Digital Vulnerability Audit
A digital vulnerability assessment is a process of evaluating an individual’s or an organisation’s susceptibility to digital risks or vulnerabilities. It involves identifying and assessing potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities in a person’s digital presence, including their online activities, devices, accounts, and data, in order to understand the level of risk and take appropriate measures to mitigate or manage those risks.
Personal digital vulnerability assessments are typically commissioned by individuals, organisations, or security teams who are concerned about their own or their organisation’s digital security and privacy. The assessment may involve various aspects of an individual’s or an organisation’s digital presence, such as their online behaviour, device security, password management, social media privacy settings, data backup practices, and awareness of potential cyber threats.
Organisational digital vulnerability assessments can help identify potential weaknesses in their digital presence and take proactive measures to strengthen their security posture, protect their personal or sensitive information, and reduce the risk of falling victim to digital threats. This process can also be applied to ongoing security operations or to supplement risk assessments in preparation of corporate events or overseas travel.
Digital Vulnerability Assessments have proven to be an important step towards maintaining good digital hygiene and safeguarding against potential cyber risks.