GRC can be implemented by any organization – public or private, large or small – that wants to align its IT activities to its business goals, manage risk effectively and stay on top of compliance.
Staxx believes enterprise architecture capability should be effective and quick to deliver value. Hence, we have created various techniques and developed our own approaches, based on TOGAF and ArchiMate.
In the IT environment, GRC has three main components:
- Governance: Ensuring that organizational activities, like managing IT operations, are aligned in a way that supports the organization’s business goals.
- Risk: Making sure that any risk (or opportunity) associated with organizational activities is identified and addressed in a way that supports the organization’s business goals.
- Compliance: Making sure that organizational activities are operated in a way that meets the laws and regulations impacting those systems.
As recommended by IT Governance Institute, Staxx focus on the below five vital areas:
- Strategic alignment: Linking business and IT so they work well together
- Value delivery: Making sure that the IT department does what’s necessary to deliver the benefits promised at the beginning of a project or investment.
- Resource management: Ensuring that resources are managed effectively and efficiently.
- Risk management: Establishing a formal risk framework that puts some rigor around how IT measures, accepts, manages and reports risk approach.
- Performance measures: Putting structure around both qualitatively and quantitatively measuring IT performance.
All kinds of job roles require or benefit from a GRC certification, including CIO, IT security analyst, security engineer or architect, information assurance program manager and senior IT auditor, among others, At Staxx, we offer below certifications:
- Lead Implementer training
- Lead Auditor training
Benefits of IT GRC Tool
- Provide coordination and standardization of policies and controls
- Helps Integrate IT governance, policy management, risk management, compliance management, audit management, and incident management.
- Helps create, measure, monitor, and manage IT governance programs based on leading control frameworks such as COBIT, ISO 27002, NIST, and ITIL.
- Enables an automated and workflow driven approach to managing, communicating, and implementing IT policies and procedures across the enterprise.
- Facilitates a systematic mechanism for managing IT surveys, certifications, self-assessments, and audits in a consistent, reliable, and predictable manner.
- Provides an integrated and flexible framework for documenting and analyzing IT risks, developing mitigation plans, defining controls, and managing ongoing risk assessments.
- Provides a versatile issue management system for capturing and tracking IT issues, incidents, deficiencies, and threats as well as for implementing corrective action and remediation plans.