Secure your IAM project on the long run
with Brainwave GRC
Accelerate your Identity Access Management projects successfully
An Identity and Access Management project is not only about answering strategic needs regarding operational efficiency and security, but also about time, efforts and significant budget.
In order to prevent any disruption of your project cycle, we advise you to learn more about the challenges you face and see how Brainwave GRC can help you answer them in the best way.
Secure your IAM project ahead of deployment
Accelerate your IAM project along its whole life cycle
Improve data quality
Data quality is a centrepiece to build a reference document.
Data extraction and consolidation are critical stages in the implementation of an IAM project, and data quality is a major challenge. Data quality is defined in this case, for “business” or technical reasons, a specific resource being able to have a different structure and names or can be written differently across different reference doucments, applications and folders. In consequence, it is possible that when there are operations “by hand”, a name or a list be wrong.
Brainwave GRC solve this issue by standardizing informations, within its frame of reference, thanks to data integration coming from HR frame of reference in order to enable an easy reading by any user type of informations.
Rationalize access rights
Thanks to its dahsboards, reports and detailed analyses, Brainwave Identity GRC helps you rationalize access rights: detecting similarities between users in terms of permissions, determining useful characteristics to build roles, are only a few of the mutliple features provided by the solution.
Whether it be ahead of an IAM project deployment or simply to clean up the configuration of one or several applications, the assistance to role defining offered by the solution is necessary to reduce risks linked to poor rights awarding.
Authority sources analysis
Starting an IAM project, it is necessary to identify information sources that will feed the IAM software.
Whether it be HR, general services, finance or production, every business is a specific case where it is necessary to rapidly identify who provides informations regarding employees, but also identifying partners, third-parties, subcontractors, and even clients who are going go to make up the system’s user base (regarding identities).
Brainwave Identity GRC’s analysis capabilities make it a great tool to isolate these sections easily and simplify the authority sources’ consolidation task. Without this, the IAM project will take much longer as all other solutions aren’t able to accomplish this preleminary work.
Highlighting security risks
Regarding a risks analysis,risk mapping means assessing risks related to access rights detained by active users (to applications and data).
Brainwave Identity GRC enables businesses to better understand who has access to what, how and when, and identify abnormal access rights and behaviors regarding the security policy.
Risk mapping is creating a frame of reference linked to users’ access rights to applications and data.
Brainwave Identity GRC enables you to identify and monitor overtime factors of security risks and analyse the causes:
permet d’identifier et suivre dans le temps les éléments porteurs de risques de sécurité et d’en analyser les causes.
- what are the assets which have a public or almost public access?
- what are the assets still accessible by users having left the company?
- what are the assets accessible through accounts which have never-expiring passwords or even without passwords?
- what are the toxic rights related to SoD?
Mapping of users and their authorizations
Mapping risks is creating a frame of reference linked to users’ authorizations to applications and data, from which you obtain a risk map.
IAM solutions are based on the “person – role – permission” IT notion. This means they are not able to represent a mapping linked to the business’ organization.
Brainwave Identity GRC enables you, by the correlation of HR data, technical access rights, applications and data, to build a map perfectly in sync with the company’s organization and structure. It provides a “human” and readable representation of this mapping and means more efficiency and simplicity in analyzing this map when you wish to isolate risks.
Brainwave IdentityGRC helps rationalize access rights and build a role model. Several features are available to build these role models: similar permission detection, isolation of shared and usefyl role characteristics, and statistics regarding access rights review processes.
Whether it is necessary ahead of an IAM solution deployment or simply to update an application’s configuration, role mining features included in the solution are necessary to reduce risks linked to poor access rights attribution.
Control of provisioning features' proper configuration
Brainwave Identity GRC analysis and reporting capabilities enable you to verigy at any time that your IAM solution’s configuration is aligned with your technical and organizational needs. Any desalignment happening during your project’s life cycle will be immediatley visible and the parameters can be corrected right away.
Complete by governance features
Regulatory and compliance requirements have become more and more demanding with data and processes’ high sensitivity in organziations. IAM solutions do not have the means to answer fast enough and easily to these rising requirements, more and more frequent.
With Brainwave GRC solution, you can answer compliance requirements effortlessly and avoid non-compliance risks with the editing of customized reports, reporting automation, and information analysis across all systems in natural language search. Audit and compliance workflows can be edited automatically and sent to the concerned users to facilitate the remediation process.
Coverage rate reporting
Brainwave Identity GRC enables you to accelerate your IAM project by providing a clear image of users and and their authorizations over all applications. You can then ensure that your provisioning processes are well organized and legitimate.
Brainwave GRC provides over 200 standard reports, accessible through the web portal and generated dynamically according to the user’s profile and rights. They can be exported under different formats and are usable all through your project’s life cycle, enabling you to monitor discrepancies in your IAM solution over time.
Reports aggregate information in an easy to read, conctexualized and visual document. You can customize existing reports or build your own in a few clics with Brainwave Identity GRC’s reporting engine.
Control plans automation
Control continuously and reduce risks.
Simplify your control system and reinforce your business’ security and compliance with Brainwave Identity GRC. This compliance and risk governance solution across your IS has very strong benefits regarding other solutions, economically, and in terms of simplicity and efficiency.
Brainwave Identity GRC automates continuous control in a global landscape, your exposure to risk is strongly diminished over all your IS.
Controls cover a wide range of at risk areas, for example:
- data quality,
- orphan accounts detection,
- technical rights identification,
- SoD exceptions,
- privileged access rights,
- remaining access rights of ex-employees and subcontractors.
Acces rights review and recertification
Access rights reviews are among the most complex processes to manage as they imply immense data volumes. Brainwave Identity GRC automates all of the user access rights review, to obtain more coherent and homogeneous reviews and recertifications.
The solution includes several options to manage reviews:
- Review by user, rights, organization, application, by access to folders
- By organization and technical roles
- Increlental reviews reducing the workload by including only items that have not been examined since a specific data or period of time.
Brainwave Identity GRC is based on an Identity repository and on controls’ results.
Results are then consolidated, compliance reports automatically generated and Brianwave Identity GRC manages all of the remediation actions directly or via your organization’s ITSM system.
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.