IT Governance Maturity

Backbone Consultants IT Governance Maturity services provide the bedrock organizations require to formally create their policy structure, maintain standard operating procedures (SOP), and provide continuing maturity to their data management and information protection practices. The highly technical consultants at Backbone have years of experience tailoring IT governance program implementations to fit a company’s specific atmosphere, risk tolerance thresholds, and employee culture necessary to maximize adoption.

Through a hands-on approach, the assigned Backbone consultant will partner with your organization’s leadership team to understand the information technology landscape including your customer, regulatory, and reporting requirements. These conversations help our technical resources to assist in defining the responsibility, authority and communication strategies that will be used to disseminate new strategies and empower your organization’s people to more openly adopt these changes. The following focus areas are included in our IT Governance Maturity services:

Framework Alignment: Policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines carry the most credibility and impact to an organization when they align with one or more industry endorsed IT frameworks (e.g. ISO, NIST, COBIT, ITIL, etc.). Backbone will begin by understanding of your organizations framework alignment strategy in order to effectively update or create new policies that implement the requirements defined by these frameworks. Selecting a formal governance framework to adopt helps convey confidence to your internal audit function, external assessors, and customers.

Policy Creation: Backbone will partner to leverage your organization’s existing policy documentation as a baseline and provide standard document flow updating as well as new business requirements to align with industry best practice. Our consultants will ensure that key elements are captured in each policy document ensuring that ownership, responsibility and enforcement are clearly defined. IT governance policies include but are not limited to: Information Security, Data Privacy, Change Management, Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery (BCP/DR), Incident Response, Records Retention (RIM), Acceptable Use, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Social Media Governance, Vendor Management.

Training & Awareness: Backbone recognizes the importance of having IT Governance communicated to and embraced by an organization's leadership team. Our consultants will openly partner with executive leaders and their lines of business to have newly implemented policies effectively communicated and made available to employees for review and adoption.  

Maturity Tracking: Backbone is capable of driving continuous improvement in an organization’s IT governance strategy by proactively recognizing opportunities and charting out priorities aligned to the available resources and required timelines. Backbone can assist in implementing or shaping your Information Security Roadmap to support an organization’s IT program. This roadmap will be instrumental in showing customers, strategic partners, and employees alike your company’s commitment to information protection and data governance.

Backbone’s IT Governance Maturity services will deliver expertise to develop and implement strong authoritative documentation to support the protection of your organization’s information assets. Whether it is larger organization with an existing governance program needing help aligning to a specific IT framework or smaller startup needing to define policies and practices for the first time, Backbone’s team of Certified Information System Security Professionals (CISSP) can help your company gain the governance maturity that your business partners and customers require.