The CRISC Certification for Controlling Information System Risk
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) program was established by ISACA in 2010 to verify an IT professional's ability to design, deploy, and maintain information system controls to manage network risk. Progent can provide the services of a CRISC-certified consultant to help you identify, quantify, mitigate, and monitor risks throughout your information network, including both technology and business processes.
Progent can also help you create and implement a risk management strategy based on leading practices promoted by CRISC and geared to align with your company's risk tolerance, business objectives, and IT budget. Areas covered by Progent's risk management services include business continuity planning and disaster recovery preparedness. Progent's risk management services are complementary to the services available from Progent's CISA-certified cybersecurity audit consultants and Progent's CISM-certified cybersecurity management experts.
Progent's Support for CRISC Focus Areas
The CRISC (pronounced "see-risk") certification program verifies a candidate's hands-on work experience and exhaustively tests skills in specific areas of risk management:
Progent offers a comprehensive selection of consulting services for each of the risk management domains defined by CRISC.
- Risk identification
- Risk assessment
- Risk response and mitigation
- Risk and control monitoring and reporting
This area of risk management covers gathering the information needed to create a risk management strategy that is relevant to your business. Consulting services offered by Progent in this area include:
- Collect information and review documentation to make sure you identify and evaluate significant risk scenarios.
- Identify legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and organizational policies and standards related to your information system to determine their potential impact on your business goals.
- Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities for your business processes, associated data, and supporting capabilities to assist in evaluating your enterprise risk.
- Create and maintain a risk register to make sure all identified risk factors are considered.
- Compile risk scenarios to estimate the likelihood and impact of significant events that could disrupt your business.
- Develop a risk awareness program and conduct training to make sure your stakeholders understand information system risk so they can contribute to your risk management process.
- Match identified risk scenarios to your associated business processes to help determine risk ownership.
- Validate risk appetite and risk tolerance with your senior leadership and key stakeholders to make sure they are in agreement.
This area of risk management involves the analysis and evaluation of IT risk in order to drive strategic risk management decisions that provide optimal support for business objectives. Consulting services offered by Progent in this area include:
Risk Response and Mitigation
- Frame the analysis of identified risk scenarios in the context of your company's structure, policies, and control mechanisms in order to assess each scenario's likelihood and consequences.
- Review existing risk controls and assess their ability to reduce information system risk.
- Study the findings of risk and control analysis to identify possible disconnects between the actual and intended readiness of your risk management environment.
- Make sure that risk ownership is properly assigned to clarify the chain of accountability.
- Review risk assessment findings to appropriate stakeholders to inform risk management strategy.
- Incorporate the risk assessment findings in the risk register.
This area of risk management involves developing and implementing risk responses to ensure that risk factors and events are handled effectively and in line with your business goals and IT budget. Consulting services offered by Progent in this area include:
Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting
- Identify and evaluate risk response options and provide your management with information needed to make sensible decisions about responding to risk.
- Review risk responses with your relevant stakeholders to validate efficiency, effectiveness, and economy.
- Apply risk criteria to help you develop the risk profile for approval by your management.
- Help you develop risk response action plans to address risk factors identified in your organizational risk profile.
- Help you develop business cases supporting your investment plan to make sure risk responses are aligned with your business goals.
This area of risk management addresses monitoring risk and communicating information to your relevant stakeholders to ensure the continued effectiveness of your company's risk management strategy. Support services available from Progent in this area include:
Additional High Availability Solutions Supported by Progent
- Collect and validate data that measure key risk indicators (KRIs) to monitor and communicate their status to associated stakeholders.
- Monitor and communicate key risk indicators (KRIs) and management activities to assist your relevant stakeholders in their decision-making process.
- Facilitate independent risk assessments and risk management process reviews to ensure they are performed efficiently and effectively.
- Identify and report on risk, including compliance, to initiate corrective action and meet business and regulatory requirements.
- Interview process owners and review process design documentation to gain an understanding of your business process objectives.
- Design information systems controls in consultation with process owners to make sure they meet your business goals.
- Help identify the people, infrastructure, information, and other resources needed to implement and manage IS controls at an optimal level.
- Implement information systems controls to mitigate risk.
- Help define metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) so you can measure your information systems control performance in meeting business goals.
- Provide documentation and training to make sure your IS controls are performed effectively.
- Assess and recommend tools and techniques to automate your information system control verification processes.
- Make sure all your controls are assigned to owners who take responsibility for them.
- Establish control criteria to allow you to perform control life cycle management.
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified engineers can assist you to implement an affordable, zero-downtime system that addresses critical problems encompassing a broad range of networking solutions and operations including:
Disaster Recovery Planning
Progent's disaster recovery consultants can help you create a disaster recovery strategy so you can restore network functionality in case of an information system catastrophe. Progent can assist you to create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery assessments and testing. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified engineers can also help you build an affordable, non-stop system architecture that takes into account reliability issues involving a wide array of network technologies and processes. To read more, go to Business Continuity Consulting.
Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows rapid restoration of vital files, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or to both. Progent's BDR specialists can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when needed, can assist you to restore your business-critical information. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery experts can assist you to plan and deploy a disaster recovery system built around Microsoft's most advanced Failover Clustering tools such as Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss recovery, Storage Spaces Direct for high-performance network-attached storage using industry-standard hardware, VM Load Balancing for improving the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while minimizing TCO and management overhead, and Cloud Witness for easy, affordable creation of a stretch cluster quorum witness. For details, visit Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Expertise.
Microsoft Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Windows Server 2008 R2 brought enterprise-class availability and recoverability to Microsoft's clustering platform. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 builds on this foundation and provides significant enhancements offering increased expandability, better storage availability for server applications, simpler administration, quicker failover, and additional options for designing failover clusters. To learn more, go to Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering Migration and Support.
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a component of VMware vCenter that allows you to specify, automate and test a consistent runbook for restoring services quickly following a breakdown. SRM supports centrally controlled and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, and non-intrusive site migration, failback and site re-protect. SRM also enables transparent testing for site recovery, upgrades and fixes and can generate reports to verify full service recovery, validate Service Level Agreements and demonstrate disaster recovery compliance. Progent can provide the support of a VCDX certified VMware Site Recovery Manager consultant to assist your organization to design, deploy, test and manage a DR solution based on VMware SRM.
NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Software
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery software suite that combines failover storage clustering with replication to provide fast, zero data loss disaster recovery (DR) between sites located up to 185 miles apart. Progent offers the skills of a NetApp MetroCluster consultant who can help your business to design, configure, administer, upgrade, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery solution based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can assist you to choose a topology for your MetroCluster deployment that aligns with your functional requirements and IT budget. Progent can make sure you follow best practices for installing your MetroCluster environment by providing help with tasks like assigning disk pools, arranging plexes layout, setting up FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, installing switches, implementing a tiebreaker mechanism, designing a configuration replication network between your peered clusters, and verifying your disaster recovery system to verify compliance with industry standards and regulatory mandates.
High Availability Load Balancing
Progent offers fault tolerant load balancing support covering network load balancing, load balanced applications, LAN/WAN infrastructure routing, and content delivery technology such as Cisco Content Engine. High availability load balancing solutions for which Progent can provide consulting services include Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Presentation Server, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Content Engine and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. For more information, see Non-stop Load Balancing.
Progent's Data Center engineers can help you find high availability data centers that match the specific requirements of your company. High availability co-location sites are especially appealing to small and mid-size companies due to of their low cost and simplified logistics compared to taking a do-it-yourself strategy. Attempting to build an on-site data center with even a basic level of fault tolerance is too costly for typical small companies. Progent is ready to show you how to get all the advantages of 24x7 colo sites by offering a full range of engineering and maintenance services. To find out more, see High-Availability Data Centers Solutions.
High-Availability Branch Office Networking
Progentís multi-site connection engineers can help companies achieve fault tolerant multi-site connectivity through redundant system architectures with transparent failover. Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE engineers can plan and implement ultra-reliable Inter-office networks based on zero-downtime EIGRP network routers or fault tolerant OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how redundant connections and automatic fail-over offers affordable non-stop interoffice networking. To learn more, visit Failsafe Inter-office Connectivity.
Non-stop Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-certified network experts can show you how to create an economical, fault tolerant Internet configuration solution that can achieve non-stop Internet connectivity through a wide array of fault tolerant Internet network solutions including non-stop BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant ISPs. Progent offers CCIE engineers to show you how to utilize the most up-to-date techniques for high availability Internet connections to implement an affordable, completely redundant Internet interface with automatic failover and other capabilities to create fault tolerant Internet availability. For more information, visit Non-stop Internet Connectivity Architecture.
Backup and Restore Solutions Consulting Services
Progent can provide affordable remote access to engineers skilled in a broad array of utilities and technologies that provide solutions for protecting Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX servers and desktops as well as notebooks and smartphones. Progent can provide help for all major backup platforms including Acronis, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist Software, CrashPlan, Double-Take Backup, MozyPro, Retrospect, Time Machine, vSphere Data Protection, and Solaris FLARs. Progent's consultants can help your company to design, upgrade, or maintain backup systems for a range of environments including local, edge to datacenter, cloud-based, or hybrid. To learn more, see Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting Services.
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Backup and Restore Consulting Experts
Progent's certified System Center Data Protection Manager consultants can help your company to develop an effective disaster recovery strategy, implement a cost-effective fault-tolerante IT infrastructure, configure a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager-based backup and restore solution, comprehensively validate your system, train your administrative staff or local consultants how to manage Microsoft SCDPM, or provide extensive information technology outsourcing including remote hosting of Microsoft SCDPM machines in Progent's world-class data center. For more information, visit Microsoft SCDPM Consulting.
Barracuda Backup On-premises and Cloud Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is a low-cost, subscription backup and disaster recovery service for small and medium-size businesses. A Barracuda Backup solution can include a purpose-built hardware storage device manufactured by Barracuda or a software-based appliance with comparable functionality but which uses your own storage infrastructure. Barracuda Backup protects critical business data produced locally, at one or more remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster preparedness, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), or to any location with a Barracuda Backup appliance. Progent is a Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consulting experts offer a broad range of consulting support services to help your business to design, integrate, manage and troubleshoot a BDR system built on Barracuda technology. For more information, see Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consultants.
Altaro VM Backup Solutions for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup offers small businesses a reliable and affordable platform for backing up and restoring Hyper-V and VMware-powered virtual machines. Altaro VM Backup can be used for local, remote, distributed, and cloud-hosted architectures and also supports low-cost backup to Azure storage. Headline features include state-of-the-art Augmented Inline Deduplication to cut backup storage requirements, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with backup spacing as short as five minutes for minimizing your Recovery Point Objective, advanced encryption, item-level restore options for individual files and emails, support for Windows Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and for VMware vCenter for managing large-scale environments, and support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up live VMs with zero downtime. Progent is a certified Altaro partner and offers a broad range of services to assist you to design, deploy, optimize and troubleshoot a backup and disaster recovery solution powered by Altaro VM Backup software. For more information, go to Altaro VM Backup Consulting.
Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup/Restore
Double-Take Software publishes a family of products intended to provide small companies a variety of cost-effective solutions for backing up and recovering business-critical applications including Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Blackberry, and SharePoint. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have extensive experience integrating Double-Take technology into small company information networks to achieve an advanced level of availability and disaster recovery readiness at an affordable price. To find out more, go to Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup.
Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Certified Partner and provides high-level application expertise for a broad variety of small business software programs, Progent can assist clients to find comprehensive information technology solutions that maximize the business value of your IT network. As a Registered Partner with Cisco, Progent offers the support of certified engineers and specialists with expertise in architecting, deploying and managing infrastructure environments built on Cisco technology. The broad scope of Progent's IT experience and Progent's familiarity with the requirements of small and midsize companies make Progent a great resource for creating and maintaining an affordable, dependable network.
Other Credentials Earned by Progent's Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Consultants
In addition to offering the expertise of information assurance professionals with CRISC certification, Progent can also provide your business with access to CISM-certified security management consultants, CISSP-certified cybersecurity experts, CISSP-ISSAP certified cybersecurity architecture consultants, CISA-certified cybersecurity audit professionals, and GIAC-certified information assurance specialists.
Contact Progent for help from a CRISC-certified Risk Management Consultant
To learn how to receive support from a CRISC-certified risk management expert, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.