How to Conduct Security Assessments

Conducting a security audit might help you answer the question, “How do I know if my network is really secure?” However, it will not improve the security of your network. Regardless of the type of security assessment that your organization undertakes, you can help increase the security of your network by implementing your security assessment in these three phases:

  • Planning a security assessment

  • Conducting a security assessment

  • Resolving issues discovered during the security assessment

Planning a Security Assessment

The success of a security assessment is largely determined before the actual assessment begins: in the planning phase. Like most IT projects, the major cause of failure for security assessments is ...

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