Monday, 21 June 2021 12:03

White paper addresses importance of acquiring useful data as part of CRQ analysis: ISACA


A new white paper from ICT professional association ISACA addresses the importance of acquiring useful data and amplifying it as part of a cyber-risk quantification (CRQ) analysis.

Cyber-risk quantification (CRQ) expresses cybersecurity risk in terms of monetary value to the enterprise, translating technology concerns into business concerns.

The whitepaper - Cyberrisk Quantification - outlines considerations related to measurement—exploring verbal, ordinal and ratio scales and the issues involved with each—as well as dives into the methods for gathering data, including external sources, internal data sources, and the opinions of subject matter experts.

ISACA says cybersecurity practitioners can then learn about how Monte Carlo Simulations can be used to transform quantified inputs into CRQ outputs, as well as how to integrate CRQ with other risk assessment methods, including control-based assessments and vulnerability assessments and static/dynamic code analysis.

“CRQ can be a critical enabler of improving organisations’ approach to cyber risk,” says Paul Phillips, CISA, CISM, MBA, ISACA IT risk professional practices lead.

“However, cybersecurity measurement can bring its own set of challenges, including accurately gathering data and addressing issues with verbal and ordinal scales used to measure the risk.

“By understanding the CRQ techniques and additional risk assessment methods that can be implemented, as well as acquiring the right data from both internal and external sources along with SME insights, enterprises can have a clearer picture of the overarching threat landscape.”

For a complimentary copy of Cyberrisk Quantification, visit

Read 1124 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here


Thoughtworks presents XConf Australia, back in-person in three cities, bringing together people who care deeply about software and its impact on the world.

In its fifth year, XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists for technologists.

Participate in a robust agenda of talks as local thought leaders and Thoughtworks technologists share first-hand experiences and exchange new ways to empower teams, deliver quality software and drive innovation for responsible tech.

Explore how at Thoughtworks, we are making tech better, together.

Tickets are now available and all proceeds will be donated to Indigitek, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create technology employment pathways for First Nations Peoples.

Click the button below to register and get your ticket for the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane event



It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site and prominent Newsletter promotion and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.


Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous




Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News