Global IT Risk Management Strategies

Global IT Risk Management Strategies

Chrisan Herrod (National Defense University, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-247-3.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter describes why it is important for organizations to develop and implement an IT risk management function and use best practice risk assessment methodologies that provide a standard to measure and assess risk within organizations. Information technology risk management is a significant new function that can help companies achieve world class IT service. IT risk management includes regulatory compliance, information security, disaster recovery, and project risks. IT risk management should be part of a company’s risk management strategy on an equal footing with financial risk management and reputational risk management. As the complexity of IT infrastructures increases and as businesses continue to rely upon the Internet as the communication backbone for e-business, the associated risks increase. For these reasons, deciding upon and implementing a risk management process and a standard methodology will greatly reduce the risks associated with the introduction of new technologies that support the mission of the business.

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Acknowledgments
Lawrence Oliva
Chapter 1
Executive Overview  (pages 1-12)
The convergence of many interdependent events, including the expansion of unprotected Internet connected applications, the global war on... Sample PDF
Executive Overview
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Chapter 2
Craig E. Kaucher
The latest year-end statistics from the highly regarded CERT Coordination Center (CERT-CC) at Carnegie Mellon University once again demonstrate that... Sample PDF
Aligning Assurance Requirements, Countermeasures, and Business
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Chapter 3
Charles Rex IV
Protecting customer provided information is crucial to the success of the organization. In order to maintain existing customers and attract new... Sample PDF
Protecting Customer Provided Information
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Chapter 4
Chrisan Herrod
This chapter describes why it is important for organizations to develop and implement an IT risk management function and use best practice risk... Sample PDF
Global IT Risk Management Strategies
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Chapter 5
Architecture Issues  (pages 96-106)
Lawrence M. Oliva
This chapter is focused on building the information architecture: what is important to consider, how to align the security, application and... Sample PDF
Architecture Issues
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Chapter 6
Clifton Poole
The proliferation of wireless local area networks in the enterprise and home domains has increased dramatically within the past several years as the... Sample PDF
Wireless Information Security
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Chapter 7
Reference Materials  (pages 144-165)
Lawrence Oliva
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