Continuous Security Controls Assurance
An ongoing process to ensure the effectiveness of security controls, policies, and procedures. Leveraging this, compliance managers can detect and address security vulnerabilities, and mitigate cyber risks.
Periodic Controls Testing
The security controls assurance app enables the process of testing and validating security controls, saving time and resources by swiftly identifying weaknesses or compliance gaps.
It provides continuous assurance cycles for control performance, allowing immediate corrective actions and ensuring ongoing security compliance.
Reports & Dashboard
Managers can generate reports and check custom dashboards on security controls status, facilitating informed decision-making and audit preparation.
Controls Assurance vs. Controls Audit
Security Controls Assurance is a proactive process to ensure the effectiveness of your cyber security controls. This involves testing and validating controls to detect vulnerabilities and compliance gaps. The goal of this process is to provide managers the confidence in the security posture, by actively verifying controls with appropriate evidence. Security control assurance is agile, adaptive, and preventive in nature. It fosters a culture of security.
In contrast, a Security Controls Audit is a retrospective evaluation of your security controls, policies, and procedures. It is typically conducted by an external party. This involves documentation, and evidence collection to assess compliance with regulations or frameworks. While a security controls audit is essential, it is point-in-time evidence collection. This may not capture emerging risks or evolving threats. These audits are valuable and support regulatory compliance. These must be complemented by continuous Security Controls Assurance practices.
Essert’s Security Controls Assurance App offers validation of security controls along with streamlined evidence collection. This ensures not only the continuous effectiveness and compliance of controls but also simplifies the process of gathering and managing the necessary documentation.
Our app enables a way to map of security controls to specific risk profiles and assets. This provides organizations with a clear visual representation of their risk landscape. This feature helps in prioritizing controls implementation and resource allocation, enhancing risk management efficiency.
Essert’s app allows users to generate reports and gain actionable insights into control assurance status, risk profiles, and asset mapping. This data-driven approach enables compliance managers to engage their ISMS and Board members and make informed decisions, optimize resource allocation, and fortify their cybersecurity posture with precision.