Threat and Risk Assessment

Data security threat and risk assessment is fundamental to the security of any organization. Yet as data technologies evolve rapidly, many conventional methods for performing Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA) or security risk analysis are becoming more and more shaky in terms of usability, flexibility and critically. Our analysis explores the basic elements of risk in order to develop a security risk assessment methodology appropriate to big data contexts. Our expertise in Canadian, US, and EU security policies, external standards, and legislation enables us to offer assurance of compliance.

To evaluate security risks, we conduct the following analyses:

Legal Analysis: Analyze applicable legislation to identify privacy requirements and outline a data governance policy detailing privacy and security roles and responsibilities.

Security Analysis: Review the security controls of data systems to ensure an adequate level of protection.

Privacy Analysis: Review administrative privacy policy and practices through the lens of Privacy in Design principles.

Risk Measurement and Recommendations: Evaluate privacy and security risks, review control methods, and outline plans for risk mitigation.

Well beyond a basic data security assessment, we collaborate with management to develop the necessary policies, systems and processes to support the adoption of disruptive new technologies. We are experienced in designing privacy and security policy for multi-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral projects. Our concrete risk control plans offer assurance that your investment matches the threats your organization faces and effectively mitigates the danger of data breaches.