Security assessment is an important way to measure and evaluate the security risks and threats present in your existing infrastructure and application systems. It leads to taking the necessary steps to making security improvements at your facility or when trying to solve specific security problems.
During the Security Assessment, the whole setup and infrastructure including computer hardware, software, applications, communication media and devices are assessed, any weaknesses are identified, and suggestions for security improvements are made.
The assessment takes into account best practice rules and guidelines to protect data environment and how far it is implemented in your premises. It checks as well the implemented roles and permissions on the level of applications and users and the possibilities of security breaches.
Security assessment should be a continuous activity. A comprehensive enterprise security risk assessment should be conducted at least once every year to explore the risks associated with the organization’s information systems. For mission-critical information systems, it is highly recommended to conduct a security assessment more frequently, if not continuously.
A report will be generated and discussed with the security responsible of the institutions to take the necessary actions to close the noted gaps.