Cyberstone is adamant about doing security the right way. We find that organizations are quick to spend money on firewalls, endpoint protection, and other “common” controls. They then try to wrap policy around their technology purchases. Finally, they reach out to a security provider to grade their work. This has to be reversed.
To best secure your clients, a holistic assessment should come before written policy and expenditures on technical controls.
In our security assessments, we’ll ask your customer what gets them up every morning, what their corporate vision is, and what their 5-year and 10-year plans are. From this basic understand of their goals and objectives, we’ll be in a suitable position to discuss their unique risks and vulnerabilities.
Security assessments are fitting for organizations where one or more of the following is true:
- There was a recent breach and prevention of a future one is critical.
- There is a looming audit and stakeholders can’t sleep at night.
- Company leadership is concerned about keeping the lights on from a cybersecurity best-practices perspective.
As part of the assessment, Cyberstone will interview key personnel, catalog existing security policies, procedures, and controls, and examine information technology assets. By following the NIST SP800-115 guideline for information security assessments, Cyberstone will effectively uncover organizational and regulatory gaps.
Cyberstone’s reporting will provide your customer with a roadmap for adhering to industry best practices around cybersecurity. After the assessment, your customer will have a better handle on the effectiveness of existing information security investments. They’ll know where their money is being well-spent and where they may need to pivot.
Most of our security assessments uncover severely lacking or outdated written information security policy. After an assessment closeout meeting, we can help your customer in this area as well.
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