The mission of Tech RIVR is to help organizations breakthrough to peak performance with respect to Enterprise Governance of Information & Technology (EGIT). Together we’ll investigate:
- What is your organization’s primary enterprise strategy?
- What are your organization’s business objectives?
- What is your organization’s risk profile?
- How can we align IT efforts with your business objectives?
Through a deep analysis and guided assessment the main outcomes that can be expected when EGIT is adopted include:
- Creating and finding new IT value for the enterprise
- IT risk optimization
- IT resource optimization
“In the light of digital transformation, information and technology have become crucial in the support, sustainability and growth of enterprises. Previously, governing boards (boards of directors) and senior management could delegate, ignore or avoid I&T-related decisions. In most sectors and industries, such attitudes are now ill advised. Stakeholder value creation (i.e., realizing benefits at an optimal resource cost while optimizing risk) is often driven by a high degree of digitization in new business models, efficient processes, successful innovation, etc. Digitized enterprises are increasingly dependent on I&T for survival and growth. ” [https://www.isaca.org/resources/cobit – from “COBIT 2019 Framework Introduction & Methodology”]
Tech RIVR believes that a successful EGIT program needs to be driven from the top down, that is from the Board of Directors (BoD) level and equivalent. When the BoD is ignorant of I&T policies and direction this can be concerning, particularly when catastrophic outcomes occur; some of which include ransomware and denial of service attacks, state-sponsored cyber threats, network or data breaches, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and fires.
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency recommends that organizations prepare for the worst, enhance cyber posture and increase organizational vigilance to successfully continue business operations when negative outcomes are encountered. And considering that business outages are difficult to predict there should be procedures already in place to resume operations as quickly as possible to minimize downtime, data loss and revenue loss. If there has been some kind of breach of business systems the senior management team and BoD will need to understand the scope of the problem before communicating to the public.
“[Organizations should] confirm reporting processes and minimize personnel gaps in IT/OT security coverage. Create, maintain, and exercise a cyber incident response plan, resilience plan, and continuity of operations plan so that critical functions and operations can be kept running if technology systems are disrupted or need to be taken offline. [It is also recommended to] follow best practices for identity and access management, protective controls and architecture, and vulnerability and configuration management.” [from https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/alerts/aa22-011a%5D
Tech RIVR is your partner to assess the current state of your IT organization and provide advice on future enterprise direction. Our work ethic and determination to push IT organizations to 100% compliance is what drives us. We ask a lot of questions because we are natural business analysts, troubleshooters and problem solvers.
As a principle-centered business, Tech RIVR consultants have over 20 years of providing solid advice to companies and organizations. We are based in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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