MSPs can utilize a robust cybersecurity report to communicate security information to their clients. These reports enable them to assist clients in reducing their risk of being exposed to cyber-related risks and establish trust with their stakeholders. There are some best practices to follow when creating cybersecurity reports in order to effectively communicate security vulnerabilities to stakeholders.
A cybersecurity report should start by identifying the top weaknesses and their effects on the company. This will allow your clients to determine the most significant risks to address and provide them with a clear picture of their overall risk exposure.
The second reason is that your cybersecurity report should provide insights into the challenges of exploiting a vulnerability. This can be accomplished by using metrics like CVSS scores as well as the number of times they occur, and the length of time the vulnerabilities have been active.
Thirdly, you should mention in your cybersecurity report the ways you are dealing with the vulnerabilities that pose the greatest threat to your client’s operations. This can be done by providing a brief summary of any remediation measures you’ve taken in order to address these risks, and their effectiveness. Finally, it is important to provide a comparison of your client’s security position to their industry peers. Utilizing resources such as ConnectWise’s Service Leadership Index can be the best way to accomplish this objective.
In short the simplest terms, a cyber security report is a complicated document that takes plenty of time and effort to create. If you follow these guidelines and utilizing a platform that automates the gathering of data from a variety of tools and then presenting it in a structured manner it can make the reporting of cyber security more efficient and streamlined.