Strategize, Implement, Execute
DOF starts by understanding what vulnerabilities, threats, or targets you need to identify, protect, or better secure. Throughout this process, our risk audits seek to give leaders a clear representation of risks to their organization, the likelihood of failure or a successful attack, and, to the best of our abilities, outline the impact of that risk coming to fruition.
A Managed Approach
Many leaders in IT have become overwhelmed by data. DOF is here to create clarity and put that data into effect. DOF builds its risk (vulnerability, security, and policy) audits as a tool better to paint the picture of a threat or path to attack, making major concerns clear, and complex discussions about the evolution of IT operations more tangible for all relevant stakeholders.
Risk audits and assessments are essential for evaluating and managing a network's cybersecurity risks. These activities involve identifying and analyzing potential vulnerabilities and threats to the network and determining the likelihood and potential impact of those risks.
DOF performs our own risk audits and utilizes partners, such as CyberRisk Underwriters, to assist with early-stage assessments to identify areas of improvement.
Several types of risk audits and assessments can be used to evaluate the cybersecurity of a network:
- Vulnerability assessments: These assessments identify and evaluate potential vulnerabilities in a network, such as weak passwords, unpatched software, or outdated hardware.
- Threat assessments: These assessments identify and evaluate potential threats to a network, such as malware, phishing attacks, or hackers.
- Risk assessments: These assessments combine vulnerability and threat assessments to identify and evaluate the overall risks to a network's cybersecurity.
- Compliance assessments: These assessments evaluate a network's compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations and standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).