Thursday, August 07, 2008

New and Emerging Threats

One way organizations manage new and emerging threats is by performing network and security assessments and audits on a periodic basis. By reviewing your systems, people, and processes, assessments helps determine the areas that create the greatest risk.

Once the assessment has identified risk areas, the organization can quantify the likelihood of the event and implement corrective action to mitigate and reduce IT related risks. This prioritized Action Plan is a risk response mechanism that addresses the risks according to the importance to the organization.

By allocating IT funds to areas that are most critical, assessments and audits add value to the organization by:
  • Helping align IT with the business
  • Prioritize security spending
  • Allocating resources to areas with the greatest impact

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