IT Security Review

Understand Risk with an IT Security Review

An IT Security Review helps provide critical insights necessary for building an effective security program; not just a plan that just looks good on paper, but one that actually addresses the risk facing your organization.

IT departments are working hard to protect their network from potential threats, but this is a daunting task due to 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 security problems once and for all.  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 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 Review Process

Security reviews start by identifying the unique threats facing your organization, followed by a gap assessment and risk analysis. This process is accomplished using our proprietary set of 50+ controls, which are derived from multiple frameworks including the CIS Top 20 Security Controls and NIST 800-53.  These controls are evaluated by interviewing key personnel, reviewing configurations and testing the systems. This has have proven to be an extremely cost-effective way of evaluating risk in an effective, yet efficient manner.

A security review with experienced engineers will help your business:

  • Understand the current risk posture and compliance requirements
  • Create a plan to implement security controls in a prioritized order
  • Identify and quantify risk to the information systems
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the existing security controls
  • Align IT risk management programs with the security and business goals