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MBG’s IT General Controls (ITGC) Assessment provides a comprehensive evaluation of your IT environment, identifying potential weaknesses and recommending improvements to strengthen your overall IT security posture.

What is an ITGC Assessment?

An ITGC assessment is a systematic evaluation of your organization’s IT controls to ensure they align with best practices and industry standards. It focuses on the design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of your ITGCs.

What Does an ITGC Assessment Cover?

MBG’s ITGC assessment typically covers the following key areas:

  • Access Controls: Reviewing access management practices to ensure only authorized users have access to IT systems and data based on the principle of least privilege.
  • Data Security: Evaluating data security measures in place to protect data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This includes encryption, access restrictions, backup and recovery procedures, and data classification practices.
  • Change Management: Assessing the effectiveness of your change management process for managing changes to IT systems, applications, and infrastructure to minimize disruptions and maintain stability.
  • Incident Management: Evaluating your incident response plan and procedures to ensure you can effectively identify, report, and resolve security incidents.
  • System Monitoring: Assessing your IT system monitoring practices to identify suspicious activity, security threats, and performance issues.

Benefits of an ITGC Assessment:

  • Identify and Address IT Control Weaknesses: Uncover areas for improvement in your ITGC framework to enhance security and compliance.
  • Reduce Security Risks: Proactive identification of vulnerabilities helps minimize the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks.
  • Improve IT Operational Efficiency: Optimize IT processes and identify potential bottlenecks to streamline operations.
  • Demonstrate Regulatory Compliance: Ensure your IT controls meet the requirements of relevant industry regulations and data privacy laws.
  • Gain Valuable Insights: Receive a comprehensive report outlining identified weaknesses, recommendations for improvement, and prioritized action items.

The MBG ITGC Assessment Process:

  • Planning and Scoping: We work with you to understand your organization’s needs and tailor the assessment scope accordingly.
  • Data Gathering and Interviews: We gather relevant documentation and conduct interviews with IT staff to understand your current ITGC practices.
  • Testing and Analysis: We perform testing procedures to assess the effectiveness of your IT controls.
  • Reporting and Recommendations: We deliver a detailed report outlining our findings, proposed improvements, and a prioritized action plan.

Why Choose MBG for Your ITGC Assessment?

  • Experienced IT Security Professionals: Our team comprises seasoned IT security experts who understand current IT threats and best practices.
  • Risk-Based Approach: We tailor the assessment to your specific organizational risks and industry regulations.
  • Independent and Objective: Our assessment provides an unbiased evaluation of your ITGC framework.
  • Actionable Recommendations: We provide clear and actionable recommendations for improvement with prioritized action items.

Take Control of Your IT Security with an ITGC Assessment by MBG!

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