Gartner Research

Definition: Governance, Risk and Compliance

Published: 13 May 2015

ID: G00276150

Analyst(s): John A. Wheeler , Khushbu Pratap, Paul Proctor


GRC enables the simplification, automation, and integration of enterprise, operational, and IT risk management processes and data. Risk and security professionals should use Gartner's definition for GRC to structure GRC goals, functions and requirements to make better-informed risk-based decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Definition
  • Attributes


  • Use Gartner's GRC Definition to Structure GRC Goals, Functions and Requirements to Make Better-Informed Risk-Based Decisions
    • IT Risk Management
    • Operational Risk Management
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • Business Continuity Management Planning
    • Audit Management
    • Corporate Compliance and Oversight
    • Enterprise Legal Management
  • Summary
  • Appendix
    • Gartner GRC Market Segments

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