Security Risk Assessments

Review your policies and procedures, training, and current safeguards with Security Risk Assessments to determine your cyber risk.

Different Types of 
Security Controls
Administrative Safeguards

This includes policies and procedures revolving around the administrative side of protecting networks and resources. These may include information about termination procedures and requirements, when training is conducted, sanction policies, etc.

Physical Safeguards

Assess the policies and procedures used to protect the physical networks and resources. These safeguards might include locks on doors to server rooms, how access to said server rooms is granted, and who has the authority to grant access.

Technical Safeguards

Determine how well networks and resources are protected technically. This includes procedures on granting access to pertinent data,  encryption, anti-virus and anti-malware software, as well as information gleaned during the vulnerability scan and penetration test.

Security Risk Assessments

Discover Risk and Define Mitigation Strategies

Security risk assessments are essential for discovering risk and defining appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your company’s objectives.

There are two components to security assessments:

1) Security Risk Assessments (often called security audits) provide a complete process for defining security risk strategies based upon your objectives, security posture and status and

2) Security tests such as penetration testing, vulnerability scanning and social engineering tests which diagnose actual vulnerabilities in specific areas of your security infrastructure.

A Security Audit

The most important part of security program is the security review & gap analysis. It is the glue that ties the entire security solution together.

With security audits, there must be a process for assessing a company’s risk profile. In a security risk assessment, we review your key assets, current security strategy, controls, IT infrastructure, and prioritize your top vulnerabilities, risks and recommended security control solutions.

Following, here at MainNerve we provide a final report for the purpose of defining future security strategies, determining budgets, and implementing security risk mitigation solutions.

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Specifics of a
Security Risk Assessment

As threats to computer systems grow more complex and sophisticated, risk assessments are an important tool for organizations to rely on as part of a comprehensive risk management program. This security risk assessment will help to:

Determine the most appropriate risk responses to ongoing cyber-attacks.

Guide investment strategies and decisions for the most effective cyber defenses to help protect your organizational operations, organizational assets, and employees.

Maintain ongoing situational awareness of the security state of your organization’s information systems and the environments in which those systems operate.

Our Process

The risk assessment methodology and approach will be conducted using the guidelines in NIST SP 800-30, “Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems.” The assessment is broad in scope and evaluates security vulnerabilities affecting confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

Interviews and Questionnaires

MainNerve will interview key personnel identified by the customer either by questionnaire or phone, or a hybrid of the two.  During this process, MainNerve will provide guidance as necessary in answering the risk assessment questions.

Document Review

Document reviews will provide the MainNerve risk assessment team with the basis on which to evaluate compliance with policies and procedures in order to ultimately identify potential shortfalls in the administrative, technical, and/or physical security posture.


At the end of the risk assessment, MainNerve will provide the final results that include risk ratings findings, as well as remediation recommendations.  The final report will contain an executive summary in addition to the specific findings.

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What Our Clients Say

Investment Management Company

In 12 years of tests, you are the first company that found anything higher than a low risk. Phone and cameras were never discovered in the test, let alone accessed. Great to always get a different perspective from a test.

Vice President
Actuarial Firm

Our local partner that normally provides us with vulnerability and penetration testing was unable to help us this year. We were lucky enough to find MainNerve as a solution to our problem. MainNerve was very responsive to us and worked under a very tight timeframe to perform vulnerability and penetration testing for us and help us out of a tough situation. They went above and beyond. They provided us with some additional guidance in other security areas as well. We will continue to use MainNerve each year now for our security testing needs. We are glad we found them.

Technology Company

I was quite pleasantly surprised by the engagement. I think the thing I liked best about it was that everyone at MainNerve really took the time to listen and understand what we did, why we were doing it, and our business goals. It gave us confidence that we were in the right hands.

Insurance Administrator

Always nice to have a dependable vendor that is fully committed and reasonably priced.

IT Manager

It’s been a great partnership for the last 4 years. When NYDFS Cybersecurity regulation was announced back in 2017, I did not have much experience in the security fields such as risk assessment, vulnerability assessment, and Penetration testing and was not comfortable creating the plan. I was searching for information on the internet and came across multiple companies. I contacted MainNerve and they explained the process as well as their background which gave me comfort in the overall process as well as the confidence in the MainNerve team. Also, the cost was very reasonable. Going through the signing, planning, assessment, testing, and reporting, they were in constant contact with me and updated me with steps they are taking and when I can expect the next milestone. When we had delays, they were patient and worked with us. We finished all the assessment and testing in the expected time and now we just do it annually. As our IT environment expands, we increase the scope of the testing, and MainNerve has been very flexible with our plans, budget, and timing. I have introduced the MainNerve to colleagues in other companies in NY and they are also satisfied with the service.

Bill Hungerford

Our company has used MainNerve for a number of years for penetration testing. They are very professional and very thorough. They are careful about not disrupting the organization during the testing and they walk you through the test results in a way that makes understanding them very straightforward. We’ll be using them again soon.- Google Review

AK Broyles

We have utilized MainNerve for three years for our penetration tests as required by our clients. They have always provided fast, efficient, precise and detailed reports that prove more than sufficient to meet our industry’s high level of data security requirements. Pricing is more than reasonable and they are always available to help and provide guidance when needed. Highly regarded and recommended.- Google Review

Tamir Gerber

MainNerve performs periodic Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment for GETIDA web servers. We are completely satisfied with their service level, response times, and pricing. The final reports are useful for both IT professionals (taking care of the findings) and managers (general understanding of information relevant for sales and customer service) here in GETIDA. Also, the reports were viewed and approved by Amazon security auditor. Good job!- Google Review


Great Experienced staff, made the process fast and easy. I appreciated the attention to detail throughout the whole process and will 10/10 use and recommend for those looking to test their network security.- Google Review