FISA Score

WHAT IS A FISASCORE?

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FISASCORE is a comprehensive, risk-based measurement of information security assigned to your company based on a proven and thorough assessment process. Once completed, FISASCORE will identify critical vulnerabilities, control gaps/deficiencies, and applicable threats to the security of your organization

WHY IS A FISASCORE IMPORTANT?

FISASCORE allows businesses and organizations to know and understand how they are vulnerable and how they compare with peers within similar industries. FISASCORE can also be used to communicate the level of information security risk to interested third-parties (customers, stakeholders, auditors, regulators, et al.).

FISASCORE is constantly calibrated to the latest security threats used by attackers with controls designed to mediate those threats and protect data from unauthorized access, disclosure, distribution and destruction. The FISASCORE framework consists of a thorough evaluation of risks within four phases: Administrative Controls, Physical Controls, Internal Technical Controls, and External Technical Controls.


ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS are sometimes referred to as the “human” part of information security and are controls used to govern other parts of information security. Common administrative controls include policies, awareness training, guidelines, standards, and procedures.


PHYSICAL CONTROLS are the security controls that can often be touched and provide physical security to protect your information assets. Common physical controls include doors, locks, camera surveillance, and alarm systems.


INTERNAL TECHNICAL CONTROLS are the controls that are technical in nature and used within your organization’s technical domain (inside the gateways or rewalls). Internal technical controls include things such as rewalls, intrusion prevention systems, anti-virus software, and mobile device management (MDM).


EXTERNAL TECHNICAL CONTROLS are technical in nature and are used to protect outside access to your organization’s technical domain (outside the gateways or rewalls). External technical controls consist of search engine indexes, social media, DNS, port scanning, and vulnerability scanning.


WHO NEEDS A FISASCORE?

Every organization, big or small, should be aware of their most signicant information security risks. FISASCORE will identify and address your organization’s risks through a standardized, consistent and ecient process that enables all members of your organization to quickly and condently understand and quantify risks.

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