November 08, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) will be holding the North America Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) and IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) Conference from November 14-16, 2012. The event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will highlight security, governance, and risk content, as well as explore current trends, programs, and solutions needed to respond to today’s complex industry and regulatory demands. As a leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions, MetricStream will be showcasing its market-leading IT-GRC and Business Continuity solutions during the three-day conference.

Businesses and interactions continue to move into the fast-paced virtual world, giving rise to a new generation of cyber-attacks and threats. Today, data security and privacy have become top concerns for business leaders who are looking towards a robust and effective IT GRC solution to help protect the organization’s intellectual property and customer and partner information, while also promoting efficiencies and providing business benefits.

Another critical area that organizations are focusing on  is their Business Continuity Management plan, especially in light of recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy which recently devastated the East Coast of the United States. The impact of natural disasters can be seen across the business, from internal communications infrastructure to external buildings and property. Organizations today are compelled to re-examine and re-define their business continuity and disaster recovery plans to help them best prepare for unforeseen risks as well as ensure that business operations can withstand during various risk scenarios that take place.

MetricStream’s IT-GRC solution is recognized for its flexibility and workflow-driven approach, as well as for its ability to aggregate security information from multiple data sources in the enterprise IT infrastructure. Its advanced and comprehensive capabilities help organizations streamline IT GRC processes, manage IT risks, and adhere to IT regulatory requirements. The solution also integrates IT GRC processes with enterprise GRC programs to eliminate silos, standardize processes, and improve collaboration.

MetricStream’s Business Continuity Management (BCM) solution helps organizations implement and manage an effective business continuity plan to enable seamless recovery from business disruptions and unexpected disasters. The solution’s integrated and flexible framework embeds Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in the risk management model, and automates the BCP lifecycle, from planning and implementation, to management and maintenance. The solution has capabilities that enable organizations to analyze business impacts, identify operational risk events, develop preventive controls, build an incident response structure and a communication plan, map business continuity requirements to BCM standards, and also provide training to employees on business continuity processes and procedures.

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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