I recently attended the SIRACon conference in Seattle where I had the privilege to hear leaders from prestigious companies speak about their experience using quantitative analysis of cyber risks. One of the presentations that stood out related to sources of error and bias in survey results.
One of my final initiatives prior to leaving public accounting and entering my new role in risk management was helping organizations prepare for the changes introduced by AICPA in the SSAE 18 audit standard, which went into effect in May 2017.
As the final months approach before the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May, 2018, organizations are making significant investments to ensure they are prepared for the changes to come, particularly the strict rules on handling consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII).
I recently had a conversation with clients around a risk analysis they conducted and noticed as they walked me through it that they seemed to get hung up on the terms “inherent risk” and “residual risk” and what inherent risk represented in that particular scenario.