Many experts predicted that cybercrime rates would skyrocket in 2021, and they don’t seem to be wrong. From using COVID-19 as phishing bait, targeting health care facilities through ransomware, and reports of a massive data breach at Facebook, 2021 is proving to be a nightmare for IT teams. With the number of potential security threats to organizations, it’s nearly impossible for an IT team to find and fix all of the weak spots before it’s too late.

With so much at stake financially, legally, and reputationally, many organizations use third-party security assessments to extend their IT team’s capabilities and secure their perimeters before a breach or significant outage occurs. Security assessment services include maintenance, installation & configuration of company’s technology systems and physical security.

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Types of security assessments  services in Springfield:

“Security assessment” is a blanket term that covers several different types of reviews. Here are a few of the most commonly requested types of assessments:

  • Vulnerability Assessment

A vulnerability assessment uses automated and manual scanning to find internal and external vulnerabilities. It reveals how big your risk is based on the number of vulnerabilities it finds.

Penetration testing takes the vulnerabilities found during the assessment and exploits them to determine the severity of the weakness. The main benefits of penetration testing are that it lets you see what the hackers see, and it provides step-by-step instructions on how a hacker can exploit your vulnerabilities.

  • Security Posture Review

A security posture review provides a baseline for your current security footprint. It also identifies security gaps in your IT environment and provides actionable insight into closing those gaps to improve security.

These are some of the most commonly requested types of assessments in Springfield.