Does Your SMB Need a Security Assessment?

by | Jan 25, 2019 | Security, Tech Security

A security assessment will analyze your current data infrastructure to find any vulnerabilities and risks. It will evaluate your people, processes, and technology for any cracks in the security. It should be mandatory for all small business owners to have routine security assessments of virtual processes, and we will explore why here. Click To Tweet

How to Know if Your Small Business Needs a Security Assessment

If you own a business but haven’t had a professional security assessment, you definitely should. Here are 3 reasons why:

  1. Understand & Address Unknown Vulnerabilities
  2. Assign a Risk Level to Threats
  3. Plan Ahead

1) Understand & Address Unknown Vulnerabilities

Hackers are continuously working to find cracks in your IT infrastructure. They desperately want to find confidential information that they can steal. Outsource with a trusted IT company to perform a risk assessment to find vulnerabilities in your information security. It’s not the end of the world when these weaknesses are brought to the light.

Pro Tip: Often times, once vulnerabilities have been addressed, small business owners only have to make a few simple, inexpensive changes to fix these problems.   

2) Assign a Risk Level to Threats

Once the vulnerability assessment has been completed, it’s important to assign a risk level to each threat. You’ll first want to create a list of potential threats. Afterward, assign a value to the threat such as “high, medium, or low”. This will help you stay organized and have a comprehensive view of security risks to share with your team.

3) Plan Ahead

Lastly, you must plan ahead by implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy. There should be nothing more important than a security investment to protect your data. When you have the tools and the plan, you’ll be far less likely to be a victim of a cyber attack.

A Secure Future

All small business owners should make it mandatory to have annual security assessments to protect your information today and in the future.

Are you interested in learning more about security assessments? Join the conversation to speak with our team about how a security audit will benefit your SMB.

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