Review your policies and procedures, training, and current safeguards to determine your cyber risk.

Discover Risk and Define Mitigation Strategies

Security risk assessments are essential for discovering risk and defining appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your company’s objectives.

There are two components to security assessments:

1) Security Risk Assessments (often called security audits) provide a complete process for defining security risk strategies based upon your objectives, security posture and status and

2) Security tests such as penetration testing, vulnerability scanning and social engineering tests which diagnose actual vulnerabilities in specific areas of your security infrastructure.

A Security Audit

The most important part of security program is the security review & gap analysis. It is the glue that ties the entire security solution together.

With security audits, there must be a process for assessing a company’s risk profile. In a security risk assessment, we review your key assets, current security strategy, controls, IT infrastructure, and prioritize your top vulnerabilities, risks and recommended security control solutions.

Following, here at EHS we provide a final report for the purpose of defining future security strategies, determining budgets, and implementing security risk mitigation solutions

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Specifics of a
Security Risk Assessment

As threats to computer systems grow more complex and sophisticated, risk assessments are an important tool for organizations to rely on as part of a comprehensive risk management program. This security risk assessment will help to:

Determine the most appropriate risk responses to ongoing cyber-attacks.

Guide investment strategies and decisions for the most effective cyber defenses to help protect your organizational operations, organizational assets, and employees.

Maintain ongoing situational awareness of the security state of your organization’s information systems and the environments in which those systems operate.

Our Process

The risk assessment methodology and approach will be conducted using the guidelines in NIST SP 800-30, “Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems.” The assessment is broad in scope and evaluates security vulnerabilities affecting confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

Interviews and Questionnaires

EHS will interview key personnel identified by the customer either by questionnaire or phone, or a hybrid of the two.  During this process, EHS will provide guidance as necessary in answering the risk assessment questions.

Document Review

Document reviews will provide the MainNerve risk assessment team with the basis on which to evaluate compliance with policies and procedures in order to ultimately identify potential shortfalls in the administrative, technical, and/or physical security posture.


At the end of the risk assessment, MainNerve will provide the final results that include risk ratings findings, as well as remediation recommendations.  The final report will contain an executive summary in addition to the specific findings.

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