The goal of a computer network security assessment, (also known as a security audit or security review), is to ensure that necessary controls are integrated into the design and integration of a network. A properly completed security assessment should provide documentation outlining any security gaps between design and approved corporate security policies. Performing a security assessment can help an organization in three ways
Most organizations rely on IT security experts to assess their networks and computer systems on a regular basis. It is a good practice to make a yearly risk assessment.