Certify your access rights easily and rapidly
Involve easily different actors and automate your reviews
Simple, efficient and collaborative access review
Access review is a compulsory exercise. It enables you to verify access rights to applications and detect ahead of time potential fraud or data breach risks. But reviews are complex processes that can involve many actors, managers, accounts, etc.
According to a recent Brainwave GRC study, only 38% of security managers think that their access review process is operational and only 15% think it is efficient! Brainwave GRC makes access review simple with Identity Analytics, and can reduce costs by 60%!
With Brainwave GRC, mitigates security risks
Secure your Business and Comply to rising regulatory requirements
Access reviews and IAM project
Identities management is a key factor in businesses’ security. IAM (Identity and Access Management) reinforces the security level by establishing a coherence among access rights in the IS.
The success of an IAM project is based on fundamentals such as the detailing of your headings, IAM editors not having the habit of presenting it in their pre-sales process. But, these are crucial elements to the project’s viability and for its benefits to the company.
Brainwave GRC ensures a full success for your IAM project over time.
Security, compliance and governance goals
Security managers need to review and certify accesses regularly. But, users usually do not trust this process granting access to users.
Companies need to implement their security policies and to comply to regulatory requirements by operating regular access and authorization reviews.
Governance, security and compliance to regulatory requirements drives user access certification such as:
- Sarbanes-Oxley acte(loi), Solvabilité II, PCI, Bâle II/III, CRBF, HIPAA
- ISO/IEC 27001 et 27002, ISAE 3402
Relieve your security and IT teams of some workload
Up until know, identities and access management has been burdened by unautomated tasks needing an important human investment from IT teams. Numerous processes such as access review involve a large number of actors to collect, correlate and verify huge data volumes, structure reporting and manage the remediation process all the way. Many “by hand” operations rarely lead to a successful process or lead to poor quality results and partial ones often.
According to a recent Brainwave study conducted on the Fortune 500, barely 40% think their review process is operational and only 18% think it is efficient.
In this context, it is important to enable IT teams to conduct precise tasks with positive results and avoid an unbearable extra workload.
3 axes are to focus on:
- automate remediation actions by interfacing with ITSM solutions and provide a proof of work that these actions have been implemented in systems.
- free your teams from tedious and time-consuming requests from auditors (review, investigation, forensic, etc)
- reduce effrots of operational maintenance with efficient technologies easy and simple to manage
Conduct your digital transformation in a secure way
CIOs and security managers consider identity management as a key element. Access review is a central piece of identity management as it enables to certify the rights’ legitimacy on several levels:
- organizations, users, processes
- access rights per organization/application
- sensitive permissions
- accounts with privileges
- security policiy discrepancies
- non-compliance situations
- abnormal situations
Simplify and conduct successful reviews
Access review is a complex exercize with many challenges:
- information is spread across systems
- huge data volumes, difficulty to understand technical data
- numerous involved actors, with many different points of view
- difficulty to rise review frequence
- often unexploitable results
Brainwave Identity GRC enables you to answer these challenges by:
- consolidating and enriching information
- adapting processes to users’ profiles
- focus easily on specific risks
- provide aid to decision-making
- involve all the concerned actors in a collaborative process
- provide customized dashboards, adapted to each user profile
- highlighting risks
- automate access rights remediation all the way to verification
A collaborative and automated review process
Brainwave GRC solutions aim at simplifying and fluidifying review processes in 5 phases:
the data collection engine (OpenICF or without connectors) is in charge of data extraction and transformation (joining and mapping) as well as data loading in the analytics Brainwave GRC repository
the authorization Brainwave GRC repository is based on an extensible and multi-dimensional data model
The analysis starts after the automated reconciliations via the rules engine and control plans. Following up are the data mining and advanced data visualisation phases.
BPMN, the Brainwave GRC workflow engine for access reviews manages access rights remediation actions, exception cases, self-service, and all the way to sending the compliance reports.
the ITSM interface enables you to generate tickets related to modification needs or security discrepancies evaluation requests. Once these tickets have been sent, Brainwave GRC ensures that the remediation is effective.
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.