Cybersecurity risks grow each year. 2021 alone saw an alarming rise in cyberattacks against healthcare facilities, public utilities, oil and gas suppliers, and other critical systems.
To increase the level of cybersecurity in these vital industries, many governments have provided guidance and regulatory standards for computer and data security.
Our client is a provider of governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) consulting and management solutions. They provide cybersecurity and integrated risk management for businesses operating in regulated industries, helping those companies maintain high levels of security and compliance with federal regulations.
The client wanted to create a GRC software platform that enabled businesses to become more self-sufficient in managing their security environment. The platform needed to automate data collection and analysis to streamline compliance processes across multiple security frameworks. For help with this custom software development, the client turned to Taazaa.
Collaborating closely with the client, Taazaa’s team designed a modular, web-based platform with a microservices architecture.
The solution’s tech stack includes Angular 11, .Net Core, and PostgreSQL, as well as other supporting technologies.
Platform users can view analytics reports for all their compliance frameworks from the software’s dashboard. The dashboard can be customized to display the type of data desired in the format the user chooses.
From the dashboard, the user can click on tabs in the top navigation to view and manage six different categories:
- Document Management
- Custom Systems of Records (SoR)
- Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)
The platform is preloaded with the most common cybersecurity frameworks, including CMMC, NIST, HIPAA, HITRUST, and FEDRAMP.
Assets can be added to the system by barcode scanning or importing the data from a CSV file. Vulnerabilities are linked to a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID number, and the system suggests remediations for each risk. The platform uses a complex algorithm to evaluate all vulnerabilities and generate an overall risk score for the business.
The SCAP module is next-level engineering. It allows ATO management teams to automatically map highly technical data into undefined high-level cyber frameworks using natural language processing and artificial intelligence. This is a key differentiator for the client, because it is not a capability available with standard GRC software.
The platform achieved our client’s goal of enabling businesses to better manage their security environment and secure their sensitive data and systems against cyberattacks.
Not only can users track the security vulnerabilities of their internal assets, but they can also maintain a record of the compliance certifications of companies they partner with.
The platform can be hosted on a customer’s servers, in the secure GovCloud service, or in the client’s protected datacenter.
The client has been recognized for cybersecurity excellence. They gain three to four new customers per month, including Fortune 500 companies and leading healthcare systems.
“Our platform is one of a kind and nothing out there in the GRC market has this level of automation and features,” the client recently said. “The Taazaa team is extraordinary and talented on all fronts.”
Taazaa continues to work with the client to refine and improve the platform. We have been the client’s technology partner for nearly five years.