June 05, 2015 11:30 ET

Discover Financial and Rsam to Discuss Strategies for Presenting Metrics to the Board at Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015

Session to Explore Strategies for Presenting Security and Risk Metrics to the Board of Directors

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwired - June 05, 2015) - Rsam, a leader of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions and Discover Financial Services, one of the largest card issuers in the United States, will deliver a case study on "Reporting State of Security and Risk Metrics to the Board" at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit at the Gaylord Nation in National Harbor, MD. The session, code TH16 on the Gartner Agenda Builder, will take place on Monday, June 8 at 6:55pm in Theater A in Prince George's Hall C.

The presentation will feature Karan Saberwal, Director of Information Security at Discover Financial Services and Vivek Shivananda, Rsam CEO, as they provide practical strategies to help organizations effectively deliver security and risk metrics to their board of directors. More than ever before, security executives today are tasked by executive management to align security metrics across the organization-be it operational metrics, KRI/KPIs, or relevant metrics impacting the business.

Meaningful metrics for the board need to be forward-looking to facilitate decision making, as well as backward-facing to assess corporate performance. However, finding the right balance of high level information and detailed data can be a challenge for many security executives. "One of the biggest challenges executives face is how to provide the right level of detail to support informed decision making without getting drawn into the details and losing sight of the big picture," comments Vivek Shivananda, Rsam CEO. "By creating a layer of security and business abstraction for the c-suite, Discover Financial was able to find that delicate balance."

Attend this session to learn how Discover Financial leveraged Rsam to create security and risk metrics to help the board of directors make informed decisions about security and risk. Uncover how game theory influences the various approaches, tactics, and metrics that incentivize an organization to proactively manage risk.

Rsam will be available in booth #625 to showcase the Rsam Platform and to demonstrate its new Security Alert Management module.

About Rsam
Rsam is a leader in the field of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions and is also the fastest time-to-value provider. The Rsam platform delivers unparalleled flexibility for companies to leverage out-of-the-box solutions and "Build Your Own" (BYO) applications for a wide range of GRC functional areas, including audit, business continuity management, compliance, enterprise risk, IT risk, incident management, operational risk, policy management, security risk intelligence, vendor risk management, and more. Learn more about Rsam at

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