Governance, Risk, & Compliance
Achieve and sustain compliance. Mitigate risk. Maintain governance.
Both the IT and the human side of the GRC challenge must be deeply linked and driven by one policy for your business to be really be secure. That’s why Conventus takes a holistic approach to this foundation of IT security and corporate governance.
A successful GRC system has:
- Substantive guidance for IT reporting
- Ability for users to easily track multiple mandates across any asset
- Allows the user to link multiple types of non-proprietary evidence to various mandates
GRC is more than just the sum of its parts.
Most organizations treat GRC as the sum of its parts and, as a result, various internal groups end up controlling parts of the Compliance process. Because of this, GRC solutions are often implemented piece meal and lack any type of organizational cohesion. Different groups throw different technologies at the their piece of the GRC problem and the organization as a whole is left to try and tie it all together for the purposes of audits and reporting.
This leads to most organizations bootstrapping custom solutions together in an attempt to make GRC efforts into “more than the sum of its parts”. It has been our experience that it is not what tools you use or even how you use them, but rather how well those tools work together that determines the success or failure of IT GRC programs.
At Conventus, we embrace a holistic vision of IT GRC and develop solutions that address all of the technical, nontechnical, and process needs of an organization. As a reflection of that philosophy, we are one of the leaders in the country with the Symantec Control Compliance Suite platform. Developed by an industry leader in the InfoSec space, Symantec CCS represents the most comprehensive approach to managing IT GRC in the marketplace. With different modules to address the various technical and non-technical aspects of GRC, CCS uses these modules to interconnect these disparate and often siloed information sources into an organized and automated system.
Trust but verify.
Most organizations are still managing GRC by spreadsheet. Difficulties in getting access to, or business-readable data from corporate systems can be two of the causes. This process can cause reporting to be stale and incomplete. In addition, this type of reporting also leads to more questions and providing subsequent required evidence to auditors. Showing auditable evidence which is directly supplied in an uneditable format from the systems in question can assist in speeding up the audit process.
Leveraging our decades of collective GRC experience, Conventus can assist with your implementation of Symantec Control Compliance Suite, defining and writing of policies, providing assessments on gaps in the process, and much more.