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IT Governance | 2013 Interface Conf | Watson

  1. 1. IT Governance: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability & Risk Mitigation Patricia Watson | President | ISACA Boise Chapter
  2. 2. What We Will Discuss  What is IT Governance?  Why is IT Governance Important?  Transparent accountability  Resource optimization  Continuous mitigation of risks  Q&A
  3. 3. IT Governance  ISACA defines IT Governance as: …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.
  4. 4. Why is IT Governance Important?  Effectively harnessing IT Governance validates transparent accountability of resource optimization, alignment between strategic business objectives and continuous mitigation of risks.
  5. 5. IT Governance
  6. 6. IT Governance
  7. 7. Transparent Accountability  Performance & strategic alignment  Eliminate reactive decision making  Demonstrate that an integrated, economical IT infrastructure exists  Value delivery  Harness standardization & automation  Ensure competence of key IT personnel
  8. 8. Transparent Accountability
  9. 9. Resource Optimization  Clearly define control objectives  Ensure cross-functional collaboration  Eliminate silos and redundancy  Driven services & solutions  Sustained innovation  Foster a culture of trust, empower employees and partners to contribute new ideas
  10. 10. Continuous Mitigation of Risks  Align security regulations, compliance and best practices mapping  Constant changes in regulatory landscape  Increased demand for compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies  Risk emerging from the ever-changing complex technologies  Proactively address cyber security threats
  11. 11. 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 involuntary transparency  Addresses structure, technology and education  Ensures continuous mitigation of risks
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. About ISACA  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 professionals worldwide.  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
  14. 14. A Few Sources:  COBIT  IT Governance Institute:  Implementing & Continually Improving IT Governance: Center/cobit/Documents/Implement-cont- improve-it-gov-17aNov09.pdf
  15. 15. A Few More…  Forrester Whitepaper: CIOs Are Not Ready To Support Business Innovation: %20- %20CIOs%20Are%20Not%20Ready%20to%20Support %20Business%20Innovation.pdf?mkt_tok=3RkMM JWWfF9wsRokua3PZKXonjHpfsX57%2B4sXq%2B3lMI %2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4FSMRqI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFT 7DMMaFwybgPWBE%3D  ISACA Now Blog – The Internet of everything and the built environment: How smart buildings impact security! Center/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=329