Security Assessments in Chicago
Equilibrium excels at understanding the security, risk and business context of each organization.
Our Chicago based security consultants understand our clients' business drivers and organizational goals. This allows us to create custom solutions in order to help our clients develop a mature security program.
The vulnerability landscape is a dynamic threat requiring constant attention. To mitigate risks, your organization must be able to manage known vulnerabilities and identify new ones. For this reason, a vulnerability assessment comes standard with our security assessment.
We take a multi-phase approach including a series of well-organized and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders. We assess IT security controls as well as perform a hands on review of technical vulnerabilities. We show you the same view seen by the bad guys.
Your Comprehensive Security Assessment Report Includes:
Executive summary with customized high-impact diagrams
Overview of your organization's industry, requirements, objectives and vision
Problem and opportunity overview
Overview of findings and maturity models within 11 domains
Verbose descriptions of findings and recommendations
Short-, Intermediate- and Long-term collaborative road maps
Results of vulnerability scans
Methodology and Frameworks
Working collaboratively with our client, our security assessment report provides a valuable insight to your organization's security posture and risk temperament. The result is a high-level proposed roadmap and recommendations for remediation. We often work with organizations in many industries of many sizes.
Our methodology includes referencing standard control frameworks depending on the organization's industry, requirements, objectives and vision. For example, we commonly reference the following frameworks and regulations:
- ISO 2700x
- NIST Special Publication 800-53
- The NIST Cybersecurity Framework
- HIPAA / HITECH
- PCI DSS
However, controls are only part of the equation. We bring you a major advantage via our security team's combined 100 years of IT security and executive business experience. We leverage this experience to understand the full context of our client's scenario from both an IT and business perspective.
The output of the technical evaluation includes specific recommendations for quick fixes as well as those which require more strategic planning. On the day the scans are executed, you are provided an informal report of Critical and High vulnerabilities and quick-win action items without waiting until the executive briefing. This provides you with a vulnerability baseline from which to manage right away.
We leverage an array of tools in order to provide a comprehensive technical view of your vulnerabilities. Our vulnerability assessment includes scanning, auditing and/or reviewing all of the following entities. This robust vulnerability assessment is always included as a standard feature of our security assessment.
- Internal and External Vulnerability Assessment
- Wireless Security
- Firewalls and IPS
- Identity Access Management
- Active Directory Password Strength
- Web Application Security
- SSL and Encryption Strength
We begin with the end in mind. Our ultimate objective is to become a trusted IT security partner and maximize your IT security budget. Completing the initial security assessment with Equilibrium is the first step to implementing your mature security program.
Your risks are increasing every day. Don’t wait another second. Contact Equilibrium in Chicago today for a free consultation about your organization's security.