In today’s competitive environment, business success increasingly depends on effective computer systems. But the risks of failure can be high and the ever-increasing challenge is to harness the power of IT whilst avoiding the risks. Your IT controls are important in providing assurances that the IT used by your organisation operates as intended, that data is reliable and that the company is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, HIPAA, etc.).
While they help protect your business from risk, managing IT controls is key to ensure all the necessary checks and balances are in place and that the controls themselves are actually being carried out periodically and reported on as appropriate. Effective controls require a managed controls environment.
Maple can provide consultancy services to review and advise on existing IT controls and the framework used to manage them in your organisation, or to build a new or improved framework of controls to support your company’s changing compliance requirements.
Finally, Maple can also provide a complete service to manage your IT controls environment for you, tailored to your exact needs. We can come onsite periodically to carry out the controls review procedure, carry it out remotely over VPN, or use a combination of these methods to ensure controls are completed and reported on to the timeframes required by your business.