CDW, a vendor of information technology products and services for multiple industries including health care, has issued a guide explaining five steps for a cybersecurity risk assessment.

The steps cover identifying, locating and clarifying information assets; conducting a threat modeling exercise; and finalizing data and starting planning.

These steps result in a four-level numerical scoring of risk thresholds, enabling an organization to prioritize the addressing of specific threats. "The goal of the risk assessment exercise is to lay a foundation for sensible security planning," according to the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based company.

To access the guide, click here.

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