The New Best Practices Framework "Duo" That's Changing Our World of Business

March 28, 2017
Many of our members, who appreciate the use of one or more "best practices frameworks" as being helpful resources for their Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) or Work Excellence (WE) functions and roles, need to take note of the major change to what we have perceived to be the leading framework ...more

Reading List on Risk Assessment and Risk Management

March 28, 2017
The following extensive reading list has been compiled from several sources such as,, Shared Assessments, Sira and Auditnet: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Ariely, Dan Foundations of Risk Analysis: ...more

New Simulation Models in our Analytical Model Repository

March 12, 2017
There is a major trend in the information security practice sector which is the use of Monte Carlo simulation in the risk assessment process. If you are interested in this approach to refine and improve your risk assessments, then you will be interested in exploring the 12 new simulation models ...more

What's an Apache Kafka data store?

March 01, 2017
 The following great information on Kafka stores comes from Apache Kafka found HERE. Apache Kafka™ is a distributed streaming platform. What exactly does that mean? We think of a streaming platform as having three key capabilities: It lets you publish and subscribe to streams of ...more

What's a Graph Database?

March 01, 2017
From Wikipedia... In computing, a graph database is a database that uses graph structures for semantic queries with nodes, edges and properties to represent and store data. A key concept of the system is the graph (or edge or relationship), which directly relates data items in the store.more
Category: Graph Databases

Cyber Acronyms and Alphabet Soup

February 22, 2017
One of our organizational missions is to ensure that our Members are kept informed on the market trends that have a bearing on their organizations and their personal brands and careers. Here are several from a non-affiliated company, MCI Concordia. They advertise these trends... "The top 4 ...more
Category: Cyber Security

Cyber Risk is an Iceberg

February 15, 2017
We want to call your attention to Jeff Burchill's great article in CFO magazine from July 7th 2015 that has a major long-term message for us as business people, not technologists. Here's the link to this article. Jeffrey A. Burchill is senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer ...more
Category: Cyber Security

Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

February 09, 2017
Wikipedia reports: A performance indicator or key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity in which it engages. Often success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some levels of ...more

February 2017 GRCme University Course Announcements

February 08, 2017
Our new GRCme University course additions that we have added to our current portfolio of ISO Certification Courses offered from February 2017 include: • Certified ISO 22320 Emergency Management Foundation • Certified ISO 22316 Organizational Resilience Foundation • Certified ISO 22317 ...more

Your Personal Brand and Certification Leadership

January 31, 2017
If you're like most business and IT professionals, you realize that your ability to add specific ISO and other certifications to your sheepskin (i.e. your resume) is a surefire way to increase the value of your personal brand. It's a testimony to your leadership with what we call "management ...more
Category: ISO Standards