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Leverage Our Information Security Governance Expertise For Your Business

Does your organization need to implement and maintain an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS)? If so, information security governance represents an important and fundamental component. Through a set of multi-disciplinary policies, structures, processes, procedures and controls, developed and applied to manage information at an enterprise level, IT security governance provides guidance on how to determine information security objectives and how to measure the progress towards achieving them.

With 15 years of experience in information security and IT risk management, our security experts have the necessary expertise to walk you through the entire governance process. Above Security’s governance consulting services ensure that IT risk management practices are properly embedded in your organization, enabling you to secure an optimal risk-adjusted return.

Certified Security Professionals

With nearly 15 years of experience in IT security and risk management, Above Security employs a team of experts who are just that – certified information security experts (CISA/M, CISSP, PCI QSA/ASV, ISO 27001 LA, GCIA/H, CEH, CFI, CRISC, CGEIT).

Security and IT Risk Management Expertise

By partnering with Above Security, your team will have a specialized security team extension that will not only help you build and implement a governance program in line with your business objectives, but also guide you towards continuously improving your security posture.

Maximizing Your Return On Investment

In order to provide our customers with the best return on their investment, we provide them not only with top security expertise, but also use the latest technologies, tools and industry best practices to conduct a rigorous analysis process, and provide them with a governance roadmap that fits their needs.

Threat Risk Analysis

According to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), a “Risk IT Framework fills the gap between generic risk management frameworks and detailed (primarily security-related) IT risk management frameworks”. The objective of a threat risk analysis is to provide recommendations that will maximize the protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your organization’s critical information assets. Above Security has developed its threat risk analysis offering in order to ensure that your IT-related risks and opportunities are properly identified, analyzed, and presented in business terms.

Above Security’s threat risk analysis covers the following stages:

  • Risk Response
    • Risk Response Selection
    • Risk Remediation
  • Risk Analysis
    • Likelihood Estimation
    • Impact Estimation
    • Risk Evaluation
  • Risk Identification
    • Risk Scenarios Definition
    • Vulnerabilities and Threats Identification
      • Security Controls Selection
      • Risk Action Plan

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Asset Inventory and Classification

The ISO 27002 standard requires organizations to properly protect and manage their critical IT assets. Above Security has developed its asset inventory and classification methodology based on the premise that in order to protect information, it is essential to know where it is stored, and to follow the following stages:

  • Conduct asset inventory;
  • Define asset ownership;
  • Define appropriate use of the assets;
  • Classify the informational assets; and
  • Protect & manipulate the informational assets.

 

An asset inventory must include the logical and physical elements of the informational infrastructure, and should include the locations, the associated business processes and the data classification for each data element. It should equally consist of the essential data characteristics that must be protected, such as the type of information to index, the level of data sensibility and any other information or critical asset identified by your organization.
Above Security’s comprehensive asset inventory and classification offering covers:

  • Information assets: Data files, databases, user procedures and manuals, archives, etc.
  • Physical assets: Servers, rooters, PCs, laptops, communication tools, PABX, etc.
  • Applicative assets: Software packages, specific software, operating systems, development tools, utility programs, etc.
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Above Security has experience safeguarding the critical information assets of hundreds of private and public organizations in a variety of verticals, such as financial institutions, government and telecommunications.

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