risk management

  • Enterprise risk management - proof or still promise

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Although most speak about increased attention to enterprise risk management (ERM) at Board levels, few firms appear to have the organizational prowess and human fortitude to put in place the policies, technologies, and processes to prove out the promise of ERM.
  • 7 cyber crime facts executives need to know

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Unfortunately, too many organizations still have their head in the sand when it comes to risk management.
  • Why security pros fail (and what to do about it)

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    You've probably heard the phrase, "Failure is the key to success." But are security professionals really learning from their mistakes? As identity theft and online risks keep growing, is our industry rising to the challenge or repeating the miscues of the past? While security technology is improving, the bad guys also have access to better tools. So are the good guys working smarter?
  • Financial services firms failing on risk management

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Financial services firms should focus on getting "workable" risk datasets in place to avoid the wrath of regulators, says risk analyst firm JWG.
  • IBM bolsters business analytics unit with purchase of OpenPages

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Aiming to expand its business analytics capabilities to support compliance and risk management processes, IBM today announced it is purchasing Waltham, MA-based software vendor OpenPages. Terms of the deal for the privately held company were not disclosed. Naturally, the acquisition is contingent upon regulatory approval.
  • Enterprise risk management: Get started in six steps

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Let's say your organization doesn't have a formal enterprise risk management program. If you're at a big company, ERM might seem daunting because of silos, inertia and so on.
  • Enterprise risk management: all systems go

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    When Bill Badertscher arrived at Georgetown University three years ago, campuswide security was handled in several departments with little coordination among teams. It was time for a change. Badertscher is Georgetown's senior engineer for facility and safety control systems and leader of a new IT team that focuses on the same areas. The goal is to address enterprise risk management (ERM) by redefining it to include nontraditional systems. Understanding that security is mission-critical has led the University Safety and Information Services departments to work together in unprecedented ways.
  • Security pros, meet your new best friend: the CFO

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Executives in charge of information security should make friends with the CFO, who can give them a broad overview of corporate priorities and see to funding the most important IT projects that protect corporate data.
  • Measuring the health of corporate security

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    What does the term 'corporate security' really mean? And how important is it to a company's health? George Campbell explains.
  • Security Consultants and Lawyers: Don't Trust Them to Manage Risks

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Security consultant Scott Wright breaks down the similarities between attorneys and consultants -- and explains why neither can really give you the risk management you need.
  • Information security in health care – four critical errors

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 8:30 pm

    As the first Information Security Manager at a fairly large financial institution, I lived by trial and error for a while. Admittedly, I made mistakes along the way, but the good thing is I learned from them and most of the time put what I learned to use.
  • IT Governance - The Silver Bullet

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 4:16 pm

    Many IT organizations continue to struggle with strategy alignment and demonstrating the value of IT to the business. Recently a group of IT Executives discussed this topic and concluded there was no silver bullet when it comes to IT Governance, or is there?
  • Automation as a Component of IT Risk Management

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 3:44 pm

    As enterprise software is increasingly used to automate complex business processes, IT is becoming an increasingly important factor for enterprise-wide risk management.
  • Information Risk Management

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 8:17 pm

    To effectively secure and manage unstructured information, organizations will need to adopt a more comprehensive information risk management strategy -- one that makes it easy to secure, manage and leverage information, but without disrupting the business.
  • Is Software Development Risk Costing You Money?

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 11:13 am

    Poor software project management often means missed deadlines, cost overruns or even outright failure of the project. How can your company avoid this industry-wide problem?

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