Cyber Risk and Controls Assessments

Optimizing Your Cybersecurity Investments

The old adage, “if it can’t be measured, it doesn't exist” has never been more true when it comes to cybersecurity. Coalfire helps organizations assess their risks and controls framework to select the right control framework and evaluate how systems are secured. This process creates management visibility with organizations, while improving accountability and maximizing investments in systems, assets and processes.

Our Approach

Coalfire typically recommends a three-phase approach to managing cyber risk: Risk Assessment, Controls Assessment and Remediation Planning. By adopting this approach, enterprises are able to establish clear priorities and effectively manage security investments.

Risk Assessment: Get Help Now

Today’s threat landscape demands that information security be treated as a business management issue with equal emphasis on people, process and technology.

Coalfire uses an integrated process to collect information on critical processes, assets and threats, and then assesses risk in a semi-quantitative approach. The analysis results in risk ratings of key processes.

As a result of a Cyber Risk Assessment, organizations are able to:

  • Determine scope of systems and assets supporting key lines of business or processes
  • Identify related systems, assets, regulatory requirements and/or compliance mandates
  • Identify threats, vulnerabilities, impact and likelihood that harms will occur
  • Benchmark business practices

Controls Assessment: Measure Controls Effectiveness

Maintaining proper controls over information technology is a constant concern for businesses as they use new technological tools to advance growth and drive efficiencies.

Coalfire builds on expertise in commonly-used frameworks to help organizations:

  • Evaluate controls and set the right framework for moving forward
  • Understand security gaps and evaluate alternatives
  • Develop remediation roadmap



Case Studies

  • Risk Reduction Program - Retail