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Top 5 Assessments to check your Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

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1. Risk Assessments

The Risk Assessment management process details how the organization uses a proactive approach for protecting its information systems and data. Risk is determined by performing regular gap analyses, security testing, compliance assessments, impact assessments, capability assessments and other types risk analysis.

Benefits
Risk assessments are crucial for measuring the effectiveness of existing security controls and detecting emerging threats within the environment. They are also a measure and assurance that systems are providing the necessary protections. A successful Risk Assessment plan should be designed to translate risk to actionable business information points.

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2. Security Testing and Assessment

The security testing process identifies real-world vulnerabilities by performing different types of security tests. These can include conducting vulnerability scans, penetration tests, control validations, social engineering attacks, web application testing, mobile device testing, etc.  

Benefits
Security testing is critical for validating organizations effectiveness in securing the technical environment. Security testing should be done in conjunction with a risk assessment for empirically supporting all security findings.

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3. Device Testing and Assessment

Device Testing is a more specialized version of security testing focused around specific devices that process and/or hold information. In addition to Security Testing, as described above, security chain testing is also performed, which is an additional level of testing done on the device data stream.

Benefits
Security testing is critical for validating a device’s effectiveness in securing its information and function.  Essential if you are developing devices that are intended for widespread customer facing roles.

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4. Compliance Audits

The legal compliance process details how the organization maintains a current list of applicable legal compliance requirements. This process is an iterative process with its own lifecycle with internal and external audits. Compliance audits are critical when managing legal frameworks such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI.

Benefits
Without an established process in place to stay up-to-date on compliance requirements, organizations run the risk of non-compliance with legal and other compliance requirements, including financial penalties, higher credit card transaction costs, and data breaches. The audit helps in avoiding the consequence of non-compliance. 

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5. Application Assessment

The process includes reviewing the software development life cycle (Agile, Waterfall, etc.), segmentation of development environment, source code repositories, coding disciplines (Structure, object orientated programming, etc.), and more. Many assessments are aimed at the security of business applications. Examples are internet banking, patient portals, ticketing and so on. Applications are tested thoroughly for security flaws using a combination of automated systems and hands-on analyses and methods. Ethical hackers will try to enter anything into the application during hands-on testing.

Benefits
Application testing is critical for validating deployed application security controls. This assessment is critical for web-facing applications as well for confirming compliance requirements for specific compliance frameworks. 

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Learning more about Assessments and Compliance

You might need additional assessments to comply with business requirements, your business partners or statutory requirements. Find out more about these additional assessments and what each of them comprises. 

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