Risk Management News & Analysis
| Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Both security and compliance are all about establishing (and implementing) standards that ensure an environment where company assets and data is accessed and utilized properly. So if you were asked, “Do you think security and compliance really coexist?” you’d most likely think it a dumb question and say, “Of course.”
But what if we challenge that notion a bit -- not so much to explore if they can coexist, but whether they do.
| Friday Feb 28, 2014
Information security practitioners, risk professionals and executives might be blinded by the potential risks of implementing big data and thereby miss out on the value it can provide an organization. ISACA recently released a paper on Big Data which weighs the two sides and makes a clear decision which is the bigger risk.
| Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Everyone is talking about big data. And, if you have ever watched Discovery Channel you probably know a little about dark matter and dark energy. But dark data? Is this just some new marketing buzzword, or is it a real problem?
| Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Surveys say people are paying more attention to so-called “strategic risk.”
| Thursday Dec 5, 2013
All the studies show an increasing pace of change in and around technology. It’s not just that we run the back-office with enterprise software, it is also invading the front office and the products and services offered by organizations around the world.
| Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Accenture’s 2013 Global Risk Management Study starts with a great subtitle: “Risk management for an era of greater uncertainty.” I love this play on words: we live in uncertain times, and risk management is all about addressing the uncertainty between us and our objectives (as the esteemed Felix Kloman says, risk management helps us “pierce the fog of uncertainty”).
| Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
It is easy for governance, risk and audit practitioners to worry about privacy and other risks to the extent that they become a negative influence on their company. Their fear can inhibit an organization from seizing the opportunities presented by what is called “Big Data”.
| Thursday Sep 5, 2013
Practically any discussion of social media analytics revolves around marketing. This is unfortunate since it diminishes the impact social media analytics should be having in other parts of the company.
| Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
Forget, for a minute, the politics around surveillance whistle blower Edward Snowden and consider instead why the NSA didn't know that he might one day cause trouble for them. "The data points might have been there,” says Amad Fida, CEO of Brinqa, a Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Platform, “but without context and correlation they might not have identified risk."
| Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
Every business has Information security concerns. To ease those concerns however, AvePoint has released its Compliance Guardian Service Pack 1 (SP1), offering upgraded data protection and security.
| Monday Jul 8, 2013
In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies are increasingly permitting their employees to use their own devices, such as smart phones and iPads, to perform business functions. Known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), this trend has revolutionized employee work habits.
| Wednesday Jul 3, 2013
Boards have generally identified experience and insight into risk management as areas where they need to improve. As risk management is integral to any organization’s success, helping it to identify and address risks to the achievement of its objectives, regulators and others expect boards to beef up their ability to provide effective oversight.
| Monday Apr 8, 2013
If internal audit is to remain relevant, it needs to move beyond the services currently performed to provide assurance to the main stakeholders.
| Thursday Apr 4, 2013
Welcome! Yea, though a scurvy pirate or two has occasioned to dare set foot within our establishment, they were swiftly dealt with and ne’ery a one have been eyed since. Aaargh …’tis no safer place to bury yer treasure. Thar treasure chests are sturdy and their locks sure. We afford ye yer own shovel for buryin’ and the watchmen step lively to thwart the ne’er-do-wells. Would ye care for a copy of our SSAE-16? Did I mention that we’re PCI compliant?
| Monday Mar 18, 2013
If you live in the Northeast, odds are that you looked out your window a couple of weeks ago and saw snow falling from the sky. Parts of the region were buried under more than three feet of the white stuff, paralyzing the population. The bright side of any blizzard is that the snow, no matter how much, eventually melts away. The same is not the case for email.