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Who has access to your secure areas?
Access Audits

Problem

It’s easier for a single system, but try auditing access for a team or a business process across multiple applications.

Typically, it’s almost impossible to find all the interdependencies among the systems and services a user may have. As a result, application owners are in the unenviable position of signing off on compliance programs, with an incomplete understanding of access and the associated risks.

The reality is that the compliance burden isn’t reducing, so organizations need to find smarter ways to get the job done.

‘With a small infrastructure team and a growing compliance burden, we wanted to help the business understand access in a way that made compliance visible’ says the security lead for a midsize financial services company that now uses RightCrowd IQ.

A combination of Board level security awareness and growing audit scrutiny prompted the organization to address the issue. ‘There was no tracking around who had access to what and every audit provided another set of surprises. We wanted to get past this scenario once and for all.

The organization had previously used home-grown and manual control processes that were proving unwieldy in a growing company, with a complex environment. ‘Everything we did was time-consuming and labor-intensive. Our vision was to not only improve compliance but achieve it with a step-change in efficiency’.

Solution

RightCrowd IQ is designed to be vendor agnostic and purely focusses on auditing and reporting who has access to your systems and critical information. Users can instantly assess the health of access compliance across your business and quickly determine where further investigation or remediation is required.

RightCrowd IQ was deployed to provide four primary capabilities:

  1. Simplify data collection – automating the collection and correlation of access data from disparate sources
  2. Visualize access – so that team leaders and applications owners could see who has access to what
  3. What compliance is relevant – leverage real-time data to make more effective decisions
  4. Improve audit outcomes – actively manage the environment and demonstrate the improvement

Benefits

The real benefit to the organization was the mindset shift that came from making compliance visible. Application owners and team leaders were able to see problem areas and devise their own ways to improve outcomes. 

The other benefits of RightCrowd IQ included:

  • Audit efficiency – automating the collection and correlation of access data, and reduces the direct overhead attributable to compliance
  • Visualize risk – so that team leaders, applications owners and leadership could see problem areas and understand the cause
  • Improved decisions making – real-time data to make more effective decisions
  • Improved audit outcomes – actively demonstrate to auditors and the Board that critical compliance issues are being managed
Manage your compliance risk
Compliance Reporting

Problem

Achieving Regulatory Compliance is non-negotiable for many organizations. Not only can it result in severe penalties, the resulting reputational damage can be even more difficult to deal with.

Many organizations use home-grown systems and manual processes. It’s made more complex when application owners request information in different formats, and worse with staff changes in critical compliance roles. 

The reality is that the compliance burden isn’t reducing, so organizations need to find smarter ways to get the job done. 

‘We’re subject to an array of Regulatory and compliance requirements, and user access is fundamental to all of them. We were looking for a flexible system to generate pre-defined reports that would help us achieve and demonstrate compliance, out of one system’ noted this infrastructure manger for the international arm of a global company.

Solution

RightCrowd IQ is designed to be vendor agnostic and purely focusses on auditing and reporting who has access to your systems and critical information. Users can instantly assess the health of access compliance across your business and quickly determine where further investigation or remediation is required.

RightCrowd IQ was deployed to provide capabilities across:

  1. Consistent compliance reporting – a standardised approach, that provides the right information, in the right format every time
  2. Flexible report development – provide the ability to monitor multiple compliance requirements and audit hotspots
  3. Central system – one system to generate the data across multiple requirements, for different users
  4. Improved audit efficiency – timely data to achieve and validate compliance without stopping the business
  5. Flexible and cost effective – flexible query development without long lead times, that reduce the cost of compliance

Benefits

‘RightCrowd IQ makes routine access compliance reporting easy’. ‘We were looking for an easier, cost effective way to generate standard information without stopping every process in the business’ noted a new user of RightCrowd IQ.

The other benefits of RightCrowd IQ included:

  • Reduce the time, complexity and cost of audit – automating the collection of access data, reduces the direct cost of compliance
  • Visualize non-compliance – so that team leaders, applications owners and leadership could see who shouldn’t have access
  • Fix access issues –  timely access data, to fix issues before the audit
  • Improved audit outcomes – actively demonstrate to auditors and the Board that critical compliance issues are being managed
Prevent access creep in your organisation
Access Accumulation

Problem

New hires and role changes are constant in any organisation and if  unmanaged, result in the accumulation of access privileges that create security risks.

‘Access creep’ creates a number of security issues around; separation of duties, malicious insider  threat, credentials theft, sensitive data exposure and critical systems breaches.

Employee lifecycle management failures are the #1 way organisations get owned.

Access accumulation also allows malicious actors to infiltrate even deeper into operational or information systems, with the potential to cause even greater harm.

‘We’re no different from any company, organisational changes happen everyday, that affect access to a variety of systems, that is each managed in a different way’ says the security manager of a large insurance company.

‘Identity management is at the core of our approach, but there are some systems just not designed for external administration, we needed at back-stop’.

Solution

RightCrowd IQ is designed to be vendor agnostic and purely focusses on auditing and reporting who has access to your systems and critical information. Users can instantly assess the health of access compliance across your business and quickly determine where further investigation or remediation is required.

RightCrowd IQ was deployed to provide capabilities across:

  1. Identity management reporting – check the effectiveness of identity management and identify blind spots
  2. Monitor secondary applications – critical applications not designed for external administration can still be monitored
  3. Audit hotspots – leverage real-time data on critical business processes to make proactive decisions
  4. Improve audit outcomes – actively manage the environment and demonstrate the improvement
  5. Flexible and cost effective – flexible query development without long lead times

Benefits

‘I think the real benefit is quite simple – auditing access across different systems is disjointed and complex. RightCrowd IQ makes it easy’. ‘We were looking for an easier way to manage access accumulation without creating a large project’ noted the security analyst for a mid-size bank.  

The other benefits of RightCrowd IQ included:

  • Reduce the time, complexity and cost of audit – automating the collection and correlation of access data, reduces the direct overhead attributable to compliance
  • Visualize non-compliance – so that team leaders, applications owners and leadership could see who shouldn’t have access
  • Improved decisions making –  with a holistic view of access
  • Improved audit outcomes – actively demonstrate to auditors and the Board that critical compliance issues are being managed
Identify access risks to prevent security breaches
Access Risk Management

Problem

In many organisations the ‘user population’ is no longer just made up of employees and contractors. Users now include partners, vendors, customers and clients.

This increase in the number, type and method of access has created an ‘identity crisis’ for many companies. In this scenario their current management systems are unable to unify disparate information, which means critical access risks remain invisible. 

The reality is that the business needs flexible tools to identify, investigate and action access risks to prevent security breaches.   

‘Our business model requires portal-based access for thousands of health providers internationally. We were looking for a flexible system to generate security reports that would help us identify compliance breaches, out of one system’ noted this CIO of a mid-size health services organisation.

Solution

RightCrowd IQ is designed to be vendor agnostic and purely focuses on auditing and reporting who has access to your systems and critical information. Users can instantly assess the health of access compliance across your business and quickly determine where further investigation or remediation is required.

RightCrowd IQ was deployed to provide capabilities across:

Automate data collection – a standardised approach, that provides the right information, in the right format every time Flexible report development – provide the ability to monitor multiple security requirements and audit regulatory compliance Central system – one system to generate the data across multiple requirements, for different users Improved audit efficiency – timely data to achieve and validate compliance without stopping the business See the big picture – holistic view of access, to make better security decisions with client service in mind.

Benefits

‘RightCrowd IQ makes access risks visible’. ‘We were looking for an easier way to gain visibility of critical risks and make security decisions that protect our business and our clients information’ noted the CIO of a mid-size health services company.  

The other benefits of RightCrowd IQ included:

  • Reduce the time, complexity and cost of audit – automating the collection of access data, reduces the direct cost of compliance
  • Visualise non-compliance – so that team leaders, applications owners and leadership could see who shouldn’t have access
  • Fix access issues –  timely access data, to fix issues before the audit
  • Vendor and standard agnostic – collect and correlate data from any system, and flexibly deliver proactive risk based reporting
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