How to perform an IT risk assessment

Sometimes disasters can’t be averted, but they can still be recovered from. Planning for the worst keeps the impact to a minimum

Few businesses are able to effectively function when its IT systems fail. A thorough IT risk assessment is a crucial way to defend your security system from being compromised and implement an effective strategy to respond.

The importance of an IT risk assessment is often underestimated as daily IT maintenance grows larger and more demanding, not to mention the sheer volume of 'paperwork' an IT risk assessment requires.

To make the whole process easier, we've compiled a list of tips and steps that you as the CIO can take to ensure a smooth risk assessment. 

Additional reporting by Christina Mercer.