Coeur Group’s Business Technology Consulting
Providing Business and Technology Leaders with Strategy, Analysis, Security Confidence and Operational Improvements through Innovation, Mentoring and Advanced Management Techniques in Four Critical Areas.
Technology Risk Management Strategies
Risk Management Insights
Coeur Group’s focus on Technology Risk Management (TRM) is the continuing process to identify, analyze, evaluate, and treat at risk exposures and monitor risk control and technology resources to mitigate the adverse effects of loss. Loss of data and information is one of the most critical concerns of CIO’s and Business Executives. Coeur Group utilizes industry proven disciplines and standards to assess and reduce technology risk with a deepened focus on information security through NIST 800-53, Revision 4, framework practices which is the basis for our CoeurSecure™ security consulting approach.
Enterprise Risk Management, expands the province of risk management to define risk as anything that can prevent the company from achieving its objectives.
Although accidental losses are unforeseen and unplanned, there are methods which can make events more predictable. The more predictable an event, the less risk is involved since the occurrence can prevented or mitigated; or, at minimum, expenses can be estimated and budgeted. It is this process to make loss more predictable that is at the core of insurance programs.
The key to an economical and efficient risk program is control over the risk management functions with assurance that actions performed are desirable, necessary, and effective to reduce the overall cost of operational risk. Coeur Group conducts risk mitigation in the following 6 Strategic and Assessment areas:
CoeurSecure™ Security Strategies
Coeur Group is has significant experience and expertise in conducting assessments and developing Security Plans in all areas of security and utilizing the Standards of NIST 800-53. Our Coeur Group team member’s already have significant experience in supporting the State of Vermont in various project engagements. Many of Coeur Group’s Senior Consulting Partners are Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) certified as well.
Coeur Group recognizes the importance of security engagements and is well positioned to provide the services requested with assurance of adding value. Coeur Group is pre-approved in a number of states for conducting risk assessments and Independent Reviews.
Coeur Group has Senior Consulting Partners that are familiar with the State, County and Municipal level security needs and provide consulting services in three areas which include:
Risk Mitigation and Delivery
Independent Verification and Validation
Coeur Group provides senior project management and technical support of medium or large Project/Program implementations whether internally IT-driven or vendor implemented. Our IV&V provides project oversight to ensure project timing; cost and deliverables are verified and validated to the Project Implementation Plan. Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Services: Independent review of applications and/or systems including, but not limited to, requirements analysis, validation of design objectives and constraints, code reviews, security assessment, test planning, execution and reporting, verification of test results, validation of processes, verification of documentation, and assistance with project oversight.
Coeur Group’s IV&V assures the system/product being implemented reflects the business unit’s business process requirements. Coeur Group’s IV&V assures that the expected reporting and system touchpoints are being provided by the system being implemented. It also assures that the system being implemented has appropriate data integrity processes and routines in place and operating effectively. And finally Coeur Group’s IV&V assures implementation change order management is effective and accurate. Overall, Coeur Group’s Senior Consulting Partners and our IV&V processes provide Quality Assurance oversight and review of various progress and status reports/meetings for accuracy, timeliness, participation, and meaning.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning and Verification
Coeur Group provides Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) services that meet the requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology SpecialPublication 800-34 [NIST SP 800-34] guidelines, standards, and practices. Our senior consultants alsoprovide verification and validation of BCP and DRP programs.
Management of System Integration
Providing vendor management and project plan management for system integration or project rescue. Coeur Group develops vendor performance measures and joint value accretion strategies for integration success.
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