IT Risk Assessments
Understanding Threats and Vulnerabilities.
Every effective IT security and controls program must begin with a comprehensive understanding of where organizational risk resides. An IT risk assessment is an essential step to establishing appropriate security measures that will reduce the risk to an organization’s sensitive data.
Coalfire’s IT risk assessment methodology is based on standards and best practices from organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the International Organization of Standards (ISO), and The Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT). Our services are information-centric rather than technology centric to help you understand the exact vulnerabilities that threaten your IT assets as well as the controls necessary to protect them.
Coalfire’s experts perform an assessment of your IT assets, including a review of critical systems, processes, related controls, and general business and IT operations. The assessment provides insight to organizational workflow, supporting technology, vulnerabilities, as well as the IT risks that require controls. The assessment is conducted through a process of documentation review, questionnaires, staff interviews, and control observations. The information derived from Coalfire’s IT risk assessment services allows you to implement the exact controls needed to mitigate risk and protect your sensitive data.