Cybersecurity Awareness for Today's SaaS Companies | Demos + Exercises | Risk Assessment

by Rob Beeler, CTO and Co-Founder

Understand where you are at risk with a demo of Trava's automated assessment platform.

Threats, vulnerabilities, and risks can come at small businesses from a lot of different angles.

In order to manage cyber risk, businesses must first understand where they are most vulnerable. Watch as Trava software architect Josh Hurst gives a live demo of Trava’s automated assessment platform.

Read our blog to learn the difference between threat, vulnerability, and risk, and how each plays a role in your cyber risk management strategy.

Achieving a strong cybersecurity strategy is difficult for many companies because this process is a lot to absorb. In this video segment, CTO and co-founder Rob Beeler asks pointed questions such as what companies need to think about from a cybersecurity standpoint and where are they in their security posture? Once the answers to these questions are ascertained, companies can begin to fill in the gaps by conducting a cyber risk assessment and vulnerability risk assessment.

Why Using a Vulnerability Assessment Tool is Beneficial to SMBs

Threats, vulnerabilities, and risks can come at small businesses from a lot of different angles, and many companies are overwhelmed by this concept. Rob revisits the idea of once that first hurdle to achieving a better security posture is crossed, it gets much easier. Trava’s platform offers automated businesses vulnerability risk assessment tools designed to simplify the ability to strengthen a business’ position. To do this, a broad spectrum of threats must be looked at to determine their current security posture, and this is accomplished through looking at vulnerabilities, cyber risk/cyber maturity, and social engineering footprints.

How Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Tools Work

To manage cyber risk, businesses must first understand where their biggest vulnerabilities are. Watch Josh Hurst, software architect at Trava, run a demo onscreen. He shows how our tools assess maturity, explains the high-level gauges utilized, and displays what results improve one’s security posture.

Using scans, companies can easily identify technical vulnerabilities, including their current standing and long-term progress. Different scans are run to detect vulnerabilities, which include dark web scans, cloud environment scans, agent scans, and more. All of which are designed to identify existing compromises, potential risks, vulnerable applications, and if settings are correctly configured. Scans can be scheduled daily, weekly, monthly—some should be done frequently, others can be run less often.

Assessment Results Offer Actionable Steps

Vulnerability and cyber risk assessment tools help companies plug existing security lapses or gaps. Watch Josh run a scan and then demonstrate the results. By utilizing Trava's tools, users see vulnerabilities and risks, which are ranked by probability, and also see the severity if their SMB were to be compromised. Users can see what the impact would be if problems aren’t fixed. (Trava offers solutions at the end!)

SMBs can significantly benefit from running risk assessment scans because, as the old saying goes, knowledge is power. This aptly fits cybersecurity. Performing risk assessments quickly identify problems and then guides SMBs towards implementing solutions to fix them.


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