A successful risk management strategy requires a strong internal control environment. The RCM format emphasizes that strong and risk-oriented internal control environments are often optimized with automated/manual controls, depending on the situation.
An RCM provides an overview of different control objectives that organizations should take into consideration and the corresponding controls to safeguard the company against risks which may arise if not checked timely. Once customized to an organization, this document can help the user in assessing each control. The control assessment can then also be summarized to develop an action plan.
This document outlines risks and controls common to the 4.3 Deploy and Maintain Solutions
process in a risk control matrix (RCM) format.
Sample risks include:
This document can be used as a sample RCM and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of risks and controls. The KnowledgeLeader team will periodically update this RCM with new content. Organizations should select, update and modify the risks and controls included in this document to ensure that it reflects business operations.
- The design and technical specifications do not meet the needs of the end user.
- IT management does not ensure that users are appropriately involved in the design of systems, selection of hardware, and the testing thereof, to ensure a reliable environment.
- Unapproved code/applications are released into production.
- Unexpected events may result in costly impacts and delays in system deployments, impacting business/management objectives.
- Differentiation in file formats and data dictionary rules may exist.