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Three Steps to Creating a Simple IT Risk Register

Published: 25 May 2017

ID: G00321598

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Wheatman


A risk register is critical to successful risk management. Security and risk management leaders struggle to create a risk register that does not require huge money and time investments, and resonates with business stakeholders. Follow three simple steps to jump-start your IT risk management efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • How Do Organizations Build Risk Registers?
  • Step 1: Compile a Preliminary Set of Risks
    • Recommendations
  • Step 2: Aggregate and Normalize
    • Recommendations
  • Step 3: Share the Risks
    • Recommendations

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