Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC)

Every organizational business function and process is governed in some way to meet objectives. Each of these objectives has risks, as well as controls that increase the likelihood of success (or minimize the impact of failure). These are the fundamental concepts of GRC. To maximize business performance, GRC programs are designed to help companies avoid major disasters and minimize the impact when avoidance is unlikely.

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Measure GRC Performance To Show Processes And Data Reliability

    Performance Management: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    December 6, 2018 Renee Murphy

    The more complex a program is, the more difficult it is to mature and maintain it. The more complicated the business process is, the faster and more devastating this breakdown can be. Strong performance management is a way for risk management professionals to monitor their GRC program for continual improvement, alignment to business goals, and strategic value to the organization. This report explains how to continuously manage the performance of your GRC program to help you protect your critical risk and compliance functions from decay.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Data Security And Privacy: 2018 To 2019

    Benchmarks: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    December 5, 2018 Heidi Shey, Enza Iannopollo

    This data-driven report outlines budgeting and spending, technology adoption plans, and other key breach, data protection, and privacy trends in global firms for 2018 through 2019. Understanding these trends and their implications will help security and risk (S&R) executives examine, and adjust as necessary, their own plans for data security and privacy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Get Tactical With A Dynamic GRC Road Map

    Road Map: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    November 30, 2018 Nick Hayes

    GRC road maps document the practical steps needed to execute major risk and compliance initiatives. The challenge is how to plan for continued progress, knowing for certain that the risk and regulatory landscape will change along the way. This report outlines common components of a GRC road map and offers best practices to help risk professionals construct and maintain their own dynamic versions to deal with continuous change. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Risk Management 2018

    Benchmarks: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    November 30, 2018 Christopher McClean, Trevor Lyness

    Executives must take big bets on new technologies, business models, and emerging markets to stay ahead of the fast pace of competition. With so much at stake and so many public examples of corporate failures, a formal risk management program seems clearly worthwhile, and companies that have one see direct benefits. However, barriers persist, and adoption has been relatively slow. This report examines how risk professionals can overcome skepticism and build a program that will help guide their organization through rapid market evolution and disruption.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Set Risk And Compliance Accountability With Forrester's RASCI Tool

    Organization: The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook

    November 29, 2018 Nick Hayes

    This report helps risk professionals build and maintain an effective GRC stakeholder plan, outlining the major tasks and expectations for key leaders you will hold accountable for the success or failure of their GRC duties. We also provide an interactive tool that you can use to document who will be responsible, accountable, supportive, consulted, and informed (RASCI) for all GRC tasks.

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