Saturday, July 16, 2011

Compliance et al

Recently, ISACA conducted a survey of the top business issues facing enterprise It technology. The list is of course directed primarily to the concerns of IT Assurance providers and contains the following issues:
  • Regulatory compliance (Score: 4.6)
  • Enterprise-based IT management and governance (Score: 4.4)
  • Information security management (Score: 4.1)
  • Disaster recovery/business continuity (Score: 3.1)
  • Challenges of managing IT risks (Score: 2.5)
  • Vulnerability management (Score: 2.1)
  • Continuous process improvement and business agility (Score: 2.0)
Compliance has been a big issue since the SOX days, but shows no sign of abating. Assurance providers can expect to spend more of their time in this area for the foreseeable future. Nothing really new or startling in the list, but it does provide a good high level overview of where we are in the world of IT Assurance. See the press release here and the survey here.

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