Cybersecurity Assessments

Worried About Those “Unknown Unknowns” in Your Organization’s IT Security?

Tighten up your risk management process with NIST 800-171 based Cybersecurity Assessments. 

Use Risk Assessments to...

identify, estimate, and prioritize your organization’s Security risks.

Risk assessments review your organizational operations, assets, individuals, other organizations, and the country, resulting from the operation and use of information systems, enabling you to develop your organization’s security posture over time in a collaborative environment.  

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Cyber security assessments identify: 

  • Organizational assets (people, property, and information) 
  • Threats to your organization or others 
  • Internal and external vulnerabilities  
  • Risk (Potential impact on your business if disasters do occur) 
  • The likelihood that disaster will occur 

What is NIST 800-171?

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 is a set of standards that define how to safeguard and distribute material deemed sensitive but not classified for organizations doing business with the federal government.  

The NIST 800-171 based Cybersecurity Assessment conforms to this high standard. 

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Why Would Your Organization Need a NIST Cybersecurity assessment? ​

Get Closer to Regulatory Compliance Requirements


Industry requirements typically include a comprehensive Risk Assessment to evaluate your compliance controls and understand your full range of risk exposure.

Identify Gaps in Your Security Program


A “Gap Analysis” shows the difference between your current security position and the industry specific regulation or framework your organization will need to reach.

Discover Unrealized Assets


You may think of assets as your physical infrastructure, but the term now includes digital computing platforms, database, web applications, and more. Understanding the full value of your organizational assets will support efforts to patch vulnerabilities.

Identify Vulnerabilities


Risk assessment will help you determine your security flaws and overall risk. Then you will be able to plan how to reduce the likelihood of a breach.

Establish Your Security Baseline


Your cyber security assessment will help you understand your security controls, what is working and what isn’t. This baseline will help you map a path toward the most effective security for your organization.

Risk Assessments

Effective cybersecurity programs are established based on an organizations’ unique risk profile. A risk assessment is a critical exercise conducted to identify and mitigate:

Completing a risk assessment will allow an organization to allocate resources (time, money, and human capital) to reduce overall risk in an intelligent and strategic way. 

Cybersecurity defenses and controls should never be deployed arbitrarily; they should be deployed with the intention to reduce risk.


Vulnerability Assessments

Vulnerability assessments evaluate existing technology systems such as servers, workstations, firewalls, and other network equipment for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE).

Technical vulnerabilities could be in the form of unpatched systems, misconfigured or outdated services and even unsupported software.

Conducting Vulnerability Assessments on a regular basis provides a real time view of weaknesses that could easily be exploited by malicious actors like computer hackers.

Understanding current vulnerabilities offers an opportunity to fix or remediate weaknesses before a successful cyber attack is launched.

Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments

Many organizations strive to achieve compliance with State or Federal regulations, organizational policy or industry frameworks. A Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment is an evaluation of the current state of an organizations internal control framework compared to the desired state as typically dictated by a framework or regulation. The gaps that exist between the current state and desired state become an action plan to pursue to compliance. We offer the following types of Cybersecurity Maturity Assessments:

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