Risk Management

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All businesses face risks related to accomplishing their business goals. Risk Management requires an understanding of the relevant importance of organizational assets to ascertain how they will be examined for risk vulnerabilities.

Understanding Risk Management

Understanding the policies, education, and practices that go into managing risk go beyond just technical aspects. We always advise clients before they start spending money on security solutions, understand where your risks are.  Suppose you were prescribing before making a diagnosis. In that case, that’s an opportunity for malpractice. It doesn’t mean that the money you’re spending is not on a good product. Still, it may not be what you need to address your risk.

Risk management helps you take the risk assessment, whether formal or informal, understand why it matters to your organization, and understand the potential impacts of that risk on the organization.

Other benefits of managing risk include:

  • Creating a safe and secure work environment for the entire staff, customers, and patients.
  • Increasing stable business operations while also decreasing legal liability.
  • Protecting all involved people and assets from potential harm.
  • Helping establish the company’s insurance needs and potentially saving on unneeded premiums.

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What is Risk management

It is identifying, assessing, and controlling threats to an organization’s capital and earnings. These threats, or risks, could stem from various sources, including financial uncertainty, legal liabilities, strategic management errors, accidents, and natural disasters.

Cybersecurity threats and risk management strategies to mitigate them have become one of the highest priorities for modern-day companies. As such, a plan includes companies’ processes for classifying and controlling threats to their digital assets, including proprietary corporate data, a customer’s personally identifiable information (PII), and intellectual property.

All companies and organizations face the risk of unforeseen, harmful situations that can cost the company money or permanently close.  Risk management allows businesses to properly plan for the unexpected by minimizing risks and extra costs before they happen.

Importance of Risk Management

By implementing risk management and considering the possible risks before they occur, an organization can save money and protect their future. A sound risk management plan will help a company set procedures to bypass possible threats, reduce its impact if they occur, and manage the findings. When an organization understands and can control risk, they become more self-reliant in their operational decisions. Concrete corporate governance policies that concentrate specifically on risk management can help a company reach its objectives.

Edafio’s Methodology

Our framework helps safeguard your organization and its capacity to carry out its objectives. Our team collaborates with your team to develop an operational framework optimized for your company’s size, scope, and complexity. The outcome will help you protect information assets while maintaining a balance of productivity and operational effectiveness.

Our comprehensive framework includes:


Identify internal and external operations vital to your operations and that process, store, or transmit protected/regulated data, such as PCI data or GLBA.


Creating a risk assessment schedule based on criticality and information sensitivity.

Reports and Deliverables

Edafio Cybersecurity collaborates with you to develop, adopt, and implement: A risk management policy, an inventory of information systems, an assessment schedule based on system information, and a risk assessment reporting structure with frequency specifications.

Next Steps

After your Risk Management plan is in place, Edafio can help you calculate your risk level to determine whether the risk should be accepted, mitigated, or transferred.