IT Security Assessment

Understand Risk with an IT Security Assessment

An IT Security Assessment (Gap Analysis) can help to provide the critical insights necessary for building an effective security program.  Not a plan that just looks good on paper, but one that actually works.

IT departments are working hard to protect their network from potential threats.  This can be a daunting task, because of the rapidly evolving techniques and persistence of hackers.   To make matters worse, a barrage of new hardware and software is consistently hitting the market, each one promising to solve all the security problems all the time.  Unfortunately, these products often do very little to actually protect the network, and the biggest impact they have on a business is a major expense to a bank account and provide management with a false sense of security.

Tanner has a different approach.  We understand that each company has a unique set of needs, and we believe that those needs must be taken into consideration when determining what safeguards should be implemented.  Determining factors can include things such as:

  • Business operations and procedures
  • Compliance regulations
  • Risk tolerance
  • Staffing levels

IT Security Assessment Process

We begin our security assessment by quantifying (or scoring) the effectiveness of existing controls and identifying areas with the largest amount of risk.  We then provide prioritized recommendations on how to best address and mitigate this risk.  This enables a company to make smarter decisions about the optimal approach to minimizing IT security threats, which is all supported by real data.

A security assessment with highly qualified engineers will help your business:

  • Understand the current risk posture of a firm, as compared to compliance requirements
  • Create a plan to unite security controls with the level of risk accepted by management
  • Identify and quantify risks to the information assets
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the existing security controls
  • Align IT risk management programs with the security and business goals