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Achieve Level 4 Maturity in Gartner's ITScore for Risk Management

Published: 02 April 2013

ID: G00238508

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan, Paul Proctor


Organizations at Level 3 maturity in Gartner's ITScore for Risk Management have a working risk program. Migrating to Level 4 improves the risk program's scope and efficiency, transforming it into a strategic asset by facilitating informed, long-term risk decisions across the enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Business Case for Migration From Level 3 to Level 4
    • The Current State (Level 3)
    • What Will Change (in Level 4)
    • Benefits
    • Costs
  • The Key Actions
    • Expand the Established Enterprise Governance Committee Approach Across the Entire Organization
    • Map KRIs to Business Performance KPIs to Engage Business Unit Leaders
    • Close Any Remaining, Identified Gaps in Risk Controls, and Assign Accountable Owners to Ensure Accountability for Risk Mitigation
    • Develop and Implement an Enterprise Risk Communication and Awareness Program

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