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PO6.5 - Communication of IT Objectives and Direction

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Communication of IT Objectives and Direction

Communicate awareness and understanding of business and IT objectives and direction to appropriate stakeholders and users throughout the enterprise.

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Value Drivers

  • Clearly communicated management philosophy
  • Increased awareness of the organisation’s mission
  • Awareness and understanding of risks, security, objectives, etc., within the organisation
  • Decisions aligned with the organisation’s business objectives
  Risk Drivers
  • IT objectives not achieved
  • Poor acceptance or understanding of the organisational policy
  • Business threats not identified in a timely manner
  • Lack of understanding of management’s aims and directions
  • Lack of confidence and trust in IT’s mission
  • Breakdown in control and security culture

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  1. Establish a programme to continuously communicate IT objectives and direction that is supported by top management in action and words, using all available channels.
  2. Ensure that the information communicated encompasses a clearly articulated mission, service objectives, security, internal controls, quality, code of ethics/conduct, policies and procedures, etc. Communicate the information at the appropriate level of detail for the respective audiences within the enterprise.
  3. Ensure that sufficient and skilled resources are available to support the communication process.

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Bayesian networks can capture the complex interdependencies among risk factors and can effectively combine data with expert judgment.
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by Aditya K. Sood, Ph.D., and Rehan Jalil
With the robust requirements listed by upcoming regulations, such as GDPR, the importance of a cloud app security solution cannot be ignored.
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by Sandy Fadale, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT
Get to know your network.
Volume 6, 2017
by Robert Putrus, CISM, CFE, CMC, PE, PMP
This article presents a risk-based management approach to third-party data security risk and compliance through the development of a third-party risk register.
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by Guy Pearce
The modern GRC landscape has a significant impact on how an enterprise-scale big data project would be undertaken today.

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