How to Measure Your Business’ Security Posture

When it comes to keeping your business up and running, there are hundreds of considerations that likely run through your mind. 

Have I hired the right people? Have I mapped my goals correctly? Do I have the necessary funding? Is my business secure?

With today’s ever-changing risk landscape, businesses now more than ever need to keep a keen eye on their security measures and adapt to face cyber threats

But where do you begin?

A helpful place to start can be gauging your company’s security posture. Security posture is a measurement of a business’ overall security standing. Once your security posture has been assessed, you’re able to see how effective your business’ security strategy is — and identify weaknesses. 

Why is security posture important?

Understanding your company’s security posture is a way to understand how vulnerable you are to outside threats. 

Poor security posture puts all data at risk and puts organizations at risk of falling out of compliance with security frameworks like PCI DSS or HIPAA. 

By pinpointing weaknesses, businesses are able to bolster their security policies and procedures to help prevent data breaches and other cyber threats. 

In 2021, the cost of data breaches rose to $4.24 million. Understanding your security weaknesses is key to helping your organization avoid costly cyber attacks.

To help you evaluate your company’s security posture, our friends at Secureframe created this helpful flowchart. No matter if your posture is weak, average, or strong, there are steps you can take to tighten up your security standing and put security first. 

Security Posture

Brian Farrell is a coach, helping clients achieve their personal and professional goals. He's also the creator of the "QA2 Method". For more about Brian, visit