When was the last time your business or organization conducted a vulnerability site assessment?
If you hesitated to think – you have an important phone call to make.
Emergencies arise without warning, and there is often no time to think during a crisis.
Identifying potential weaknesses within your organization and implementing corrective measures to mitigate them is imperative to protect your visitors, team members, guests, and more.
- They ensure your current security safeguards are up-to-date and effective.
- They identify potential vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
- They help to develop comprehensive plans for responding to breaches.
- They aid in compliance with all insurance requirements.
- They improve your business’s resilience in the face of increasingly sophisticated attacks.
Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment
Vulnerability assessments should be carried out by a reputable security vendor using methods that are custom-tailored to your organization’s specific needs. Assessments should:
- Identify your assets: Your security vendor will conduct a thorough on-site audit, making note of any and all tangible assets like facilities and equipment, as well as the “intangibles” like customer data and intellectual property.
- Determine possible threats: Step two is identifying the greatest risk to your organization’s list of assets. These could include external threats, like natural disasters and break-ins; internal threats, like inside theft; or a combination of both.
- Pinpoint vulnerabilities: Once potential threats have been identified, a security specialist will consult with you to ascertain any present weaknesses that could be exploited – and what the results would be. Your security vendor will help you prioritize which vulnerabilities should be addressed first, based on the likelihood of an attack or a breach, and the severity of the consequences.
- Implement corrective measures: Your security vendor may recommend installing new security equipment, developing new policies and procedures, or providing training for your on-site personnel.
Every commercial business or nonprofit organization should conduct periodic vulnerability site assessments to determine potential gaps in security and take steps to close them. A quality security specialist can help your company develop a comprehensive defense plan that can protect your property, your assets, and your team.
Secom offers a free vulnerability site assessment for organizations seeking a comprehensive security approach. Contact us today to learn more.