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:
Zero-Downtime Technologies Provided 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 consultants can help your business to build a sensible, zero-downtime IT architecture that addresses major problems encompassing a wide range of networking solutions and processes including:
Workplace Recovery Planning
Progent's disaster recovery professionals can show you how to design a workplace recovery strategy so you can restore network functionality in case of an IT network catastrophe. Progent can assist you to define a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-authorized professionals can also show you how to build an affordable, fault-tolerant system architecture that takes into account availability issues covering a broad array of network technologies and procedures. For details, go to Business Continuity Consulting.
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 High Availability Failover Clustering
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 introduced significant improvements in capacity, throughput, manageability, security and compliance, application compatibility, Linux support, Kubernetes technology, and hybrid combinations of on-premises and cloud assets. Headline enhancements of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 include Windows Admin Center for centralizing the management and monitoring of hybrid on-premises/cloud-hosted resources, System Insights for taking advantage of modern predictive intelligence to control local environments, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Exploit Guard for host-intrusion defense, container orchestration using Kubernetes, Cluster Sets for building and managing massive high-availability scale-out clusters, and Microsoft's Storage Migration Service for streamlining the upgrade process from outdated editions of Windows Server. For more information, visit Windows Server 2019 High Availability Failover Clustering Consulting.
Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery/business continuity experts can help you to plan and deploy a disaster recovery system built around Microsoft's cloud-tested Failover Clustering technologies such as Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for zero-data-loss Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class network-attached storage using industry-standard equipment, Virtual Machine Load Balancing for enhancing the speed and resilience of Failover Clusters while reducing capital investment and management overhead, and Cloud Witness for easy, economical deployment of a stretch cluster quorum arbitration point. For details, visit Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Consulting.
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a component of VMware vCenter that lets you orchestrate, automate and verify a consistent workflow for restoring services rapidly following an outage. Site Recovery Manager supports centrally managed and automated recovery, application mobility, and non-intrusive site migration, failback and re-protect. Site Recovery Manager also supports non-intrusive testing for disaster recovery, updates and fixes and can produce audit reports to verify complete service restoration, validate Service Level Agreements and demonstrate compliance. Progent offers the support of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consulting expert to assist your organization to design, configure, test and administer a disaster recovery system based on VMware Site Recovery Manager.
NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Software
NetApp MetroCluster is a high-availability and disaster recovery software suite that combines array-based storage clustering along with synchronous replication to provide fast, zero RPO disaster recovery between datacenters that are up to 185 miles apart. Progent can provide online or on-premises access to a NetApp MetroCluster consultant who can assist your business to plan, deploy, manage, update, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery system built around NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to choose an architecture for your MetroCluster deployment that aligns with your functional requirements and budget. Progent can ensure you follow best practices for configuring your MetroCluster environment by delivering guidance with tasks such as assigning disk pools, determining plexes layout, setting up FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, provisioning switches, designing a tiebreaker mechanism, designing a TCP/IP configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and verifying your MetroCluster DR solution to verify adherence with industry standards and government requirements.
Network Load Balancing
Progent provides fault tolerant load balancing consulting covering system load balancing, load balanced programs, network infrastructure routing, and content dispatching products such as Cisco Content Engine. Non-stop load balancing products for which Progent can provide consulting services include Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Server Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Presentation Server, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Distributed Director and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks BIG-IP. For details, go to Non-stop Load Balancing.
High-Availability Data Centers
Progent's Data Center consultants can show you how to identify fault-tolerant data centers that match the particular needs of your company. High availability co-location sites are especially appealing to small and mid-size businesses because of their low cost and convenience in comparison to pursuing a do-it-yourself approach. Trying to build an on-site data center with even a minimum degree of fault tolerance is too costly for the majority of small businesses. Progent can show you how to reap all the benefits of high-availability colo sites by offering a complete range of engineering and support services. For more information, see High-Availability Colocation Expertise.
Failsafe Branch Office Connectivity
Progent's branch office connection professionals can help organizations achieve non-stop inter-site connectivity through fully redundant networks with automatic failover. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can plan and deploy fault-tolerant Inter-office networks supported by non-stop EIGRP routers or fault tolerant OSPF configurations of Cisco routers. Progent can demonstrate how redundant connectivity and transparent fail-over offers economical non-stop interoffice connectivity. To find out more, see 24x7 Inter-office Networking.
High Availability Internet Access
Progent's Cisco-certified network experts can help you build an economical, high availability Internet connection solution that can deliver non-stop Internet connectivity via a wide range of high availability Internet access technologies including high availability BGP, automatic fail-over, and multiple ISPs. Progent offers CCIE consultants to show you how to apply the most advanced techniques for fault tolerant Internet connections to build an economical, fully redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other capabilities to deliver zero-downtime Internet connections. To find out more, see Fault Tolerant Internet Connectivity Solutions.
Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting and Support Services
Progent offers economical remote access to engineers skilled in a broad array of utilities and technologies that deliver solutions for protecting Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and workstations plus laptops and handhelds. Progent can provide consulting support for all major backup products such as Acronis, Backup Exec, BackupAssist, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take Backup, MozyPro, Retrospect, Apple Time Machine, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), and Oracle Solaris FLARs. Progent's consultants can help you to implement, upgrade, or maintain backup/restore solutions for a variety of architectures such as local, remote, cloud, or a mix. To read more, visit Backup and Recovery Solutions Expertise.
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Data Recovery Consulting
Progent's expert Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager support professionals can assist you to develop an effective business continuity plan, implement an affordable fault-tolerante network infrastructure, deploy a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager-powered backup and recovery system, thoroughly validate your system, train your IT personnel or regular service providers how to maintain SCDPM, or provide complete information technology support outsourcing such as remote housing of SCDPM machines in Progent's world-class data center facility. To find out more, see System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Consulting and Support Services.
Barracuda Backup Cloud and Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is an affordable, subscription backup and disaster recovery service for small and mid-size organizations. A Barracuda Backup solution can incorporate a custom-designed hardware storage device manufactured by Barracuda or a software-based appliance with similar features but which uses your own storage hardware. Barracuda Backup protects critical company data generated on-premises, at one or multiple remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster protection, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon AWS, or to any location with a physical or virtual Barracuda appliance. Progent is a Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consultants can provide a broad range of consulting services to help your business to design, configure, operate and troubleshoot a backup and disaster recovery system built on Barracuda technology. For details, visit Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting.
ProSight Data Protection Services Altaro VM Backup Software for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Hornetsecurity's Altaro VM Backup software offers small organizations a reliable and affordable platform for backing up and restoring Hyper-V and VMware-based VMs. Altaro VM Backup can be used for on-premises, remote, multi-site, and cloud-hosted environments and also enables cost-effective cloud backup to Azure Block Blob storage. Altaro VM Backup supports advanced features such as Immutable Cloud Storage for enhanced recoverability from ransomware. Progent is a certified Altaro partner and offers a broad array of remote or onsite consulting services to assist you to plan, deploy, manage and troubleshoot a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution based on Altaro VM Backup. With ProSight Data Protection Services Altaro VM Backup, Progent delivers a managed backup/restore service powered by on Altaro VM Backup software. To learn more, see Altaro VM Backup consulting.
ProSight DPS 365 Total Backup Solutions for Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 provides simple archiving but does not include native support for vital data protection capabilities like Exchange backups or greater than 30-day point-in-time data recovery for OneDrive or SharePoint Online. Hornetsecurity's 365 Total Backup delivers a feature-rich BDR solution for programmable backup and rapid recovery of all your company's M365 mail, Microsoft Teams Chats, SharePoint documents, OneDrive data, and content on Windows endpoints. Progent is an authorized Hornetsecurity/Altaro partner and offers ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) 365 Total Backup to provide comprehensive managed services for Hornetsecurity's 365 Total Backup suite. ProSight Data Protection Services 365 Total Backup delivers a budget-friendly backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution that guards M365 apps against data loss caused by user or software error, malicious sabotage, and cyber attacks such as ransomware. For more information, go to ProSight DPS 365 Total Backup solutions for Microsoft 365.
Fully Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO
ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO offer small and mid-sized businesses a low cost end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO automates and monitors your backup activities and enable fast restoration of vital data, apps and VMs that have become lost or corrupted due to component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS ECHO can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS ECHO to be compliant with regulatory requirements like HIPAA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight DPS ECHO managed cloud backup.
ProSight Data Protection Services 360 Backup Solutions
Progent's data protection experts can help you to design, implement and troubleshoot a backup/restore plan based on MSP360 software. MSP360 enables file/folder or image-based backup/recovery for virtual machines and physical machines, works with all popular public clouds, and allows businesses to build a data protection solution with a low Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and a defined RPO. With ProSight Data Protection Services 360 Backup, Progent offers end-to-end monitoring and management of your backup environment to prevent data loss caused by human mistakes, computer glitches, ill-intentioned insiders, and malware assaults like ransomware. For details, visit ProSight Data Protection Services 360 Backup solutions.
Consulting Services Double-Take Software for Backup and Recovery
Double-Take offers a family of products designed to provide small companies a variety of cost-effective solutions for backing up and recovering vital applications including Exchange, SQL, RIM Blackberry, and SharePoint. Progent's business continuity planning consultants have in-depth backgrounds incorporating Double-Take Software technology into small company information networks to create an advanced state of fault tolerance and business continuity readiness at a budget-friendly price. To learn more, visit Consulting for Double-Take Solutions for Data Backup.
Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Other Credentials Earned by Progent's Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Consultants
Since Progent is a Microsoft Partner and offers professional application consulting for a broad range of small business applications, Progent can assist clients to find comprehensive IT solutions that optimize the productivity of your network. As a Registered Partner with Cisco, Progent offers the support of certified consultants and specialists with experience in architecting, installing and maintaining networking solutions based on Cisco products. The depth of Progent's technical experience and Progent's familiarity with the needs of small businesses make Progent a great resource for building and maintaining a cost-effective, fault-tolerant information system.
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.