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Capability
Geolocation Awareness

Know third-party system geo-locations. Monitor for illegal or risky geographies, which may shift from time-to-time due to regulations, geo-political tensions or natural disasters.

What

Know third-party system geo-locations. Monitor for illegal or risky geographies, which may shift over time due to regulations, geo-political tensions or natural disasters. 

Why

Knowledge of system geo-location is essential to ensuring that you are not doing business in countries sanctioned under regulations such as OFAC, EU Embargo, or UN Embargo. 

Third-party system geo-location awareness is also helpful for arming the disaster recovery and business continuity teams with intelligence to better handle geo-political risk exposure and natural disasters. 

How

This capability is facilitated through implementation of the continous surface risk assessment capability. 

Identify the geo-location of third-party systems through system ip address geo-location mapping data. Monitor system locations for regulatory compliance. Provide third-party system geo-location data to the business continuity and disaster recovery teams to aid them in managing exposure to geo-political risks and natural disasters. 

Practice Status Adoption
Know the geo-location of third-party systems. Pioneering 10%
Monitor significant geographies for events that may impact your operations. Pioneering 7%
Maintain a list of geographies where system hosting is not allowed. Pioneering 20%