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Create a Digital Risk Officer Role in Your Organization

Published: 19 May 2016

ID: G00300603

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor


Organizations need to create the new role of digital risk officer to address the changing nature of risks and threats across IT, OT and IoT, and safety in this digital business era. Risk and security professionals should prepare now for the additional responsibility they will be asked to assume.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Context of the DRO Role
  • Create and Evolve the Role of the DRO
    • Formalizing the DRO Role and Organizational Reporting
    • The DRO Relationship to the Traditional CISO and IT Security
  • Establish Responsibilities and Develop Skills to Meet the Evolving Needs of a Digital Organization
    • The Value of Certifications for a DRO
  • Begin With Simple Evolutionary Steps so That a Fully Realized DRO Role Is in Place by 2020

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