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Top 5 Predictions for InfoSec GRC in 2020

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Published 01/08/2020

January 1 ushers in a new year, a new decade, and new challenges—as well as new dimensions and re-ordering of existing challenges.  Reciprocity’s Team of GRC Experts share likely developments, trends to watch out for, and how your organization can navigate Information Security Risk, & Compliance in 2020.  With foresight, an organization can proactively take steps to address the challenges of the future. Our expert panel explores what’s coming: 1. Risk-based, Layered Approaches Eclipse One-dimensional Efforts “Risk Management and Risk Assurance will overshadow other approaches to GRC as organizations satisfy operational needs”  – Gerard Scheitlin, Founder of RISQ Management “While the requirements on information security, privacy, and compliance will only continue to expand and tighten, organizations are realizing that it…

Top Risk Management Issues Facing Higher Education

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Published 12/24/2019

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) are besieged by risk, especially cybersecurity and information security risk. Risk management for these institutions is critical but also extremely challenging, like trying to juggle balls and lighted torches all at once. Colleges and universities are worlds in themselves, providing not only classroom learning but health care, living quarters, meals, athletics, entertainment, research opportunities, and more to students, faculty, and staff. To pull it off, higher education institutions must collect a lot of personal data such as health records, financial information, scholastic records, and insurance information. These are the details that enable colleges to meet the needs of so many people every day. But possessing all this data makes every college and state university an…

Cybersecurity Audit Checklist

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Published 12/19/2019

Today’s network and data security environments are complex and diverse. There are hundreds of pieces to a security system and all of those pieces need to be looked at individually and as a whole to make sure they are not only working properly for your organization, but also safe and not posing a security threat to your company and your data or the data of your customers. Risk management and risk assessments are important parts of this process. Data loss and data breaches are detrimental to your organization and can make or break a company, especially if a breach causes other organizations to lose confidence in your ability to keep yours and their data secure. For this reason, it is absolutely critical for you to…

What is Risk Management in Project Management?

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Published 03/29/2018

At first glance, project management and enterprise risk management have few similarities. Project management focuses on creating something new while enterprise risk management focuses on ending an existing threat. In reality, the two parallel one another which is why both can use agile processes to create stronger, more efficiently obtained outcomes. What is Risk Management on Projects What is Project Management? Project management incorporates the varied activities to bring projects from the idea stage through to finalized development. These activities include the project or phase initiation, timetable creation, information distribution, change and adjustment observation, and data compilation at project completion. What Skills Does a Project Manager Need? Since the project manager implements the strategies, the individual must possess both strong…