Cyber Risk Assessment
Understand how vulnerable you are. We identify your threat sources and calculate your risks – likelihood and impact.
Cyber risks, the big unknown
Breached organizations share three common beliefs:
- We already have adequate protection in place.
- We can manage our security and have it covered.
- We think additional protection is excessive and costs too much.
At face value, these businesses are not wrong. They believe they are adequately covered based on their existing investments, knowledge, and understanding of their cyber risk profile.
The fact that their cyber security posture is extremely poor is often a big surprise to them.
It takes tactical risk discovery action to keep businesses on track and sustain operations. Our Cyber Risk Assessment (CRA) allows senior leadership to see their organization’s known and unknown cyber risks and empower them to take calculated actions.
With an average of 20 years in the field, our team is ready to help.
ENHALO Cyber Risk Assessment
ENHALO Cyber Risk Assessment (CRA) provides visibility for senior management into the organization’s cyber security risk posture and how it correlates and differs from their existing risk perceptions.
By focussing on overlooked risks and testing detection capabilities, ENHALO can put the spotlight on the below threats:
- Supply chains create numerous entry points, and existing risks from suppliers are easy to exploit.
- Humans are incredibly vulnerable to manipulation, and assessing their threat readiness exposes many gaps in their armament.
- Bulk data egress regularly goes unnoticed and poses a massive risk.
- Continuous, unnoticed attempts by cyber-terrorist networks knocking on doors and windows.
Ignoring best practice
The problem with best practice is that these security standards are initially well maintained with full organizational support, but they gradually erode into watered-down versions of what they were intended to accomplish.
As an example, let’s take local administrator rights and local administrator password management. Every successful breach uses some form of elevated permission (local administrator rights) and exploits the standardized local administrator username and password used across every computer in the organization.
End-user administrative rights might seem ludicrous but can quickly become the norm in the pursuit of remaining agile.
Standardized usernames and passwords for local administrators are so prevalent that it would be difficult to imagine a scenario where modern attacks did not exploit lateral movement with immense success.
The cyber posture reality
Organizations perceive their readiness to cope with cyber threats. They shape this perception by adopting frameworks, using information supplied to them, and forming their own often biased view of their organization’s cyber security posture.
By cutting through the veil of perception, ENHALO’s Cyber Risk Assessment provides:
- Visibility into known and unknown cyber risks.
- A true reflection of the cyber maturity posture.
- Response plans to events that would cripple the business if not remediated.
Start defending your organization today. Contact ENHALO today.
There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.
Cyber Risk Assessment with ENHALO
Client – A mid-size UK financial institution focusing on personal banking.
Challenge – The organization invested in cybersecurity defenses, ticking all the standard boxes required for their industry. Even though the financial institution thought they were prepared for attacks, chaos erupted when attackers gained access and encrypted systems. This raised concerns with senior management regarding how effective the protection and security were and how this risk occurred.
Solution – Following a successful Emergency Cyber Response, the Finance institution partnered with ENHALO to perform a Cyber Risk Assessment, which revealed previously unknown critical risks. Determining the institutions’ actual Cyber Risk Profile assisted senior management in having the visibility and response plan to take the necessary action. This allowed cybersecurity investments to be channeled to areas with the most significant risk. Other risks were accepted into the risk register to be re-evaluated later.
Carol Watson of ENHALO, US asks:
Do you need Cyber Risk Assessment Services?
Hi, I’m Carol. We are available to help your business ensure its cyber security. Please get in touch with ENHALO to discuss your requirements.
Frequently asked Cyber Risk Assessment questions
How frequently should our organization perform cyber risk assessments?
It’s important to remember that the level of risk facing your assets and the threat landscape as a whole is constantly evolving. An annual cybersecurity assessment can help your organization ensure its security controls keep up with emerging threats and continuously provide the best protection possible for your most important assets.
Does the Cyber Risk Assessment require additional infrastructure/software?
The solution utilizes a small number of endpoint agents deployed within the existing environment, but no additional infrastructure is required for it to function.
What determines the cost of a risk discovery?
The size and complexity of the technology estate impact the price, but this will be relative to the size of the organization. The service is intended as a cost-effective method for senior leadership to understand their known and unknown risks and take action.
If we do regular penetration and vulnerability testing, why do we need a further risk assessment?
Penetration tests are used to perform internal or external attacks on your infrastructure and provide a list of methods used to gain access. This differs massively from Cyber Risk Assessment which assesses an organization’s technical/administrative controls, active cyber-terrorist connections, how susceptible staff are to social engineering, as well as bulk data egress testing. None of which is part of a penetration or vulnerability test.
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