Network Security & ICT Risk Audits
Developing a comprehensive ICT strategy for an organization is an extensive undertaking which results in a roadmap for an organization for a period usually between 2-5 years, depending on the dynamism of its industry. Such a strategy document would look at:
- – Infrastructure
- – Business Environment
- – Human Capacity
- – Psychographics
- – Governance
INFOCOMM’s ICT Strategy & Infrastructure Audit focuses on the Infrastructure element. An improper review of this element, without fail, results in poor network performance, lack of confidence in the IT infrastructure, high spend and turnover and an underperformance of the organisation and its employees, as they deal with data loss / data corruption, significant network downtime, security breaches, spam and viruses; a demotivated IT unit/ department; and demotivated staff.
Our Audit service reviews the current state of the organization as it relates to its IT. We give advice for inserting best practice thinking, frameworks and methodologies into an organisation’s operations, and we set the organisation with a platform and on a course to achieving operational excellence and a competitive advantage in the marketplace. An indicative budgetary breakdown to implement recommended enhancements is also provided as an output of this exercise.
A profile of recent projects undertaken in this area is given below:
ICT Strategy and Infrastructure Audit
Client: The National Export Facilitation Organisation of T&T (exporTT)
Project Objective: To review the current implementation of the information and communication technologies at exporTT and to explore the options available to support business process optimisation.
- Reviewed physical infrastructure at all exporTT locations and interviewed relevant organisational stakeholders
- Reviewed and assessed the ICT expenditure at the company over the previous three (3) years
- Reviewed and appraised exporTT’s Draft Strategic ICT Plan
- Provided a model framework to be used as a template for ICT Strategy Planning at exporTT moving forward
- Provided an implementation roadmap to address the longstanding and current pressing IT Infrastructure issues identified at the Company
ICT Infrastructure Implementation
Client: The Tobago House of Assembly (THA)
Project Objective: The Division of Finance of the THA relocated its operations to a newly constructed flagship building. The THA required a full suite of ICT services installed to accommodate staff and continue all day to day functions.
- Assessed departments’ business needs and network current state
- Developed an implementation strategy and achieved buy-in from client for methodological approach
- Implemented a Network Domain with Active Directory, DHCP and DNS services
- Installed a Firewall Cluster Solution for enhanced network security
- Implemented a file server with share permissions, for all staff storage.
Client: Palo Seco Agricultural Enterprises Ltd. (PSAEL)
Project Objective: To review the current state of the organization as it relates to its ICT infrastructure implementations. The consultancy sought to give advice for inserting best practice thinking, frameworks and methodologies into PSAEL’s operations and set the organization with a platform and on a course to achieving operational excellence and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
INFOCOMM Technologies Ltd provided independent feedback and recommendations on the following:
- Physical Access and Environmental Controls
- Network Physical Layer – Structured Cabling/Certification
- Network Redundancy / Resiliency
- Data Encryption
- Network Segmentation, Permissions and Access Control (Security Policies)
- Converged Infrastructure (Centralisation and Backup of Organisational Data)
- Business Continuity Planning (BCP) / Disaster Recovery (DR) Arrangements
- Unified Communications Infrastructure / Arrangements
An indicative budgetary breakdown to implement recommended enhancements was also provided as an output of this exercise.