ConnecTech has many reasons to take a proactive and repetitive approach to addressing information security concerns. Legal and regulatory requirements aimed at protecting sensitive or personal data, as well as general public security requirements. Creating an expectation for companies of all sizes to devote the utmost attention and priority to information security risks. An IT security risk assessment takes on many names and can vary greatly in terms of method, rigor, and scope, but the core goal remains the same: identify and quantify the risks to the organization’s information assets. This information is used to determine how best to mitigate those risks and effectively preserve the organization’s mission.
Some areas of a rationale for performing a security risk assessment include:
Added security usually involves additional expense. Since this does not generate easily identifiable income, justifying the expense is often difficult. An effective IT security risk assessment process should educate key business managers on the most critical risks associated with the use of technology, and automatically and directly provide justification for security investments.
Security risk assessments should improve the productivity of IT operations, security, and audit. ConnecTech takes steps to formalize a review, create a review structure, collect security knowledge within the system’s knowledge base and implement self-analysis features, the risk assessment can boost productivity.
To be most effective, security must be addressed by management as well as the IT staff. Your company’s manager is responsible for making decisions that relate to the appropriate level of security for the organization. ConnecTech’s IT staff, on the other hand, is responsible for making decisions that relate to the implementation of the specific security requirements for systems, applications, data, and controls.
The enterprise security risk assessment system must always be simple enough to use, without the need for any security knowledge or IT expertise. This will allow management to take ownership of the security for the company's systems, applications, and data. It also enables security to become a more significant part of a company's culture.
By acquiring information from multiple parts of an organization, an enterprise security risk assessment boosts communication and expedites decision making.