New Video Series: The Intersection of Technology, Strategy and Risk 

 

As IT continues to evolve, so does the role of an effective corporate director. From big data analytics to cybersecurity, technology creates opportunities for companies to innovate, create operational efficiencies and develop a competitive advantage. With insights from leading technology experts and top executives—including ISACA leaders—this eight-part video series from the National Association of Corporate Directors, as well as ISACA and KPMG and with the assistance of Steve Weber, a retired Gartner partner, focuses on critical how emerging technologies are altering the business landscape, critical questions boards should be asking about technology, the role of the chief information officer (CIO), disruptive technologies, fostering innovation, balancing IT risks and opportunities, cybersecurity and social media. Whether you are a director or you interact with your enterprise’s director on IT matters, these videos offer valuable guidance. Please feel free to view the videos and materials, or inform members of your executive team and board to view them.

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A Brave New World

The future has arrived and increasingly technology plays a critical role in the long-term sustainability of the enterprise. In this brave new world, boards must ensure their companies are prepared for the numerous ways emerging technologies are changing the traditional business landscape.
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ISACA Related Resources:

COBIT 5 Publications

Critical Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Technology

Clear communication between the board and technology leaders is essential for a productive and profitable future. Learn key questions that boards should be asking to ensure that technology and business strategies are aligned.
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ISACA Related Resources:

Cloud Governance: Questions Boards of Directors Need to Ask

 

Technology and Leadership:
The Critical Role of the CIO

The effective CIO is no longer simply a technologist, but a business leader first, capable of talking about technology in terms of company strategy. He or she should be a fully integrated leader of senior management, able to proactively offer answers to business problems.
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ISACA Related Resources:

COBIT 5 Publications
COBIT 5 for Risk (Preview)

 

Embracing Disruption

Disruptive technologies are creating new markets, new customers, new mindsets, and new competitors. Understanding and balancing opportunities and risks should be a key area of focus for directors.
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Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Boards must set a tone for innovation that is bold, yet thoughtful, while CIOs need to both quantify and communicate the risks and rewards of innovation.
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ISACA Related Resources:

Securing Mobile Devices Using COBIT 5 for Information Security
Mobile Payments: Risk, Security and Assurance Issues

 

 

The Big Data Revolution

The power and range IT capabilities are endless—from social and mobile to big data and cloud computing—and so are the potential risks. Due diligence in mitigating risk starts in the boardroom.
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ISACA Related Resources:

Generating Value From Big Data Analytics
Privacy and Big Data
Big Data: Impacts and Benefits

Cybersecurity

From deliberate attacks to unforeseen errors, software failures to web weaknesses, today’s IT environment is complex. Boards must have a robust understanding of the threats that exists, be aware of the company’s vulnerabilities, and have measures in place to counteract the risks.
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ISACA Related Resources:

Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX)

 

Social Media: Risk and Reward

Social media has transformed the cultural and economic landscape, rewriting concepts of privacy, confidentiality, and commercial secrecy. Directors must ensure the company is using these technologies for maximum strategic advantage, while remaining vigilant against potential reputation risk.
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ISACA Related Resources:

Social Media: Business Benefits and Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives