INTERPRETING YOUR CYBER RISK SCORE


If your company’s cyber risk score is below 850, an amount of vulnerabilities have been uncovered and there is a probability that your proprietary, customer and financial data may be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Scores below 599 indicates the presence of a greater number of security-flaws identified on your assets which can be easily compromised. There is also a strong potential that a breach may have occurred which may or may not have been detected.

EXCELLENT risk level indicates the unlikely presence of critical cyber risks present within the company’s external facing resources through proven consistent maintenance of various security processes.

Identified low risk vulnerabilities may not pose immediate threats, but may eventually lead to significant breaches if not addressed within a reasonable time-frame.

Continuous monitoring of your threat landscape is important to identify changes that may impact the score.
Businesses within this risk level may pose an unlikely threat to business operations, partners and customers.

GOOD risk indicates the unlikely presence of significant cyber risks present within the company’s external facing resources.

Identified low risk vulnerabilities may not pose immediate threats, but may eventually lead to significant breaches if not addressed within a reasonable timeframe. Continuous monitoring of threat your landscape is important to identify changes that may impact the score.

Businesses within this risk level may pose an unlikely threat to business operations, partners and customers.

FAIR risk indicates an elevated presence of cyber risks present within the company’s resources.

The business has been identified to have major system and/or application vulnerabilities and may potentially lead to a data breach or unauthorized access to information systems. Continuous monitoring of the company’s threat landscape is important to identify changes that may impact your company’s risk score. The potential impact to the business may include: long term loss of public confidence, embarrassment, financial loss and legal actions against the organization.

Businesses within this risk level may pose an elevated threat to business operations, partners and customers, if identified issues are not resolved in a timely manner.

POOR risk indicates currently identified significant amounts of cyber risks present within the company’s resources and/or compromised assets.

The business has been identified to have critical system vulnerabilities and may potentially lead to a data breach or unauthorized access to information systems. Continuous monitoring of the company’s threat landscape is important to identify any changes that may impact its cyber risk score. The business may also be recovering from recent data/system breach, resulting in long term loss of public confidence, embarrassment, financial loss and legal actions against the organization.

Businesses within this risk level may pose a significant threat to business operations, partners and customers, if identified issues are not resolved in a timely manner.

CRITICAL risk level indicates current vast amounts of cyber risks present within the company’s resources and/or compromised assets.

The business may have experienced a data breach or unauthorized access to information systems by either intentional or accidental acts. The business may also experience current and/or long-term loss of public confidence, embarrassment, financial loss and legal actions against the organization.

Businesses within this risk level may pose an imminent threat to business operations, partners and customers.

BASIC STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CYBER RISK SCORE


There are many approaches you can take to get your cyber security implementation back on track and reduce your exposure to threats. FortifyData security experts recommend following prioritized steps for remediation of documented vulnerabilities

Step 1 - Identify Your Critical Assets

Step 1 – Identify Your Critical Assets

Identifying your critical assets discovered through the Cyber Risk Scoring Platform, and prioritize your assets for security investments.

Step 2 - Develop a Security Strategy

Step 2 – Develop a Security Strategy

Develop a cybersecurity strategy that addresses a combination of defenses for your organization, employees, customers and vendors.

Step 3 - Fortify Your Business

Step 3 – Fortify Your Business

Implement security controls to build a multilayered defense against cyber attacks.

Step 4 - Maintain  Cybersecurity

Step 4 – Maintain Cybersecurity

Ensure timely remediation and patching cadence for all externally facing network, server and application layer discoveries provided through the Cyber Risk Scoring Platform.

Step 5 - Monitor Dark Web Alerts

Step 5 – Monitor Dark Web Alerts

As we constantly monitor and report compromised company user credentials through our Dark Web Discovery Service, ensure corrective actions to maintain effective identity management

Step 6 - Monitor Vendor Risks

Step 6 – Monitor Vendor Risks

Monitor vendor risks and collaborate on mitigating identified risks. Don’t rely heavily on a vendor questionnaires to determine risk levels. Monitor vendors on our platform and identify their true vendor cyber risks

ACCELERATING YOUR SECURITY STRATEGY


In support of understanding of your company’s cyber risk score, our security consultants are readily available to assist you to analyze the score in greater detail and provide guidance to improve your score through risk mitigating processes. Our consultants have deep technical background and experience with a commitment to quality of service. They hold numerous certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CEH, CISA, PCIP and other countless technology-focused certifications.


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