What Applies to Your Information Security Risk Assessment?

Information security risk assessments provide key metrics that can help guide decisions regarding cybersecurity infrastructure. Get started with these 4 steps:

David Gruberger | October 27, 2021

Routine security checks are the key to keeping your enterprise safe. Establishing an information security risk assessment protocol allows you to determine the likelihood of a breach and the potential impact a cyber attack could have on a company’s reputation and overall business health. It also focuses on preventing application security defects and vulnerabilities by implementing key security controls in applications.

Information security risk assessments also provide key metrics that can help guide decisions regarding cybersecurity infrastructure. Once blind spots are identified, infrastructure can be streamlined with the necessary corrective measures.

Get started on your information security risk assessment with these 4 steps:

  1. Identification
    • Compile a list of all your critical assets such as hard copies of information, electronic files, removable media, mobile devices and intangibles, such as intellectual property
    • Create a risk profile for each asset
  2. Assessment and Prioritization
    • Evaluate the risk profiles for each asset and prioritize assets with higher vulnerability levels
    • Determine possible approaches to mitigate or prevent risks and determine how to divide resources
  3. Mitigation
    • Establish a mitigation approach and impose security controls through orchestration to allow collaboration between teams
  4. Prevention
    • Implement the necessary security tools or processes to reduce threats and vulnerabilities via automation and remediation

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