From one of the top security consultants in Los Angeles
Having a strong cybersecurity posture is a must in today’s digital age, especially with the rise of remote work, which can increase entry points into your organization. But does your organization’s security strategy and infrastructure follow best practices for protecting your data and stakeholders? Do you know if you have certain gaps you need to address, or are you missing security components that you didn’t even know you needed to tackle?
Since cybersecurity can be vast and often overwhelming, we’ve put together a straightforward, six-question security assessment you can take to see where your organization stands. Whether you run a Fortune 500 company, a local government office or a startup, you can take this assessment, as there are certain commonalities across organizations in terms of having a strong security foundation.
The assessment doesn’t just give you a score; it offers actionable advice tailored to each of your answers. For example, the assessment asks whether you have a method for keeping an up-to-date inventory of the devices and applications on your network. Whether you have 10 devices or 10,000, the answer should be yes. If you do have a method for keeping an up-to-date inventory, then you’re on the right track and can build your security framework from there. It advises that organizations without an up-to-date inventory focus on getting a handle on this area before adding any security solutions, because otherwise, they can’t be sure of what they need to protect.
Find Out Where You Stand
After taking the self-assessment, you should be able to tell whether you have:
- A long way to go toward improving your cybersecurity.
- A solid foundation that needs some enhancements.
- A great security posture that allows you to dive deeper to find additional ways to protect your organization.
Taking these types of assessments should be a priority for your organization, given the cost, reputational risk, compliance risk and other serious issues that can stem from ever-evolving cyberattacks. As you start to reflect on your security foundation, you can improve your ability to reduce risk, perhaps by closing gaps you didn’t even know existed.
In addition to taking this quick self-assessment, you can also dive deeper with a full security assessment from our team expert engineers. We’ll sit down with you — virtually, if needed — to go over your current security situation and develop actionable steps to help you strengthen your cybersecurity.
For over 20 years, we’ve been helping organizations in Southern California and beyond deploy and secure networks and systems, particularly across the medical, banking, governmental and military sectors, which face unique security risks. Get in touch with our experienced team to see how we can improve your security posture, and get started with the security self-assessment to see where you stand.