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Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable, Second Edition by Malcolm W. Harkins

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© Malcolm W. Harkins 2016

Malcolm W. Harkins, Managing Risk and Information Security, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1455-8_3

3. Governance and Internal Partnerships: How to Sense, Interpret, and Act on Risk

Malcolm W. Harkins

(1)Folsom, California, USA

If we are together, nothing is impossible. If we are divided, all will fail.

—Winston Churchill

To reduce cost, our company’s human resources group wants to move all HR-related processes to a SaaS provider, a cloud-based business that’s less than five years old. At first glance, this might seem a low-risk decision. There’s a clear business case, and outsourcing HR systems doesn’t seem to create risks to corporate information assets such as intellectual property. Most businesses regard HR systems as commodity ...

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