Security is of the utmost importance no matter what the business. Depending on that business, there may be both physical as well as digital security issues that require attention. This can be done through a compromise assessment.
This process takes a look at a network and each of its endpoints. The goal is to discover potential security breaches, signs of unauthorized access, malware, and vulnerabilities within the system. All of which can be used to create solutions to solve those issues, which can result in improved cybersecurity.
- Improved Security
The first benefit may seem like an obvious one, but it is the most important. One of the primary goals of compromise assessment is to ensure safety for the virtual solutions available to the company. It goes without saying that potential virtual threats to a company can disrupt a business in any number of ways.
But with the right proactive approach, it can mean mitigating those potential threats before they even have a chance to form. This ultimately equates to a safer, more secure experience for not only employees but potential customers as well. That security is paramount regardless of industry.
- Risk Reduction
When having an online presence, companies are putting themselves at risk. There is a risk of potential attack, which could have financial implications or result in the loss of valuable information. That information could be internal information or even confidential customer information.
By performing an assessment, there is an inherent reduction in the potential risk of attack. That means protecting financial assets, sensitive customer data, and even intellectual property. All three of those things can have a major impact on an organization and losing that information to attacks can have major implications for the business.
- Reduce Dwell Time
The time between an attack and a solution is known as dwell time. Basically, it is the time when attackers are dwelling behind your defences. The longer the dwell time, the greater potential for a negative impact and the greater the potential for lost information and other attacks.
But by learning where attackers can and have breached it can mean shoring up virtual defences and keeping them at bay. It can also mean implementing solutions that recognize the attack and remove them from the system. All to keep dwell time at an absolute minimum.
- Peace of Mind
No matter the business, the threat of a virtual attack can weigh heavily without the proper defences in place. It can also mean a lot of time spent trying to find solutions on the fly instead of being proactive with a proper assessment.
When a proactive approach is taken and measures are put into place to protect against attacks, it brings with it a peace of mind. That peace of mind means being able to focus on other areas of the business without that nagging threat hanging in the back of the mind, which can be hugely impactful on a business.