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SecurityMetrics Risk Assessment

SecurityMetrics Risk Assessment

Minimize Risk And Simplify Compliance

Your organization’s sensitive data is one of your most precious assets. A Risk Assessment will help you identify threats, vulnerabilities, and risks to your organization so you can better protect your data.

Effectively Manage And Mitigate Risk

SecurityMetrics follows the NIST 800-30 framework for risk assessments. Completing a Risk Assessment is a useful way to fulfill aspects of several regulatory compliance standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, EI3PA, GLBA, FISMA, and SOC 1 and 2. The results of your Risk Assessment will guide your remediation efforts and risk management efforts moving forward, so you can proactively defend your sensitive data.

Simplify Compliance Requirements

Compliance can be a difficult journey to take alone. Yet, achieving and maintaining compliance protects your business from fines and penalties and ultimately keeps your clients, partners, and management happy. SecurityMetrics assessors understand the stressful nature of compliance and audits and have simplified the process, so you can have a stress-free experience.


Maintain A Secure Environment

SecurityMetrics gives you the facts on every aspect of your assessment through an easy-to-understand online reporting console. Once you understand your threats and your risk, you can move forward with your day-to-day business with confidence because you will be aware of what to monitor. With careful monitoring, you’re able to take faster action to remediate vulnerabilities before they cause lasting effects on your business.

Risk Assessment Timeline Steps

Conducting a thorough risk assessment will help you meet compliance regulations and get started on the path to effectively managing your organization’s risk.

Step One of the SecurityMetrics Process

Prepare for Assessment

Your assessors will identify the purpose and scope of the assessment by determining how and where sensitive data is created, transmitted, and stored.

Step Two of the SecurityMetrics Process

Threat Sources and Events

They will then identify the type of threat sources your organization faces (e.g. adversarial, accidental, structural, environmental) and the events the sources could trigger (e.g. phishing, power outage).

Step Three of the SecurityMetrics Process

Vulnerabilities and Predisposing Conditions

Through identifying threats, you can then spot vulnerabilities that are associated with information systems or environments where those systems operate. This will also pinpoint the location of predisposed conditions to consider (e.g. architectures and technologies employed, personnel).

Step Four of the SecurityMetrics Process

Determine Likelihood of Occurrence

Using different tiers, you will be able to determine the likelihood of threat events occurring at your organization.


Determine Magnitude of Impact

Once the likelihood of a threat is determined, you can use each tier to determine the impact of each threat event.


Risk Determination

Combining the likelihood and the magnitude of the impact of a threat will determine the risk to the organization.


Informing Risk Response (Communicate Results)

Ensure that the appropriate people inside the organization understand the appropriate risk-related information to inform and guide decision-making. Oftentimes risk assessment reports are used to communicate within the organization.

Top Reasons to Use SecurityMetrics for your Risk Assessment

Complete Compliance Vendor

Expertise in PCI assessments, forensic incident response, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, card data discovery, security appliances, SSF assessments, P2PE assessments, PIN assessments, HIPAA assessments, training, and consulting. SecurityMetrics is one of only a few companies that hold credentials for all aspects of PCI.


Accurate and Understandable Results

SecurityMetrics gives you the facts on every aspect of your assessment through an easy-to-understand online reporting console.



Single Point of Contact

To keep communication lines open and eliminate confusion, SecurityMetrics assigns a single point of contact for each assessment.


Custom Price Quote

Instead of paying for a standard onsite assessment price, your cost should reflect your data security needs. SecurityMetrics personalizes each quote to maximize your service while minimizing your cost.


Secure Your Environment

SecurityMetrics assessors look beyond the compliance check box by focusing on truly securing your environment from a data breach.



Quick Response Time

When you encounter a  problem, you need a quick response. SecurityMetrics prides itself on its fast response time and ability to effectively provide solutions for your business needs.


Request a Quote for Risk Assessment

Get started on your path towards data security and compliance and get a unique quote for your business. Secure your sensitive data with a NIST-800-30 assessment, performed by knowledgable SecurityMetrics Assessors. 

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