CIS 563 examines the topic of information assurance (IA) and security from an enterprise risk management (ERM) perspective. Information assurance is the practice of managing information-related risks to ensure that (only) authorized parties have access to the “right” information at the “right” time. Of course, there are trade-offs to consider – organizations cannot afford to implement the most rigorous security measures for every source of information in order to protect against every source of risk. Enterprise risk management provides a framework for identifying, evaluating, prioritizing, and mitigating IT-related risks based on the organization’s objectives, strategy, risk appetite, and culture.
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Charles W. Butler is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Butler teaches and conducts research in information technology and collaborates with information technology managers in developing improved IT management strategies and processes, software development methodologies, and metrics and quality assurance for traditional and object software.
Dr. Butler was awarded the Ph.D. in Business from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1983. He has published numerous articles and is the co-author of two books.