What we do

Organizations face immense challenges to generate value while navigating risks in business decisions.  Inefficient processes hinder an organization to identify, manage, and respond to risks limiting effective decision making.  Templar Shield consultants help organizations define, implement, and support their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) processes, content, and technical capabilities to enhance understanding of risk and create better informed decision makers.  Our solutions leverage leading integrated risk platforms, third party risk platforms, business resiliency, and cloud offerings to create best-in-breed solutions to meet your exact needs.

Shield Advantage

Templar Shield brings a deep bench of industry knowledge with fluency in information security, risk and compliance domains and supporting technologies.  We’ve helped countless organizations optimize their risk and compliance processes and implement technologies to improve these processes.  With over 1000 successful integrated risk technology enablement projects across North America and our continuous training program, we provide the skill sets and methodologies you need for a timely and successful implementation to meet your exact business needs. Templar Shield partners with leading technology and service providers including RSA Archer, ServiceNow, LockPath, Microsoft, and others placing our consultants on the forefront of innovative technologies and early adoption.  Our expertise, methodologies, accelerators, and software resell relationships provide additional savings to your organization through reduced overall cost of implementation and time to value.

Capabilities

Business Process, Content, Framework, Technology Enablement, and Operational Support

GRC / Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Technology Enablement

Our Integrated risk Management (IRM) / Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) services guide you through implementing a set of practices, processes, and technologies that support a risk-aware culture and improve decision making and performance. We are channel partners and authorized resellers of leading GRC technologies and will help you optimize efficiency and effectiveness of these technologies to meet your exact needs. Our technology enablement practice supports the entirety of the solution development lifecycle from strategy and process definition through development, testing, deployment and operational support. We support on premise and hosted environments.

Internal Audit

Utilize leading technical solutions to facilitate the complete audit lifecycle including audit planning, audit engagements and workpapers and findings remediation.

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Business Resiliency

Automate your approach to business continuity and disaster recovery planning and execution, enabling swift response in crisis situations to protect your ongoing operations. Automate business impact analysis (BIA), business continuity plan management, disaster recovery, and incident response processes. Extend capabilities with world-class critical event communication, management and collaboration.

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Third Party Risk Management

Automate and streamline oversight of vendor relationships including third party risks, financial and performance metrics, onboarding process, contracting, insurance requirements, engagements, findings remediation, and third party assessments. Templar Shield’s vendor management professionals help you define and support your third party risk processes and technologies and have various models to assess vendors and integrate external financial health ratings and security ratings from external providers and internal processes to create a seamless integrated cost-effective process to improve efficiency and timely reduce third party risk.

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Compliance

Helping you navigate the complexities of ever changing compliance requirements from federal, state, regulatory, and industry frameworks such as HIPAA, FISMA, GDPR and many others. Establish strong governance and compliance frameworks, implement unified policies and controls, systematically manage corporate obligations and regulatory research, correlate controls and compliance testing to impacted regulations, manage compliance processes, audits, testing, and remediation.

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Enterprise Risk Management

Optimize how you manage Enterprise and Operational Risk, meet regulatory and audit needs, protect privacy and secure data. Templar Shield helps companies build, mature, and embed risk programs throughout the organization. Automate risk assessment processes, develop risk and control frameworks, manage KRIs, facilitate remediation, and integrate technology into your processes to develop systematic reporting and automation.

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Public Sector

Solutions to meet unique needs of U.S. federal agencies, providing capabilities essential for effective information assurance program management including assessment and authorization, continuous monitoring, and plan of action and milestones (POA&M) management.

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Information Security Risk

Identify and protect enterprise assets, prioritize criticality, detect and respond to attacks, identify and remediate security deficiencies, measure risk and compliance to security policies and controls, and respond to incidents.

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Strengthen your AML program with capabilities that integrate AML risk assessment, policies and controls, fraud investigations, analytics, quality assurance testing, and issues management.

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Shield Advantage

Templar Shield maintains a deep bench of senior, seasoned professionals with deep risk, process, content and Integrated Risk Automation experience.  Our consultants maintain various certifications including among others CISSP, CISM, CISA, Scrum Master and GRC Solutions with extensive backgrounds in Incident Response, Internal Audit, Compliance, Policy, Risk, Business Continuity, SecOps and Vendor Management. Templar Shield’s experts have led global engagements in a wide array of industries (energy, finance, retail, government, telecom, and high tech).

More importantly, our team provides years of experience advising, implementing and sustaining Integrated Risk Platforms Platform enabling us to provide you the exact solutions to meet your business needs.  All practitioners are directed by two managing directors formerly from Archer Technologies and PwC, each with nearly 20 years in governance, risk and compliance advisory and technology enablement.

Our partnerships with leading integrated risk solution providers including RSA Archer, ServiceNow, and many others enable us to be on the forefront of leading practices and releases including participation in early adoption and testing of new features, integrations and innovative solutions.