In our final segment, we will be wrapping up the security assessment process with a summary. As we have covered, a security assessment is a process that is focused solely on improving the security posture of your organization. Security assessments are aimed at regulated industries and businesses that house sensitive customer or proprietary information.
Security assessments require the full participation of an organization paired with a security expert in order to be successful. During this process, everything is on the table. The purpose here is to not ignore possible flaws in your network infrastructure, but to address them head on by acknowledging the areas that are weak and remediate these weaknesses before they become security breaches.
Once you have both parties on the same page and the “rules of engagement” have been established, the security assessment is ready to begin. First, you want to identify your risks and vulnerabilities and analyze these findings. From here you will know what assets and information you have and who has access to them. Then, you can move on to penetration testing to see if these vulnerabilities are able to be exploited. Lastly, you perform remediation and test again until all known vulnerabilities have been removed. You will also want to review all policies related to your IT environment on an annual basis to make sure that they are current with any changes that may have taken place in the last 365 days.
Now that you understand the security assessment process, you’ll want to make sure that those performing these services are credible and have the technical know-how that you deserve. Likewise, it’s important that you choose a security expert that has policies in place to protect your company, ensuring that any findings remain confidential. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for a company with low turnover, willingness to sign non-disclosure agreements, and experience, experience, experience.
As an organization, ADKtechs bases everything that we do around security. Our engineers are qualified and certified – with over 100 combined years of hands-on security experience as a team. All of our employees are required to undergo background checks before beginning employment, ensuring that we are not introducing security threats to our customers. The certifications that we hold are valid only through our experience. For example, the CISSP (Certified Information Security Professional) certification that our technicians hold requires a minimum of 10 years of validated experience in the security field and a sponsorship from an established CISSP. Let us make technology work for you.