Importance of Security Assessment in Enterprises

Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Mag | Thursday, May 13, 2021

Importance of Security Assessment in Enterprises A thorough security assessment is the most important thing enterprises can do to improve their security. 

FREMONT, CA: Security assessments are performed by individuals who are unclear about the quality of the security measures put in place on their IT systems and networks. The advantages to a protected network are many and comprise the security measure's potentials to protect user confidentiality, sensitive data, system resources, and many more. Security assessments are done on a monthly or even weekly basis. These are done to ensure the website or web-based program is still in compliance with passing security demands to meet PCI DSS or the web admin and industry standard compliance.

There are several reasons that an enterprise would wish to run a security evaluation. The kind of assessment that is ultimately chosen is purely reliant on the company's specific requirements ordering the service. Companies may wish to learn more about who can access their systems and what permission level they have when they do. This evaluation type is common among enterprises that run membership sites that deal with payment issues and services. Having the wrong people accessing the wrong areas of the system could cause a lot of harm.

Another type of assessment is insurance-based. It is not uncommon for an enterprise that depends on their IT systems to wonder what would happen if some part of their system was to fail. A security firm can run the appropriate tests and provide the correct guidance to secure against any possible loss in information or time. Several network-related issues must be taken into consideration. From web content filtering to firewall and intrusion identification to remote access controls, several settings and configurations require to be taken into consideration if a firm wishes to remain secure.

Enterprises that conduct security evaluations on IT systems and networks follow a fairly standard pattern. They must first observe the system and all of its factors to identify the task's needs at hand. After the issues and scope have been identified, most firms will create an action plan to present to their customer. Following that, vulnerability scans, penetration tests, and a few other common testing methods the security level of a system are performed.

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