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Jay Heiser
Research VP
6 years at Gartner
24 years IT industry

Jay Heiser is a research vice president specializing in the areas of IT risk management and compliance, security policy and organization, forensics, and investigation. Current research areas include cloud and SaaS computing risk and control, technologies and processes for the secure sharing of data… Read Full Bio

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If you don’t know how to do it, WHY do you want to do it?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 27, 2013  |  2 Comments

“We have decided to do this new thing. We think it has risks. What should we to to make sure that it doesn’t have any risks. This new thing that we’ve decided to do. Without knowing what the risks are, or whether the best practices for risk mitigation have matured.”



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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Francois Viljoen   February 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

    We cannot always eliminate all risks. Make sure that risks are managed and that the potential benefits are big enough. That is why people try new things! Often overcoming risks nobody else could to gain Rewards nobody else could.

  • 2 Angie Tarasoff   February 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    This a career-limiting move waiting to happen.

    We want to do this innovative thing that has the potential to create great rewards. Here’s the process we used to figure out that this innovation is or could be “good.” There are risks associated. Here’s what we’ve done to identify and manage those risks.

    Never sugar coat an innovation by saying that the risks can managed to zero…unless you really enjoy being on the wrong end of a performance conversation…