Information Security Assessments
Tailored Information Security Assessments, Comprehensive Results
Whether your organization is just beginning to develop an information security program or if you have a mature program that you’re looking to enhance, an information security assessment from the FireOak team can help your organization develop, supercharge, or fine-tune your program.
Our team of experts conducts information security assessments that combine the best of traditional vulnerability assessments with elements of penetration tests to reveal a holistic view of an organization’s security posture.
Traditional vulnerability assessments provide clients with a long list of potential vulnerabilities, but don’t typically include illustrative examples of how these vulnerabilities can be combined by an attacker to allow access to an organization’s confidential information, data, and systems.
On the other hand, traditional penetration tests will provide this level of detail, but only document the vulnerabilities uncovered during the test, ignoring many other potential gaps, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities within an organization’s governance, controls, and security operations. Penetration tests can be valuable, but only when an organization has already identified and addressed all known vulnerabilities.
An assessment designed to fit your organizational needs
Through the engagement, we will conduct:
- A thorough, hands-on technical assessment from a security perspective of the on-premises and cloud environments
- In-person interviews with key stakeholders to understand security operations, practices, and processes
- A review of current policies, procedures, and information/data governance framework
For Business Leaders & IT
From a technical perspective, these assessments include details on all of the vulnerabilities present in a network, along with clear examples of how these vulnerabilities can be exploited in the current environment. Business leaders appreciate the clear explanations of how systems can be exploited and what the risks are to their organization. IT leaders appreciate the comprehensive technical details included in findings.
Information Security Assessments: The FireOak Difference
Our reports are chock-full of practical, actionable next steps. Your team will know what to do.
At the end of the report, we’ll include a high-level step of next steps, in priority order.
In addition to the written report, we’ll include the output from all of our technical evaluations.
The report will include an executive summary designed for organizational leaders.
Q&A with Execs
We’re available to talk with senior executives, board members, or your full leadership team.
As part of our wrap-up, we’ll debrief with your tech team and will answer their questions.
The FireOak Acorn for Security Assessments
We use the FireOak Acorn in all of our information security assessments. Our team of experts works with your IT staff to install Acorns across your organization’s global on-prem environment. Acorn devices are small and easy to transport, making them ideal for remote and overseas deployments.
Using these devices allows us comprehensive visibility into an organization’s entire network without the high costs and time that can be associated with extensive travel or maintaining an on-site presence.
News and insight from the FireOak team about managing, securing, and sharing knowledge
LastPass Authenticator Security Evaluation
In March of 2016, LastPass announced the availability of LastPass Authenticator, an app that provides push-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) for users of their password management service.
LastPass Authenticator Security Review: Part 2
Part 2 of our in-depth review of the LastPass Authenticator.
Ten Minute Knowledge Sharing
This 10-minute knowledge sharing exercise can be a simple, fast, and effective way to get started with knowledge management, without draining resources.
LastPass Authenticator Security Review: Part 1
We took an in-depth look at the architecture, communications, and security of the LastPass Authenticator app in our lab in order to better understand the technology being used and whether or not the security is adequate for protecting a high-value asset such as LastPass.
Knowledge, Information, and Data
What is Knowledge? Information? Data? While we may talk about them interchangeably, there are important differences between the three concepts.
Data Classification and Knowledge Management: Protecting Data
Part 3 of our series about data classification policies.
Data Classification and Knowledge Management: Categories of Data
Part 2 in our series about data classification policies.
Data Classification and Knowledge Management: Roles and Responsibilities
Part 1 of our series on data classification policies.
Announcing FireOak Strategies
Clobridge Consulting is becoming FireOak Strategies, LLC!
Let’s Encrypt the Internet: From HTTP to HTTPS
Information Today has published a new article by Abby Clobridge about Let’s Encrypt, an important milestone in internet encryption.