Strategic Consulting

Risk and IT Controls Assessment Services

AppSec Consulting’s Risk Assessment process is a powerful tool that can help your organization focus on real risk and priorities, and provides metrics that can be used to increase security and decrease risk to your critical systems and assets. Our innovative assessment methodology is based on a “best-of-breed-approach”, utilizing inputs from a variety of regulatory and compliance standards, including ISO 27001, PCI DSS, COBIT, HIPAA, SOC, NIST, and SANS 20.  This allows us to custom-tailor each assessment to best meet your security, regulatory, and compliance goals, and our reports include actionable recommendations for prioritizing and remediating identified risks based on your specific environment.

Our approach goes beyond compliance and checking boxes, and is intended as a comprehensive IT controls assessment for organizations that are serious about real security. After gaining a thorough understanding of your business, regulatory, and compliance requirements, AppSec Consulting prepares a custom tool set to assess your technical, operational, and administrative InfoSec/Information Technology controls, which can include the following areas:

  • Network Architecture
  • Secure Configuration Management
  • System Inventory and Asset Management
  • Change Management
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Organizational Security
  • Human Resources
  • Access Control and Account Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Patch Management and System Maintenance
  • Security Awareness
  • Third Party/Vendor Management
  • Data Classification, Encryption and Protection
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Secure Development (release management)
  • Incident Management and Response
  • Operations Security
  • Remote Access
  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Privacy 
  • Physical Security

The results of the assessment will provide an accurate picture of your current risk exposure and security posture, and give management and operations teams a roadmap for meeting both strategic and tactical security goals. 

AppSec Consulting’s expert staff has the experience and qualifications to assist organizations in all industry verticals with a comprehensive assessment of security risks. Whether you are a startup or have a mature security program, our approach will help you identify deficiencies in your organization’s technical, organizational, and administrative controls, and improve your security program and processes.

Our Approach

Our Risk Assessment methodology provides a framework that can help your organization:

Define organizational goals and objectives

  • Identify any existing industry, regulatory, or contractual security requirements
  • Identify key assets, business owners and stakeholders
  • Inventory key systems and applications
  • Inventory existing administrative and technical controls
  • Evaluate current state and efficacy/existence of implemented controls
  • Provide gap report and actionable remediation recommendations for incomplete or missing controls
  • Prioritize short-term and longer-term goals and objectives

Understand and Manage Risk

  • Identify and assess compliance, regulatory, operational, and IT risks based on your specific business needs
  • Develop an actionable Risk Treatment Plan
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness, so that you can prioritize your IT budget and resources appropriately

The AppSec Consulting Difference

  • Develop or improve existing InfoSec programs using proven tools and methodologies
  • Work with security professionals with a wealth of experience in all facets of risk and compliance management and program governance
  • Get maximum value from your security and compliance investments by focusing your efforts on business priorities
  • Increase market share to third parties by being able to objectively demonstrate your security/compliance posture 

What You Get

  • Visibility into your organization’s security posture, including strengths and areas of focus
  • Expert consultation you can count on throughout the entire process
  • A Risk Assessment best suited to your organization’s requirements and objectives
  • Confidence you can meet external and internal requirements
  • A competitive advantage your clients will respect and appreciate
  • An objective assessment of your security program which will allow you to focus human and capital resources efficiently
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