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What Applies to Your Information Security Risk Assessment?

David Gruberger
 | Oct 27, 2021
 | Product Manager

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


Need help getting started? Vulcan can help with Vulcan Free, our free cyber risk management and prioritization platform. Vulcan Free helps you prioritize vulnerabilities so you can get fix done. Learn more and get started today.


About the Author

David Gruberger

David is an experienced product leader who specializes in driving vision, roadmap and hands-on product development for businesses. He focuses on collaboration between customer and company, with cross-functional partners to deliver successful results. Among David’s specialties include SaaS B2B software, business processes, UX, mobile apps, data analytics, and product strategy.

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