Reconcile your accounts and identities with Brainwave GRC
Identify data quality issues and remediate them effortlessly
Data are at the heart of any business, but unfortunately, poor data quality can hinder strategic initiatives for your IAM project.
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 problems with Identity data quality by reconciling your data within a single data repository.
Brainwave Identity GRC enables you to structure a ‘Master Data Management’ process for information related to identities.
With Brainwave GRC, improve your reference documents’ quality
Reduce security risks
Qualify your data to create a referential
Data extraction and consolidation are critical phases in the access review process. Data quality remains a completely separate challenge.
By data quality, we mean that, for “business” or technical reasons, a specific resource can have a different name, structure, or spelling across different repositories, applications, or directories.
In this case, the first step is to compare, clean up, and standardize the access to information for all managed environments. Enigmatic names, such as SAP or mainframe, really do not make sense for an auditor or a security officer.
Brainwave solves this problem by standardizing information within its repository through data integration. Issued from HR framework, the solution provides others with information that can be read by any type of IT user or business unit.
With Identity Analytics and Intelligence, Brainwave secures the company’s transition into a digital environment.
Poor data quality implies extra risks
Some poor management practices are causing problems with data quality.
Due to a lack of time or good practice in rights management, it is common for administrators to assign direct or discretionary rights without using Active Directory groups.
- Too much tolerance from administrators regarding residual rights within repositories
- Orphan accounts result from a lack of synchronization with personnel movements
- Good management of privileged accounts (legitimacy, etc.)
- Lack of respect for the specific nomenclature used for indexing privileged accounts
- Management of dormant accounts, timely supervision of deactivated accounts, team accounts management
- Cyclic groups in AD (problem with stability and availability of applications they rely on)
- Inheritance ruptures in the allocation of rights to shared folders (also falling into the category of data governance issues)
- Absent or partially missing metadata (data governance -> data classification)
These practices must be avoided as they carry significant risks. Brainwave Identity GRC makes identification processes an easy and fast-to-achieve task.
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.