What is a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment?

Australian businesses are battling an extremely high rate of cyberattacks, across different industries. From malware and ransomware, to phishing, to denial-of-service attacks; the threats out there are numerous. And any one of them can wreak havoc on your data, revenues and reputation.


Get an in-depth view of the range of cyber threats out there

We put together a compilation of:

  • The major cyberattacks in Australia last year, across healthcare, financial services, technology, and e-commerce
  • How they impacted the businesses
  • How they could have been prevented
2020 - 2021 Compilation of Data Breaches & Cyber Attacks

A cybersecurity risk assessment is designed to get a detailed view of the possible cyber threats to your business, and your capabilities to manage the associated risks. The range of threats varies across businesses, so an in-depth risk assessment becomes the first and key step in understanding the gaps and vulnerabilities in your existing policies and procedures. Other than understanding your own risk profile, risk assessments can help in identifying third and fourth-party risk, which is a crucial part of the journey in getting secure.

Without a thorough risk assessment in place, your business might not discover where the challenges lie, and what aspects of cybersecurity to prioritise and invest in, to prevent disruption.

Why Conduct a Risk Assessment?

A cybersecurity risk assessment is crucial for both SMEs and large enterprises alike because:

Risk Assessment_icon1_Know the strength

Know the strength and weaknesses of your current security architecture and get the next steps to improve this first line of defence

Risk Assessment_icon2_Get a comprehensive

Get a comprehensive risk profile of all your business assets and processes

Risk Assessment_icon3_Discover the high-vulnerability

Discover the high-vulnerability aspects of your business operations and move quickly to secure them

Risk Assessment_icon4_Identify any compliance

Identify any compliance gaps across your business processes for all major regulations like PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR, NIST Cybersecurity Framework and more

Risk Assessment_icon5_Get in-depth technical security

Get in-depth technical security assessments to detect malware, web apps and network security vulnerabilities, cloud security challenges and more

strong indication to your partners and customers that your business values security

Vendor Risk Assessments help you understand your vendor risk profile and mitigate third and fourth-party risk rather than relying on incident response

Take Action Now!

Get started with a cybersecurity risk assessment right away. Let us identify your vulnerabilities before the hackers do.

How We Do It

At StickmanCyber our team conducts risk assessments in five phases, as outlined below:

Phase 1 - Assess

  • Finalise the scope of the assessment and context establishment workshop.

  • Commence risk assessment:
    • Workshops and interviews to identify risk/maturity
    • Conduct a risk/maturity analysis on the scope.
    • Complete a qualitative risk/maturity evaluation.
    • Develop the risk/maturity assessment report.

Phase 2 - Plan

  • Develop a risk/maturity treatment plan

  • Propose a calendar of events based on risk/maturity criticality identified with estimates for:
    • Phase 3-Execute
    • Phase 4-Monitor
    • Phase 5-Maintain
  • Final presentation with business leaders and key stakeholders along with Q&A and next steps/actions for StickmanCyber-as-a-Service
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