A Risk Analysis reveals potential threats to your business that could cause serious disruptions of critical operations. A range of minor and major threats exist in every business, these could be caused by technology, people, and environment to name a few. The graphic shows some of the risks that need to be evaluated.
Some of the risks we look for are:
- Internal - includes inadequate network security, accidental or purposeful employee events, and equipment failures
- External - includes hackers, malware (malicious software), spam, viruses, Trojans, and worms
- Environmental - includes fires, floods, power, and vandalism
System Security – Analyzing internal and external and environmental threats is a vital part of Risk Analysis. Threats such as Spyware, Viruses, Spam, Malicious Users, Security Rights on Servers, Password Policies, Physical Access to Servers, Temperature, Power Distribution, etc. can cause serious damage to your business operations.
The damage from these risks can be greatly reduced or eliminated planning and preparation. Being prepared costs much less than cleaning up after an serious event.
The Risks that Cause Downtime