Trends Report

Defining IT GRC

December 4th, 2007
Marc Othersen
Khalid Kark, null
Khalid Kark
Christopher McClean, null
Christopher McClean
With contributors:
Paul Stamp , Michael Rasmussen , Alex Cullen , Craig Symons , Alissa Dill


IT governance, IT risk management, and IT compliance are three distinct disciplines that in the past have existed in silos within organizations. Today, many organizations no longer see these activities as individual, one-time projects handled in separate parts of the IT organization. Rather, they are finding that there are a lot of commonalities and interrelationships that exist between these three areas. Adopting a unified IT governance, risk management, and compliance (IT GRC) approach and managing the associated activities coherently will create efficiencies, provide a holistic view of the IT environment, and ensure accountability.

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