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Virtual Enterprise Risk Assessment (VERA) Tool

A tool to keep organisations safe and resilient in an increasingly virtual environment

Against the backdrop of COVID-19, workplaces across New Zealand are rapidly organising their workforces for remote working. Having the right tools to manage a virtual workforce has never been more critical.

VERA is a bespoke dashboard providing business leaders with a dynamic view of their organisational risks when deploying virtual ways of working (VWoW). The tool provides leaders with information about likely risk areas so these can be managed and mitigated. 

Our risk experts will utilise virtual workshop techniques to work with you to understand the key risks and controls your organisation faces in a virtual world. Based on the outputs, we will personalise the VERA dashboard to provide you with pragmatic, usable, time-sensitive data. VERA enables leaders to view and assess risks at an organisation-wide level, as well as by business unit and by geographical split.

Workshops are run using virtual collaboration tools, which enable input from stakeholders in different business units and geographical locations. A VERA dashboard can be produced in a matter of days following workshops, as opposed to weeks using traditional risk assessment methods. 

The dashboard can inform Crisis Management Committees, C-suite teams and board-level discussions, illustrating how an organisation is managing virtual-working risk across multiple domains, including:

  • Productivity
  • Operations
  • Collaborative toolsets
  • Information
  • Health and safety

Using the VERA dashboard, with its dynamic profile view of virtual working environments, executives and boards can quickly and easily see where unmanaged risks are present. This means mitigation interventions can be deployed rapidly.

VERA will help your organisation remain risk-agile in an ever-changing business environment, providing you with the ability and confidence to make informed, effective decisions.

VERA dashboard example

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Catherine Law

Catherine Law

Partner - Risk Advisory Services

I am committed to helping my clients develop a deeper understanding of the technology and information risks present within their organisations. My experience means I can assist business and technology... More

David Seath

David Seath

Partner - Risk Advisory

I’ve spent over 20 years helping clients manage both risks and crises, from operational risk and forensic perspectives. I have extensive experience in helping clients identify the risks that matter to... More

Reenesh Bhana

Reenesh Bhana

Partner - Risk Advisory

I am driven to support my clients to embrace risk and deliver real business performance. By focussing on people, processes and systems through practical risk solutions, I assist my clients to successf... More