IS & IT Governance

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Enterprises are inevitably increasing dependent on information and the related systems to make quality decisions, and that an efficient and effective information infrastructure is critical to business survival and success in the knowledge-based economy. Nowadays, security and control risks are continually changing and can easily outpace the learning curve of even the best CIO, CISO and CAE. Failures in information systems not just adversely affect the reputation and existence of the business entity, the management may also violate relevant regulatory requirements and even incur legal liabilities.

In today’s rapidly evolving technological environment and process requires a trusted advisor – one who not only provides relevant insights, but also delivers a combination of strategic vision, proven expertise and practical experience – can enhance the value of your business with technology.

Our practice helps CIOs and IT leaders design and implements advanced solutions in IT governance, security, data management, applications and compliance. We believe an effective approach to IT governance brings together IT strategic planning, IT risk and resource management activities. We help our clients understand the critical interaction among their technology, people and processes to enable them to map Information security to risk strategies more effectively.

Our value adding services

Effective IT Governance and information security solutions are not a “set once and forget” solution. Constantly evolving threats are launched at control systems from every direction. The value of proper IT Governance is often only recognized after a breach or incident has impacted a business.

PMC has a vast experience in working with organizations of all sizes to remediate IT governance weaknesses and security breaches, identify vulnerabilities and provide guidance on closing gaps in control systems. Our assessment draws on this expertise to deliver tailored, actionable recommendations that will improve your IT governance posture, reduce information security risk and minimize the impact and cost of a business interruption or breach.

Could you maintain business as usual in the face of disruption? If yours is like many organizations, you may struggle to apply time and resources to your business continuity program. Especially when you have to deal with shortages in staff and technical know-how, and respond to other business pressures. We provide business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting solutions for organizations of all sizes in nearly every industry. We will work with you to build a continuity program that is credible, pragmatic, and long lasting.

There seems to be a universal truth amongst IT governance folks: no one really enjoys creating documentation. This is unfortunate, as not only is documentation required by many standards, it could also help the organization run more smoothly. We help your company to develop and implement sound IT governance and Information Security policies and procedures, which create a modern regulatory and documentation framework. In addition, we can assess existing documentation at your organization, focusing on verification and improvement of their level of quality.

The best security technology cannot help you unless employees understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting company resources. We provide customizable security awareness training for employees to help reduce the single largest risk to an organization: human error.

This service aims examination of areas related to IT Governance and information security on conformance to the selected criteria like ISO27001, COBIT 5, and NIST800-53. The scope of an audit depends on the objective. The main purpose is verification whether security management system satisfies business objectives and how the existing controls adhere to the risk assessment, best practice standards and/or the other applicable regulatory compliance requirements.

Threats tend to occur where security officers expect them the least. Naturally, an intruder will not spend months trying to force a well-locked door, but will look for weak points and vulnerabilities in those information systems where security is not a priority. The combination of negligence and seemingly minor vulnerabilities may end up with serious consequences and lead to the system being compromised. The acknowledged way to reduce such risks is to employ penetration testing. Penetration testing focuses on the ability of the tested system to withstand against the hackers attacks.

Certification is also of great value to organizations that want to prove to third parties that they are operating according to good information security standards. We offer our support and compliance audit services to make your information security management system certification journey much smooth and sustainable one.

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