A free tool to help IT solution providers boost their customers’ security preparedness is now available from CompTIA, the IT industry association. The IT Security Assessment Wizard, developed by the CompTIA IT Security Community, is a free web-based, vendor-neutral tool that IT security providers can use to create a comprehensive security profile for their customers. The end product is a comprehensive and common sense view of a customer’s unique security strengths and vulnerabilities.
“Customer education is often the biggest hurdle a solution provider faces when discussing security,” says Scott Barlow, vice president, global sales, Reflexion Networks Inc., and chair of the CompTIA IT Security Community. “Too many organizations still operate under the ‘It can’t happen to me’ mentality. The reality is a security breach can happen to any business and too often does if they are not prepared.”
The IT Security Assessment Wizard enables a solution provider to engage their customers and prospects in a simple, yet comprehensive examination of their security infrastructure and practices. It identifies and assesses the tools they currently have in place and offers options for deploying other resources in areas where security may be lacking.
The IT Security Assessment Wizard is available at no cost by registering at http://www.comptia.org/resources/it-security-assessment-wizard.