IT Risk Assessments

Don’t wait until the bad guys strike!

To keep safe, all businesses need to be sure they have sufficient security in place. But this need comes with the challenge of figuring out how and where to invest – especially if you are not an IT expert. There is no limit to how much you can spend on security, and lots of folks ready to sell you stuff. So, how do you know how much you should spend? And how do you know what to spend it on? The answer is to commission a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, an essential tool to help you make the best decisions for your business.

Here is what you get when you choose a full risk assessment from PCG:

  • Review of Your IT System – We will assess your IT environment to determine and rank the technical and business risks it exposes your business to.
  • Vulnerability Scan – We will use run scans that examine your IT infrastructure to detect potential technical vulnerabilities.
  • Best Practice Evaluation – We will audit your compliance with the security best practices for a business of your profile.
  • Remediation Recommendations – We will set out prioritized recommendations to address vulnerabilities in your systems and practices, and to implement appropriate policies and tools.

The results of our assessment will be documented in a customized report. In addition to detailing your compliance with best practices, the report will score and weigh your current security standing. We will include a heat map that shows how you stack up compared to other businesses in your industry sector, of your size, and in your geography. We will also provide you with a roadmap and budget to guide you through the process of remediating your risks.

Below, Roger Walton discusses the issues of compliancy in regards to doing a risk assessment for a company.

How Our Security Risk Assessment Works

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

PCG’s Security Risk Assessment is founded squarely on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). This framework was created to give federal agencies and businesses of all sizes a structure to determine the appropriate mix of security practices to fit their specific threats, vulnerabilities, and risk tolerances. The framework is organized into five “functions” of Cybersecurity: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.

Below, Roger Walton talks about the importance of cybersecurity and its role in a risk assessment for a company.

Deep Industry Experience

PCG IT has been providing IT services to businesses like yours for more than 20 years. We have developed a deep understanding of the everyday challenges of running a business, including limited time and limited budgets. We draw on this background to develop tailor a plan to the specific needs of your business, including your industry sector, your size, your management style and culture. The plan we provide can protect your critical assets, while being realistic in its demands on your team and your purse.

Elements of Secure Solution

When tailoring a security solution to your specific needs, these are some of the components we will consider:

  • Acceptable use policies
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Cloud image backup
  • Compliance assessments
  • Dark Web monitoring
  • Email encryption
  • Email scanning
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Incident response planning
  • Intrusion prevention
  • Media encryption
  • Multi-factor authentication MFA)
  • Phishing training campaigns
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Security threat updates
  • Security awareness training
  • Password management
  • Policy creation
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Web content filtering

Below, Jim Allen talks about cyber security risk assessments, and the important role that they play in security and compliancy.

Benefits of a PCG Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

There are many benefits of a PCG risk assessment, including but not limited to:

  • Keep your business running. A cyber attack can bring your business to a halt, and some never recover. A risk assessment will help you avoid one.
  • Privacy for your employees and partners. Your team and your customers depend on you as a trusted custodian of their confidential information.
  • Protect your reputation. When your data gets leaked, people find out.
  • Prioritize your investment. You know you need to invest in cybersecurity, but you need to know which investments have the biggest payoff.
  • Build a plan of action. Good security takes time, not just money. Prioritize your time investments.
  • Better understanding of risks. You can’t prepare for business risks if you don’t understand them. And cybersecurity is a business risk!
  • Identify your vulnerabilities. If a bad actor wants to attack you, where would they start?
  • Prepare for compliance requirements. For a growing number of industries, security is no longer a choice. Compliance may be a prerequisite to qualify for contracts.
  • Comply with legal requirements. Failing to protect private information doesn’t just harm your reputation, it may put you in legal jeopardy too
  • Help with jargon and acronyms. IT security is laced with technical terminology that makes it hard for non-specialists to navigate. We can help.
  • Reduce cyber insurance premiums. Every business should carry insurance. A risk assessment may help you qualify for lower premiums.

Roland Carter discusses the basics of what’s involved in an IT risk assessment for a company.

Optional Paid Version of Our IT Risk Assessments

If you would like a more in depth look at your IT risks, we can provide an in depth assessment. Prices range for $3,000 to $5,000.

Why Choose PCG IT?

You need a security partner with a deep knowledge of IT technologies, but also with an understanding of the realities of running a business like yours. At PCG IT, we take pride in offering a wide variety of cybersecurity solutions for businesses. Our team has the skills and competencies to keep you safe, while clearly communicating the threats and risks you face.

PCG has the expertise needed for IT planning and budgeting and security risk minimization and can adapt and change as IT requirements do.

Contact PCGIT for More Information

Ensure your data and IT infrastructure is protected and managed efficiently with the help of an experienced Managed IT Services Provider. At PCG IT, we strive to give our customers predictable outcomes, including cost and security. Contact us today for more information at (603) 431-4121