An enterprise information system (EIS) helps create situational awareness and a common operating picture in nearly any complex environment. Whether it’s dealing with a pandemic like COVID-19 or the challenges arriving from it – like increased cyberattacks, it is an effective framework for aiding decision makers in this and other complex, rapidly evolving situations.
Governance, Risk, and Compliance Insights
The best leaders understand that it is the combination of experience and intuition, with the right tools and technologies that assist with making informed decisions for proactive business management.
That’s where an EIS system can help. It brings together raw, unprocessed data that, when analyzed, provides important insights for making strategic decisions. The identification of data relationships, patterns, and trend analysis, along with threshold alerting, quarantining, automated recommendations, and pertinent data visualization is what provides the most significant benefit to informed decision making.
Find, Manage, and Prevent Cyberattacks
An automated EIS eGRC (electronic governance, risk, compliance) tool enables system owners, information system security officers (ISSOs), privacy officers, and security analysts to quickly identify system weaknesses and potential issue resolutions for improved efficiencies and cost savings.
The EIS provides:
- Situational Awareness: Data is continuously captured from existing systems and monitored to provide a picture of what is happening at any point in time.
- Emergency Response and Outreach: If an incident is recognized, the right people are notified, and the processes automatically kick-in to help manage the situation.
- Business Continuity: Processes are put in place to have IT shut down affected systems or replace systems with backups, notifications, or temporary services, to ensure that the business continues to operate at some level.
The EIS dashboard provides user-friendly roll-up and consolidated incident and risk-based information in real-time to allow leadership to make informed data-driven decisions quickly.
The key components of an EIS system include:
- Data Analytics: Collects and analyzes patterns and trends within data regarding enterprise information systems, including vulnerabilities, configuration standards, audit logs, hardware, and software inventories.
- Monitoring and Reporting: Enables the integration of security authorization and system stability-related continuous monitoring.
- Advanced Security and Risk Management: Maintains a central repository for organizational and partner agency digital assets.
- Documentation: Generates the documentation required throughout the process to enable reapplication or adjustment to future processes and methods of a similar nature.
The Need for Informed Decision Making
Leadership teams need an executive information system to manage and collaborate on system security policies, controls, risks, assessments, and weaknesses. An EIS system, like Graham’s, provides leadership teams with the ability to access security postures and the insights and analysis needed to make informed decisions about enterprise governance, risk, and compliance within a single online tool.