IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Apr 12 2011   3:11PM GMT

Right-sizing IT Controls – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
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Control Environment
Control Evaluation
Control Processes
Governance Tree
Internal Control Systems
IT Controls
IT Governanace
IT Management
Tone at the Top

As illustrated by the ‘Governance Tree’ model, an entity’s ‘Tone at the Top’ impacts IT governance effectiveness. IT governance effectiveness and efficiency are directly related to management’s responsibility, accountability, authority, and communication structure. Contextually, responsibility without authority can prevent objective achievement. Furthermore, authority without accountability can lead to unethical, corrupt and/or reprehensible behavior. Regarding an entity’s direction and purpose; when responsibility, accountability, and authority are properly tailored, communication efficiency is improved through reductions in entropy and misunderstanding.

View Part I of the Right-sizing IT Controls series here

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