RSA Named a Leader in IT Risk Management

RSA Archer is very excited to be recognized by Gartner once again as a Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management! Of the nearly dozen vendors evaluated, RSA was cited as a leader with the highest rating for “Ability to Execute”. According to Gartner, “RSA Archer’s fulfillment of critical needs, customer understanding, and…

Compensating for Control Issues

Whoa wait a minute…is this a psychology lesson? Well if so hopefully it’s no less comfortable than your favorite chair! Last week we kicked off a new blog series on Issues Management. Read Steve’s initial volley here which neatly frames up the problem of the “Issues Pit”. This week we’ll discuss the process of compensating for control…

Introducing RSA Archer GRC 6

We often speak about the rate of change in today’s fast paced business environment and the challenges associated with trying to keep up and adapt. So why does “operating in a reactive mode” keep getting a bad name? What’s so inherently wrong with that? Wouldn’t “not” reacting be worse? And what other choice do we…

IT Compliance: All About That Base (Standard)

When it comes to IT risk management approaches, few things spark more debate than the use of standards. To explore this is to ponder another alphabetic quagmire of acronyms, categories, and random numeric designations. So which is the best? Is there even such a thing as “best”? If not, how do you choose otherwise? Or…

Fire! Operational Risk at Home

An electrical malfunction caused my neighbor’s house to catch fire recently. Fortunately nobody was hurt but it’s scary to think how easily things could have turned out disproportionately worse under slightly different circumstances. According to the NFPA the likelihood of a home fire is 1 in 4 in your lifetime and the likelihood of injury is…

GRC Driving School: Avoiding Control Blind Spots

by Mason Karrer Remember driver education class when the instructor would sound like a broken record telling you to look over your shoulder to check the “blind spot” before changing lanes? Never mind the questionable wisdom of consciously looking in the opposite direction of travel. I could never wrap my head around the supposed reality…