Better Tech Governance
Is Better for Business

A 2017 ISACA Research Report

In a global survey of executive leaders and board members, ISACA found that one thing is clear:  better governance of information and technology has a clear positive impact on business outcomes. Yet, while executives recognize this, not enough organizations are putting that knowledge into action. Download the materials on this page to learn how to avoid the governance gap and start achieving better business outcomes through better tech governance.

"Whether it is an organization devoting extra time to recruiting tech-savvy board members or current board members doing their homework to better understand the enterprise technology landscape, prioritizing tech-savvy leadership often is the differentiator between thriving and failing in today's digital economy."

Theresa Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CGMA, CGAP, chair of ISACA's Board of Directors and inspector general of the U.S. House of Representatives

"Cyber security, risk management and business continuity planning must be standing items on the board and executive committee's agendas. Having tech-savvy leadership enables the ease of delivering on the organization's vision, especially in the current climate, where technology is truly paramount to the delivery of the organization's strategy."

Emily Manganyi Amukelani, Technology Risk, Governance & Compliance Executive, Tiger Brands

"It is important for boards and senior management to have access to independent reviews of technology risk management and governance functions. An independent review that leverages internationally recognized frameworks provides the foundation for comparison of capabilities and concerns at the program level. Access to independent views also allows the board and senior management to consider the level of investment and types of strategic investments that will allow for organizational resiliency."

Derek Schneidt, Chief Information Security Officer, BMO Financial Group

Case study

COBIT Guidance, Tech-Savvy Board Lead to Stronger Business Outcomes and Customer Focus at MedNet

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Strong Tech Governance Equals More Agility at Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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Tech Governance Creates Innovative Culture at Tyro Payments Ltd.

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Blog Post

A Cyber Perception Gap? What Directors Want to Believe about Cyber Security vs. Real Cyber Risk by Dottie Schindlinger

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Board Leadership Critical in Effectively Leveraging Technology by Robert Clyde, CISM

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