Security Posture Review
Assess your IT posture to start
your Cyber Security strategy
The Forensic Control Security Posture Review is a detailed assessment of your security posture, covering policy, processes and technology platforms. Our consultants review the critical areas of your security architecture and practices, and map them against industry-leading frameworks, such as the NCSC’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security or the Cyber Security Framework, from NIST.
The output of our security posture review
is typically a report that provides:
The service is delivered by gathering information from 1:1 interviews, and from detailed questionnaires provided to key stakeholders. This is assessed, qualified and, where necessary, follow-up questions are asked to verify accuracy. It is important that full transparency is provided to our consultants during this process.
We start by building a detailed understanding of your organisation to include:
Next, we’ll agree the most suitable best practice to assess your security posture against. Some of the most frequently used frameworks include NCSC 10 steps, ISO27001, NIST and COBIT; although sector specific frameworks can often be used in their place. Our key objective is ensuring the correct standard is selected to provide comprehensive recommendations.
Finally we will compile a written report which details our findings and provides recommendations for improvements. In order to help reduce the gap in your security posture, all of our recommendations are scored to make prioritising the required remediations as simple as possible.
If you would like an expert review of your current cyber security posture, speak to a member of our team.
Supporting our clients with down to earth advice, explained simply, is our mission. Don’t just take our word for it though. Here are a handful of our testimonials from clients we work with.
"Expert and friendly support towards our achieving Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Clearly laid out the expectations for meeting the standards and navigated us through. Kept us on track even when business demands were pulling our attention elsewhere. Delighted to have the certification but our business gained a great deal from the journey too."
Lee Bartmanis, Head of Operations, Nurole
"I highly recommend Forensic Control to any organization seeking top-tier cyber security services. Their well-coordinated process, insightful guidance, and refreshing approach to cyber security set them apart. They are true experts in their field, and we are grateful for their invaluable contributions to our company's cyber security journey.
Five stars and a heartfelt thank you to Forensic Control and the entire team!"
Elon Schutze, Services Director, Know Why BV
Adam Maxwell, Security Specialist, Jisc
An Le, IT Security Analyst, Save the Children
“Highly recommended Forensic Control. From the very start of our CE+ journey, Jonathan was providing tremendous service to us in order to ensure we had all the necessary information and advice specific to our company. They was consistently providing clear and helpful guidance in order for us to best succeed with our certification and as such had a great outcome! Big thanks to Jonathan and Forensic Control.”
Christopher Price, Technical Operations Lead, Faculty
“We had our Cyber Essentials Plus certification done by Jonathan and his team. Quick responses and professional advice that went further than the scope. Brilliant service and aftercare. Going forward, we will be using Forensic Control services.”
Maris Hakman, The Royal Foundation
"Forensic Control is a firm of professional cyber security advisers who guided our organisation achieve a ISO equivalent i.e. IASME Gold Standard accreditation over an 18 month period. Their service added a lot of value to our IT Governance and overall organisational security awareness and competencies."
Selam Shibru, Bank Worker’s Charity
"Forensic Control have been professional, efficient and very responsive in any queries we had in regards to the company gaining it’s Cyber Essentials qualification. We are continuing to use their services to progress to Cyber Essentials Plus. Highly recommend”
Francesca MacLeod, Cordless Consultant
“We are a small company that relies on the security of our data. Forensic Control has been perfect at keeping us protected and up to date with all the latest trends. Very efficient when we have needed help.”
Andy Bibby, CEO 87%
Frequently asked Questions
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Security Posture Review
A Security Posture Review is a comprehensive assessment of your organisation’s overall security posture, including policies, procedures, controls, and technologies. It helps evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of your existing security measures and identifies areas for improvement. The review assesses your organisation’s ability to detect, prevent, and respond to security incidents, as well as its compliance with relevant regulations and industry best practices. A Security Posture Review is important for your organisation as it provides a holistic view of your security strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to make informed decisions to enhance your security defences, mitigate risks, and protect your valuable assets.
A Security Posture Review typically involves a team of experienced security professionals who conduct an in-depth assessment of your organisation’s security controls, policies, procedures, and technologies. They may review documentation, conduct interviews, perform technical assessments, and analyse security-related data. The review covers various areas, such as network security, access controls, incident response capabilities, data protection measures, and employee awareness programs. The security professionals will provide you with a detailed report that outlines their findings, identifies vulnerabilities, and offers actionable recommendations to strengthen your security posture.
Consider a Security Posture Review in several scenarios, including:
a. After a Security Incident: If your organisation has experienced a security breach, data loss, or a significant security incident, a Security Posture Review can help identify the root causes, assess the impact, and provide guidance on remediation and prevention strategies.
b. Regulatory Compliance: If your organisation operates in a regulated industry or is subject to compliance standards, a Security Posture Review helps ensure that your security measures align with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
c. Mergers and Acquisitions: When engaging in mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships, a Security Posture Review can help assess the security readiness of the entities involved, identify potential risks, and ensure a smooth integration of security controls.
d. Proactive Security Evaluation: Regularly conducting a Security Posture Review, even in the absence of specific incidents or compliance requirements, helps proactively assess your security posture, identify emerging threats, and stay ahead of potential risks.
A Security Posture Review offers several benefits to your organisation. Firstly, it provides a comprehensive understanding of your current security state, highlighting strengths and weaknesses across various areas. This knowledge enables you to prioritise investments, allocate resources, and implement targeted security improvements. A Security Posture Review helps you identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, reducing the risk of security incidents, data breaches, and financial losses. Additionally, the review helps ensure regulatory compliance, enhances customer trust and confidence, and demonstrates your commitment to safeguarding sensitive information. By proactively assessing and improving your security posture, you enhance your overall resilience and protect your organisation’s reputation and valuable assets.