Information Security and Privacy

The issues of Information Security and Privacy are business issues, not just an IT problem to solve. This is why 4A Security considers Risk Management to be a fundamental component in approaching and solving problems of information security and privacy.

At 4A Security, we monitor the threat landscape as it continuously changes.  Protecting the security and privacy of your valuable data assets and critical IT infrastructure requires a sophisticated, systematic, multi-layered defense. In addition to the technical, administrative and physical controls, your overall security and privacy strategy should be built on a fact-based foundation which includes clearly defined risks paired with specific, prioritized mitigation activities.

Make Better Decisions with CyRisk

In today’s environment of ever-present cyber-threats, 4A works with clients to integrate their security strategy with a proactive Risk Management program, rather than allowing security solution purchasing decisions to drive risk management strategy.

We developed CyRisk™ to help our clients identify, measure and prioritize critical risks, so they are able to make better, risk-conscious decisions that are aligned with their security and risk management strategy. 4A Security’s quantitative risk analysis enables clients to incorporate objective, fact-based analysis into their security investment decision-making process. This process also results in ensuring that the strategy includes appropriate risk transfer, and that they fully understand the cost of the risk they “own.”

Rigorous Approach Delivers Security Assurance

4A Security’s approach combines elements of some of the most respected and rigorous Risk Assessment & Management methodologies and tools, including those of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the International Standardization Organization (ISO), ISACA’s Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) framework, and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s Operationally Critical Threat, Asset and Vulnerability Evaluation (OCTAVE®) process. We also make use of specialized tools and methods developed for Compliance Assessment and Risk Evaluation and Management for such regulatory regimes as HIPAA, FERPA, and others.

4A Security Assurance Services

  • Security & Privacy Risk Assessment
  • Risk Matrix identifying both the qualitative and quantitative levels of risk
  • Risk Dashboard identifying the consequences of risk impact scenarios
  • Selection of Risk Transfer Strategies to identify alternative approaches including the evaluation of contractual agreements and insurance
  • Risk Communication Reports, primarily to business owners and executives, to enable them to appreciate the significance of the decisions they will have to make to keep their business safe and financially healthy

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