Organizations turn to VC3 for
Cybersecurity Assessments when they..
The Right Time for a Cybersecurity Assessment
Imagine that you contracted a cybersecurity assessment provider to find out if you’re vulnerable to a cyber intrusion and when they logged into your systems, they found that you were in the process of being attacked! (True story!)
Obviously, the time to have a cybersecurity assessment is before something happens but there are different reasons that make now the right time.
- You need to comply with regulations.
- You need a second opinion on cybersecurity.
- You need to verify your security posture to your customers.
- You’ve had a cyberattack.
- You’re wondering if you have gaps in your security posture.
Whether your goal is compliance, validation that your IT team is doing all they say they’re doing, or you’re thinking about outsourcing the cybersecurity function of your business, a cybersecurity assessment is the way to get the lay of the land and point you toward what you need to do next to better manage cyber risks.
4-Step Cybersecurity and Risk Assessment Process
Compliance assessments require a significant amount of collaboration with your staff because the process will include a review of your non-technical as well as your technical security policies. This means that HR and department heads will need to be involved.
Whatever the security assessment, we’ll guide you through a process that has four general phases that encompass data discovery, analysis, report preparation, and review.
Phase 1: Access and Document Gathering
You provide us with network access and documentation.
Depending on the type of assessment you need, we may install tools to execute scans or get interviews scheduled to assess policies and procedures.
These tools take time, so they'll run for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your network.
Phase 2: Data Collection
Information is collected from the scanning software.
We’ll schedule a visit to your facility to learn about your processes, interview employees to assess secure behavior, and evaluate physical security as it relates to network access.
Phase 3: Report Preparation
Findings will be assembled in a Gap Analysis or IT Security report.
Recommendations for cybersecurity improvements will be included along with action items and priorities for next steps. That way, it's clear to the executives and stakeholders where the holes are and what needs to be done moving forward.
Phase 4: Delivery and Review
You'll get a high-level executive summary and detailed reports that we'll review together and answer your questions.
You'll get a clear picture of your security posture and insights you can use whether you work with us in the future or not.
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Typical Scope of Work for a Network and Cybersecurity Assessment
We'll perform a comprehensive review of the following areas:
- Network Architecture and Protections
- Server Environment
- Workstation Management
- Inbound Firewall Configurations
- Outbound Firewall Configurations
- Evaluate Effectiveness of Patch Management Tools
- Evaluate Antivirus and Anti‐Spyware Tools
- IT-Related Administrative Control Process Review
- Shared Permissions Review
- Internal Vulnerability Scan
- Anomalous Login Detection
- Security Policy Assessment
- Backup, Restoration, and Disaster Recovery Planning
- Physical and Environmental Security
VC3 keeps your organization protected and prepared.
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The capacity, skill set, and experience to help you AIM higher.
A streamlined assessment process that quickly evaluates your organization’s vulnerabilities and security gaps.
Cyber experts who understand your unique organization that requires more than a check-the-box approach that caters to the masses.
Practical Innovation + Costs
Right-sized assessments with predictable costs that are tailored to your organization’s unique requirements.
Get a forward-thinking partner that helps you evaluate your options, identify vulnerabilities, and stay protected.
Actionable Insights + Takeaways
Our easy-to-understand scorecards highlight your organization’s security gaps and ways to bridge them.
Increased security readiness and specific tactics that help you improve your organization’s cybersecurity foundation.
Our approach to technology enables your organization to AIM Higher.
Lots of companies can set up your laptops or manage your infrastructure. In order to contend with today's challenges, you need more than a break-fix vendor with a "24/7" helpdesk ticket to nowhere. You need a proactive partner that stops the issues before they start. That's where VC3 comes in.