Most companies should undertake regular current state review of their cyber security programs and test the integrity of the program using a risk-based approach to comprehensively understand the organisations cyber security posture.
What is a Cyber Security Program and What Can Gridware do?
For those without a cyber security program, this framework is a company policy which will help your business define its cyber security strategy, risks, responsibilities and implemented controls. For most others with existing programs, it is best practice to have the program reviewed regularly by an external independent provider to ensure your program is aligned with the latest trends, risks and challenges faced by similar organisations. We can review your program based on our Cyber Security Program Management framework, which is our global standard for conducting cyber security program assessments.
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Aligns with Industry and International Standards, ie. ISO 27001:2013, PCI DSS and NIST
Providing insight into how cyber security shapes your overall risk management structure
Testing in real-time your cyber security program and business continuity planning against your competitors
Sharpen the focus on your company's strategic cyber priorities and business objectives
Adapt your company to withstand and detect cyber security threats for years to come
A few years ago, there may have been some contention with the question who actually requires in-depth cyber security audits. In today’s digital age, every company is heavily reliant on digital tools to run the business. Every company, big, small, listed, private will benefit from a cyber security audit as they can grasp the extent of their cyber risk exposure and ensure they have controls and measures in place to mitigate those risks.
Insight is invaluable when it comes to cyber security. You need to be aware of gaps, risks and what you are doing right as well as what might be improved. An audit is a useful tool on many levels in that senior management will have a high-level oversight into cyber issues and what is required to address them. Effective security will always have a component of company culture and good practice is best influenced by senior management. This is referred to as a top down approach.
Not to be confused with penetration testing, a cyber security assessment is a governance tool used to provide advice on business processes and procedures based upon on your company’s level of cyber maturity. We focus on three key areas, ‘protect’, ‘detect’ and ‘monitor’ and ensure that the systems you have in place are functioning as they should and that areas for improvement are identified. We also create or review key information security policies and training so the business has a clear vision for their future security exposure and risk appetite. Let us provide you with a presentation on cyber security audits, either at your head quarters, or at our offices. Get in touch today.
There are five main guides in the audit. First is ensuring your processes and procedures align with industry and international standards ISO 27001:2013, PCI DSS and NIST where applicable. Secondly we collect data from what is currently implemented and draw analytics to understand holistic risk. We also benchmark existing processes and procedures against others in your industry. We use this information to focus the company’s strategic cyber priorities with business objectives, and identify the cyber maturity of the business and where it needs to improve to move forward. Finally, we transform these key areas so that the company can remain proactive in the face of threats.
You should choose Gridware for the ability to deliver, knowledge of the industry, a risk-based approach and for the balance of cost. You should ensure anyone you select can deliver the above, as well hold the technical specifications required for the role such as ISO 27001, CISSP and Certificates in Governance and Risk.
The cost of cyber crime will always far surpass the cost of effective security and insight. The cost of an effective cyber security audit can vary depending on the size of the business and the risk exposure present. A brief audit that only looks as specific areas, which is sometimes suitable for small businesses, can range from $2,500 to $5,000. Depending on the cyber maturity of the business, a medium to large enterprise should regularly conduct a cyber security audit, and ensure they budget for additional insight, specific risks and expert advice on technical aspects of their systems. In the absence of a cyber security retainer, a medium to large enterprise should expect to budget between $15,000 to $50,000 for compressive audits. These prices are only guides and subject to specific needs and requirements. Contact us today to arrange a price that’s acceptable to your company.
"Knowing our cyber risks in software we develop, as it is being developed, means my team can get on the front foot of security and protect the clients that utilise our software from data loss. The Gridware team are the best we've worked with."
"With Gridware, we gained a valuable security partner to review our IT programs across various large projects across Australia, without having to build our security expertise from scratch. They're flexible, thorough and quick with solutions."
"Gridware is an intelligent company with top talent. We've developed an new and improve information security program with the end result being more accurate security decisions and improved processes."
We are proud to provide professional cyber security auditing in addition to our expert insight to big names company’s in Sydney CBD and other major cities across Australia including Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We have a team of dedicated experts that have extensive experience in providing professional auditing services to small and large financial, corporate and government bodies.
Call or email us today to secure a meeting in our Sydney headquarters or drop us message to find out how Gridware can help secure your business today.