Overview

One of the key challenges for security teams has been describing and managing security risks in the context of the business. Qualitative security assessments can surface issues but fail to quantify either the probability of occurrence or the impact of the risk. Putting security risk in financial terms can help executives make better decisions, connecting security risk management with overall business strategy.

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Benefits

Program support for quantification analysis

35%

More than one-third of surveyed executives experienced a data breach that can be attributed to mergers and acquisitions. IBM® risk management services can help you prepare.¹

Visualization of business-risk profile

$5.8M

This potential financial loss, calculated for a client, pointed to their current risk profile. Using financial terms and deep analysis, we can help you get executives aligned and aware of risks to your enterprise.¹

Manage remediation programs

300%

The potential ROI for risk remediation programs is substantial. IBM risk management services can help you prioritize and integrate quantification into decision making.¹

Security risk management services

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A model for risk quantification

When IBM Security™ found security vulnerabilities in their human resources system, the client was reluctant to invest in an encryption upgrade to the legacy system. But when IBM quantified a projected financial loss of a successful cyber attack, executives understood the impact and were better equipped to make a decision — and mitigate risks to the enterprise.

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