Cyber communication is crucial to the operations of government, business, and private citizens. Computers and networks essentially run the critical infrastructures that are vital to our national defense, economic security, and public health and safety. Unfortunately, many computer systems and networks were not designed with security in mind. In today’s world, the importance of cyber security to organizations and private clients can not be understated, particularly in light of current Internet hacking / malicious code activities. Companies and municipalities may be required by law to have ‘secure’ systems and these security measures must be measured against existing laws, guidelines, and industry best practices.
To determine if your organization is secure the ISO (International Organization for Standardization), via ISO/IEC 17799:2005, has established guidelines and general principles for initiating, implementing, maintaining, and improving information security management in an organization. These guidelines recommend organizations have a comprehensive vulnerability assessment conducted to identify vulnerabilities to the system and how well the current infrastructure and security management systems address the identified risks and exposures.
At RCS we have extensive experience conducting vulnerability assessments to identify areas of infrastructure vulnerability, implement procedures to eliminate, reduce, and harden those vulnerabilities, and provide ongoing service and support to protect our client’s cyber world. During the initial stages of the vulnerability assessment, RCS will identify what undesirable events (man-made or natural) are of primary concern to the client so we can identify these areas as we conduct our assessments of the following areas:
- Information security policy, procedures & access control
- Asset management
- Network vulnerability
- Communications & operations management