Analysis and assessment
A security analysis and assessment refers to a systematic layout of security risks in a specific context. They serve to identify facts, situations and framework conditions in order to derive the need for action and scope of measures for the security of a system.
Analysis and assessment: the essentials in brief
The safety analysis and assessment is an important component and forms the basis of any safety management. It includes:
- Context Analysis: First, the context (context) in which the safety analysis and assessment is performed must be analyzed. This includes identifying all relevant actors, processes, technologies, resources, threats, and known risks.
- Threat Analysis: Next, all potential threats and disruptive scenarios that may occur must be identified. This includes evaluating threats such as hacking, intrusion, sabotage, theft, fire, and other potential hazards.
- Risk Assessment:Once hazards, sources of disruption, and threats have been identified, a risk assessment must be performed. This examines how likely it is that certain events and scenarios will occur and what impact this will have on security.
- Security Gap Assessment:Based on the risk assessment, action areas and security gaps are identified that must be closed to minimize the security risk.
- Recommendations: Based on the analyses and assessments can finally action guidelines and measures to improve security in an overall context be derived.
Assessing the results of a security analysis and assessment depends on several factors, including the type and size of the context analyzed, as well as the specific threats, risks, and resulting disruptive potential identified.
In each case, the results aim to identify the potential vulnerabilities in the context in order to build and ensure a higher level of security and protection in the longer term.
Why is there a need for analysis and assessment?
- Identify risks, threats and possible damage scenarios: Risks, threats and disruptions can be caused by a wide variety of hazards such as burglaries, fire and natural disasters to digital threats such as cyber attacks and data loss.
- Discover and fix security system vulnerabilities: This before they can be exploited by attackers or events escalate out of control.
- Compliance with regulatory requirements and standards: Companies, organizations and their responsible parties that do not comply with legal and normative frameworks and industry-specific regulations can face significant penalties and legal consequences for decades.
- Reinforce confidence of clientele, employees and other stakeholders: Demonstrate that the company is taking measures to ensure security.
- Improve and ensure security levels in the overall context: Potential risks, threats and serious disruptions are minimized.
What are safety analyses and assessments?
Safety analyses and assessments are processes that serve to identify facts, situations and framework conditions, and then to determine the need for action and scope of measures for the safety of a system.
To this end, various methods are used to assess potential vulnerabilities and minimize the risk of a safety-relevant event. These processes also help to optimize the effectiveness of existing security measures.
Who needs to deal with it?
Safety analyses and assessments should be carried out by a qualified safety specialist. This can be employees or an external service provider. In either case, the professional should have extensive experience in the security industry and have the necessary skills and tools to perform an effective analysis and assessment.
How does SBIS support?
We provide the corresponding technical expertise. In doing so, we have the experience in a wide range of industries and institutions and the necessary competence.