The Importance of Performing GAP Analysis

A Critical Component of Any Firm’s Risk Management Program

Gap analyses are critical components of any firm’s risk management program. They are used to compare a firm’s security plan against best security practices, controls and frameworks, including FISMA, NIST 800 Series, NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), ISO, COBIT and more.

Gap analysis can reveal the current state of a firm’s risk profile and security posture, identifying areas of improvement and helping to prioritize investment and resources, whether a firm is building an integrated risk management program, adding a set of new controls or responding to an audit.

“Without performing periodic gap analysis by independent assessors like Talatek, a firm’s cybersecurity program can quickly become outdated and weak,” said Joshua Grove, TalaTek Chief Technology Officer.

“Making sure a cybersecurity program is strong, effective and up-to-date can only happen when gap analyses are practiced,” Grove said. “Performing gap analyses will help refine a security strategy and promote organizational maturity.”  

TalaTek recommends seeking outside help for conducting gap analysis. Utilizing a natural third party can support a healthy cybersecurity plan that’s free of bias. To learn more about our gap analysis services, please visit: https://talatek.com/risk-management-services/talatek-gap-analysis-services/.