“While cyber security is a service line that’s in high demand, one of the areas that I find most exciting and valuable to our clients is helping them move to the next generation of technology solutions they require as their business outgrows their current technology capabilities. Helping clients align their technology solutions with their business needs in the most cost-effective manner possible is one of the most exciting opportunities I see over the next few years. Helping clients understand the new technology delivery methods (e.g., cloud computing, blockchain, etc.) and how those delivery methods can reduce the cost/time spent on IT on a day-to-day basis is very fulfilling.”
IT Advisory Services
There are two questions business owners and managers often ask regarding their information technology investment:
- What can go wrong and hurt the business?
- What are we not doing that would better enable the business?
Our professionals, through their diversity of experience, have the ability to help answer these questions. We’re able to assess the likelihood and impacts of a cyber breach, a prolonged processing interruption, the operational and cost effectiveness of your IT environment, and the impact of certain federal regulations on your business, such as HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, etc.
We also have the ability to help you improve your business performance through strategic deployment of your limited IT resources by assisting with strategic planning, development of operating models, sourcing decisions, and other technology advisory services.
We help clients assess the risk to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information assets and design systems and processes to adequately protect those assets from threats and vulnerabilities.
HIPAA Security & Privacy Compliance
We help organizations defined under the HIPAA/HITECH rules as covered entities and/or business associate comply with the security, privacy, and breach notification rules.
IT Regulatory Compliance
We help clients with the compliance requirements of federal, state or industry-specific rules and regulations that impact the technology organization such as FDICIA, GLB, MAR, FERC/NERC, FISMA, SOX/JSOX, etc.
IT Internal Audit
We help Chief Audit Executives or company leadership with the assessment of risks and controls within a company’s technology function.
SOC 1, 2, 3 Reporting
We audit service organizations against the SSAE16 and/or AT Section 101 auditing standard and providing attestations in the form of SOC 1, 2, or 3 reports.
We help clients assess or design their crisis management, disaster recovery or business continuity plans to maintain continued operations in case of an event that causes a prolonged outage.
System Controls Design & QA
We help companies manage the risks and take full advantage of the benefits of major system implementations.
IT Strategic Services
We help business or technology leaders transform the IT organization from a reactionary “keep the lights on” function into an innovative, value-added service provider to the rest of the business.
- Tom Skoog
Blue & Co. Principal and IT Risk and Advisory Practice Leader
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