Gartner Research

A Risk Hierarchy for Enterprise and IT Risk Managers

Published: 25 April 2008

ID: G00156664

Analyst(s): Douglas McKibben, Vincent Oliva, Paul Proctor


Enterprise and IT risk managers should develop a clear, enterprise-specific risk hierarchy to facilitate appropriate decisions about risk controls, processes and tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • A Proactive Definition of Risk Management
  • A Sample Basic Risk Hierarchy and Framework
  • Legal, Compliance and Operations Risks — Subsets of Operational Risk
  • The Relationship Between IT Risk and Enterprise Risk
  • What You Should Do

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