Know these Emerging Enterprise Risk Management Trends

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, June 10, 2022

By integrating strategy, people, process, and technology objectives across the end-to-end value chain, an integrated governance model helps risk management into more extensive digital transformation programs.

Fremont, CA: As companies deal with the residual consequences of COVID-19, enterprise risk management has taken center stage. For staying competitive in this new environment, more robust ERM programs are essential. Risk managers have to look beyond the immediate ERM measures needed to combat the pandemic to see how a successful enterprise risk management program may help their organizations stand out from the competition. Across global markets, businesses are becoming integrated with partners, distributors, and suppliers.

Workflows are Consolidated Using Risk Maturity Frameworks

Businesses are contemplating a risk maturity framework to manage the risk landscape's rising interconnection of vulnerabilities. This strategy is similar to other frameworks used in software development, such as the capability maturity model. Processes and technology are addressed for risk management maturity to be achieved. The IT infrastructure for centralizing and contextualizing risk management information and automating risk policy enforcement is part of the technological side.

GRC technology stacks are being added to ERM technology stacks

Enterprise risk management now includes security, IT, third-party partnerships, governance risk, compliance (GRC), and financial governance. To design and manage rules, conduct risk assessments, evaluate risk posture, detect holes in regulatory compliance, and automate the internal audit process, a comprehensive GRC platform can be a vital integration tier.

ERM is thought to be a competitive advantage

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many firms have seen risk management as a strategy to gain competitive advantage rather than avoiding negative scenarios. While many businesses faced financial losses due to the pandemic, we also witnessed numerous businesses pivot to new opportunities that did not exist previously.

Risk appetite statements are used more frequently

Risk appetite statements are created to increase communication with employees, investors, and regulators in the financial business. While extending a pool of loans, some risk is necessary, but if too many clients default, a bank must have a plan to take prompt action. Banks, for example, might set a safety baseline for mortgage defaults or fraudulent transactions while still making a profit.

Tools for risk prevention and measurement abound

Internal and external risk sensing technologies are among the enhancements that aid in generating risk intelligence that detects trending and emerging hazards. Businesses will use more integrated technologies by giving a holistic perspective of risks across the enterprise and capturing leading indicators to demonstrate how risk is trending. It helps to promote accountability for risk mitigation activities and provides real-time risk reporting to assist in management decisions.