Governance, Risk and Compliance, or GRC, is the collective strategy and process for defining and managing an organization's governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance. While GRC activities are often part of an overall organizational strategy, they play important parts in IT and IT security strategy and planning.
Governance ensures IT management goals and objectives map into overall organizational or business strategy. For instance, do leaders have access to the right information in order to make the best decisions possible?
Risk management involves identifying areas that could impede or harm business objectives. These findings need to be well documented and understood to determine how they negatively (or positively) affect overall business strategy.
Compliance seeks to prove that IT systems and processes are being operated in ways that meet local laws and regulatory requirements.
GRC services overview
Align your IT operations and security with organizational goals.
Identify business processes and best practices
Meet compliance requirements
Risk assessments are a crucial component of numerous regulatory compliance requirements.
Lower your risk
Documenting and continuously revisiting risk will ensure time and resources are spent on the correct priorities, reducing the likelihood that they’ll be disrupted and negatively affect your organization.
RMF assessments that go deeper
Trusted risk management experts
Expertise with some of the most heavily regulated industries and most secure environments in United States.
Our knowledge and experience with many Risk Management Frameworks and compliance requirements across industries allows us to see where there might be gaps in your existing security posture.
We specialize in cybersecurity. We have the skill sets to go beyond a traditional “check the box” assessment, digging deeper to ensure you understand your risk so that it can be corrected.
The Federal Information Security Modernization Act, or FISMA governs how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) administers information security policies for US Government Executive Branch agencies.
NIST 800-171 is another SP (Special Publication) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to standardize how federal agencies define Controlled Unclassified Data (CUI) and the IT security standards for those that have access to it. Unlike NIST 800-53, SP 800-171 is a set of requirements for intended federal contractors.
NIST 800-53 was created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and outlines guidelines for privacy and cybersecurity for federal IT. Although it was created for federal information systems, this Risk Management Framework provides core guidance to other compliance frameworks.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a regulation framework for DoD contractors. The CMMC program evolved as a more robust response to ineffective cybersecurity measures set out in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides a security framework around how personal data is collected stored, handled, and processed. While GDPR originated in the EU, it applies to any enterprise that comes in contact with personal data of any EU citizen or resident.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was created to protect all forms of health information confidentiality and data privacy. Organizations who handle, process, transfer, receive or store any patient's health information must adhere to HIPAA compliance requirements.
We conduct interviews with customer stakeholders in management and information technology roles to better understand day-to-day operational security. From there, we review documentation on policies, procedures, diagrams, and supporting evidence must be provided to ensure that we can effectively evaluate the security control implementation status and effectiveness.
Once the risks are properly identified and assessed, our team of experts make recommendations on specific remediation options minimize risk moving forward.
Results and findings
Team MPG documents and reports on assessment results, findings, and associated risks to provide an accurate reflection of your security posture and related risks. We submit our report in draft form to your key stakeholders for review and comment before it’s finalized and formally delivered.