New Year's Resolutions to Reduce Business Risks
IT and cyber-security professionals will face an abundance of perplexing challenges this year. For one thing, big data threatens to overwhelm the enterprise. For another, highly skilled hacktivists are gunning for companies, and they are fueled by passion instead of financial considerations. Finally, the booming state of device connectivity—mobile and otherwise—will further elevate the labyrinthine quality of modern IT networks. Given this, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has come up with the following risk-related New Year's resolutions for its members, who are business and technology leaders striving to maximize IT's value and manage its risks. "The pace of change expected in 2014 will put incredible pressure on technology professionals in the workplace," says Bhavesh Bhagat, CEO of EnCrisp and a member of ISACA's new Emerging Business and Technology Committee. They will need to keep "IT risk in check while delivering value to the business. But this is also a chance for the IT department to be a strategic partner with the business on navigating these issues and opportunities."