Analyse and mitigate your risks with Brainwave GRC
Security risk mapping
Assess your access rights risks
Prevent security threats
As part of a risk analysis approach, the risk map is created by assessing risks related to users’ access rights to the information system’s assets (applications and data).
Brainwave Identity GRC helps you better understand who is accessing what, when, and how. Thus, you can identify access rights and abnormal behaviors in relation to your security policy. For example, how and why does a bank employee have access to account numbers when he has no management responsibilities?
The applications are accessible by everyone, everywhere: employees, subcontractors, partners, and customers. This can be done on premise, of course, but also from any Internet access point, using any media.
The scope is clearly changing. You have to see beyond your organization’s walls, especially with the advent of Cloud solutions. These provide so many open doors to share information that should not be shared! Many recent events have demonstrated how critical it is to heavily secure data and applications access to limit fraud and data breach issues.
Risk mapping involves creating a repository related to the company workforce’s access rights to applications and data. A risk map is generated from these informations.
Implement efficiently your security policy with Brainwave GRC
Detect abnormal behaviors and manage access rights
Identify quickly your security risks and remediate
Brainwave Identity Analytics and Intelligence allows you to identify and monitor the structural elements of security risks over time, as well as analyze their causes.
- Which assets are accessible by public or defined by quasi-public access?
- Which ones are still accessible by people who have left the company?
- Which ones are accessible by accounts whose password never expires, or even without a password?
- Which accounts have privileges that are not legitimate in view of that person’s responsibilities?
Brainwave can trace these controls’ evolution continuously to analyze these situations’ causes. Using its workflow engine, the solution also allows you to ask the responsible actors to focus their efforts on to these abnormal situations and initiate adequate corrective actions (deactivation, deletion, account modification, etc.) by interfacing, in particular, with ITSM solutions.
Conduct your digital transformation successfully
The CIOs and European security officials consider identity management to be an important part of their road map. They are convinced that only improvements in security and governance will allow them to complete their digital transformation while also limiting risks.
In the context of digitization, the use of Cloud applications, opening the IS to partners and customers, and the “shadow IT” often imply overexposure to cyber risks.
Identities and access rights governance is rightly regarded as an important element of the security measures put in place to face digital transformation challenges. A study by PAC emphasizes that 93% of respondents aim to maintain or increase their expenses related to IAM within the next three years.
To the community of IT and department managers, information and data breach, and inconsistencies are the worst events that could hinder their digital momentum. Such incidents act as red flags that alert them of a growing “internal cyber threat”.
With Identity Analytics and Intelligence, Brainwave secures the company’s transition into the Digital Age.al.
Secure your IAM project
Identity management is a key element for company security. IAM (Identity and Access Management) helps reinforce security by establishing consistency in information system resources access rights.
Identities and access rights management has also become one of the main methods to fulfill regulatory requirements, which are increasingly related to traceability. It is also a mean to optimize rights’ management.
The success of an IAM project is based on some fundamental base points. Regarding these key factors for success, you can find information in our sections that IAM publishers do not usually provide about their process before sale. Yet, in most cases, this information is crucial for the viability of the project and its benefits for the company:
- Manage problems related to data quality before deployment, and profit from it throughout the life cycle of the project
- Rationalize access rights, up to granular rights.
- Make the most of your IAM data with analytics and reporting
- Secure your IAM investments, taking into account governance’s essential functions.
Mitigate your exposure to risks by verifying your access rights legitmacy
Data are at the heart of any business, but unfortunately, poor quality data can hinder your efforts.
Quality is measured by the relevance and consistency with which Identity data across applications and systems reflect the actual information. Brainwave Identity GRC helps you solve your problems with the quality of Identity data by means of reconciling your data within a single data warehouse.
In this way, the functional context is reconciled with the technical context, which verifies the legitimacy of access: a person, their organization, and their responsibilities according to HR are thus related to all technical accounts in the various IS repositories.
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.
Take a look at your needs by job title
- 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.