Effective Governance is critical for any organisation to be successful. It is concerned with accountability and responsibility, and describes how the organisation is directed and controlled. Security and Information Assurance are both key elements of Corporate Governance and areas in which TrustedIA has extensive experience.
We will help you determine (and justify) the need for new or updated policies to meet the ever changing demands of modern business.
Embracing new technologies and meeting legal and regulatory requirements are just a few of the many drivers for policy development that delivers results.
For many ICT-enabled projects, public sector clients will insist on information assurance documentation. If you process information for the government or a government agency, or you’re looking at business development opportunities in these sectors, then assurance in the form of Accreditation will be mandatory. This requirement is becoming an increasingly critical prequalification in the private sector too, especially where data may be sensitive or commercially confidential.
Accreditation service from TrustedIA can help ensure your systems meet the expected standards and help open doors to new market sectors and revenue streams. We can independently assess that your ICT system or service meets the Information Assurance (IA) requirements and verify that the residual risk (there will almost always be a residual risk) falls within acceptable tolerance thresholds according to your organisation’s risk appetite.
Our service provides you with skilled and experienced experts who, working with you, will agree the Accreditation scope and plan, agree the assurance milestones and then facilitate the subsequent work. Together we will review the findings and agree any additional remediation activities.
As the Accreditor, we will formally review the Risk Management Accreditation Document Set (RMADS) and supporting materials (as required) and then brief you and your stakeholders with recommendations. Our review includes:
Like many organisations and commercial entities it is quite probable that there has been no recent review of your operational processes. Indeed, unless there was some M&A activity, there may have never been a formal review. Our Business Process service will help you to analyse your operational business functions and formalise the process in terms of those functions, the decision making process (for example, bid models), the needs of stakeholders and the matrix of associated responsibilities.
TrustedIA can help provide a clear understanding of how your internal processes support the business objectives and ensure those processes are clear, concise and efficient. We can help imbue your staff with a clear understanding of their responsibilities and expected behaviours aligned to those processes so that people and processes work seamlessly to enable your business to flourish.
We can scope the three core dynamics of the business process; management, operations and business support functions. By modelling these dynamics and your business, evaluating the effectiveness of extant processes (including any legacy systems) and understanding how those processes integrate with the core objectives, we can work with you to modify, improve or re-engineer the internal procedures to so that, collectively, they create a successful environment for the organisation to deliver more effectively against its objectives.
As businesses grow, their supporting systems grow too; but not always in the most desirable linear or organic fashion. New software is acquired, new suppliers are partnered, new hardware is installed, networks and licences multiply. Before long business growth is no longer enabled by ICT but retarded by fragmented and incompatible programs, discordant connectivity and out-dated service agreements.
Might any of these issues apply to your organisation?
Do you want to develop a more coherent business architecture to help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of disparate applications?
Are you failing to comply with architectural principles and standard (internally or when seen against industry best practice)?
Does your current inventory meet the ever increasing legal and regulatory requirements?
TrustedIA provides an architecture and engineering service specifically designed to help ensure your ICT components combine and collaborate to maximise the effectiveness of your data assets and, thereby, the efficacy of the business itself. We can help you define a set of design artefacts so that they can be produced to your business’s requirements and maintained throughout its useful life.
Design artefacts can be used to describe the function, architecture and design of software but can also extend to the principles that govern designs for systems and services as a whole, the guidelines and policies to which the organisation needs to adhere, the various components and their associated structure and the inter-relationships between interacting business systems.
You can use our services for a specific project, a programme of work or for longer term engagements. Our team of experienced and professional experts can: