CHAPTER 17: BREAKING THE CYCLE

Déjà vu

Why do we always go through this?

Think back to the last:

•  Emergency fix

•  Remediation for controls that fail to operate effectively

•  Retirement of a control

•  Effort to tighten controls after a system go-live.

Are there areas that need to change, yet stay the same each time? In spite of the best of intentions, we often go through the same motions, resolving to do better next time, only to succumb to the seeming inevitable.

Strategies that break the cycle drive change. Invariably, organizations become adverse to change over time. It is amazing to see the level of work undertaken to sustain status quo. A new compliance requirement emerges, a project task force is assembled, additional efforts are ...

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