Cyber Assessment (FiR$T Look)

A Cyber Assessment That Bridges the Gap Between Security Risk and Its Financial Impact

A company can’t achieve true peace of mind related to its defenses unless they continually verify that those defenses are sound and uncompromised.

Financial Risk of Security Technologies (“FiR$T”) Look is a proprietary tool created by seasoned IT and risk management experts with one goal: to provide you with a checklist of where your current IT gaps are compared to your peers. Layered on top, we report what the potential financial impacts are based on your current position. From this assessment, our cybersecurity guides establish a roadmap and recommend how your firm could spend your budget dollars to achieve the most return on your future IT investments.

One Simple Process, One Powerful Security Roadmap

EisnerAmper’s team of cybersecurity guides have taken their experience working across a wide variety of clients and industries and created this exclusive cybersecurity assessment tool to show IT risk and its financial implications in an easy-to-use dashboard with straightforward explanations. The process is painless, and our experts do not have to be at your location to perform the assessment. Most assessments are done through a phone call, quickly followed by a full management report.

FiR$T Look Cyber Assessment Is for You If...

...your company has either an in-house or outsourced IT arrangement, as it provides you the peace of mind that your business is on the right path.

Every Gap in Your Security Posture Could Be Putting Millions at Risk

EisnerAmper's proprietary FiR$T Look tool is used to assess your company's technology and financial risk, and provide a roadmap for cyber success.

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Easy graphical display of IT security risk Individualized technology roadmap for IT/Finance Nationally recognized
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Customized to industry and firm size Proprietary EisnerAmper methodology


FiR$T Look Focuses On Three Categories of Risk:

Foundational: The Foundational Look considers the core security measures that are the building blocks to an overall risk management plan. These are areas that are essential to having the basics of a security strategy:

  • Updated Operating Systems
  • Outbound Internet Filtering
  • Inbound Internet Filtering
  • Wireless Access Security
  • Spam Filtering
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Next Generation Firewall
  • Desktop Security

Operational: The Operational Look score takes into account security measures that dynamic growing companies should focus on to increase their security posture. As a business is running these are the next group of areas to be thinking of:

  • Hardware Inventory
  • Software Inventory
  • Multi Factor Passwords
  • VPN Authentication
  • Email Phising
  • Corporate Credential Theft
  • Risk Assessments
  • Administrative Access

Proactive: The Proactive Look considers more advanced security considerations geared at forward thinking organizations that are actively preparing for future security threats. Forward thinking, a business should embrace these areas:

  • Log Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Vulnerability Scans
  • IOT Device Security
  • Payments Compliance
  • Website Security
  • Incident Response Plan
  • Cyber Policy