Steps towards greater
insight and control

Step 1

Analyse the main risks that jeopardise the organisation's strategy or licence to operate.

Step 2

Analyse the causes of these key risks on the basis of historical data, errors and analyses.

Step 3

Prioritise the most important causes and appoint controls and warning signals (key risk indicators).

Steps to an In-Control Statement

Soft controls are an essential part of control as 80% of risks arise from human error. This part of risk management is therefore about the risk awareness of organisations.

Soft controls are related to attitude and behaviour of employees within an organisation. The way of addressing, the alertness, and exemplary behaviour are important elements here. Focusing on soft controls stimulates the realisation and achievement of objectives. It also facilitates risk management, as soft controls provide valuable information that allows for faster proactive adjustments. Talking about risks is also an important control.

Three Lines Model


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Combine Hard and Soft Controls

The control mix is built by combining hard and soft controls. With NARIS Next it is possible to combine these different sources of information and present them in one clear dashboard. Information retrieval is then done by setting up a CRSA, the incident app or the risk workshop.

Build or Import Control Frameworks

Save time on the set-up and design of your audit by using standard templates in NARIS Next based on standards (e.g. ISO31000, 27001/27002/90001, NEST), frameworks (NOREA) and laws and regulations (GDPR, BIO). With NARIS Next, you link up with what other organisations have already worked out and you can focus on making controls specific. 

Increase Risk Awareness

In order to check whether the core processes within an organisation are in control and whether the measures (processes) have been designed effectively, it is important to collect evidence. This evidence is easily retrieved with NARIS Next, which periodically distributes questionnaires or checklists to your organisation. This leaves more time for data analysis and for organisational units that are less in control.

The Watermelon Model

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