Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Our service will identify, estimate, and prioritise risk.

Tailored Cyber Risk Assessments: Because Every Business is Unique

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is not just a buzzword but a critical necessity for businesses of all sizes. At Samurai Security, we understand the complexities and evolving nature of cyber threats. Our expert cybersecurity risk assessment service is tailored to identify, estimate, and prioritise the cyber risks your business faces to provide comprehensive protection for your business’s assets.

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats, a one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity assessments falls short. Recognising this, our approach uses a championed philosophy developed from our in-depth understanding as a forward-focused industry leader in research and innovation. We deliver tailored cyber risk assessments that align perfectly with the unique needs and challenges of your organisation.

Our expert team conducts a full spectrum of internal and external risk assessments. We meticulously evaluate your systems, applications, and processes, identifying vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber threats. This comprehensive evaluation extends beyond mere technical analysis; we delve into the nuances of your operational practices and the human elements that play a crucial role in your organisation’s cybersecurity posture.

What is a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment?

Risk assessments are one of the key components of an organisational risk management approach, as defined in NIST Special Publication 800-39.

A cybersecurity risk assessment is a comprehensive process used to identify, analyse, and manage the risks associated with an organisation’s information technology infrastructure and data. The primary goal is to safeguard against cyber threats and ensure the protection of sensitive data. We use risk assessments to evaluate information systems concerning organisational operations (i.e., mission, functions, image, and reputation), organisational assets, people, and other organisations.

The goal of our cyber risk assessment service is to inform key decision-makers and support risk responses by identifying relevant threats to organisations. Using our proven methodology our risk assessments cover the following areas;

  • Threats that are directed through organisations against other organisations.
  • Vulnerabilities both internal and external to organisations.
  • Impact (i.e., harm) to organisations that may occur given the potential for threats exploiting vulnerabilities.
  • The likelihood that harm will occur.

The importance of Cybersecurity Risk Assessments

A cyber security risk assessment is a crucial component of an organisation’s risk management strategy. It plays a pivotal role in identifying, analysing, and prioritising potential threats, enabling proactive measures to mitigate them effectively.

Integrating a security risk assessment into your comprehensive business audit is instrumental in uncovering hidden gaps in your security controls. This process brings to light vulnerabilities that might otherwise remain undetected during regular operations, thereby fortifying your defences against potential cyber-attacks.

Neglecting a detailed security evaluation can leave an organisation vulnerable, potentially jeopardising the continuity of business operations. This is often due to an insufficient understanding of the complex and evolving nature of cybersecurity threats. Therefore, a thorough and ongoing security risk assessment conducted by our experts is essential for maintaining robust and resilient corporate operations in the face of diverse and sophisticated cyber threats.

Key Benefits

A cyber security risk assessment can help you discover which components of your security are relatively weak and which portions of your system are vulnerable to assaults.


It makes evaluating security measures easy for enterprises. A security risk assessment can assist in determining the effectiveness of security processes and how to enhance them.


It enables businesses to ensure that they are in compliance with industry-specific rules. A variety of standards must be met by governments and international organisations.


Our Approach


Planning and preparation

This stage involves developing a contextualised plan for the risk assessment, including defining the scope and objectives, identifying the stakeholders, and selecting the appropriate tools and methods.


Risk identification

This stage involves identifying potential risks to the business’s systems and assets, including both internal and external threats. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as interviews with staff, analysis of security tooling, and review of security policies and procedures.


Risk analysis

This stage involves evaluating the likelihood and potential impact of identified risks, and prioritising them based on their potential impact on the business. This can help the business focus its efforts on the most critical risks.


Risk mitigation

This stage involves providing consultancy around implementing measures to mitigate or eliminate identified risks. This can include actions such as implementing stronger security controls, conducting security training for staff, and regularly updating software and security systems.


Monitoring and review

This stage involves ongoing monitoring of the business’s security posture on a quarterly basis to ensure that the implemented security measures are effective and to identify any new or emerging risks. This stage also involves regularly reviewing and updating the risk assessment to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.



Formal Report

The report presents the scope, approach, executive summaries, and dynamic risk visualisations prioritised based on likelihood and impact. It also includes bespoke mitigation advice for each finding, and is divided into sections for board, management, and technical personnel. The report’s clarity ensures understanding and enables informed decision making.


This section provides a description of the general goal, parameters, process, and timeframe of the risk assessment.

Summary of findings:

This section presents a succinct and concise summary of the key findings, including those that require immediate action, persistent problems, and other general findings.

Comprehensive risk findings:

This section presents a succinct and concise summary of the key findings, including those that require immediate action, persistent problems, and other general findings.

Plan and approach:

This section provides an in-depth summary of the methodology used, the scope of the assessment, and relevant historical data. This information is important for audiences such as auditors to understand the details of the test approach.


Technical Meeting

After every engagement, we offer a focused meeting to discuss the assessment and its outcomes. This allows the business and risk owners to ask specific questions and ensure that all parties understand the context of the risks, as well as their likelihood and impact of successful exploitation. The potential mitigation steps will be discussed, allowing for the implementation of robust measures and an understanding of the effort required.


Remediation Plan

A formal document outlining the agreed plan to remediate vulnerabilities, including deadlines and assigned responsibilities for tracking progress. This information presented in a GANTT view provides visibility to the management team and ensures that all necessary actions have been taken to safeguard the business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cybersecurity risk assessment?

A cybersecurity risk assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of the potential vulnerabilities and risks to a business’s systems and assets. It is designed to identify, analyse, and prioritise these risks, and to develop appropriate measures to protect against them.

Why is a cybersecurity risk assessment important?

Conducting a cybersecurity risk assessment is essential for businesses of all sizes, as it allows them to identify potential vulnerabilities and implement measures to protect against cyber threats. This can help prevent costly data breaches and other security incidents, and can also help a business comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

How is a cybersecurity risk assessment conducted?

A cybersecurity risk assessment typically involves several stages, including planning and preparation, risk identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation, and ongoing monitoring and review. These stages may involve a variety of tools and methods, such as interviews with staff, analysis of security logs, and review of security policies and procedures.

Who should be involved in a cybersecurity risk assessment?

A cybersecurity risk assessment should involve stakeholders from different areas of the business, including IT, security, and business operations. External experts, such as cybersecurity consultants, may also be involved to provide additional expertise and perspective.

How often should a cybersecurity risk assessment be conducted?

The frequency of a cybersecurity risk assessment will depend on the specific needs of the business and its level of risk. In general, it is recommended that a cybersecurity risk assessment be conducted at least annually, or more frequently if the business experiences significant changes or if there are significant developments in the cybersecurity landscape.

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