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RISK APPETITE – MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER

The concept of risk appetite and tolerance is commonly referred to in today’s volatile and unpredictable business environment.  Based on my...

RESURRECTING THE THREE LINES OF DEFENSE MODEL

Rapidly changing environments Today’s constantly transforming environment is like nothing our industry has experienced in the past. When you...

STAY ON TOP OF IT GOVERNANCE TRENDS WITH THE NEWLY UPDATED CGEIT CERTIFICATION

In July ISACA released the new and updated version of their flagship governance framework, CGEIT, and the timing couldn’t be better. This is a...
A NEW COBIT® IS IN TOWN AND I REALLY LIKE HOW THIS LOOKS.

A NEW COBIT® IS IN TOWN AND I REALLY LIKE HOW THIS LOOKS.

ISACA released the latest version of the framework this month and I can tell you without hesitation that this latest structure is one of the best governance and management frameworks to date for the governance and management of enterprise IT. The first two books of...

INTEGRATING ENTERPRISE AND IT RISK FUNCTIONS USING SCENARIOS

INTEGRATING ENTERPRISE AND IT RISK FUNCTIONS USING SCENARIOS

The challenges that organizations face today are increasingly more complex than in the past. The constant change of the global economy, dynamics of business risks and opportunities, and an increased threat of cyberattacks add complexities we’ve never faced....

USING MULTIPLE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS FOR THE GOVERNANCE OF ENTERPRISE IT

USING MULTIPLE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS FOR THE GOVERNANCE OF ENTERPRISE IT

The most secured company in the world I’ve been known to tell a story about when my CEO rounded up the executive management team (I was the CIO at the time) and pounded us with the question: “Why are we going out of business as the most secured company in the world?”...

TIPS TO GAINING EXECUTIVE SUPPORT FOR IT GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES

TIPS TO GAINING EXECUTIVE SUPPORT FOR IT GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES

The hardest question I get as an IT governance advisor is, “how do I get executive level support for our IT governance program?”  Surprisingly, this question, which comes from operations as well as executives, is not an isolated issue.  As you might expect, the answer...

WHY AM I A HUGE FAN OF COBIT?

WHY AM I A HUGE FAN OF COBIT?

COBIT5 has been around for a couple of years now, so I should probably stop referring to it as the new release and simply call it the latest.  I was introduced to COBIT back in version 4.0, and have since been involved in several opportunities to use COBIT5.  There...

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

By now, it should be understood (through legislation, regulations, standards, etc.) that boards, executives, and IT must collaborate in order to gain alignment and provide value for stakeholders.  The inherent challenge with this is how to do it right when determining...

MOF – AN IDEAL SERVICE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK ADDITION

MOF – AN IDEAL SERVICE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK ADDITION

As IT service providers move up the enterprise value contribution ladder, the need for a repeatable and reliable service management framework becomes clear.  There are several to choose from – most notably the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).  ITIL continues to be...

ONE PART ITIL, ONE PART COBIT

ONE PART ITIL, ONE PART COBIT

Framework Overload Considering the many challenges faced by IT service providers today, leveraging frameworks to assist in managing and controlling IT services is a logical, yet difficult task.  With so many best practices in the market today, how can you know which...

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