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IT Risk Management; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 24

Published: 01 October 2009

ID: G00171918

Analyst(s): Richard Hunter


Strong risk management is based on the Four-A Framework (availability, access, accuracy and agility) and the three core disciplines of building a strong foundation, developing risk governance, and maintaining a risk-aware culture. This chapter outlines these basic elements of risk management.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overview
    • A holistic view of IT risk
    • Making Business Decisions About IT Risk at Novartis
  • The 4A Framework
    • Using the 4A framework to analyze risk trade-offs:
    • Using the 4A’s to resolve disagreements over unspoken assumptions
  • The Three Core Disciplines of IT Risk Management
  • A Strong Foundation
    • A Weak Foundation Amplifies All Risks
  • A risk governance process
    • A Risk-Aware Culture
  • Conclusions
    • CIO Call to Action
    • Conclusions

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