Information Assurance

Government in today’s world daily faces complex challenges and unique opportunities. These challenges are even more visible and enhanced in the cyberspace. With information and information technology assets distributed over a wide-ranging enterprise and with, diverse partners actively participating in the agencies’ mission. The challenges that the government faces when it comes to Information Assurance is to unify all the systems so that they meet the all mission needs. To enable a secure access to information over the entire range of users. To anticipate and prevent attacks on enterprise. To operate through cyber degradation.

ARK Solutions, Inc. understands these challenges faced by the federal government. ARK Solutions is well aware of the challenges that are present when updating an enterprise to be up to industry standards in compliance. ARK Solutions, Inc has from its experience has a clear view of the security protocols that is required to be implemented to prevent enterprise vulnerability.

ARK Solutions, Inc. has a dedicated team to deal with issues arising in the domain of Information Assurance & Support. We have built a mini practice, which takes care of information assurance issue by tackling the areas of:

  Information Risk Management

  SOX Compliance

  Information Technology Infrastructure Services

  SAS 70 Consulting

  GRC

  FISMA Compliance

  Internal Audit

  

 


Services

  Information Risk Management

  Information Technology     Infrastructure Services

  GRC

  Internal Audit

  SOX Compliance

  SAS 70 Consulting

  FISMA Compliance

Information Risk Management

ARK Solutions recognizes the need for customers to create a thorough the Information risk management Services to effectively locate, identify and classify data and information across a wide variety of sources and uniformly apply and enforce policies and procedures. Our expert consultants can assist your organization in managing current and prospective risks while establishing ongoing program management, maintaining regulation requirements and create cross-functional Information Management teams.
Our services Include:

  • SOX Compliance
  • Government Risk & Compliance
  • Security

Information Technology Infrastructure Services

ARK Solutions' IT Infrastructure Service has been employed by many large technology companies and enterprise businesses. ARK Solutions partners with its customers to mitigate all the operational hassles of monitoring, maintaining, and managing business applications. It also manages IT Infrastructure and helps achieve the balance between business and operational priorities. ARK Solutions team focus on ITIL guidelines and robust transition methodology that ensures smooth transitions into steady-state managed support, based on service level objectives.

Our services Include:

  • Data Center Management/ Security
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • IT Security
  • IT Financial Management
  • IT Governance
  • Test Management

GRC

Recent government regulations have changed the corporate governance landscape. Organizations are held accountable for accuracy and integrity in their IT and business operations, and they must have effective and reliable governance and compliance procedures in place.
ARK Solutions helps federal and commercial clients:

  • Understand and comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Implement the right corporate governance framework concerning these regulations.
  • Establish appropriate control and compliance practices.

Our services include:

  • Internal audit Support – Assess your control environment and safeguard business and IT assets and processes, including those that protect data and IT systems.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Consulting – Comply with the financial disclosure and internal control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, sections 302 and 404.
  • SAS 70 Support Consulting (Non-CPA) – Review and assess your service organizations control objectives, control activities and processes, as required by the user organizations auditing entity.
  • Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA), 2002 Compliance – Comply with FISMA requirements for a consistent and cost-effective application of security controls across the Federal information technology infrastructure including repeatable security control assessments.
  • GRC Solutions - Enable risk management and regulatory and policy compliance across processes supported by ERP.

Internal Audit

Today, organizations rely on their internal audit departments to provide an independent, objective assurance on an organization's operations and activities. ARK Solutions understands the value an internal audit function brings to an organization and offers internal audit support services that will help the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, and governance processes.

Under the COSO framework, our professionals will work with your internal audit management, external auditors and IS personnel to: understand and improve internal controls; review effectiveness and efficacy of technology operations and comply with laws and regulations.

Our Internal Audit services include:

  • Information technology auditing
  • Risk and Control matrix mapping and Process reviews
  • Internal controls documentation, design evaluation and testing
  • Operational audits

SOX Compliance

Publicly traded companies must comply with the internal controls disclosure and attest to their effectiveness under the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. ARK Solutions understands, for companies bound by SOX, Section 404 compliance has caused the most angst. Our deep domain knowledge in the Section 404 area will you understand, document and create effective internal controls environment over business and IT processes that will help you confirm and verify material information concerning financial results.

We are also aware its no secret that government compliance comes with a major price tag and the cost of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) tops the list. For this reason, our consulting approach focuses on our robust risk assessment methodology that scopes and narrows in on areas of high risk first thereby resulting in millions of dollars of cost and time savings for you.

With experienced professionals that specialize in technology risks and controls, we offer the following services in the SOX consulting domain:

  • Internal controls documentation - document internal control environment, test and evaluate control effectiveness, assess risks.
  • Evaluation services - Remediate inefficiencies and recommend a plan for improvement and continuous monitoring.

Our Risk and Internal Controls specialists are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the following industry audit standards and frameworks and meet the minimum industry certification requirements:

  • COBIT
  • COSO
  • NIST 800
  • AS2/5
  • PCAOB Guidelines

SAS 70 Consulting

Under the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) report — Type I or Type II reporting format, ARK Solutions offers non-CPA consulting support to your internal and external auditing entities in the following:

  • Description of the service organization’s control environment, its control objectives and the key controls that are in place to achieve those control objectives.
  • Tests of design and operating effectiveness and the results of those tests.

FISMA Compliance

ARK Solutions will help you promote the development of key security standards and guidelines to support the implementation of and compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA):

  • Standards for categorizing information and information systems by mission impact
  • Standards for minimum security requirements for information and information systems
  • Guidance for selecting appropriate security controls for information systems
  • Guidance for assessing security controls in information systems and determining security control effectiveness