You need a trusted advisor ready to enable you to get work done. MindPoint Group can can be your counsel in every phase of GRC, from assessments, to framework and policy creation and implementation, to compliance testing to helping you ready your third-party risk management.
An assessment is a way you learn where your organization stands in its compliance journey. These assessments take many different forms but regardless of your need, assessments exist to identify gaps where your current demonstrated business policies and procedures differ from the selected framework.
Many regulatory compliance requirements mandate routine testing of the stated framework policies and procedures. MPG’s GRC testing leaves no stone uncovered in our quest to prove your compliance. As a FedRAMP 3PAO, we have significant experience preparing formal regulatory reports for environments of any size.
Every organization has vendors, and each of those vendors one presents an additional risk that must be understood and managed. In fact, many security frameworks have requirements that organizations must complete routine third-party vendor risk assessments in order to gain compliance.
We don’t think of your organization’s GRC as one team’s role—it’s best viewed as an embedded strategy throughout the entire organization. GRC done properly spans all aspects of the IT organization but is accessible, well understood, and well-automated to the point where policies can be integrated into DevOps and DevSecOps practices across the board.
MPG’s experience across all three disciplines enables us to identify gaps in strategy and develop plans and programs that work with how your organization works. Working with existing teams and processes requires that your GRC partner have a strong emotional intelligence that will help us work more closely with your staff to understand the core problem, and deliver the solutions that close the gap.
Understanding Governance and Risk
Effective IT governance ensures the correct information is accessible to the right people at the right time. In large, complex organizations, governance alone can be incredibly challenging. Aligning governance practices must happen before effective decision-making regarding risk and risk management can take place.
Understanding the risks your organization confronts is an important part of determining where your IT spend and resources should be directed in order to mitigate discovered risks. Managing risk tends to produce backlogs that may take years to fully realize, let alone needing to juggle tasks while operating and defending your IT estate as best as you can.