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Risky Business - Strategy is essential for GRC success

Michael Rasmussen
Corporate Integrity
Dennis Drogseth
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Adrian Polley
Paul Williams
ISACA London Chapter
Managing Editor: Ali Klaver
Published the 30th of August 2009 by Informed Market Intelligence

Much as I would have liked to feature a picture of Tom Cruise on the cover of our July issue: "Risky Business" he doesn't impart our main message– developing a strategy for the successful integration of GRC initiatives.

As well as being a hot topic, GRC tends to be a hated one. But while I've been putting this issue together and interviewing industry experts, I've found that its integration is becoming essential to recognizing good business processes, management, and even ROI. I'm sure you'll see what I mean as you read through the issue, and listen to the podcasts.

This month, the team at ETM has had the good fortune to work with Michael Rasmussen. As well as being the founder of Corporate Integrity, he is also a soughtafter keynote speaker and collaborator on GRC issues. No discussion of GRC would be complete without him, which is why he is our moderator for the exclusive panel discussion about moving beyond the basics of GRC, helped along with the expert advice of Sam Harris, Simon Taylor, Martin Kling, and Manoj Kulwal.

Also in this issue, Paul Heiden from BHOLD and Martin Vliem from Microsoft discuss their successful collaboration on solutions to help you with identity and access management.

Mike Baglietto from AirTight Networks and Anton Chuvakin from Qualys go head to head on PCI DSS and discuss its challenges, critics, and the new wireless standards. Discover how it's possible to make your CMDB System initiative a success this year with the help of Dennis Drogseth from EMA, and follow Paul Williams (ISACA) as he takes you though the challenges in IT investment management.

I hope that we've provided some handy updates and essential solutions in the GRC and ITSM fields this issue, and that they help in your day-to-day business processes. Thank you for reading, and if you would like to contribute to any future issues of ETM, please feel free to contact us at or via email at editor@