Quality, Risk and Compliance

How JED can help with Cloud Challenges


IT security and controls consulting

 

Does your organization need a seasoned individual capable of handling a broad scope projects that have short to long-term focus and works with guidance on more complex projects? Do you need an individual capable of applying knowledge to handle all including the most complex problems independently? Could you benefit from someone who can anticipate change and directs or redirect efforts as well as looks for and find ways to improve operations?

Specifically JED can help conduct audits of your information technology environment including general systems controls, infrastructure controls and application controls. Do you have an independent partner that can participate in projects related to the implementation of new technologies and business applications and offfer risk and control consulting and advice to managment. We can recommend and negotiate appropriate technical solutions to manage identified risks.

Organizations must conduct continuous risk assessment of the information technology environment. Therefore, your team could benefit from a trusted advisor to work in partnership with audit management, business management, and other risk/control functions to ensure that processes, business activities , and internal controls are effective in managing operational, financial, regulatory and business risks.

 

1. Identify gaps in your processes and determine if and how cloud can help fill those gaps.

2. Estimate risks versus potential rewards using tool like cost benefit and ROI analysis.

3. Identify business integration issues in your entity, with specific emphasis on data that is now scattered across the enterprise.

4. Assess the economics and risk profile of a private versus a public cloud.

5. Determine how operating continuity and disaster recovery will factor into your cloud migration strategy.

6. Evaluate the interoperability of cloud solutions against current applications, platforms and infrastructure.

Why risk is an issue for web applications? Developers are not security professionals. Application development stresses functionality, not security. Lack of awareness of security issues in development and lack of effective testing tools in quality assurance are also issues that need to be addressed. Resources are constrained on development teams. Does your application not only build great features and functions while meeting deadlines but also build security in the web applications?

Security professionals are not developers. Lack of awareness of application vulnerabilities in security teams. Does your network security professional know about your company's web applications and how they are supposed to work? Does your network security professional know if it is protecting what it's supposed to.

Protecting your company against risk is more than compliance. It is a strategic opportunity. Fraud, virus attacks and unintentional information exposures are major and costly concerns in today's business environment.

Computer systems must be protected on both the inside and from the outside.