Oftentimes, companies do not think about their security until it has already been breached. Sometimes, it is because someone forgot or purposefully did not follow a policy, and sometimes, a business never had the policy that could have protected them in place. People often believe that conducting a security risk assessment is paranoid; however, taking preventative measures now can save you from having to respond to a security disaster later.
Why get a risk assessment?
To understand why you should get a security risk assessment, think about what you could potentially lose in the event of a breach. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What data do you have that is crucial for our consumers/employees?
- How would we be legally liable if something happened to this data?
- What would we do if there was media coverage of our security breach?
If you hold any sensitive data about your consumers or employees, you should be particularly concerned about the impact of a security breach. Not only do you have to consider where this data is stored, you need to fully assess the risk of all your operations and systems.
Why hire a professional security consultant like McCabe Associates?
You may believe that you can conduct your own security assessment. After all, who knows your business better than you do? You may decide to look up a checklist on the internet and feel that you are good to go. However, every company is different. There is no cookie cutter approach to security. A proper security risk assessment requires a breadth of knowledge that only a professional security consultant can provide. We can come in and identify gaps in your security and implement ways for you to protect yourself against a breach.