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       Posted on November 1st, 2012

Risk assessment in practice

Recognizing the evolving nature of enterprise risk management (ERM) in recent years, COSO has released a new thought paper authored by representatives from Deloitte titled Risk Assessment in Practice. This thought paper provides leadership thinking on risk assessment approaches and techniques that have emerged as the most useful and sustainable for decision-making. It [...]


       Posted on July 1st, 2012

Enterprise Risk Management for Cloud Computing

In response to the growing number of organizations utilizing cloud computing as a viable alternative for meeting their technology needs, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has published a new thought paper titled Enterprise Risk Management for Cloud Computing. The thought paper provides guidance on following the principles of [...]


       Posted on January 25th, 2012

Enterprise Risk Management – Understanding and Communicating Risk Appetite

Organizations encounter risk every day as they pursue their objectives. Risk appetite — the amount of risk organizations are willing to accept in pursuit of their objectives — is an integral part of an effective ERM system. This thought paper aims to help organizations develop, better articulate, and implement “risk appetite.” It provides [...]


       Posted on January 13th, 2011

Developing Key Risk Indicators to Strengthen Enterprise Risk Management

The purpose of this thought paper is to help management develop effective key risk indicators (KRIs) to heighten board and management enterprise risk awareness in order to increase the effectiveness of an ERM process and improve the execution of an organization’s strategy.


       Posted on January 13th, 2011

Embracing Enterprise Risk Management: Practical Approaches for Getting Started

The increased interest in and importance of enterprise risk management is being driven by many powerful forces. Most importantly, it is driven by the need for companies to manage risks effectively in order to sustain operations and achieve their business objectives. Other forces also come into play, including rating agency reviews, government regulations, [...]


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