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IDG Contributor Network: Don't be the next Humpty Dumpty

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 11, 2016.

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    That’s pretty much every CISO’s objective. We’re all perched on narrow walls with no safety net. This was the basis for Vanderbilt Professor Mark Abkowitz’s presentation, “Enterprise Risk Management”, last month at the University Club in Nashville.

    Professor Abkowitz is an expert on risk management as it applies to the entire enterprise. I have long been interested in the subject of enterprise risk management (ERM), because C-level executives understand this language, whereas they may not understand information security language as well. If you can position security risks within the scope of enterprise risks you have a better chance of being heard by the C-level. Also, the practices of enterprise risk management have been developed since the time of the Trojan horse, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

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