April 01, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Dr. John Mitchell, Managing Director, LHS Business Control, will join Ramesh Srinivasan, Solutions Manager, MetricStream in a webinar entitled ‘How to Enable Risk-based IT Audit Programs.’

About the webinar
IT Risk profiles are no longer what they used to be. Networks are becoming more complex, while phenomena such as Cloud computing, social networking and virtualization are fast dissolving the network boundary, bringing in new security risks and magnifying the impact of older ones. Today, risks such as fraud, cyber theft and even natural disasters have the potential to paralyze businesses and markets.

In response, organizations are making every effort to monitor and mitigate IT risks and controls through regular Audits. Yet business networks are vast and intricate; risks are ever-increasing and control management is complex. In the face of these challenges, a risk-based approach to IT audits yields better results, maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It helps organizations prioritize audits by focusing on those risks and controls that have the most impact on the organization.

The webinar will highlight how to establish a comprehensive risk-based IT audit plan that covers regulatory compliance risks, business information risks, IT governance risks and more. Speakers will provide perspectives on:

  • What a risk-based IT Audit program is and why it is critical for an organization
  • How to implement a risk based approach
  • How to monitor Audit and controls continuously to ensure consistency
  • How a risk based IT Audit framework can improve business performance


About the speakers

Dr. John Mitchell - Managing Director, LHS Business Control (PhD, MBA, CEng, CITP, FBCS, MBCS, FIIA, MIIA, CISA, QiCA, CFE)
Dr. Mitchell is an international authority on corporate governance, risk management and control self-assessment and the impact of regulatory and compliance issues on the delivery of corporate services. John has been an expert adviser in a number of UK commercial and criminal cases and has been featured in a major British computing publication as the 'IT Detective'. His doctorate in risk analysis techniques was awarded by City University, London, England. His MBA in financial control was awarded, with distinction, by Middlesex University, England.

Ramesh Srinivasan - Solutions Manager, MetricStream
Ramesh is responsible for managing marketing and business development initiatives for MetricStream's IT Governance Risk and Compliance solution. Ramesh has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology and Technology marketing. Prior to technology marketing, he worked as a software engineer, business analyst and database administrator in Fortune 500 companies. His areas of interest include automation of information security risk and compliance.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on April 6, 2011 at 9 am PDT (12 pm EDT and 4 pm GMT). To register for this event, please click here: 

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.(www.metricstream.com).

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