AuditBoard has launched its new IT risk management offering, AuditBoard ITRM, a purpose-built solution for CISOs and their teams. \n\nThe new solution is an extension to AuditBoard\u2019s connected risk platform and its suite of IT risk and compliance solutions, designed for information security teams.\n\nThese solutions include AuditBoard CrossComply \u2014 IT framework, and compliance management solution \u2014 that enable automated framework mapping, evidence collection, and continuous monitoring across the organization, and AuditBoard TPRM \u2014 a scalable solution for managing third-party risk management programs, including IT vendor risk. \n\nAuditBoard ITRM is designed to enable collaboration between IT security and other functions in an organization to accelerate the identification and classification of IT systems, perform business impact assessments, and remediate identified issues, according to AuditBoard. \n\nThe solution also enables CISOs to effectively report on IT risk in financial terms to the CFO and the board, helping drive business alignment and unlock investments.\n\n\u201cWe\u2019ve purpose-built AuditBoard ITRM to help customers more easily manage this critical work and improve their cyber resilience,\u201d Rajiv Makhijani, SVP of Emerging Products at AuditBoard, said in the release. \n\nUrgent need to mature digital risk management\n\nAlmost 44% of organizations still primarily use manual technologies to manage IT risk, \n\naccording to a AuditBoard survey of North American chief information security officers. \n\n\u201dCISOs and their teams are facing unprecedented levels of cybercrime and IT risk as they guide their organizations through today\u2019s digital-first business environment,\u201d Makhijani said. \n\nThe technology gap makes it difficult for IT security, risk, and compliance teams to keep pace and effectively manage their work as they face an increasingly complex cybersecurity risk environment.\n\nEight out of ten organizations lagged behind in managing digital risk including responsible functions, technologies being used, integration with broader risk management, and the use of reportable metrics, despite impending regulations mandating their use, according to the research report that surveyed more than 130 risk leaders. \n\nAlmost 93% of respondents in the Auditboard survey anticipated increasing or maintaining technology investments in the areas of performance, resilience, assurance, and compliance over the next 18-24 months.