Gartner Research

CIOs Must Implement a Risk-Based Approach to Improve Business Outcomes

Published: 11 November 2016

ID: G00316908

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor


CIOs must implement a risk-based approach to address technology risk and cybersecurity issues that impact business outcomes. The Dutch National Police demonstrate that it can be done effectively, and this approach can measurably improve decision making and executive engagement.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Case Study
  • Start and End With Business Outcomes
  • Develop a Risk-Engaged Culture That Supports Transparency
  • Create an Efficient Process That Integrates Subject Matter Expertise and Quickly Delivers a Final Report
  • Explicitly Hand Off Results to Business Stakeholders for Decisions, Risk Acceptance and Accountability
  • Address Auditor/Regulator Concerns When Checklists and Baselines Are Abandoned
  • Reality Check — Applying These Lessons in a Large Enterprise

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