ProcessUnity Cybersecurity Program Management

High-Value Assets

Identify, Track and Mitigate the Risk Impact of All High-Value Assets Under Management

In order to build a strong foundation for your cybersecurity program, it’s essential to monitor the status of high-value assets and understand potential threats to their security. These risks must be tied to enterprise controls for true visibility into the enterprise’s current risk posture. ProcessUnity CPM’s High-Value Assets capabilities map your most important applications and systems to specific control standards and appropriate industry regulations for a comprehensive, up-to-date view of cybersecurity preparedness. 

With ProcessUnity CPM, organizations: 

  • Track crown jewels and high-value assets, evaluate their impact on the organization’s overall risk posture and determine how to protect them
  • Identify and assign asset owners to ensure cybersecurity accountability and understand an asset’s influence on controls
  • Map all assets to their associated controls and standards for improved control assuredness and weakness identification 
  • Automate and schedule ongoing asset assessments for consistent, reliable risk analysis 
  • Systematize issue creation, tracking and remediation for program visibility and improvements  
  • Obtain an organization-wide view of all high-value assets under management and their risk impacts to gain insight into the organization’s comprehensive cybersecurity risk posture and control coverage  

Catalog and Track High-Value Assets

ProcessUnity CPM’s asset repository helps teams manage their asset inventory – applications, systems, facilities, etc. – and assign owners to these assets. The register provides the ability to define risk categories and risk families; determine both inherent and residual risk; and then aggregate that risk to groups within the organization. 

Map Controls, Standards and Regulations to Assets

Cybersecurity frameworks offer a recognized library of controls for organizations to standardize their security practices based on the regulations and standards specific to them. ProcessUnity CPM provides a metaframework based on the Secure Controls Framework (SCF) to provide a comprehensive control set that maps to relevant standards and regulations. This metaframework helps reduce tedious compliance work and adds value by identifying security and compliance gaps across various standards and regulations. Security teams gain  assessment clarity and better reporting – without a heavy investment of valuable resources. 

Thorough Asset Assessment

Through automation, the ProcessUnity platform sends an asset review to each asset owner and scores responses to identify high-value assets. Inherent risk ratings are used to determine assessment cadences, creating an asset assessment schedule to keep reviews on track. Periodic assessments enable cybersecurity teams to identify control gaps or risk trends across the organization’s entire asset population. Teams gain clarity on where to implement protective security controls to address organizational vulnerabilities that stem from the assets’ exposures to risk. 

Manage Issues for Continued Improvements

Real-time issue management reduces the time it takes to create, track and remediate issues while systematizing the issue creation process to reduce subjectivity. ProcessUnity CPM provides a central repository for managing these issues and their remediation plans. Issues can be described and categorized with severity ratings and appropriate personnel can be notified to take necessary actions. Real-time reporting provides complete issue statuses that can be used to identify systemic problems within the organization and track them to resolution.  

Leverage Reports and Dashboards for Insight

ProcessUnity CPM’s interactive reports and dashboards provide a complete, real-time view of the status of an organization’s high-value assets. Drill-down capabilities allow users to quickly find the details in any areas of concern, while ProcessUnity’s extensive custom reporting capabilities enable the creation of role-specific reports. These reports demonstrate to executives and regulators the existence of a consistent, reliable and repeatable program.  

Beyond understanding the risk factor of each asset, reports also help cybersecurity teams identify themes across asset categories. This feature lends insight into which controls need to be examined while helping to identify critical control weaknesses that must be improved.