Ascension Risk Management - Taking IT Risk Management to the next level

By: Ascension Risk Management  09-12-2011
Keywords: Risk Management, Information Security, Information Security Management

No two organizations are exactly alike.  That is why Ascension believes in providing services that are custom designed to fit your unique needs.  We do not try to shoehorn your needs to fit a standardized template.  Our approach has been refined over years of experience in working with both public and private sector organizations.  Our experience enables us to team with you in meeting your most aggressive requirements.  Our solutions assist you in aligning your information technology with executive management demands and business objectives.  This enables your information technology to contribute to – not get in the way of – the bottom line.  

A marathon is run one step at a time and is the result of lots of training and preparation.  Our trademarked RiskMax™ was developed in much the same way.  It has grown out of years of working with different clients ranging from federal and state governments to financial and health care institutions.  The RiskMax™ approach is flexible enough to adjust to many different regulations, standards and/or guidelines such as:

  • ISO 17799/27002;
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA);
  • COBIT;
  • COSO;
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX);
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS);
  • Federal Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)(eDiscovery); and
  • Federal Financial Information Examination Council Guidelines (FFIEC)

This has resulted in balanced, cost-effective approach designed to manage the risk associated with the operation of information technology systems.  

RiskMax™ is not a simple collection of checklist or templates that are supposed to be the “one size fits all” solution that most of our competitors favor but rather it is an approach to risk management and information security that integrates the needs of business with security requirements in order to develop an organization-wide solution.  This solution is tailor made for you, your organization, your environment. RiskMax™ scales to any environment incorporating such diverse needs as regulatory concerns, privacy and data protection issues, and meeting business objectives.

Keywords: Federal Information Security Management Act, Information Security, Information Security Management, Risk Management,