Organizations are complex. Exponential growth and change in technology, vulnerabilities, regulations, globalization, distributed operations, changing processes, competitive velocity, business relationships, legacy technology, and business data exposes organizations of all sizes. Keeping this complexity and change in sync is a significant challenge for information security professionals. Executives are constantly reacting to risk appearing around them and fail to actively manage and understand the interrelationship of risk across the organization, particularly information security risk as it permeates business operations, processes, transactions, and relationships in the digital world.
Risk Management maturity increases as the ability to connect, understand, analyze, and monitor interrelationships and underlying patterns of performance, risk, compliance across the business grows. Organizations require complete situational and holistic awareness of information risk management across operations, processes, relationships, systems, transactions, and data to see the big picture or risk and impact on performance and strategy. Risk management fails when risk issues are addressed as a system of parts that do not integrate and work as a collective whole. Information security cannot be managed in isolation. Decentralized, disconnected, and distributed processes of the past catch the organization off guard to information risk and expose the organization. The interconnectedness of information and technology underpinning all aspects of an organizations operations requires that the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) be a foundational and integrated approach to risk management across the organization.
Understanding and managing risk in today’s environment requires a new paradigm in managing the interconnections and relationships of risk, particularly information risk. CISOs need to stay on top of their game by monitoring information security risk to their organization both internally (e.g., operations, processes, systems, data) and externally (e.g., threat, competitive, legal, geographic environments) to stay competitive in today’s economy. Organizations must understand information security risk and make risk-informed business decisions to manage effectively manage risk across the enterprise.
This workshop provides a blueprint for attendees on effective IT GRC management strategies in a dynamic business and risk environment. Attendees will learn IT GRC management strategies and techniques that can be applied across the organization and as part of broader GRC strategies. Learning is done through lectures, collaboration with peers, and workshop tasks.
September 13th in New York, NY USA