Simply put, an information security assessment is a measurement of the security posture of a system or organization (Miles, Rogers, Fuller, Hoagberg, & Dykstra, 2004)
The security posture is the way information security is implemented. Security assessments are risk-based assessments, due to their focus on vulnerabilities and impact. Security assessments rely on three main assessment methods that are inter-related: Technology, People and Processes.
There are plenty governmental regulations that require some sort of security assessment within an organization, varying in frequency and complexity.
Bound or not to any governmental regulation, you still might want to perform an assessment and benefit in the following ways:
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Our active involvement in security engineering and auditing, made us rethink what characteristics an ideal InfoSec services bundle could have, in order to achieve the golden ratio between security readiness and standards compliance. That led us to set a strong foundation to our service delivery philosophy, around the following principles: