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Risk Assessment by Ascend Technologies

Protect Your Organization From Potential Threats

We understand the importance of safeguarding your company’s critical assets and mitigating security risks. Our Security Risk Assessment provides an in-depth review of your essential security procedures, policies, networks, and technology to give you a thorough understanding of current security risks and verify the controls in place to minimize threats. By taking a holistic approach to bolster IT and security, we help you identify potential vulnerabilities and provide actionable steps to prioritize and reduce risk.

Benefits of Utilizing Security Risk Assessments

By partnering with Ascend for your Security Risk Assessment, you gain access to our world-class cybersecurity team. Our analysts identify weaknesses and blind spots in your current security measures, ensuring your valuable assets are protected. We prioritize confidentiality, integrity, and availability as the three pillars of information security, maintaining the privacy and integrity of your data. Here are the benefits of performing an SRA:

Protect Your Company from Danger

A Security Risk Assessment is essential for protecting your company from potential threats and vulnerabilities. It provides an in-depth review of your hardware, software, policies & procedures, and overall security.

Identify Assets, Vulnerabilities, & Controls

Our Security Risk Assessment (SRA) evaluates and implements crucial security measures for your company’s assets. By identifying vulnerabilities and strengths in your security infrastructure, we help you make informed decisions to safeguard your valuable information.

Holistic Assessment of Your Company

Our team performs a deep-dive assessment covering all aspects of your company, from IT to business operations, HR, and accounting. We analyze your processes and procedures to identify existing risks and provide recommendations.

What We Offer


Designed specifically for organizations with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance considerations, our HIPAA Risk Assessment (HRA) identifies gaps and security risks within an organization and details how vulnerabilities can result in a breach of Protected Health Information (PHI). 

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This assessment evaluates your organization’s systems and associated vulnerabilities following the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls framework, a prioritized set of best practices for protection developed by cybersecurity experts around the world. With a specific focus on the technical aspects of organizational security, this assessment can provide valuable insight regarding whether your organization’s security tools and appliances are configured correctly and providing the level of security protection you need. 

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For a more comprehensive look into your organization’s complete risk profile, our NIST Risk Assessment utilizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance framework as a guide to evaluate your security posture beyond the technology aspects. Our experts take a closer look at your organization as a whole, including (but not limited to) policies & procedures, documentation, processes, and more to identify security gaps and vulnerabilities. 

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The Security Risk Assessment Process

Federal regulations have expanded the scope of EHI, necessitating organizations to share electronic protected health information (ePHI) contained in medical or billing records or used in patient-related decisions. This is the history of these changes:

Initial Discussion

We begin with a call to discuss your company, procedures, and goals during the risk assessment process. This allows us to understand your unique requirements and tailor our assessment accordingly.

Onsite Discovery

Our team of consultants will spend time at your facility, either onsite or virtually, to perform a comprehensive review of your technology and processes. We examine your systems, networks, and controls to identify potential vulnerabilities, identified risks, and areas of improvement.


Security analysts analyze the information gathered during the onsite visit and identify risks and controls that are already in place. We assess your access controls, data storage practices, incident response procedures, and other critical aspects of your security infrastructure.


With the risk analysis is complete, we deliver a comprehensive SRA report that outlines all assets, vulnerabilities, and risks. The report includes recommendations on how to improve your overall security and compliance. We provide actionable steps and prioritize them to help you address the most critical issues first.


Once you have the final assessment and implementation plan, our team is dedicated to providing you with education, training, and guidance for successfully implementing the risk management process. We aim not only to fix immediate problems but also to transform your approach to security. Our around-the-clock service ensures that risks are properly managed, and assets are adequately protected, giving you peace of mind. Trust Ascend to actively safeguard your valuables, even in the middle of the night.

Security Risk Assessment Guide from Ascend Technologies


Security Risk Assessment Guide

Let our experts at Ascend assess your security needs and formulate a proactive plan to defend your assets. With our guidance, you can protect your revenue, reputation, and business growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a Security Risk Assessment?

A Security Risk Assessment is your proactive shield against potential threats. In today’s digital landscape, businesses face evolving risks such as cyberattacks, data breaches, and network vulnerabilities. Our security risk assessment identifies and reveals these vulnerabilities, enabling you to take timely action to strengthen your defenses. By identifying and addressing these risks, you safeguard your company’s operations, reputation, and sensitive information.

What areas does the assessment cover?

Our assessment casts a wide net, encompassing all critical facets of your business. From hardware and software to operational processes, HR policies, accounting practices, and beyond, we ensure a comprehensive evaluation. This holistic approach grants you a 360-degree view of your security landscape, leaving no stone unturned in our quest to enhance your protection.

How will the report help my business?

The comprehensive SRA report serves as your roadmap to a more secure future. It not only outlines vulnerabilities and risks identified during the assessment but also provides expert recommendations tailored to your business. This roadmap empowers you to prioritize and implement security measures effectively. By following our guidance, you strengthen your security posture, minimize risks, and ensure the longevity of your business in a digital world fraught with challenges.

Is the assessment customizable?

Absolutely. We understand that every business is unique, facing distinct challenges and operating within specific parameters. Our Security Risk Assessment is designed to be adaptable and tailored to your individual needs. Through initial consultations, we gain insights into your goals, concerns, and specific circumstances. This information allows us to customize the assessment, ensuring that the recommendations provided align with your business objectives and security requirements.

How does the assessment contribute to long-term security?

Our assessment and security risk audit goes beyond immediate fixes; it aims to transform your approach to security. By pinpointing vulnerabilities and proposing solutions, we initiate a shift in your security mindset. With the actionable steps provided in the SRA report, you’ll be equipped not only to address current risks but also to proactively anticipate and prevent potential threats. This proactive stance fosters a culture of security within your organization, safeguarding your business’s future growth and success.

Can the assessment address emerging threats?

Yes, our assessment framework is designed to adapt to the ever-changing threat landscape. While we focus on identifying current vulnerabilities, our experts are well-versed in industry trends and emerging security threats. This allows us to provide insights and recommendations that are forward-looking, helping you stay ahead of potential risks and ensuring that your security measures remain effective even as threats evolve.

Protect Your Future

Contact us today to schedule your Security Risk Assessment and take the first step toward a secure and resilient future.

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