In the internet of things and with easy access to online communication platforms throughout the world, the context in which an organization must operate is becoming increasingly more complex. While enabling new possibilities, radical changes to technology and communications also bring about with them uncertainty and new potential security risks. As such, it is now more important than ever to consider security management that covers your entire enterprise as a part of your strategy.
Today there is more focus than ever on information security. The rapid technological developed and the increased complexity in the business environment means that the demand for information security management affects a much larger number of businesses than it was the case just a few years ago.
What it means for you
Lack of adequate security management can have extreme implications – both morally, legally and financially. Because of this, it is extremely important to coordinate and manage all of the risks associated with technology and information within the enterprise. To be successful, tools must enable quicker management and maintenance of this information than the flow in which the environment it tries to describe develops. In other words, you must have a coherent object based repository providing the foundation for continuous improvements.
How we can help
Information Security Management allows companies to combine their work with risk assessment and risk management with profit generating activities or competitive advantages such as process improvements and increased customer service.
QualiWare Enterprise Architecture provides a modeling environment that graphically represents the entire integrated EA dimension, and is compatible with a vast array of different information security management programs. Due to the Suite’s object-based nature, any single object can be related to any other within the architecture. An entire organization – including strategy, business and technology – can accordingly be captured, analyzed, and changed through one integrated, holistic model. Such a holistic approach can contribute to, for example, more accurately calculating the risk appetite.
The Collaboration suite will enable you to communicate the current information security status and any changes that might arise via acknowledgement and subscription features, accompanied with an integrated statistics engine to help you keep track of how well the information is being communicated throughout the organization. Additionally you can gather feedback from the whole organization in the form of change requests, comments and ratings structured via the governance workflow engine.
The Compliance suite will enable you to design and execute compliance, audits and improvements within your enterprise. This way, you can implement, track and measure information security-related changes within your organization. The compliance suite additionally offers the possibility to execute a number of security management processes on the security management architecture itself in the form of incident handling, complaints and contract management, opening up the possibility of certification.
QualiWare even enabled delegation of modeling responsibilities within the security management system. Web Object Editing and Web Modeler can be used to, for example, grant specific system owners the ability to model business processes and write descriptions themselves. This way you can cut out the intermediary and let the domain area experts provide the needed information directly into the repository.