IT Governance: Ensuring Transparency,
Accountability & Risk Mitigation
Patricia Watson | President | ISACA Boise Chapter
What We Will Discuss
What is IT Governance?
Why is IT Governance
Continuous mitigation of risks
ISACA defines IT Governance
…the responsibility of executives
and the board of directors, and
consists of the leadership,
organizational structures and
processes that ensure that the
enterprise’s IT sustains and
extends the organization’s
strategies and objectives.
Why is IT Governance Important?
Effectively harnessing IT
transparent accountability of
alignment between strategic
business objectives and
continuous mitigation of risks.
Clearly define control objectives
Eliminate silos and redundancy
Driven services & solutions
Foster a culture of trust, empower
employees and partners to contribute
Continuous Mitigation of Risks
Align security regulations,
compliance and best practices mapping
Constant changes in regulatory
Increased demand for compliance with
relevant laws, regulations and
Risk emerging from the ever-changing
Proactively address cyber security
In Summary – IT Governance:
Enables organizations to cultivate a
culture of business and IT synergies
Promotes establishment of control
benchmarks & metrics
Prepares companies for the new age of
Addresses structure, technology and
Ensures continuous mitigation of
Professional association incorporated in 1969
with over 110,000 constituents worldwide.
Through its comprehensive guidance and services,
ISACA defines the roles of information systems
governance, security, audit and assurance
The COBIT, Val IT and Risk IT governance
frameworks and the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and
CRISC certifications are ISACA brands respected
and used by these professionals for the benefit
of their enterprises.
To learn about membership benefits, please visit
ISACA Boise Chapter 42 www.isacaboise.org
A Few Sources:
IT Governance Institute:
Implementing & Continually Improving IT
A Few More…
Forrester Whitepaper: CIOs Are Not Ready
To Support Business Innovation:
ISACA Now Blog – The Internet of
everything and the built environment: How
smart buildings impact security!
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