Effective Information Risk Management is critical for any organisation. With ever-changing threats and regulations, many of our clients are looking for cost effective approach to managing their risks, and without being so restrictive that it hinders their day to day operations. Technical Risk Assessment is an immensely valuable skill that helps to ensure projects are initiated under the direction of appropriate and risk proportionate security requirements, policy and controls.
Risk Assessment consultancy can be performed on organisations of any size small, medium-sized and large enterprises, where the IT infrastructure includes a combination of complex legacy systems and newer operating systems whose interoperability is not always seamless. A technical risk assessment is an explicit requirement of the most important standards and regulations or is indirectly implied in others. Some of these standards and regulations include ISO 7001(ISMS), GDPR, PCI, DSS, NIS Directive, HMG, Security Policy Framework (SPF), 10 Steps to Cyber Security, 14 Steps to Cloud Security and 20 Critical Controls for Cyber Defence.
Our Technical Risk Assessment service identifies, analyses and evaluates risk, and ensures that the security controls you choose are appropriate to the risks your organisation faces. Conducting a risk assessment can be a complicated undertaking, especially for organisations that don’t know what standard to measure their efforts against. Risk assessment should be a continual activity. A comprehensive enterprise security risk assessment should be conducted at least once a year or when significant changes occur to the business, the IT estate, or legal environment to explore the risks associated with the organisation’s information systems. An enterprise security risk assessment can only give a snapshot of the risks of the information systems at a point in time.
Our team of qualified security advisers will provide business-driven consultation on the overall process of assessing information risk.
They will offer support, guidance and advice in the following areas:
Identifying the assets that require protection, and relevant threats and weaknesses.
Assessing the level of threat posed by threat agents.
Determining the business impacts of risks being realised.
Producing a security risk assessment.
Advising on a risk acceptance threshold or level of acceptance.
Advising on suitable control implementation.
Cyber Smart Associate’s Risk Assessment Software Tool has been proven to save huge amounts of time, effort and expense when tackling complex risk assessments. The tool enables consistent and speedy generation of Technical Risk Assessment outputs that can be used to support a variety of downstream activities, including generation of risk based security requirements, support to technical design authority options assessments for investment cases, proof of concepts, development of security enforcing functions for new products / architectures, Privacy Impact Assessments and ongoing changes in a product group, delivery programme, or service. It streamlines the risk assessment process to deliver consistent and repeatable cyber security risk assessments every time.
During a Client engagement our Consultants pass through five key phases that form the anatomy of how we manage a typical consulting project. We appreciate every assignment is different, so we have flexible processes in place to bring our experts onboard quickly and effectively without disrupting existing work programmes. We are happy to provide our services at any stage of the lifecycle.
We deliver security capability at all levels of an organisation and are on hand to help ensure that your projects deliver solutions
that are appropriately aligned to your cyber security risk position and satisfy your regulatory compliance requirements.
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