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Build an IT Risk Register to Transform Your IT Risk Management Program

Published: 03 August 2012

ID: G00233327

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Wheatman


An IT risk register should be at the core of your IT risk management program. Your IT risk register will help risk and security professionals convey information about the current status of IT-related risks and associated potential impacts to stakeholders within the business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • What Should a Risk Register Contain?
  • What Your Risk Register Should Not Contain
  • How Should You Use the Risk Register?
  • Simple Risk Management Process Flow
    • 1. Risk Assessment
    • 2. Risk Treatment
    • 3. Monitoring and Reporting
  • Risk Register Implementation Recommendations

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