Security Risk Assessments

Review your policies and procedures, training, and current safeguards to determine your cyber risk.

Different Types of 
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Administrative Safeguards

This includes policies and procedures revolving around the administrative side of protecting networks and resources. These may include information about termination procedures and requirements, when training is conducted, sanction policies, etc.

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Physical Safeguards

Assess the policies and procedures used to protect the physical networks and resources. These safeguards might include locks on doors to server rooms, how access to said server rooms is granted, and who has the authority to grant access.

Technical Safeguards

Determine how well networks and resources are protected technically. This includes procedures on granting access to pertinent data,  encryption, anti-virus and anti-malware software, as well as information gleaned during the vulnerability scan and penetration test.

Security Risk Assessments

Discover Risk and Define Mitigation Strategies

Security risk assessments are essential for discovering risk and defining appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your company’s objectives.

There are two components to security assessments:

1) Security Risk Assessments (often called security audits) provide a complete process for defining security risk strategies based upon your objectives, security posture and status and

2) Security tests such as penetration testing, vulnerability scanning and social engineering tests which diagnose actual vulnerabilities in specific areas of your security infrastructure.

A Security Audit

The most important part of security program is the security review & gap analysis. It is the glue that ties the entire security solution together.

With security audits, there must be a process for assessing a company’s risk profile. In a security risk assessment, we review your key assets, current security strategy, controls, IT infrastructure, and prioritize your top vulnerabilities, risks and recommended security control solutions.

Following, here at MainNerve we provide a final report for the purpose of defining future security strategies, determining budgets, and implementing security risk mitigation solutions.

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Discover risk and define appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your company’s objectives.

Specifics of a
Security Risk Assessment

As threats to computer systems grow more complex and sophisticated, risk assessments are an important tool for organizations to rely on as part of a comprehensive risk management program. This security risk assessment will help to:

Determine the most appropriate risk responses to ongoing cyber-attacks.

Guide investment strategies and decisions for the most effective cyber defenses to help protect your organizational operations, organizational assets, and employees.

Maintain ongoing situational awareness of the security state of your organization’s information systems and the environments in which those systems operate.

Our Process

The risk assessment methodology and approach will be conducted using the guidelines in NIST SP 800-30, “Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems.” The assessment is broad in scope and evaluates security vulnerabilities affecting confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

MainNerve will interview key personnel identified by the customer either by questionnaire or phone, or a hybrid of the two.  During this process, MainNerve will provide guidance as necessary in answering the risk assessment questions.

Document reviews will provide the MainNerve risk assessment team with the basis on which to evaluate compliance with policies and procedures in order to ultimately identify potential shortfalls in the administrative, technical, and/or physical security posture.

At the end of the risk assessment, MainNerve will provide the final results that include risk ratings findings, as well as remediation recommendations.  The final report will contain an executive summary in addition to the specific findings.

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MainNerve’s compliance solutions are designed to help fill one of the biggest challenges for businesses: staying in alignment with the exhaustive list of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) requirements. From PCI DSS and HIPAA, to CJIS and FINRA, MainNerve can help your business navigate the GRC landscape with specialized penetration tests.

Network Penetration Testing

Network penetration testing assists with the identification and examination of vulnerabilities for external, Internet-facing and internal, intranet systems. A network pen test will help determine whether an attack can exploit and compromise targeted systems. Take the next step to improving your business’ security with a network pen test.

Social Engineering

Social engineering, in the context of information security, is commonly defined as the of persuasion and/or manipulation techniques in order to influence people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Ensure that your business is secure by testing and evaluating your employees against general phishing and “spear-phishing” attacks.

Customers & Partners that Trust MainNerve

What Our Clients Say

We value our professional relationship with MainNerve. Their employees are friendly and extremely responsive. They always take care of our clients as if they were their own, while maintaining the penetration and social engineering testing. We couldn’t ask for a better Cybersecurity partner. 

Don B.
MainNerve Partner & CEO of FrontierIT

In 12 years of tests, you are the first company that found anything higher than a low risk. Phone and cameras were never discovered in the test, let alone accessed. Great to always get a different perspective from a test. 

CIO
Investment Management Company

This is a very well written report! Very impressive!

Managing Partner
Data Warehouse Platform Company

The report looks great!

Network Administrator
Enterprise Administration Software Company

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