Automatically Test and Monitor Controls with Hyperproof

Hyperproof enables you to mitigate critical risks, save valuable time, and gain better visibility into your risk environment by automatically testing and monitoring internal controls.

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Make Risk Management a Competitive Advantage with Continuous Controls Monitoring

Connect risks to your controls in Hyperproof and then set up Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) to validate the effectiveness of those controls. CCM can also help your organization maintain a solid cyber defense posture, ensure business continuity, quality and regulatory compliance.
Key benefits include:

Reduce Time Spent on Manual Testing

Increase control testing coverage and the productivity level of compliance/internal audit teams.

Increase Accountability & Awareness

Hold employees that are operating key processes responsible for managing associated risks.

Gain Visibility Into Risk Environment

Provide company executives a greater level of assurance that highly-rated risk factors are appropriately managed.

Setting Up Continuous Controls Monitoring In Hyperproof Is Easy

1. Identify existing controls

Before you can set up a test, you need to identify the existing controls in your organization and bring them into Hyperproof. You can quickly import controls from a spreadsheet into Hyperproof and organize them by traits such as control criticality, control domain, control owner, and more.

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As someone who has to manage multiple work streams across both the compliance and security functions, I view technology as critical in helping me reduce routine work and make time to focus on the more strategic items. By setting up automated control tests in Hyperproof, I can worry less about those controls, focusing my time on managing critical controls.

Tony Dell’Ario

Senior Compliance Manager  // Highspot

 

2. Select controls to automatically test and monitor

Good candidates for automated control testing and monitoring are control processes that occur at high frequency (continuously, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) and those that generate well-structured data for testing (rows and columns of data suitable for Excel formulas).

3. Set up a test for each control

Set up a test for each control or a group of related controls at once. Hyperproof’s flexible test builder allows you to write many types of tests – it’s similar to popular Excel functions you may already know (VLOOKUP(), HLOOKUP(), or an IF() ).

 

4. Determine what should happen if a test fails

Once you write a test, determine what type of response is appropriate when a test fails or the result is unexpected. For instance, you may choose to set up an automatic notification and send it to the control operator when the control test fails.

5. Build reports for easy monitoring of automated controls

Hyperproof makes it easy to build custom reports that track relevant data and processes. As a best practice, we recommend you create a report of all automated controls after initial setup to ensure these tests and test-driven notifications are working as intended.

Security Controls that Benefit from Continuous Monitoring

  • Did a designated approver always review new code before it was deployed into the production environment?
  • Are all important branches in our GitHub account protected?
  • Did the system admin for the company’s SSO system remove any terminated employee from access within forty-eight hours of termination?
  • If the application firewall is not on, would someone be notified so they can fix the issue immediately?
  • If a vulnerability is discovered and it has a critical rating, was it patched within 7 days according to our vulnerability management policy?
  • Are all of our cloud databases and end-point devices encrypted according to our encryption policy?
  • Have we enabled multi-factor authentication on all systems that process sensitive data?
  • Do all corporate laptops have up-to-date antivirus software?

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