Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) February 15, 2011
EnCrisp LLC, INC 500 Award winning leading independent provider of Cybersecurity, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced its investment in Confident Governance - ClearGRC® Enterprise Cloud Governance Services platform with embedded content and controls from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) GRC Stack, a suite of enabling tools for GRC in the cloud.
In a constantly evolving technology and business world driven by efficiencies and power of Cloud Computing, achieving (GRC) goals requires appropriate assessment criteria, relevant control objectives and collaboration across all business users with real-time access to supporting data. With over two dozen industry vertical driven governance business solutions ClearGRC® provides the most impactful tool for enterprises, boards, financial and governance auditors, security solution providers, IT auditors and other key stakeholders to instrument and assess against industry established best practices, ethical and environmental standards and critical compliance requirements. Whether implementing private, public or hybrid clouds, the shift to compute-as-a-service presents new challenges across the spectrum of GRC requirements. EnCrisp is the first GRC vendor to bring this combined set of best practices to the GRC community. The ClearGRC® platform is the only truly native Cloud based GRC platform that leverages the CSA GRC stack across all GRC and security functions, including Compliance Management, Vendor Risk Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management and overall Enterprise Risk Management.
"While the need for Governance is universal, its applications and execution differ by each industry and organization type as well as unique regulatory needs. This why EnCrisp is pleased to announce native Cloud Confident Governance's unique Cloud Governance™ Rules Studio delivering thousands of industry vertical driven GRCweaver™ business rules. Governance rules delivered on ClearGRC platform providing the right type of governance and risk "fuel" for unique industry segment driven organizations," said Bhavesh C. Bhagat, Co-founder of EnCrisp LLC. "We are pleased with the EnCrisp ClearGRC® implementation of the CSA GRC Stack and plan to use this new capability centrally in our risk and compliance framework for customers and regulatory bodies."
The Cloud Security Alliance GRC Stack is an integrated suite of three CSA initiatives: CloudAudit, Cloud Controls Matrix and Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire. EnCrisp's Confident Cloud Governance platform and all their underlying products now ship with these CSA GRC stack components:
- Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) provides a controls framework that gives detailed understanding of security concepts and principles that are aligned to the Cloud Security Alliance guidance in 13 domains. As a framework, the CSA CCM provides organizations with the needed structure, detail and clarity relating to information security tailored to the cloud industry.
- Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) performs research, creates tools and creates industry partnerships to enable cloud computing assessments. The CAIQ provides industry-accepted ways to document what security controls exist in IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings, providing security control transparency. The questionnaire (CAIQ) provides a set of questions a cloud consumer and cloud auditor may wish to ask of a cloud provider.
Organizations seeking cloud risk management of virtualization initiatives can learn more about EnCrisp's Confident Cloud Governance platform with the integrated CSA GRC Stack at http://www.ConfidentGovernance.com
About Confident Governance®
Confident Governance® is the Enterprise Cloud Governance™ Company. Using our applications on our Governance as a Service™ platform you can infuse transparency and trust amongst your executives and stakeholders without technical complexity and without having to worry about buying hardware and software. Every aspect of our Governance as a Service™ is designed to make it easier for businesses to implement an Effective Governance, Risk and Security Compliance system to provide clear transparency with easiest non-technical operation enabling truly "Confident Governance®".
EnCrisp® is an INC 500 award recipient, global leader in Sustainable and Resilient Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) for Cloud Computing technologies and legacy ERP technologies. EnCrisp' s Confident Governance product platform is the only global Cloud Governance platform focused entirely on managing and making Cloud Computing secure and well governed. As the only firm specializing in both niche GRC and Cloud Computing governance, EnCrisp excels in designing leading-edge solutions with a "business-driven" risk based approach to improve IT lifecycle, regulatory governance, environmental sustainability, security architecture. With its ClearGRC® business rules platform and GRCWeaverTM industry vertical driven control automation content, EnCrisp delivers a powerful combination of thousands of best practice GRC automation rules and content for different industry verticals, system horizontals and government agencies. EnCrisp is recognized as a global Salesforce.Com Cloud Computing ISV, Microsoft BizSparks start-up member and specialized SAP GRC and Security Solutions provider globally.
About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, please visit http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.