IT risk management
An effective risk management process is an important component of a successful IT security program. The principal goal of an organization’s risk management process should be to protect the organization and its ability to perform their mission, not just its IT assets. Therefore, the risk management process should not be treated primarily as a technical function carried out by the IT experts who operate and manage the IT system, but as an essential management function of the organization.
The main objective of IT risk assessment is to assess and mitigate risks identified within IT systems. The ultimate goal is to help organizations to better manage IT-related mission risks. We use different methodologies, with risk based approach, to identify security weaknesses and the impact produced when risks threaten the information system.
The purpose is to inform management of the current threat-vulnerability environment and the adequacy of current and planned security controls in order to mitigate associated risks.
An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a set of controls helping organizations keep information assets secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process and can help small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure.
Potech Consulting can assist the organization in defining and implementing an ISMS based on the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards e.g ISO 27001, 27002.
The increasing number of security breaches has led to increasing information security concerns among organizations worldwide. Achieving information security is a huge challenge for organization as it cannot be achieved through technological means only. Consequently, the definition of an ISMS needs to be be based on a holistic approach to managing and protecting information systematically.
The ISMS covers several important areas ranging from incident management, change management, physical security, human resources security, intellectual property to awareness and social engineering, etc.