September 8, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions announced today that Michael Rasmussen - Risk and Compliance Advisor, Corporate Integrity, and Dorian J. Cougias - Co-founder of Network Frontiers will join Prashanth Shetty, Vice President of GRC Solutions, MetricStream, in a complimentary webinar on “Meeting Corporate Objectives Through a Streamlined IT Governance Program”.

About the webinar
Companies across industries depend heavily on Information Technology for a wide range of business operations. But with this growing dependence comes with a range of new risks such as hacking, cybercrime, malicious code, data theft and system IP violations. Organizations are under constant pressure to mitigate these risks by complying with IT regulations such as PCI, HIPAA and NERC.

Navigating this complex web of IT risks and regulations is extremely challenging. But many have learnt that the best way to achieve compliance, while maximizing performance is to streamline IT GRC and align popular IT frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, NIST and ISO 27002 with corporate objectives.

The complimentary webinar, organized by MetricStream will provide insight into IT GRC, thus enabling IT executives to determine the best path for risk mitigation and compliance.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The importance of IT GRC programs for corporate governance
  • The role of COBIT and ISO 27002 for strategic alignment of IT Governance with corporate objectives
  • Harmonizing the requirements of COBIT, ISO,  PCI, NERC and HIPAA in IT GRC programs
  • Ways to measure IT risk and compliance initiatives across the organization
  • The successful Enforcement of IT GRC programs through IT Audits and IT Incident Management processes

About the speakers

Michael Rasmussen - Risk and Compliance Advisor, Corporate Integrity
Michael Rasmussen is the authority in understanding Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and collaborator on GRC issues around the world and is noted for being the first analyst to define and model the GRC market for technology and professional services. With more than 15 years of experience, Michael’s objective is to assist organizations in defining GRC processes that are sustainable, consistent, efficient, and transparent.

In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized Michael as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in “Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation.”

Dorian J. Cougias - Co-founder of Network Frontiers
Dorian J. Cougias is the co-founder of Network Frontiers, the premier provider of compliance mapping. As the lead analyst and original architect of the Unified Compliance Framework, Cougias focused on mapping the commonalities across regulations, standards-based development and simplified architectures supporting a strategic approach to IT compliance that reduces cost, limits liability and leverages the value of compliance- related technologies and services across the enterprise. An authority on IT compliance and Information Technology in general, Cougias is a leading expert witness, and has won numerous writing and speaking awards.

Prashanth Shetty - Vice President of GRC Solutions, MetricStream
Prior to Joining MetricStream, Prashanth was a senior director of Solution Management at SAP GRC, where he held broad management responsibilities for key GRC product lines. He has been a speaker at leading international GRC conferences on various innovation topics. His contributions helped drive significant customer adoption and resulted in five-fold revenue growth. Prashanth started his career at Oracle, where he was one of the founding members of the Oracle Store™, the company’s e- commerce first division, which grew from zero to $300 million in revenues under four years. Prashanth graduated with an MS from Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.


About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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