Demand for Risk and Compliance experts in Australia has risen sharply over the last twelve months, and will continue to increase in the year ahead, according to a recent study
The study found that more than 60% of executives surveyed are seeking to employ as many as 5 additional resources to focus purely on Risk and Compliance management in the year ahead. When compared to the previous year’s Index, this is an increase of close to 20 per cent. New and evolving strategies are necessary within the compliance area of any industry. Once again soma can assist. Drawing from our consultative experience pool we will be able to insert support you in mapping a baseline compliance strategy that will flex with your business as inevitable changes within your field occur.
Technology continues to fuel rapid industry evolution, and the time between industry changes and disruption decreases proportionally as a result compliance requires a forward thinking & tested approach, monitored continuously so that your business can remain a true reflection of best practices. A once a year set and forget meeting is no longer effective.
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soma IT Audit
Are you brave enough to uncover the truth about your business?
If you’re not – you should be.
You can’t conduct your own audit without having a conflict of interest.
An IT audit doesn’t simply summarise your environment, equipment and frameworks. It extends to processes that impact the ongoing performance of your IT systems as well as industry best practice, documentation supporting your business processes, security and disaster recovery protocols.
We all like to think that our Network’s are secure and issue free. The fact is that a lot of the time you cannot control changes within your Network. Technically speaking an Audit will provide insight into an organization’s culture, policies and procedures. Audit results will assist board and management by verifying internal controls such as operating effectiveness, risk mitigation controls, and compliance with any relevant laws or regulations.
How does a soma Audit look? In summary, here’s how it will go;
- Firstly, soma will investigate your IT infrastructure
Our talented systems specialists talk to your key staff, review your processes and take a detailed inventory of your current technologies, applications and systems.
- We will learn and understand your goals
We make every recommendation with your future business plan in mind. We want to know your goals – one year, five years and a decade from now.
- Identify IT gaps and SWOT your journey
On one hand we will pinpoint processes and technologies that are costing you unnecessary time, money and resource, and on the other hand offer proven alternatives with clear differentiation around capability and the reasons for adoption.
- Evaluate areas of critical risk
We look at your security posture to identify pressing security risks. Some may not be affecting your business now but could cause serious problems in the near future.
- Presentation time – your soma audit
Detailed findings resulting from your audit will be presented where possible in person or via a channel of your choice. We don’t believe in confusing, long-form proposals that are difficult to understand. We cut to the chase and then we get to work.
The really good news
Usually, a soma IT Audit can be produced within 7 days. We understand the need for speed, you might be reviewing an incumbent’s performance, relocating or expanding the business or simply decide you want to uncover the truth. soma can feedback ongoing results confidentially via a private CEO and/or COO level dashboard. You set the reporting rules and recipients and we’ll take care of the rest.