In today's digital age, safeguarding your organization's data and infrastructure from cyber threats is paramount. However, not every business has the luxury of extensive time and budget to break down all the intricacies of cybersecurity.
One of the top areas of focus is evaluating and completing Cyber Risk Assessments, since the typical recommendation by security professionals is to complete an assessment every 12-24 months. But how much value is your company really getting from this assessment, and how simple is it?
Understanding the need for Cyber Risk Assessment
First, let us dive into what risk assessment really is. A risk assessment is defined as a systematic process used to identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential risks or hazards associated with a particular activity, process, project, or situation. Risk assessments are valuable tools for decision-makers to make informed choices, allocate resources effectively, and enhance overall project or organizational resilience. Where these assessments fall short is in their limited scope of the overall effectiveness or threat level of your current security environment.
In a world where cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, understanding the vulnerabilities in your security posture is crucial. However, most organizations don't want just the limited resources of a risk assessment, or someone merely pointing out their vulnerabilities and leaving them to attempt to remediate their open threats independently.
This is where the unique tooling, crafted by LRS Security Solutions, known as the Cyber Risk Analysis (CRA), comes into play.
Our CRA, conducted by seasoned security experts with experience on both red and blue teams, offers a comprehensive security assessment tailored to your organization's needs. We focus on pinpointing the common entry points and potential attack vectors that malicious actors exploit.
What does the CRA entail?
The LRS CRA is a multi-faceted security assessment. The top 3 areas of focus include:
- Internal and External Vulnerability Scanning: Our experts thoroughly scan your network from both inside and outside to identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
- Active Directory Assessment: We assess the security and hygiene of your Active Directory environment to determine if any misconfigurations pose a significant risk.
- Firewall Rule Evaluation: Evaluating your firewall rules helps us understand the effectiveness of your perimeter defenses.
Understanding risk and turning assessment into action
Our CRA aims to answer critical questions:
- Are there exploitable risks within your perimeter defenses?
- Does security misconfiguration pose a significant threat to your Active Directory environment?
- To what extent does your organization face risk due to hardware or software vulnerabilities?
Upon completion of the assessment, we provide you with a comprehensive corrective action plan. This plan offers detailed insights into how to fortify your defenses, enhance Active Directory security, and reduce exploitable vulnerabilities. While the corrective action plan is designed to be easily understood, our experts sit down with you to ensure you grasp the priority of each remediation step.
You have the flexibility to choose whether to implement these steps on your own, engage a third-party provider, or opt for LRS IT Solutions to handle the remediation.
In summary, the Cyber Risk Analysis offers a powerful solution to the complexity of safeguarding your organization. By providing valuable insights, strategic guidance, and dedicated support, the CRA aligns seamlessly with many businesses goals of staying safe online and reducing exposure to bad actors.
Our goal is to simplify the process of assessing your risk, addressing vulnerabilities, and enhancing your security posture, making it an accessible and straightforward journey. Let's work together to transform the aspiration of staying secure online into a practical reality.
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About the author
Devin Ball is an Account Executive specializing in cybersecurity solutions for businesses. Devin works closely with organizations to identify and address critical vulnerabilities, implementing state-of-the-art security protocols to safeguard against cyber threats.