Risk Assessment

A data breach is already a huge problem, but when you factor in the lawsuits, fines, and reputational damage that follow, it can become a catastrophe. Trouble is, financial institutions could funnel millions into IT security and still not be protected.

A risk assessment identifies the areas where security funds become most valuable, in order to protect your most critical data.

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Refined Methodology


Rivial’s exclusive risk-assessment methodology is based on the NIST 800-30 guide, considered to be the gold standard in the risk management field. We’ve tweaked this framework through years of experience and experimentation, developing a streamlined method for completing comprehensive assessments quickly and painlessly.

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Roadmap to Security

Soon after we assess your information security controls and operations, we’ll send you our findings in an easy-to-read report that identifies the key data privacy and security-related issues your organization is facing. Every issue is assigned a severity rating and comes with actionable advice for allocating resources towards corrective measures.

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Software-Driven Process

Old-fashioned risk assessments can’t stand up to the multitude of controls and policies that need to be analyzed in any given organization. Rivial uses specially-created software to drive the assessment process, ensuring complete, quick, and careful analysis of your risk landscape.

What People Are Saying

We have worked with Randy and his staff for three years specifically for our IT risk assessment. Rivial's methodologies and reporting has been well received by our 3rd party auditors and regulatory examiners. One of the best things about Rivial is that they take the time to understand the financial institution's needs and offer the right level of service. They are not interested in selling you unnecessary services. Randy and his staff are so easy with which to work and we are very happy with Rivial's performance. So much that we just signed a multi-year renewal for our IT risk assessment adding IT compliance audit and penetration testing.
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CIO, $220M Credit Union
We wanted our risk assessments to be more than a check box for compliance. Rivial really understood the value we can get out of our risk assessments, elevating them to a productive process to determine our current security posture and the controls needed to mature our security program.
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CIO, $7B Credit Union
The security testing Rivial did for us provided a ton of value. We were given a well-organized, high-quality report that spoke clearly to our Board and outlined technical details later in the document. Our examiners appreciated the thorough testing done and the reporting format. I enjoyed working with Rivial and plan to do so again in the future.
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CEO, $200M Credit Union
We had a practice of rotating our IT audit to get “different” looks, but after our very positive experience and comfort level with Rivial, we have kept them on for 3 years now. We feel we get a great thorough audit without the big learning curve and the risk of not finding a competent company. I would highly recommend Rivial.
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CFO, $600M Bank
Randy and his team were easy to work with since day one. During their onsite visit for our IT Audit, they showed professionalism in staff interviews and branch visits. Together we were able to augment our security program. Rivial ensured we were aware of compliance changes that were coming up and even held a conference call to go through them with the team.
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CIO, $259M Credit Union
Rivial uses a very collaborative approach. The recommendations from their audits and assessments are valuable and actionable. Not the pedantic sort we have seen from other firms.
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IT Director, $700M Bank
We began using Rivial Security in 2015 and have been very pleased with their knowledge and professionalism. Their work is top notch and the Audit Committee appreciates the scope and depth of their work. In addition, Randy is a valued consultant. He helps us in planning and designing our IT security environment. We feel that our relationship with Rivial is much more than an audit relationship. We have a value-added relationship that strengthens our IT function.
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Flying Blind is Not an Option

Learn more about gaining visibility into your security risk.