Security Risk Assessments

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

Different Types of 
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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.

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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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Discover risk and define appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your company’s objectives.

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.

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 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

Don B.
MainNerve Partner & CEO of FrontierIT

We value our professional relationship with MainNerve. Their employees are friendly and extremely responsive. They always take care of our clients as if they were their own, while maintaining the penetration and social engineering testing. We couldn’t ask for a better Cybersecurity partner. 

CIO
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. 

Managing Partner
Data Warehouse Platform Company

This is a very well written report! Very impressive!

Network Administrator
Enterprise Administration Software Company

The report looks great!

IT Manager
Property Management

I felt the whole project was done in a professional manner.

IT Manager
Insurance Company

Sheena was very kind, quick with replies, and patient with my questions. That is why I also introduced your service to other company.

VP Engineering
Health Care Software and Billing

All the correspondence with MainNerve was great and the staff were very professional and helpful.

Director of Information Technology
Data Analytics Company

I appreciate the level of detail your team incorporates into your findings.

Bug Sweep Specialist

MainNerve crew is top notch.

Chief Technology Officer
Tech & Energy Company

Working with MainNerve has been great and I look forward to a long term partnership to maintain the integrity of our operations.

Office Manager
Investigation Firm

We had our backs to the wall on a “government” contact with an unreasonable time frame. MainNerve team understood the gravity of the problem and made the impossible happen. We are extremely grateful.

President
Insurance Company

This is the second time we have engaged MainNerve. Both times they have done a great job and I would recommend them for pen testing. They were prompt and delivered the reporting required by our customers at part of our data security program. We will certainly use them in the future.

Co-Founder
MainNerve Partner-MSP
We love working with MainNerve.  They are prompt in responding to our requests and help us get pen tests set up for our clients quickly.
CEO
Software

MainNerve provided an extremely fast turn around when speed was our biggest factor. The project went smoothly and I would highly recommend them!

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.
Owner
Dental Office

I would highly recommend MainNerve for all of your network system testing needs. From my initial contact, all the way through the end of the services I received, everyone I encountered was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, patient, and very helpful. As a small business owner, who’s business was shut down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, MainNerve’s service fees were extremely reasonable making it affordable to ensure my network is secure from hackers. I will definitely be a repeat customer!! Thanks MainNerve!!

Software Engineer
IT/ Saas

Sheena was great in guiding us though what was a new process for us. A client had asked us for a third party penn test report and she was very helpful in helping us choose the correct product and in determining the scope.

Principal
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.

Owner
Dental Office

This is my second encounter with MainNerve and my experience this time was even better, which is impressive considering my first encounter was great. I definitely recommend their services for your testing needs.

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