Security Governance & Risks Assessment

No matter how large or small your company is, organizations need to have a plan to ensure the security of your information assets. The process of creating a security program will make you think holistically about your organization’s cyber security maturity. A security program provides the framework for keeping your company at a desired security level and defines basis to identify risks and how to mitigate them.

Benefits

  • Helps safeguard your organization sensitive information.
  • Helps defend against growing cybercrime .
  • Reduces reputational and financial impact of a cyber attack.
  • Provides preventative measures and enables continuity of operations.
  • Enables organizations to comply with legislated and industry regulatory requirements.

Security Architecture & Design

As Cyber Threats are on the rise, building a secure application from inception to implementation is key, in order avoid security breaches. Security should never be taken as afterthought. Security Architecture & Design is another one of the many domains within IT Security field that are important to implement. IT Security Architecture & Design must be part of any Architecture Governance model to ensure that Security requirements as outlined in Corporate Security Policies & Standards are embedded into the IT solutions.

At ThreatIQ, our experienced team of Cyber Security professional are well-versed with various architectures such as TOGAF & Zachman framework,  waterfall and agile development.

Our approach

  • Understand the organizational architecture framework and governance structure. Each organization is unique.
  • Provide early security advice on key architectural decision, produce or review architectural collateral related to the project.
  • Identify security risks, document and get stakeholder buy in.

Benefits

  • Bake security into IT solution instead of trying to retro fit.
  • Security risks will be managed as part of Enterprise Architecture governance.
  • Enables proactive security risk management.
  • Enables secure application development practices

Privacy Assessment

With more and more organizations experiencing data breaches, maintaining client privacy has become mandatory. With changing privacy legislation such as GDPR, organizations needs to take privacy very seriously.

Privacy requirements must be approached from the same design-thinking perspective. Privacy must become integral to organizational priorities, project objectives, design processes, and planning operations. Like the Threats & Risk Assessment, Privacy Assessment is a risk assessment process to identify the actual or potential effects that a proposed or existing information system, technology or program may have on individuals’ privacy.

Our approach

  • Review the end to end solution and gather if Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being collected, used, stored and retained.
  • Check against applicable privacy legislation that the organization needs to comply with and requirements around collection, storing, retention and disclosure of PII.
  • Assess the safeguards being proposed or implemented and its effectiveness to protect the PII and identify if any privacy risks.
  • Establish additional safeguard required to minimize privacy risk.
  • Work with stakeholders in establishing mitigation plans.

Benefits

  • Ensure organizational conformance to privacy legislation
  • Identifies privacy risks that needs to be prioritized for remediation
  • Informs and prepares stakeholders on how to handle privacy breaches.

Threats & Risk Assessement

How much security is enough?  How much security risk is your organization willing to accept depends on the tolerance level of the stakeholders who are entrusted to safeguard the organizations data. Whether your IT Solution is on-prem or in the cloud, a comprehensive risk assessment will help identify risk associated with the end to end solution.

Our Threats & Risk Assessment service offering enables organizations to perform an end to end risk assessment on People, Process and Technology. Our SME’s are up to date with emerging threats and vulnerabilities, utilizing industry standard TRA methodologies such as NIST or HTRA and can identify potential risks and provide recommendations to mitigate such risks.

Our Approach:

  • Asset identification and classification based on organisations Information Classification Policy (tangible/intangible assets).
  • Establish threats associated with identified assets based on emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Assess impacts and likelihood in order to establish current risk level.
  • Recommend safeguard to mitigate risks to appropriate level that are acceptable by the stakeholders.
  • Develop mitigation plans with the stakeholders and timelines for mitigation.
  • Update residual risk levels.

Benefits:

  • Provides stakeholder with a overall security posture of the oganization
  • Identifies gaps that can be prioritized for remediation
  • Enables stakeholders to respond to legislated and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Enables organizations to share current security posture with the supply chain ecosystem and establish trust with partner organizations.