When did you last perform a risk assessment?

With the volume of data breaches increasing, it’s important not to get complacent and think that it’s not going to happen to you. According to new government statistics, 43% of UK organisations suffered a breach or attack in the past 12 months.

The risks your organisation faces are constantly evolving, so they need to be regularly assessed and addressed to prevent them from becoming a threat.

An annual risk assessment is all well and good but it’s important to remember that it only provides a snapshot of the threats facing an organisation at a given point in time. So if you performed a risk assessment a few months ago, it is likely that things will have changed in the meantime.

Failure to conduct accurate risk assessments could result in your organisation overlooking, underestimating or neglecting risks that could be severely damaging and have a lasting negative impact.

What can you do?

It’s difficult to try to account for every eventuality and situation that your organisation may face, but you can save time, effort and expense with our risk assessment tool, vsRisk™.

Created by industry-leading ISO 27001 experts, vsRisk provides a simple and fast way to identify relevant threats, and delivers repeatable, consistent assessments.

Its integrated risk, vulnerability and threat database eliminates the need to compile a list of risks that you may have previously overlooked or not considered, and the built-in controls helps you comply with multiple frameworks.

Find out how vsRisk can help with your risk assessments >>

Preparing for a breach – no one is immune

No organisation is immune from a cyber incident – even the best measures cannot protect you from 100% of threats. However, being well prepared for one can be the difference between minor disruption, and significant reputational and financial damage.

IT Governance has developed a series of packages for organisations to prepare for the challenges they face.

IT Governance has a range of tools and services available, from helping to prevent a breach, to training staff and preparing your organisation should a breach occur.

To help your organisation get #BreachReady this summer, we are offering up to 20% off selected data protection and incident response solutions.

Find out more information on protecting your organisation from a data breach here.