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IT Risk Assessment

group of people workingAn IT Risk Assessment takes the guesswork out of evaluating IT risks. Our team of security professionals will ensure that your IT systems, processes, and people are aligned with your strategic business objectives, that all IT risks are understood, and that the costs of safeguarding your assets are manageable and appropriate. By performing an IT risk assessment, you gain complete visibility into the risks facing your IT environment. It is an essential assessment for companies that depend heavily on IT systems and processes to run their businesses.

An Experienced IT Team

Our IT Risk Assessment team has performed thorough, detailed assessments for a variety of businesses, non-profits and government agencies. We bring a team with unparalleled expertise and experience to each IT Risk Assessment. Through our in-house training and industry certifications, our consultants remain current on IT trends in practice and on the horizon. In fact, Focal Point requires all security professionals to maintain the CISSP certification. This credential is awarded to security professionals who have the proven technical and managerial capabilities, security skills, and experience to implement and maintain a security program that will protect organizations from attacks. We believe that every resource on our team is capable of identifying and addressing risks within complex IT environments.  Should the need arise, we also have highly experienced technical teams capable of performing a variety of security assessments, including penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and social engineering.

The Value of a Focal Point IT Risk Assessment

Through a comprehensive assessment of your IT environment, or select assessments of specific systems, Focal Point can help you determine whether the existing IT policies, procedures, infrastructure, applications and security posture are suitably aligned with your organization’s short-term and long-term business objectives. Focal Point's assessment can provide management with:

  • Assurance to executives and/or the Board that IT risks are understood and properly controlled
  • The information and expert opinions needed to make well-informed risk management decisions to justify an existing or planned IT budget
  • A prioritized roadmap of remediation activities to address vulnerabilities, ensuring the greatest return on IT investments
  • Alignment of IT objectives with organizational goals
  • Identification and mitigation of critical risks within your IT environment

Areas of Assessment

IT Governance

Our team assesses the culture, organization, policies, and procedures that provide for IT management and control across five key areas: alignment of IT strategy and business/operational requirements, resource management, value delivery, risk management, and performance measurement.

IT Organization

Using industry benchmarks, we assess the IT department and the suitability of staffing levels, skills, and the balance of workforce to workload by IT tier. In addition, we can evaluate IT training programs, IT management structure, and compensation levels to ensure your organization is achieving maximum efficiency, employee satisfaction, and employee retention.

Security and Continuity

Our practitioners assess all aspects of IT security, including development standards, data security, configuration management, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, security awareness training, data classifications, and vendor due diligence.

Application Portfolio

We perform a critical analysis of key applications to determine the effectiveness, business value, lifespan, reliability, and end user satisfaction of each application. During the analysis, we categorize each application into four categories: tolerate, invest, migrate, or eliminate.

Network Infrastructure

Our team evaluates the security and suitability of all elements of your internal IT environment, including the architecture and configurations of firewalls, servers and databases, wireless networks, and bring-your-own-device policies.


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