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Forget The FUD: Four Factors Fueling TPRM Platform Adoption Today

Alla Valente 3 days ago
Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. Also known as “appeal to fear,” fear-uncertainty-doubt (FUD) is a fallacy in which a person tries to create support for an idea (or technology) by attempting to increase fear towards an alternative. Since passage of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the regulation that launched the era of compliance, technology sales have been predicated on creating […]
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Plan Your Response To CISA Emergency Patching Directives

Erik Nost 6 days ago
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other government agencies will continue to weigh in on vulnerability and patch management. Be prepared to respond.

US Public Sector Predictions 2022

Discover how the President's Management Agenda will shape agencies' priorities in 2022.

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Generally Accepted AI Principles — “GAAIP” — Can Bridge The Trust Gap

Achim Granzen 6 days ago
Organizations looking to scale their use of AI-enhanced decision-making are facing a dilemma. There is still a large gap between voluntary frameworks for responsible AI and actionable law and enforceable regulations. I wrote about Singapore’s Model AI Governance Framework in an earlier blog post. My colleague Guannan Lu has recently taken a look at China’s […]
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Don’t Adopt Nature-Based Solutions That Come With A Side Of Dumb

Renee Murphy April 29, 2022
As corporations look to express their commitment to the Earth and its earthlings, nature-based solutions (NBS) have taken on new urgency in the boardroom and sometimes not for the right reasons. First things first: NBS are defined by Forrester as natural and nature-based solutions to the consequences and causes of climate change that reduce an […]
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The Risk Of Greenwashing: One Step Forward For The Cause, Two Steps Back For The Environment

Alla Valente April 21, 2022
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet.” In the leadup to the main event on April 22, it’s not unusual for scores of companies big and small and newcomers and household names in every industry to take to social media to highlight their efforts for investing in our planet. After all, […]
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The Top Systemic Risks Changed In 2022, And Climate Change Was Left Out In The Cold

Renee Murphy April 20, 2022
It’s time for the latest “Top Systemic Risks” report. One of the biggest movers this year was climate change. Last year, as the pandemic dragged on, climate change ranked number five. This year, it ranked number eight. In the age of declaring climate goals and new markets requiring carbon reporting, corporations pushed climate change risk […]
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Cyber Insurance: What The Changing Power Dynamics Mean For You

Heidi Shey April 8, 2022
Cyber insurance is only one component of a bigger enterprise cybersecurity risk management program. However, the cyber insurance market has been on a roller coaster, with skyrocketing premiums, changes in coverage, and a demand for policies that outweighs available supply. After years of affordable and readily available policies, the ubiquity of cyber insurance combined with […]

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Here’s How To Update Your Risk Management Posture Given The War In Ukraine

Alla Valente February 28, 2022
Risk management leaders in Europe and worldwide are already being impacted by the war in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian and Belarusian actors. Forrester analysts provide their guidance in this post.
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Evolve Your Nearshore Contingency Plans In Response To War In Ukraine

Jeffrey Rajamani February 25, 2022
Learn which IT service providers have substantial operations in Belarus, Russia, or Ukraine and what steps you should take if you rely on them for services today.
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Setting The Record Straight On The Third-Party Risk Management Market

Alla Valente February 7, 2022
Third-party risk management (TPRM) is high on the list of business priorities and risk management priorities, and that’s a good thing. Despite predictions in the early days of the pandemic that firms would rein in outsourcing strategies, the third-party ecosystem continues to grow, smaller vendors and suppliers remain cybersecurity targets, the global regulatory machine continues […]
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Enterprise Risk Pros Pivot From Compliance To Driving Faster, Better Decisions

Alla Valente February 3, 2022
The average firm’s list of business and risk management priorities looks very different today than it did two years ago. What’s changed? For starters, according to Forrester data, 43% of enterprise risk management (ERM) decision-makers report having experienced three or more discrete critical risk events over the past 12 months. The same group reveals that […]
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Bias In AI: Avoiding An Algorithmic Debacle

What It Means February 3, 2022
Are all algorithms inherently biased? Of course not, but the risk of AI gone wrong is a real one for many organizations. Find out why as VP, Principal Analyst Brandon Purcell discusses fairness in AI.

European Predictions 2022

Visit our resource hub to discover the key trends impacting European businesses in 2022.

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Log4j, Open Source Maintenance, And Why SBOMs Are Critical Now

Sandy Carielli December 15, 2021
Beyond the immediate response issues, the Log4j vulnerability poses longer-term risk management and community considerations.
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Leadership And Innovation — Learning From The Triumph And Tragedies Of The New Space Race

Phil Brunkard November 22, 2021
Get an insightful look at the innovation lessons technology executives can learn from the new commercial space race.
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Predictions 2022: Leaders Who Embrace Trust Set The Bar For New Sustainability And AI Goals

Jinan Budge November 16, 2021

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When Systemic Risks Collide: Why Supply Chain Issues Are The New Normal

Alla Valente October 26, 2021
Before March of 2020, “supply chain issues” was a term we’d hear after a natural disaster or labor strike — that all ended the moment we ran out of toilet paper. Unquestionably, the supply chain crisis has been a secondary theme of the pandemic, one that continues to escalate. For the 15 months since the […]
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Employee Vaccination Mandates: Indecision Is The Riskiest Decision Of All

Alla Valente October 14, 2021
It can be the carrot or the stick, but the key to a successful vaccination incentive is to make a definitive decision.

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Build Contingencies To Prepare For Inflation That May Not Be Transitory

Christopher Gilchrist October 13, 2021
For tech execs, it’s key to understand where inflation is occurring, its short- and long-run effects, and the practical steps that can be taken to manage it. Inflation can be classified in three ways: supply-side, demand-side, and built-in. Supply-side inflation pushes costs higher, weakening industry purchasing power; demand-side inflation pulls prices higher, weakening consumer purchasing […]
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Facebook’s Outage: Breaking The Ad Empire — For A Day?

Mike Proulx October 4, 2021
The Facebook ecosystem outage should remind advertisers to have proactive risk mitigation plans in place.
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GRC Platforms Morph From Maslow’s Hammer To The Swiss Army Knife

Alla Valente September 22, 2021
Winston Churchill said it best — “Never let a good crisis go to waste” — and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) vendors have heeded the advice not once but twice. In 2002, after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act intended to protect investors from fraudulent accounting activities by corporations, vendors turned GRC technologies into a Maslow’s hammer of […]
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