Security risk assessment template

What if you could build a security risk assessment (SRA) tool to assess and advise, accurately and objectively?

Security risk assessments are perfect to raise awareness and inspire action at scale, to mitigate threats to your organization.

Pointerpro is the 2-in-1 software that combines assessment building with personalized PDF report generation.

An example of a security risk assessment template question and personalized feedback report

Security risk assessment tips: from questionnaire to feedback report

When developing a security risk assessment, your questionnaire serves as the foundation for understanding the responding organization’s security landscape, while the feedback report synthesizes the collected information, providing actionable insights and actionable tips, based on your expertise and know-how. Here are key guidelines to consider:

Important: When working with our clients at Pointerpro, we always insist they ask themselves three important questions before they actually start building it. Our colleague Stacy goes over them in the video below.

3 reasons to use Pointerpro as a security risk assessment tool

3 reasons to use Pointerpro as a security risk assessment tool

Number 1

Interactive user experience

With the Questionnaire Builder you get to create an engaging assessment. How? With numerous design and layout options, useful widgets and countless question types.

Number 2

Refined, score-based analysis

Our custom scoring engine helps you quantify the security risk levels. The result? An objective and very nuanced assessment of your respondents’ situation.

Number 3

Automated feedback in PDF

Thanks to your setup in the Report Builder, respondents instantly get a detailed PDF report: with helpful charts, a personalized analysis of risks, and actionable tips.

Interactive user experience
Numerous design options, useful widgets, and countless question types.
Refined, score-based analysis
Custom scoring engine helps you quantify security risk levels in any (sub)domain.
Automated feedback in PDF
For each respondent! With helpful charts, a detailed analysis, and actionable tips.

1.500+ businesses worldwide build assessments with Pointerpro

50 security risk assessment example questions

Here are 50 of the best security risk assessment example questions divided into 5 categories:

10 physical security risk assessment questions

These security risk assessment template questions are designed to assess various aspects of physical security, covering access control, surveillance, employee and visitor management, incident response, and protection against environmental threats. 

The questions aim to identify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses in an organization’s physical security measures. This type of assessment should be conducted in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and may involve on-site inspections, policy reviews, and interviews to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the physical security landscape.

How to do a physical security risk assessment (SRA) in 5 steps

Developing a physical security risk assessment involves a systematic and multidimensional approach. It’s all about using comprehensive know-how. Begin by assembling a team with diverse expertise, including security professionals, risk managers, and facility managers.

This approach ensures a holistic evaluation of physical security measures, facilitating the identification and mitigation of potential risks to safeguard the organization’s assets and personnel.

The importance of security controls in a security risk assessment template?

A physical security risk assessment can encompass a range of security controls to evaluate the overall security posture of an organization. Here are 20 key security controls that can be assessed:

It speaks for itself that for each security control, a different set of questions applies. To keep stakeholders engaged, it’s better to develop a certain number of short security risk assessments that focus on a particular topic than to try and evaluate everything at once.

4 reasons to conduct a physical security risk assessment (SRA)

Conducting a physical security risk assessment is imperative for organizations seeking to fortify their defenses against a myriad of potential threats. 

By systematically evaluating the vulnerabilities within the physical security infrastructure, such as access points, surveillance systems, and environmental controls, the assessment enables the identification of weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors. So, in summary, here are 4 key reasons why you should develop a physical security assessment.

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Security risk assessment (SRA): Myths vs reality

Dispelling these myths is crucial for fostering a realistic understanding of security risk assessments. Organizations must recognize the dynamic nature of security and embrace continuous, tailored assessments to effectively manage risks and protect their assets.

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