IT Governance and Risk Management

Focal Point can help you determine whether your IT policies, procedures, infrastructure, applications, and security posture are aligned with your organization’s short- and long-term business objectives.
IT Risk Assessment

IT Risk Assessment

An IT risk assessment takes the guesswork out of evaluating IT risks. Focal Point ensures that your IT systems, processes, and people are aligned with your strategic business objectives, that all IT risks are understood, and that the costs of safeguarding your assets are manageable and appropriate. By performing an IT risk assessment, you gain complete visibility into the risks facing your IT environment.

Our Approach

An IT risk assessment is an essential assessment for all companies that rely heavily on IT systems and processes to run their businesses. 

Phase 1

During the project kickoff, Focal Point works with you to define your project scope and set objectives for the engagement. Communication channels and processes are then set up and the project begins.

  • Defined Scope
  • Status Reporting
  • Quality Assurance

Phase 2

We begin conducting interviews with key business and IT process owners to learn more about the organization and information cycle of your data. This phase also includes thorough reviews of documentation and observation.

  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Observation
  • Documentation Reviews

Phase 3

We perform a comprehensive analysis of specific areas of your IT environment (e.g., applications, security, infrastructure, governance), benchmarking them against standards like the ISO 27000 and NIST CSF.

  • Application Analysis
  • Infrastructure Analysis
  • Governance Review

Phase 4

Following our analysis and review, we deliver a detailed, risk-prioritized gap analysis that identifies key IT risks and opportunities for improvement. Our report provides practical, actionable steps to remediation.

  • Current State Analysis
  • Detailed Recommendations
  • Remediation Roadmap

Different from the Rest

At Focal Point, we take a different approach to managing IT risk.

Actionable Deliverables

Our information risk roadmap doesn't just identify critical risks. It provides clear, practical guidance for addressing key risks and improving your overall risk posture.

Compliance Expertise

Our cybersecurity experts specialize in industry frameworks like ISO 27001 and NIST 800-53, and key regulations like the GDPR, PCI, and HIPAA, and can help ensure your program meets those requirements.

Deep Experience

We know IT. Over the past 14+ years, we have delivered hundreds of successful IT risk assessments and helped our clients build strong cyber programs