IT Risk Assessment

By: Investigator (UK) Ltd  06/07/2011
Keywords: data recovery, computer forensics, asset tracing

Companies today face growing exposure to IT risk as they become increasingly dependent on the non-stop operation of information systems. In today’s world, even the board of directors is concerned about IT risk, since IT typically underpins every single business process in the company.


Typical IT risks include lost business or productivity due to downtime; liability for security breaches that expose customer data; fines for regulatory violations; and the inability to defend lawsuits due to inadequate record keeping. Not all risk comes from an unavoidable event such as a flood or an earthquake. Many IT risks are caused by operational mishaps, inadequate processes, increased regulatory requirements, or other more controllable factors.


Investigator (UK) Ltd’'s Risk Assessment combines a set of best practices derived from helping many large and complex organisations confront IT risk in their own environments. Since this service requires the highest level of technical and business-related experience, Investigator (UK) Ltd’'s most senior consultants and computer forensic experts are involved. The service includes interviews, workshops, data analysis, and an executive presentation of findings and recommendations. Client executives also receive a report detailing current risks and recommended remediation plans.


This advisory service is the first step on the road to planning and executing effective IT Risk Management. After completing Investigator (UK) Ltd’'s IT Risk Assessment, our consultants can help you prioritise and plan risk mitigating options, quantify the business impacts of IT risk, design solutions, align IT risks and costs with the business to optimise investment, and build a unified capability for managing IT risk on an ongoing basis.

Keywords: asset tracing, computer forensics, data recovery, financial investigations, IP Infringements

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