A Security Posture is an organization’s overall security plan that involves the approach to the business in terms of security, from planning to implementation. It is comprised of technical and non-technical procedures, policies, and controls, that protect the organization from both internal and external threats.
No business or organization, be it large or small, is safe from potential security breaches. Following are the reasons for an enterprise to pursue a security posture. Hackers scan networks for systems that are vulnerable and easily breakable security systems to perform their malicious practices. As a result, the company’s confidential data may be compromised and can make customers lose confidence in their services.
Employees that bear a grudge or wish ill of the organization can easily leak or sell the company’ data in a removable media to its competitors. Further, they could also transfer data to an external source such as SSH, FTP, or email servers or even delete the entire data.
Script kiddies or Inexperienced or amateur hackers use various free tools that are available on the internet, and these tools may cause massive damage to the organization’s system.
Spammers exploit vulnerable and weak systems to relay spam emails through the network’s infrastructure. This often results in a network outage due to the level of traffic generated because of the network compensation.
What Is Security Posture Assessment?
Security Posture Assessment service facilitates enterprises in enhancing their security posture by providing a point-in-time validation through Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment methodology. It does a regular and systematic check for known vulnerabilities, potential security risks and also identifies the accurate picture of the weaknesses, threats, information leaks, and liability.
Some Of The Vulnerabilities This Framework Helps Find Are As Follows.
- Application storage of unsecured data
- Weaknesses in application deployment routines
- Lack of governance structures
- Lack of disaster recovery planning, testing, and execution
- Shortfalls in IT process monitoring, with attendant analysis
What Is Cyber Security Posture Assessment?
A Cyber security Posture Assessment provides a complete view of the enterprise’s internal and external security posture by integrating all the aspects of cyber security into a single comprehensive assessment approach.
It is meant to help the organization define where they stand in terms of their cyber security posture, what gaps they are currently facing and what steps are to be taken to improve their cyber security posture going forward.
Unlike a standard information security audit or a penetration test, a Cyber security Posture Assessment provides C-Level Executives with clarity and direction in terms of their organization’s cyber security posture to maximize the Return Of Investment (ROI) of their security-related expenses. It will help design and develop an appropriate cyber security road map within an overall security program and business continuity planning (BCP).
To put it accurately, it helps organizations assess and improve their cyber security posture by:
- Identifying and managing the value of their data
- Defining the cyber risks and threat exposure of their data
- Evaluating whether appropriate, reliable and efficient security measures are in place
- Recommending a concrete action plan (a ‘cyber security road map’) to control their exposure better and strengthen cyber security defenses
Why Do You Need A Cyber-Security Posture Assessment?
Many organizations are highly dependent on the Internet and networks to run and do their daily business. However, not all organizations are aware of the security issues from outside or from within that might result in a network-attack.
Customer information, intellectual property, the organization’s private and confidential data, and information assets might leak out to the public. As a result, there is substantial financial losses and damage to the company’s reputation.
To measure the overall cyber-security integrity of the organization, an expert assessment or evaluation of the current state of its information security environment is to be conducted against global standards and leading industry practices.