IBM Active Governance Services
Active Governance Services (AGS) is a cybersecurity solution that provides services across people, process, and technology
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Automate and manage your GRC tools

IBM Active Governance Services (AGS) integrates key cybersecurity and organizational data points into a centralized solution across cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. AGS will provide organizations with key capabilities across people, process and technology, covering:

  • Collaboratively perform automated cyber risk, industry and maturity assessments to support the development of cyber strategy and resilience programs in support of enterprise business objectives.
  • Deploy cyber risk reduction strategies that are monitored and managed through automation with analytical reporting, including policy, compliance and audit support.
  • Operationalize cyber risk, resiliency and compliance across the enterprise that are tailored to provide visibility to executive management, regulators and auditors.
  • Provide a multi-layer approach for cyber awareness, transformation and simulation education to promote an elevated cyber-aware culture within the organization.
  • Establish governance structures that increase cybersecurity maturity with an integrated governance, risk and compliance (GRC) approach.


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Benefits Data integration

Extract and update reports related to control performance from a wide range of IT, security systems and on-premises clouds. Send data to other systems to trigger proactive tasks.

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Control content management and mapping

Maintain control content and map controls to a variety of security frameworks and standards, for: control logging, control mapping and control gap identification.

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Scoring, alerts, and insight reporting  

Calculate collected metrics/data and present them in summary and graphical form to provide reporting capabilities and dashboards with rich information and timeliness.


Capabilities IBM Active Governance Services (AGS) operationalizes cybersecurity compliance and regulatory risks across the enterprise Cyber strategy and resiliency  

Understand current state process and technologies of internal and external threats to advise clients on a strategy using IBM’s Garage workshop. This collaborative, hands-on approach will help to establish a cyber resiliency program for business impact analysis (BIA), disaster recovery, business continuity and governance.

Cyber risk management

Categorize, classify, and identify the business impact, provide task management. Provide cross-functional visibility to identify, prioritize and respond; qualitative and quantitative methodologies and risk registry failures.


Cyber policy and compliance management 

Proactively track the regulatory horizon for agile planning of critical regulatory changes with automated scanning and intelligent workflows in real-time and automate ingestion of compliance telemetry and vulnerability scans into a single source of truth.

Cyber audit support

Proactively assess controls and mitigation plans to improve audit. Clearly differentiate issues from observations to develop and communicate priorities at every level. Automate evidence collection with issue management.



Cyber AI and analytics

Integrate with business intelligence software to provide enhanced data visualization, reporting, and analytics i.e., PowerBI & Tableau, with extensible document generation and online dashboards available for enterprise view.


People risk  

Educate all levels of the organization on cyber security including awareness training, experiential learning / upskilling and executive level crisis simulation training.      



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Every organization must meet compliance, regulatory, contractual, and privacy obligations(…). However, individual organizations have different risk appetites, tolerance levels, missions and goals. AGS helps take the guesswork out of managing cybersecurity risk and compliance. Dimple Ahluwalia VP & Global Managing Partner IBM
Meet our experts Evelyn Anderson

Evelyn has over 30 years of experience in IT security and is an IBM Distinguished Engineer. She has served as global leader for identity and access management, security, regulatory, risk management, physical security, system currency and infrastructure protection, where she led the design of a global framework to standardize delivery, automate controls and reduce security risks for IBM and its clients.

Ruby Li

Ruby is a seasoned professional in cybersecurity, specialising in cyber strategy and risk management. With a wealth of experience in security and privacy consulting, she has consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills. Ruby has played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of security programs for major Australian corporations.

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