IT Risk Assessment Overview
The IT industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world today, mostly due to the rapid evolution of technological and industrial innovations. However, with high-speed innovations opening up new opportunities for IT enterprises, issues related to privacy risks and regulatory compliances have started coming to the forefront. Consequently, IT companies have started redefining their risk management processes to overcome data security challenges and protect volumes of sensitive data.
The client is an IT firm based out of the Northwestern United States. The company wanted to transform its application management system by eliminating operational silos, freeing up capital for strategic growth investments, and making the customer experience globally consistent. However, the lack of a standardized risk management framework posed major challenges for the company. Furthermore, improper use of data, IoT vulnerability, and system failures led to huge capital losses and inappropriate deployment of resources. The company, therefore, approached Infiniti Research to leverage their expertise in offering IT risk assessment solution. With Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution, the client wanted to identify risks in advance and devise strategies to mitigate them before they impact their business operations.
Other challenges faced by the client were:
- The client noted that major IT companies in the United States encountered physical threats resulting from physical access or damage to IT resources such as the servers. Therefore, by leveraging Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution, they wanted to identify all internal and external threats impacting IT companies and take strategies to mitigate them before they impact the company’s bottom line.
- With Infiniti’s risk assessment solution, the client wanted to identify what security gaps posed threats to the company’s critical information and also wanted to make better security decisions and take smarter proactive measures.
Solutions Offered and Value Delivered
The experts at Infiniti Research followed a three-phased approach to IT risk assessment. The initial phase of the risk assessment process involved determining vulnerabilities in information systems and the broader IT environment. The second phase of the engagement involved risk estimation. This phase involved assessing the likelihood of risks by analyzing the probability of their occurrence. The last phase of the IT risk assessment process involved risk prioritization, in which risks were categorized based on the risk estimate combined with the level of impact that it would cause. Our experts also worked closely with the client to monitor their business, data, and technical landscape to evaluate potential threats most likely to interfere with day-to-day operations. They also performed an in-depth analysis of the organization and examined the current maturity of the information security program in the organization.
With the aid of Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution, the client was able to identify risks affecting their organization and prioritize them according to their severity. Also, Infiniti’s risk assessment solution helped the client to understand all physical and potential threats influencing the IT industry in the United States. Also, with Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution, the client was able to identify factors impeding business growth and implement an effective IT risk management strategy.
Furthermore, with Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution, the client was able to:
Identify security vulnerabilities – With Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution, the client was able to evaluate the organization’s system by considering external as well as internal threats. By doing so, the company was able to identify current security vulnerabilities, inefficiencies, and non-compliance with standards to security policies. This further helped them to transform their application management system by eliminating operational silos.
Determine new security requirements – By understanding the organization’s weaknesses and potential threats, the client was able to determine steps to eradicate threats and strengthen the system’s security.
Justify spending – Infiniti’s IT risk assessment process also helped the client to understand the financial risks of potential security exploitations. This further helped them to calculate the costs of security improvements and realize the long-term financial benefits of investing in security efforts before an attack.
Improve IT risk management process – Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution helped the client to understand their current security risks and develop new security plans and policies.
The revolutionary change in the applications management system and business processes helped the company to meet its immediate priorities and better response to customer priorities. Furthermore, Infiniti’s IT risk assessment solution delivered 100% SLA compliance across all applications and systems.
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