/EINPresswire.com/ Vigilant Software Ltd, the one-stop shop for cybersecurity risk assessment, has identified nine steps to a cybersecurity risk assessment, which will help organisations assess potential threats that can affect their business operations: www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk/completing-your-risk-assessment.aspx.

The use of Internet technologies has developed at a rapid pace over the past five years. The Internet is present in all areas of modern life, including commerce, industry, government and academic institutions. Unfortunately, the deployment and use of Internet technologies poses significant risks. There has been a huge increase in cyber crime as hacking tools have become more freely available and the world becomes ever more digitalised – with everything, including criminal activity, moving online.

Organisations also have to consider the mismanagement and misuse of internet technologies and what risks these bring with them. In order to know what these risks are, and how they can be managed, it is necessary to, first, carry out risk assessment.

A cybersecurity risk assessment can help organisations determine the likelihood of an incident, impact of an incident, and focus the organisation on the best use of resources. Vigilant Software lists the following nine steps, which constitute a baseline to a cybersecurity risk assessment process aligned with ISO/IEC 27001:

1.Identify Information System Characterisitcs
2.Identify Potential & Certain Threats
3.Identify Potential & Certain Vulnerabilities
4.Determine Likelihood
5.Identify Business Impact
6.Determine Unmitigated Risk
7.Identify Existing Controls & Countermeasures
8.Determine Residual Risk
9.Make Controls Recommendation

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Companies pursuing a cost-effective and ISO27001-compliant cybersecurity risk assessment can do so by using vsRisk, the definitive ISO27001:2005-compliant risk assessment tool. It is already helping hundreds of organisations around the world become cybersecure via the following key features:

•Assessing key areas such as Groups, Assets and Owners
•Capturing IS policy, objectives and ISMS scope
•In-built audit trail and comparative history
•Assessesing attributes on Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA), in relation to Business, Legal, Contractual
•Comprehensive reporting and gap analysis

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Desi Aleksandrova
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Vigilant Software Ltd is part of the IT Governance group of companies and is the specialist ISO27001 risk assessment company. It specialises in developing and deploying tools that help organisations manage information security risk in compliance with industry leading standards such as ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27005. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk.