You’ve worked long and hard and invested time and money to make your business successful, so why put it at unnecessary risk!

 

As a business owner, ultimately you have responsibility for the data in your business, so you need to know your cyber hygiene risk score. You may have questions like, do we have outdated solutions? Is our hardware up to date? Is our software patched? A cyber security assessment should be a vital piece of your risk management plan.

 

What is a Cyber Security Assessment?

A cyber security assessment is a process that evaluates and strengthens your company’s cyber security posture by identifying vulnerabilities and potential risks to the information and data held that could be exploited by hackers or other malicious entities. The assessment involves a comprehensive analysis of your company’s network, systems, applications and other assets to determine the current overall level of security.

 

Key Components of a Cyber Security Assessment:

A cyber security assessment involves the use of specialised tools and techniques which enable Neuways to identify weaknesses and potential threats.

 

The assessment process typically begins with a thorough inventory of a company’s assets, including hardware, software and data, followed by summarising existing security controls and policies to determine effectiveness in mitigating potential security risks. This exercise should be on a need-to-know basis, so it’s important that employees are unaware of the exercise taking place to highlight your real time state in these reports.

 

Once potential vulnerabilities and risk areas have been identified, security professionals then work to develop a remediation plan that outlines specific steps to address any issues that have been uncovered and this can be included in an executive summary and shared within a management meeting.

 

Here are some important reasons why you should perform a Cyber Security Assessment

1. Cybercrime is on the rise and costing businesses more each year

One important step is to invest in IT Managed Services and include Cybersafe measures. Managed Services can help businesses to stay compliant with cybersecurity best practices and mitigate the risks associated with cybercrime.

2. Cybersecurity is not just for large companies – any business can be targeted

Small businesses are often appealing targets because they usually have fewer resources dedicated to cybersecurity. As a result, small businesses need to be extra vigilant in protecting their data and systems from attack.

3. Investing in cybersecurity is an important part of protecting your business

It’s not just having an IT budget, you need an IT security budget. Businesses need to make sure that they are taking the necessary steps to protect themselves. The best approach is to take a broad view of your company’s security and implement a range of different measures.

 

To end this piece where it began – you’ve worked long and hard and invested time and money to make your business successful, so why put it at unnecessary risk!

 

Contact our Cybersafe Team at Neuways, let us help your business become Cybersafe.