Also in 2017, I co-authored a guide for investment firms on the evaluation of cyber security readiness in industry vendors. This is proprietary to the Investment Industry Association of Canada, but I can make this available upon request depending on the circumstances.
In 2014, I completed a masters degree in risk management with Birmingham City University by completing a study of seven technology vendors in regulated industries across North America. I was attempting to understand whether implementing a risk management function at a technology vendor in a regulated industry would help the vendor improve the overall delivery of its service. That turned out to be the case, but the study found that the #1 impact was actually in sales and marketing! If you like to read thousands of words, I've got some here.
Over the years, I've written articles once my own research into a particular matter seemed to bear something worth sharing. Some are now a bit dated–for instance I've come to the view that catalogs of internal controls are potentially counter-productive to IT risk management–but that just gives me an opportunity to write some more articles!
I've recently had to lay off my team at a early-stage start-up. Here's how I handled it.
Non-profits require processes monitoring the enterprise for loss, including missed opportunity. I have written a manual for doing so that avoids common pitfalls in risk management.
Don't treat people like they're expendable, treat them like you want to be treated–with respect and dignity.
A technology provider can get nowhere in a regulated industry despite having a great product if the clients lack trust. This is where a SOC-2 audit report can help.
Application vulnerability fixes should be a no-brainer, right?
This guide on third party risk was written towards controlling a range of risks can possibly arise from the outsourcing of core functions
Information risk management today is popularized as a contest of wits and nerve fought in an abstract technological sphere. Behind all of that is an economic reality: this fight must be waged
Strategic risk management is a hard subject to grasp. These matters are so big it's a problem even understanding where to start.
How specialist technology services organizations are required to operate with the risk management capabilities of the regulated industries they serve. This is the first in a chain of articles
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