IT security and controls consulting
Does your organization need a seasoned individual capable of handling a broad scope of projects that have both short to long-term focus? Do you need an individual capable of applying knowledge to handle 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 organization, 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 offer risk and control consulting and advice to management. 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 assurances are also issues that need to be addressed.