Cyber Security Assessments
Learn how your organization can benefit from our cyber security assessments.
What are Cyber Security Assessments?
Aon’s cyber security assessments are a comprehensive suite of professional services that is customized to each client’s specific needs. They cover key areas such as cyber risk, cyber maturity, compliance readiness and data privacy. Using extensive expertise and a tailored approach, the Aon team helps businesses strengthen security practices, identify vulnerabilities, endeavor to comply with applicable regulations, develop policies and standards and build cyber resilience.
Explore the research and data points below to learn more about why conducting a broad range of cyber security assessments is an important value-add for organizations at time of rising cyber security risk:
After a cyber breach, public companies experience a decline of an estimated 8.6% of their value. (1)
of organizations experience at least one successful cyber attack over a 12-month period. (2)
The global cost of cybercrime is expected to increase to $23.84 trillion by 2027, up from $8.44 trillion in 2022. (3)
Cyber Security Assessments: The Why and When
Not so long ago, organizations could protect their data and infrastructure with basic perimeter hygiene. A reliable firewall in the data center and antivirus software at the endpoint. Today, with myriad cloud-based applications and services, Internet-of-Things devices — and even data processing — at the network edge with software-based networking connecting it all, the concept of a corporate perimeter becomes a blurred line. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the expanded attack surface with increasingly sophisticated attacks, focusing on the data within the perimeter. Businesses and their insurers are seeing increased losses from cyber events.
Given this state of affairs, many security teams do not have the time or resources to properly assess what steps they need to take to achieve better cyber resilience. Cyber security assessments can help organizations understand where they are — and where they need to go.
How Aon Can Help
Based on each client’s specific needs, cyber security assessments from Aon can include one or more of these elements:
Cyber Risk Assessments
Cyber risk assessments focus on identifying, analyzing and evaluating cyber risks in the context of an organization’s overall risk portfolio, and recommend for mitigation techniques to enable the organization to bring those risks to a tolerable level.
Cyber Maturity Assessments
Cyber maturity assessments work to establish a baseline for a company’s current security practices and capabilities and typically include a roadmap for how to move the organization to a higher level of maturity and align with relevant standards including NIST CSF 2.0 and CIS Controls v8.
Compliance-driven assessments look at an organization’s readiness to comply with relevant regulations and standards, including SOC, CMMC, ISO, PCI DSS, and others. Importantly, this is a readiness assessment and not an audit.
Data Privacy Assessments
Data privacy assessments analyze a business’s ability to protect data considering elements of cyber security and integrity, as well as privacy — often considering the requirements of the GDPR and/or state law (e.g., CCPA).
In today’s digital landscape, organizations face an ever-evolving array of cyber threats. A tailored cyber security assessment provides prioritized, actionable recommendations that can lead to better outcomes in the focus areas included in the engagement.
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Clients that partner with Aon benefit from a holistic, innovative and proven approach.
Deep and Broad Experience
The Aon team consists of seasoned professionals with decades of combined experience in a variety of IT and cybersecurity disciplines and every industry sector.
Rather than using a standardized approach, the Aon team tailors each engagement to the client’s needs and goals.
The recommendations from Aon’s assessments are designed to help organizations evolve and mature their cyber capabilities over time.
The Aon team considers all aspects of a business — people, process and technology — to ensure a well-rounded approach to security.
Aon is a recognized leader in risk management and cyber security, offering reliable and effective solutions to protect digital assets.
Our Cyber Security Assessment Methodology
- Understanding the organization: Gaining a deep understanding of organizational structure, people, processes and technologies.
- Assessing needs: Identifying the client’s individual needs and selecting the appropriate mix of assessments to meet them.
- Performing assessments: Conducting thorough evaluations based on industry best practices and established frameworks.
- Reporting and recommendations: Providing detailed reports that highlight areas of strength and gaps and include a tailored roadmap to enhance the organization’s security posture.
The Aon TeamAon’s Cyber Security Assessments are delivered by a global team of highly qualified professionals with decades of deep and broad experience across all areas of cyber security, as well as disciplines including accounting, law enforcement, risk management, insurance and more.
(1) How data breaches affect stock market share prices
(2) How many times do you estimate that your organization's global network has been compromised by a successful cyber attack within the past 12 months?
(3) Cybercrime Expected To Skyrocket in Coming Years