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Dynamic Security Risk Assessment by Your Team

Rhett Glauser
 | Oct 26, 2021
 | Vulcan Cyber CMO

Businesses have increasingly moved their services from their independent networks to cloud environments provided by SaaS providers in recent times, especially with the transition to remote work. The shift to cloud technology has raised key issues in cybersecurity as attackers find more ways to infiltrate and threaten the safety of your data.

Having an established security risk assessment in place takes the confusion out of your security teams. This process makes training easier and remediation simpler. 

Need a refresher? Here are the basic components of a dynamic security risk assessment:

  1. Vulnerability assessment
    • Various web scanners can carry out vulnerability assessments to identify any security weaknesses and the root cause of each vulnerability
    • Vulnerability assessments must be done at regular intervals to identify new or modified threats 
  2. Risk prioritization
    • Vulnerabilities are assigned severity levels based on factors such as:
      • What data is at risk
      • Which systems are affected
      • Severity of an attack
      • Potential business damage caused by an attack
      • Ease of attack
    • This determines the urgency in which vulnerabilities need to be addressed
    • Vulcan can integrate fully with your existing technologies and generate meaningful data to provide contextual risk-based prioritization

With these simple steps and Vulcan Free, you can create a streamlined dynamic security assessment protocol that can prioritize and orchestrate risk remediation, ensuring the highest level of protection for your data.

About the Author

Rhett Glauser

Rhett has been running corporate marketing and demand generation functions in the enterprise infrastructure and security markets for a really long time. Prior to Vulcan Cyber Rhett spent more than two decades with SaltStack, ServiceNow, Symantec and Altiris.

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