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Enterprise Risk Management: Metrics and Assessments

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  • How to conduct a risk analysis

    In this installment of the Risk Management Guide, Shon Harris provides step-by-step instructions on conducting a risk analysis. 

  • Understanding risk

    In this installment of the Risk Management Guide, contributor Shon Harris explains what risk is and clarifies the differences between risk and vulnerability management. 

  • How to define an acceptable level of risk

    Even though management is responsible for defining an organization's acceptable level of risk, the security practitioner should understand the process and be able to illustrate to management how underlining security threats can negatively affect busi... 

  • How to deal with risk

    In this installment of the Risk Management Guide, Shon Harris explains the four ways to deal with identified risk: transfer it, avoid it, reduce it or accept it. 

  • How to write an information risk management policy

    In this installment of the Risk Management Guide, Shon Harris describes the contents of a risk management policy and provides a sample policy template. 

  • Poor government security makes industry wary

    The annual review of government security practices shows several agencies still aren't improving. Experts are worried it could harm Homeland Security's ability to work with the private sector to stop cyberterrorism. 

  • Companies fear dark corners of the virtual world

    According to a recent IBM survey, enterprises are now more concerned about threats in cyberspace than about those in the physical world. 

  • Security pros aren't stained by BlackBerry tiff

    A BlackBerry blackout would have been tough for on-the-go e-mail addicts, but it was never a security concern, if a survey of IT professionals is any indication. 

  • Metrics needed to guide application security decisions

    Recently launched Application Security Industry Consortium aims to give companies and their developers the information they need to select secure software and ensure products meet their business goals. 

  • IT pros: We can't stop every threat

    Mergers, staff shortages and fast tech deployments mean some security incidents probably went undetected last year, a recent survey found, and many fear it will happen again.