How do I get more value out of my IT systems?

IT services

IT has become indispensable in our society. Through the Internet, organisations are in constant contact with each other and with their customers. IT systems are used everywhere as part of the primary processes, thus making organisations more productive and efficient. However, this also makes these systems essential for the operation of your business. Using the right systems, ensuring proper protection of business data, personal data and intellectual property and having adequate management information is an absolute necessity.

Our specialists can help you resolve these complex issues. With specialists in the areas of data analytics, cybersecurity and IT audit we can assist you in streamlining your IT environment, increasing your cyber resilience and, through data analytics and personalised dashboards, provide greater insight into the actual status of your business – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

IT has become indispensable in our society. Through the Internet, organisations are in constant contact with each other and with their customers. IT systems are used everywhere as part of the primary processes, thus making organisations more productive and efficient. However, this also makes these systems essential for the operation of your business. Using the right systems, ensuring proper protection of business data, personal data and intellectual property and having adequate management information is an absolute necessity.

Our IT specialists can help you with

  • Increasing your cyber resilience

  • Tailor-made data analysis and dashboards

  • Creating greater value with your ERP system

  • Improving your IT control

  • Third-party assurance statements (ISAE3000, ISAE3402 and SOC I or II)

  • Tailor-made IT audit

Cybersecurity

The number of cybersecurity incidents worldwide has risen exponentially for years. New types of attacks are increasingly aimed at arbitrary organisations and are meant to block the organisation’s access to information systems. In doing so, the perpetrators take advantage of known vulnerabilities in commonly used systems or the inattention of your staff (phishing). The damage caused by the loss of data and interruption of your operations may be enormous, even fatal sometimes. Can you be sure that your cyber insurance policy will cover all that?

Our specialists can help you get more grip on your cybersecurity. We identify the risks threatening your digital crown jewels. We map out existing and missing measures and review the balance between technology, people and organisation. Subsequently, ethical hackers and IT auditors will assess whether the measures you have taken are indeed effective, because the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Finally, we will try to ensure continuous improvement by making cybersecurity part of your regular planning and control cycle. In this way, cybersecurity will receive ongoing attention. After all, a cyber risk impacts your business operations most of all.

Our specialists can help you get more grip on your cybersecurity. We identify the risks threatening your digital crown jewels. We map out existing and missing measures and review the balance between technology, people and organisation. Subsequently, ethical hackers and IT auditors will assess whether the measures you have taken are indeed effective, because the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Finally, we will try to ensure continuous improvement by making cybersecurity part of your regular planning and control cycle. In this way, cybersecurity will receive ongoing attention. After all, a cyber risk impacts your business operations most of all.

Data analytics

Your IT environment is becoming increasingly complex, with new systems being linked each year. Your staff members enter and process transactions every day. This means that new data is created is disseminated throughout your organisation on a daily basis. But does that automatically mean greater insight? Usually it does not.

With our wide-ranging knowledge as financial advisors, combined with a team of specialised (big) data analysts, we can help you get more value out of your IT environment. This is because we not only understand the technology, but also what drives you as an entrepreneur. What you need is not the umpteenth BI tool, but personalised, tailor-made dashboards which give you the resources to understand the past, make adjustments in the present and look ahead where you can. In this context, we use our own data platform, developed in-house. Robust, scalable and secure. Do you require up-to-date control information at any location and time? We are happy to help.

With our wide-ranging knowledge as financial advisors, combined with a team of specialised (big) data analysts, we can help you get more value out of your IT environment. This is because we not only understand the technology, but also what drives you as an entrepreneur. What you need is not the umpteenth BI tool, but personalised, tailor-made dashboards which give you the resources to understand the past, make adjustments in the present and look ahead where you can. In this context, we use our own data platform, developed in-house. Robust, scalable and secure. Do you require up-to-date control information at any location and time? We are happy to help.

Björn Roskott
Partner IT Audit & Risk Management

Our colleague Björn Roskott is widely experienced in optimising IT environments. He specialises in optimising EPR packages, cybersecurity, data analysis and data visualisation. In addition, Björn is a registered IT Auditor (RE).

IT audit

As a service provider, you have your business in order. Your processes, systems and organisation are geared to serving your clients in the best possible way. And you have done so very successfully, for years. However, increasingly your clients are asking for more than just trust. Your clients need to account for their own services, for which they partly depend on you. This means that sooner or later you will be asked to issue assurance statements about the services you provide. This request may be made retrospectively, but increasingly often it is also included as a requirement in tendering procedures. And what exactly is such an ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000 or SOC statement, and where are you supposed to start?

Our certified IT auditors (RE) are ready to help you with this. With our structured approach, we will guide you step by step in producing your first IT audit statement. If you need multiple statements, we will design the audit process in such a way that we conduct one efficient audit and report on it in various forms. This will save your organisation much work and means that you can focus on your client.

As a service provider, you have your business in order. Your processes, systems and organisation are geared to serving your clients in the best possible way. And you have done so very successfully, for years. However, increasingly your clients are asking for more than just trust. Your clients need to account for their own services, for which they partly depend on you. This means that sooner or later you will be asked to issue assurance statements about the services you provide. This request may be made retrospectively, but increasingly often it is also included as a requirement in tendering procedures. And what exactly is such an ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000 or SOC statement, and where are you supposed to start?

Tailor-made advice from a PKF Wallast IT specialist

Are you looking for a cybersecurity specialist, data analyst or IT auditor (RE)? Then please arrange a no-obligation introductory meeting with an IT advisor for tailor-made advice.


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