Breaking the Value Ceiling

As the conversation around the value of connecting processes within GRC progressed, the idea of a “Value Ceiling” for certain operational enablers and processes emerged. Certain niche technology enablers have a point where the tool is bringing value for the immediate needs but there is more value to be extracted if that technology enabler could be used for broader purposes. In other words, there is POTENTIAL value that could be derived beyond the initial scope of the technology IF the technology can share data or enable other processes. A Value Ceiling is the point where the technology enabler achieves its operational value but can no longer provide greater potential enterprise value due to constraints, disconnectedness or some other barrier.

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Business Continuity: How to Apply Enterprise Risk Management to Your BCM Planning Efforts…and Vice Versa!

by Patrick Potter, RSA Archer GRC Solutions Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs typically do a good job of evaluating business criticality through performing Business Impact Analyses (BIAs) to determine recovery priorities.  However, how many BCM and IT Disaster Recovery (DR) programs adequately assess risks starting at the overall program level down to the process or…

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The Space Between the 1s and 0s – Redux

A few months ago, I wrote a short blog using the “space between the 1s and 0s” as a metaphor to discuss dimensions of data that are beyond just the digits sitting on the disk drive. These dimensions included how the data was created, who created it and why it was created along with the security implications of those dimensions. Data created by a business process that includes personal information is much different than the invitation to the company monthly birthday party. Yet those 1s and 0s, many times, sit side by side on our laptops, servers and storage area networks. Recently, EMC announced the 2012 findings from IDC’s 6th EMC-sponsored Digital Universe Study. This study has some amazing and interesting results – some directly related to this “space between the 1s and 0s”.

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