SOURCE: OpenPages


December 07, 2009 09:00 ET

OpenPages and TechTarget to Sponsor Webinar With Williams on Reducing the Complexity of IT Risk and Compliance

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) -


Tommy Thompson, IT Security and Compliance Coordinator at Williams Company

Bob Shapiro, Principal Business Analyst at OpenPages


Webinar: Tame the Beast: Reduce the Complexity of IT Risk and Compliance


To register for this webcast, please visit:


Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 11:00 a.m. ET

In today's world of highly regulated industries, companies are overwhelmed with the complexity of complying with a multitude of laws, regulations and standards. Furthermore, IT is being asked to determine the business impact of IT control failures and to develop strategies to reduce the risk associated with these failures. Is your IT organization suffocating under the weight of conducting multiple assessments of duplicative controls and supporting too many controls where the cost greatly outweighs the benefit?

The way to tame this beast is to leverage the commonality of multiple laws and regulations to harmonize and reduce the number of IT controls. In addition, automation of IT risk and compliance will help to reduce and in some cases eliminate error-prone manual processes for assessing and monitoring the state of IT risk and compliance.

Tommy Thompson, IT Security and Compliance Coordinator at Williams Company, and Bob Shapiro, Principal Business Analyst at OpenPages, will uncover strategies for implementing a more effective IT risk and compliance management program. Thompson will discuss how Williams was able to significantly reduce costs while at the same time increase the effectiveness of their IT compliance programs. Shapiro will share experiences from working with IT organizations in Fortune 1000 organizations and talk about best practices for IT risk and compliance within those firms.

About OpenPages

OpenPages is the leading provider of integrated risk management solutions for global companies. The OpenPages Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Platform empowers a risk-based approach to identify and manage key business risks across the enterprise. This approach enables companies to focus on what's important and to avoid unexpected outcomes while improving performance. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with international offices in the United Kingdom, distribution partners in Japan and regional offices throughout North America. For more information, please visit

OpenPages is a trademark of OpenPages, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    John Kelly
    Email Contact

    North America
    Jessica Sutera
    Lois Paul & Partners
    Email Contact

    Gareth Williams
    Harvard Public Relations
    +44 208 564 6327
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