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Glossary definition: Information Security Assessment

InfoSec Assessment: Evaluating Your Security Risks

An information security assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an organization's ability to protect its information assets and systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It involves analyzing the organization's current security controls, policies, and procedures to identify any weaknesses or gaps in security that could potentially lead to a security breach. The assessment also includes an evaluation of the organization's ability to respond to and recover from a security incident. The goal of an information security assessment is to provide organizations with an accurate picture of their security posture and to identify areas of improvement that can be addressed to better protect their information assets and systems.