5 Steps To Performing An Effective Data Security Risk Assessment
Information Management, March 12th, 2019
March 12, 2019,
Volume 252, Issue 2

"Will there ever be a time when organizations can predict and pre-empt cyberattacks before they take place? Such a utopia would need threat intelligence systems powered by deep learning. So for now, every organization should assume that someone will definitely attack them, and prepare accordingly.

However, a recent survey suggests that close to 70 percent of organizations are not prepared for a cyberattack.

Kevin Mitnick, arguably the world's most famous hacker, says, "You can never protect yourself 100 percent. What you do is protect yourself as much as possible and mitigate risk to an acceptable degree. You can never remove all risk." The ever-presence of risk makes performing IT risk assessment critical for businesses.

To perform an effective data security risk assessment, organizations must:.."

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