Risk Assessments

Find and fix security weaknesses in your IT setup before they’re exploited by cyber criminals.

Every organization faces Cyber Security risks and vulnerabilities on a daily basis – many completely invisible until you receive a ransom demand or learn that your data is for sale on the dark web. A tailored risk assessment will give you the insights you need to understand the threats you face and how you can overcome them with the right security measures that are relevant to your business.

With no limit to how much you can spend on cyber security, and plenty of people ready to sell you stuff you don’t necessarily need, a security risk assessment is an essential tool to help you make the best decisions for your business. PCG provides full, accurate risk assessments and customized recommendations that allow you to direct your security investment to where it’s needed – and where it makes the most sense for your unique requirements and priorities.

Comprehensive Security Risk Assessments and Reports

Our security risk assessments are thorough and comprehensive, looking at every area of your business and how it can be improved.

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

  • IT System Review – We will assess your internal and external IT environment to determine and rank the technical and business risks that you are exposed to.
  • Best Practice Evaluation – We will perform a full audit of your compliance with security best practices for a business of your profile.
  • Vulnerability Scan – We will run in-depth scans of your IT infrastructure to examine your level of vulnerability and detect any potential weaknesses.
  • Gap Analysis – We will analyze the strengths and weaknesses in your IT systems and determine how you can close the gap to achieve an ideal state of total security.
  • Remediation Recommendations – We will set out prioritized recommendations to address vulnerabilities in your systems and practices, and to implement appropriate tools and policies.
  • Customized Report – We will provide a detailed report that includes a scorecard of your current compliance and security standing, a heat map that shows how you stack up to other businesses of your size and in your industry sector, and a roadmap and budget to guide you through the process of remediating your security risks.

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.

Our Business Risk Assessment Process

PCG’s Security Risk Assessment is founded squarely on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). This framework gives 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 Cyber Security: 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 has been providing IT services to businesses like yours for more than 25 years. Over that time we have developed a deep understanding of the everyday challenges you face, including limited time and limited budgets. We draw on this background to develop a tailored security plan for your business that will protect your critical assets while being realistic in its demands on your team – and your wallet.

Elements of Secure Solution

Our risk assessments incorporate all these elements (and more) to deliver a total security solution for your business:

  • 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
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • 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
  • Web content filtering

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

Key Benefits of a PCG Cyber Security Risk Assessment

There are many benefits of a Security Risk Assessment from PCG, including but not limited to:

  • Keep your business running – A cyber-attack can happen anytime. It can bring your business to a halt, and many never recover. A risk assessment is a proactive tool to help you prevent malicious attacks before they occur.
  • Privacy for your employees and partners – Protect your confidential data and information. Your team and customers depend on you!
  • Protect your reputation – When your security is breached and data gets leaked, people will find out. Once you lose their trust, it’s practically impossible to regain.
  • Prioritize your investment – You know you need to invest in cyber security, but you also 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 with a proactive, long-term plan.
  • Better understanding of risks – You can’t prepare for business risks if you don’t understand them. And cyber security is one of the biggest business risks there is!
  • Identify your vulnerabilities – If a malicious third-party wants to attack you, where would they start? We’ll help you find your weaknesses and close the gaps so that you’re always one step ahead.
  • Prepare for compliance requirements – For a growing number of industries, cyber security is no longer a choice but a requirement. Compliance may be a prerequisite to qualify for contracts.
  • Comply with legal requirements – Failing to protect private information doesn’t just harm your reputation, but may put you in legal jeopardy too.
  • Understand IT jargon and acronyms – Cyber security is laced with technical terminology that makes it hard for non-specialists to navigate. We can help here!
  • Reduce cyber insurance premiums – Every business should carry insurance, and a risk assessment can 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.

Get Your Complementary Cyber Risk Profile Today

PCG can help you discover your strengths and weaknesses, get valuable insights, and minimize security risks over the long term. We strive to give our customers predictable outcomes, including cost and security, so that your data and IT infrastructure is protected and managed efficiently.

Contact us today to get your complementary Cyber Risk Profile and find out how you measure up, and learn what steps you need to take to build an effective security solution.

We can also provide detailed Cyber Security Risk Assessments for a more in-depth analysis of your IT vulnerabilities and threats, and prioritized recommendations to meet your security goals. Prices range from $3,000 to $5,000. Please contact us for more information on (603) 431-4121.