CONTROL DESIGN & TESTING
Archer can help you reduce your audit scope — and stop guessing on your security and/or compliance posture — through strong internal controls. We specialize in control design and testing to get you beyond manual processes, spreadsheets and calendars. Our experts have experience in many controls frameworks ranging from NIST to ISO, IEC, ISACA and IIA.
Our process improvement and automation engagements are designed to introduce technical preventive and detective controls for security and compliance processes that have been challenging to maintain in their former manual procedure methods. Automated process controls should reduce your security and compliance risk in areas that often carry a high probability of security impacts or potential regulatory violation. Further, these technical process controls can be used during a compliance evaluation of your organization’s internal controls, as well as risk assessments and internal security and/or compliance program reviews.
Other benefits of strong internal controls are repeatable metrics that can be used to measure your security and/or compliance posture over time. These metrics are very useful in keeping executive management informed. Additionally, regulatory authorities often evaluate the internal controls prior to an audit, and good controls have proven to reduce the audit scope and reduce overall compliance and audit risk.