerability Scan, Data Loss Prevention, Spam Filtering, Discovered Network Vulnerability
Policies: Disaster Recovery Plan, Log Monitoring, Risk Management Process Review
Servers: Anti-Virus and Malware Systems, Backup Processes, Server Updates, Authentication and Identity Systems
Application Scans: Internal Web Apps, External Web Apps, and their vulnerability
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