Secure your performance with Brainwave GRC
Operational plans’ efficiency and the IT department’s performance are top priorities for any Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this context, IT security is often seen as a constraint. However, a lack of attention to safety issues can quickly affect the operational performance of IT activities.
Among them, issues regarding application and organizational security are the least understood: what are my sensitive assets? Who can access them? Who can use them? In which conditions and for what purpose?
Leaving these questions only partially answered can have major consequences, and the risks are not new. Media companies, such as LuxLeaks (2016), Michelin (2010), or Valeo (2007) have seen that the technical cause behind their problems is related exclusively to an issue with access rights management. Today, more than ever, CIOs must develop methods to ensure adequate security hygiene on digital assets.
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Ensure a satisfying security hygiene over your digital assets
Security management by reaction
CIOs are looking for management methods that will allow them to control the existing information, measure trends, and anticipate changes.
Nonetheless, when it comes to IT security, the prevailing practice is typically a reactive one; when an alert is detected in real time, it is often too late.
Proactive management of the security issues and situation
Brainwave Identity GRC allows you to identify upfront problems with access to sensitive assets in order to remedy the issue before an incident can occur.
Indeed, experience shows that, when many anomalies are present in access rights management, which may seem benign when taken separately, this situation will be exploited by attackers to compromise access security. It is therefore essential to ensure continuous security for the information system, or in other words, security policies and business regulations’ implementation.
With Brainwave Identity GRC, each of the players can access a platform in which the navigation and possible actions are adapted to their profile and business needs. As a CIO, you can then access your dashboards and numerous analyses at any time, allowing you to determine the status of your IS and monitor any corrective action plan’s progress in real time.
Access to information from the “end of the chain” is no longer synonymous with a high level of responsibility. It is possible to anticipate certain actions and further increase operational efficiency. Communication with the team in charge of computer security is simplified, and the risks are clearly shared by all stakeholders.
Responsability distribution between CIO and business units
When a security incident occurs, the event is often plagued by a lack of understanding: how did this happen? Where did the failure occur? This situation demonstrates a major element of ambiguity about roles and responsibilities around IT security, an ambiguity which is present in many organizations .
Regarding authorizations and access privileges, the separate departments contribute by way of their knowledge of individuals and their function, while the CIO contributes by way of technical applications management. But who is responsible for the proper allocation of rights?
Business units do not have information that is sufficiently understandable and useful to fulfill this responsibility ; whereas the CIO handles technical data and does not know how to assess a business’ real situation.
A clarified and efficient governance
With Brainwave Identity GRC, the CIO can finally provide each department with the means for access control and recertification that they were lacking previously. The interface provides useful and comprehensible information for managers, with a flawless ergonomic design that simplifies the use of the solution.
With Brainwave Identity GRC, operational managers can exercise their access control responsibility, while the CIO can focus on its commitments to service.
There is no longer a “no man’s land” in the security coverage.
Digital technology has penetrated all activities within organizations. It is logical that examining user access permissions and user activity on applications and digital resources can provide accurate and detailed information about their occupation, their competencies, and their area of focus.
However, this repository remains unused today, for lack of adequate tools.
Human Resources base their knowledge of the personnel on surveys and statements.
Therefore, it becomes difficult in situations where major changes are happening (acquisition, reorganization, policy change, etc.) to accurately evaluate the impacts on teams and act accordingly.
A new perspective on users’ role
Brainwave Identity GRC consolidates all scattered information on permissions and user activity involving the organization’s digital assets. The solution’s unique analysis capabilities provide, for each individual (employee, supplier, partner, etc.), a unique view of their actual activity, their competencies, and their performance.
This information complements information managed by Human Resources, such as occupation, hierarchical position, or affiliated organization.
Take a look at your needs by Industry
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD
The Insurance sector is chaging very fast. With an increasing regulatory pressure, insurers need to face multiple challenges such as conducting properly their digital transformation without security imperatives impending operational efficiency, the management of sensitive business processes and fighting against cyber attacks.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - SENSITIVE DATA - DIGITALIZATION
The banking sector faces multiple challenges today: intensification of compliance requirements, wide spread digitalization, imperative of protecting sensitive assets, preventing data breaches, etc.
FIGHTING AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS – CYBER SECURITY
The energy industry has quickly become a privileged target for hackers, especially petroleum and gas industries. These external attacks are becoming more common, and they can quickly impact all or part of an entire country by shutting down the electrical grid, like the hackings in Ukraine and Israel, for example.
OPENING IT SYSTEM - SECURING LOGISTICS CHAINS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The manufacturing industry, now rapidly changing, is faced with many strategic issues, both circumstantial and structural. The proliferation of unstructured data, logistics chains’ sensitivity (particularly to fraud risk), the size of the organizations, and the importance of protection for information systems are all major current challenges for the industry players.
CYBER ATTACKS – LEGISLATION ISSUES – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The increasing number of cyber attacks on hospitals and health facilities in general, as in the hacking of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, implies higher risks of fraud, data breach, and external attacks for the entire sector, without any recourse for stakeholders to better protect themselves.
CYBER ATTACKS – SENSITIVE DATA AND PROCESSES - REPUTATION
Currently, trading activity is faced with more and more cyber security risks, at the height of the financial and economic issues connected to it. The financial consequences and impact of a cyber attack on the reputation of the companies involved represent increasingly significant risks. The industry players are starting to take action against these risks.
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- CISO and CSO
- INFRASTRUCTURE AND APPLICATION MANAGER
- INTERNAL CONTROL
- CFO and CRO
- GENERAL MANAGEMENT
SECURITY POLICY - RISK MAPPING - OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
The "security" topic within a business is often taken in charge by the CISO and CSO's collaboration, when both actors are present. Yhe definition of the security policy and the risk mapping, conducted by the CISO, define the path to follow fot the policy's implementation, this being the CSO's responsability.
OPERATIONAL EFFICENCY - PERFORMANCE – GOALS
The operational plan's efficency and the IT function's performance are the CIO's first priorities. In this context, IT security is often perceived as a constraint. Nevertheless, not considering enough IT security issues can rapidly impact IT teams' operational efficiency.
ENSURE OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONING AND SECURING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Each application and infrastructure manager within the organization must ensure operational maintenance within their scope. They must also operate level 1 controls to implement internal control plans and respond to any auditor request.
COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS, ANALYSIS, RISK GOVERNANCE
The current challenges present in IT auditing are manifold: verification of the integrity of data and systems, verification of compliance with internal policies and regulations, detection of drifts, etc. In addition to monitoring regulatory compliance, audit is taking on a role that is increasingly complementary to data security: are the organization’s resources and data being used appropriately and by legitimate users?
COMPLIANCE – RISK MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ACTIVITIES – RESOURCES – PROCESSES
Internal control has now a vast scope of responsibilities: compliance checks, the definition and proper application of segregation of duties (SoD) matrices, control plans’ implementation and the resulting KPIs, remediation processes’ implementation, etc.
PERFORMANCE – OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY – SECURITY OF THE DEPARTMENT
Any supervisor of a department or business unit is primarily responsible for organizational efficiency and ensuring that objectives are achieved. The challenges that you face today include access rights review of your teams, fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements, and being aware of security risks such as internal fraud.
FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD - ENSURE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY
"Fake president" scams, information theft, internal fraud... Never have finance departments had so much to worry about in terms of IT resources misappropriation. These forms of embezzlement present known risks to organizations’ image and profitability. Statutory Auditors are increasingly demanding in their audits, and they point out systematically failures regarding control monitoring, which are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.
GROWTH - RISKS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Information thefts, confidential data breaches, internal fraud... Never have financial departments have had to worry as mcuh regarding proven and potential risks threatening their organization's profitability and reputation. External auditors are more and more demanding in verifications and highlight more and more failures to comply to control obligations, becoming impossible to ignore any longer.