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Information Security Risk Assessments

Aligning your compliance and IT risk management is a good strategy

As a business leader, you know that the success of your organization depends heavily on your ability to extract as much value from your information technology as possible. You depend on it for essential connectivity. It helps you design processes and access knowledge.

But there is often a balancing act between risk and performance. Our information security team has experience helping organizations leverage information technology while keeping risk at an acceptable level. Our IT risk assessment clients come from a range of sectors, including banking, manufacturing, and government. We started serving them when interest in information security was driven by regulatory pressures. 

Information security is now more than a compliance issue

Compliance remains a major factor, but more and more businesses are recognizing that aligning their information technology security plans with their business objectives is a good strategy. In fact, many are using privacy and data protection as a competitive advantage in the market. A security assessment from Plante Moran can help you better leverage your information technology investments. And we can make recommendations that will keep your risk to a tolerable level. 

IT audits include suggestions to mitigate risk

How will we do this? Our three-phased IT security assessments give you the knowledge you need to establish sustainable compliance programs and successfully integrate your information security controls with your risk management plans.

Step one: IT risk assessment includes identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing your organization’s risks and matching those risks to mitigating controls.

Step two: Information technology audit includes identifying existing controls and weaknesses and developing a proactive plan to implement controls to reduce risk to an acceptable level.

Step three: IT assessment includes testing against standards, benchmarks, and best practices and developing a sustainable compliance program that meshes with your business strategies.

IT risk assessments can address a number of control categories, including, process, security, and integrity. We suggest comprehensive IT risk assessments, but can help you select an IT audit that best fits your needs.

Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and compliance of your information systems with IT audits by the experts at Plante Moran.

“Plante Moran understands the meaning of partnership; they come in the door understanding your business, they work with you to get you to your desired outcome, and then deliver on their promises. What more can you ask from a partner?”

Dan Rainey, Director of Information Technology
City of Ann Arbor, MI