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When you choose Shergroup Security as your integrated security provider, you are choosing a company with heritage and integrity.

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The assessment process helps managers make informed decisions about how to allocate resources, what tools are best for the job and where security controls might need implementation. This integral part of risk management will help your organization be more secure.

The goal of a Security Risk Assessment is to identify vulnerabilities in your company’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and secure it against outside threats. The assessor may review HR policies, firewall configurations or any other aspect that could put you at risk from hackers looking for access points into the system. They’ll work with IT staff members on implementing best practices like 2-factor authentication where possible so they don’t get hacked while taking this important step towards protecting their clients’ data assets!

Designed to identify all your critical assets, vulnerabilities and controls in a company so that you can make sure no risks have gone unnoticed.

How does a security risk assessment work?

Security risk assessment is a complex process that requires careful consideration of the factors involved. Organizations must make sure they have enough information to carry out this type of analysis, otherwise, it could be misleading or worse yet; unreliable. Generalized assessments don’t always provide a clear mapping between assets, associated threats and risks.

The correlation between these areas is not enough for a generalized assessment, so more in-depth work needs to be done.

The 4 steps of a successful security risk assessment model

Identification: The goal of this process is to identify all critical technology infrastructure. Next, sensitive data that are created or stored by these assets need attention too! Create a risk profile for each.

Assessment: The security risk assessment should be a delicate process that takes into account the amount and complexity of each asset to ensure an efficient allocation. The methodology must analyze the correlation between assets, threats or vulnerabilities with mitigating controls in order for it to be effective enough on its own without additional resources being devoted towards helping certain areas suffering from neglectful care like this one did before we came along.

Mitigation: Use a risk management approach to identify, restrict and protect against risks.

Prevention: To minimize the risk of a data breach, it’s important to implement tools and processes that protect your organization from external threats.

What problems does a security risk assessment solve?

  • Comprehensive Security Assessments allow organizations to:
  • Identify assets: To create risk profiles for each asset, consider the sensitivity and type of that particular item.
    You can help your company gain a competitive edge by understanding the data stored on, transmitted through and generated from these assets.
  • Businesses are often most worried about their reputation and revenue. The impact on a company’s future prospects is difficult to predict, which makes assessing the riskiness of business operations hard enough already.
  • High-risk assets should be prioritized for assessment.
  • Make sure to use mitigating controls for each asset based on assessment results.

It is important to conduct a security risk assessment at least every other year because it provides an organization with the most current and up-to-date snapshot of threats that are affecting them.

Why do I need a Security Risk Assessment?

Mainly because of the risk posed by security vulnerabilities, many companies are required to perform a Risk Assessment. Unfortunately for these business owners and managers they often don’t know what’s wrong with them until after their remodelling project has been completed! A good way around this problem would be to have an expert assess your risks before you start any major renovations in order to make sure there isn’t anything dangerous hidden within those walls which could cause serious problems during renovation time. You can maximize your IT resources and budget by knowing where to begin when improving security.

Difference between Risk Management and a Security Risk Assessment

Security Risk Assessments are a great first step towards protecting your company from security threats. The process of identifying risks and then eliminating them is known as risk management, which can be an ongoing task in maintaining good safety standards for all members of the organization.

Security Risk Assessments are deep-dive evaluations of your company, or maybe even a specific IT project. During the assessment process goal is to find problems and security holes before bad guys do – which can result in more steals from you! The report will review all aspects (both people & systems) looking for weaknesses that may put profits at risk; then rank them based on how big those risks really might be: whether something seems minor now but could turn out huge later down the road…or vice versa

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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