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Providing risk assessment and countermeasures, Brightside is your first line of defense. As technology continues to rapidly evolve, organizations are under increasing pressure to safeguard their data. Security controls are countermeasures that are used to reduce the likelihood of a threat exploiting a vulnerability. For example, implementing a web application firewall (WAF) to minimize attacks on a web application or APIs like cross-site request forgery (CSRF), cross-site-scripting (XSS), file inclusion, SQL injection, etc.

Risk mitigation is synonymous with risk reduction. Risk mitigation reduces exposure to risk or mitigates harmful impacts.


Risk mitigation is accomplished by deploying several types of security controls based on:

  • The objective of the countermeasure.

  • The degree to which the risk must be mitigated.

  • The extent to which the threat can cause damage.

Brightside’s cybersecurity controls assessment provides a comprehensive, independent evaluation of your organization's capacity to protect information assets from cyber threats. During an evaluation, we will examine your present security posture and evaluate the level of maturity of your current information security measures. In addition, we will examine your organization's compliance requirements and make recommendations to improve the cybersecurity maturity level of your organization. 

For countermeasures and exploitation, Brightside conducts a Risk Assessment, Vulnerability Assessment, and Penetration tests:


Risk Assessment

  • A security risk assessment involves multiple steps and serves as the foundation of your overall risk management strategy.

  • Risk assessments are important because they are used to identify assets or areas that present the enterprise with the greatest risk, vulnerability, or exposure. It then identifies the potential threats to these assets.


Vulnerability Assessment

  • Brightside’s cybersecurity team will identify risks and vulnerabilities in computer networks, systems, hardware, applications, and other components of the IT ecosystem 

  • Critical to the vulnerability management and IT risk management lifecycles, vulnerability assessments protect systems and data from unauthorized access and data breaches.

  • Typically, vulnerability assessments employ tools such as vulnerability scanners to identify threats and flaws within the IT infrastructure of an organization that represents potential vulnerabilities or risk exposures.


Penetration Test

  • The primary objective of security is to prevent unauthorized access, modification, or exploitation of a network or system. Penetration Testing intends to emulate how a real-world attacker would approach your organization’s systems.

  • Penetration testing is a method for identifying exploitable security vulnerabilities in a web application, network, or computer system. The primary reason penetration tests are vital to an organization's security is that they teach the organization how to respond to the exploitation of the system and what countermeasures should be in place to prevent any type of malicious intrusion.

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