Risk assessment and risk management are vital tools in providing relevant and effective security activities. Until you know where your threats are coming from and what vulnerabilities or weaknesses exist, you will not know where to apply controls.
The process of conducting a risk assessment and the implementation of controls, (which bring highlighted risks down to acceptable levels), must follow within effective monitoring. This and the management of the controls will ensure new threats, as well as changes within the environment/effectiveness of the existing controls, do not impact the overall risk.
LRQA Nettitude will help you make sense of all this information in practical workshops and training sessions. We will help you to implement an effective and relevant risk methodology.
Our comprehensive risk workshops will cover the following areas:
Risk introduction and overview
- What is risk?
- Benefits of cybersecurity risk management
- Risk management process
- Information security group
- Assets and CIA impact levels
- Vulnerabilities and risk
IT security risk assessment
- How to generate a risk assessment
- Risk registers
- Applying appropriate and effective controls
- Effective measurements
- How to proceed from here
How can LRQA Nettitude help?
Give us a call today to find out how we can help you improve and advance the approach to assess security risks for your organisation.
LRQA Nettitude has a team of technical consultants qualified as Security Risk Assessors for PCI DSS, PA-DSS, P2PE, ISO27001 and much more. We also have an Incident Response unit deployed for various activities, including data breach analysis and data discovery.
We are an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) registered by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) to conduct authorised vulnerability Scans for PCI compliance. LRQA Nettitude is a member of The Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) and certified by the UK Government to deliver cybersecurity testing (e.g. IT Health Checks) as a CHECK green light company.
Sample reports are available on request. For more information on LRQA Nettitude’s cybersecurity services, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions about cybersecurity risk management
How are your workshops delivered?
The risk workshop is typically delivered over a number of days and will include the following activities:
- Education and training – An interactive overview of security risk components and assessment/management process.
- Asset identification – Work with your business units to identify their assets and assign values.
- Risk register creation – Facilitate and walk through a real risk assessment process to create the risk register.
The focus will be on both education and facilitation. We want to train employees to understand the best way to conduct risk assessments implement a usable process and own and create a risk register that can be actively used within the organisation.
Who needs to be available?
It is important to identify the correct people to own the Risk Management process; this should include senior management who:
- Can identify assets of value to the business
- Understand the value of assets to the company
- Understand the potential threats
- Understand their vulnerabilities
- Has authority to implement controls
This would include, but is not limited to, the following positions: Operational Unit Heads, IT Manager, Development Managers, IT Director/CISO, Solution Architects, HR Managers, Facilities Manager, and any other business unit heads.
What are the outcomes of the workshop?
At the end of the workshop, you should have the following:
- All key risk holders are educated on the process and tools needed for Risk Assessments
- A defined Asset List
- A Risk Register for each business unit/area
- A process to conduct regular risk assessments and review the risk management activities