Team discusses security vulnerabilities revealed during an audit

Vulnerability Assessment

Data protection starts with identifying and quantifying the security vulnerabilities on your system, so you can make improvements that reduce risks.

Diagnose security risks, so you know what threats require attention.

Prioritize vulnerabilities to improve efficiency and make the biggest impact on IT security.

Stay compliant with HIPAA, PCI, and other security standards.

You Can’t Protect Your System If You Don’t Know What Risks You Face

You can't lock down data until you identify security vulnerabilities

Today’s threat landscape has made cybersecurity a top priority—not just for IT, but for the business itself.

You know you need to do something about security, but it’s tough to know where to start or what actions would have the greatest impact.

Trial and error with different cybersecurity tools is a common tactic, but without information about your system’s vulnerabilities, you have no way of knowing how effective your efforts are. For example, investing in a better, stronger firewall won’t help you if overprivileged users are your system’s greatest risk.

A vulnerability assessment will help you avoid mistakes like that by helping you make informed, strategic decisions. Instead of a scattershot approach to security, you can use your resources to improve data protection in a meaningful way.

Start with a Vulnerability Assessment

Assess security risks, so you can protect data

Security experts agree that identifying your system’s vulnerabilities is the best place to start with IT security. And if your organization is required to comply with security standards like HIPAA, SOX, PCI DSS, a vulnerability assessment is more than a solid first step—it’s a necessary step mandated by these security standards.

With the data a vulnerability assessment provides, you can make sure the greatest risks are addressed and monitored. Justifying the cost or manpower involved in hardening security can be difficult without information. A risk assessment removes that barrier.

An objective outline of the risks also improves communication between executives, managers, and IT staff, ensuring all members of your organization are working toward the same business goals.

Productivity improves when staff members are working to mitigate actual security risks, not the risks that are assumed to be present. Inefficient, unfocused efforts can be redirected toward security projects that will make a difference in improving your organization’s security posture.

“My vulnerability assessment showed me more than just a couple of doors that were open too wide, and it revealed doors leading to more doors that were wide open.  This assessment gave me key security components to focus on, without having to comb through hundreds of reports and spend time filtering through them.”

Systems Administrator
Capella Healthcare

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