SOURCE: LockPath, Inc.

LockPath, Inc.

August 18, 2015 00:00 ET

GRC Pundit Michael Rasmussen to Speak at LockPath Ready Summit in Kansas City

Keynote to Explore How Organizations Evolve to GRC Maturity

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwired - August 18, 2015) - In the evolving regulatory and information security landscape, organizations are struggling to achieve and maintain mature governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) programs. Many organizations fail to recognize that achieving GRC maturity is an evolution, that business processes must be designed to align with the organization, or even what GRC maturity looks like. Finding the right GRC processes, information and technology architecture is a challenge, but it can be done.

To provide insights on how businesses can mature their GRC programs, Michael Rasmussen, The GRC Pundit, will present the LockPath Ready Summit (LPRS) keynote presentation, "GRC by Design: Maturing Programs Through Strategic Evolution." LPRS is the inaugural user summit for LockPath, and will take place Oct. 20-21, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo.

"Enterprises perform GRC processes whether they know it or not, and at different levels of sophistication," said Rasmussen. "In the LPRS keynote, I'll be focusing on how organizations can mature their programs by rethinking and designing business processes that best align with the company's operations and needs."

The LPRS keynote will cover the following topics:

  • Drivers and trends for GRC impacting organizations
  • What GRC is and how organizations should approach it
  • What GRC maturity looks like
  • An organizational approach to GRC architecture and design

Rasmussen owns GRC 20/20 Research, LLC, which provides independent and objective insight into GRC solutions and strategies through objective market research, benchmarking, training and analysis. Rasmussen is credited with coining the term "GRC" and is noted as the "Father of GRC."

"Due to constantly changing rules, regulations and best practices, organizations are recognizing the need and seeking out ways to mature their GRC processes" said LockPath CEO and founder, Chris Caldwell. "Rasmussen is highly regarded as an advisor, author and speaker in the space, and his message on GRC maturity will be invaluable to LPRS attendees."

LPRS will gather users of the award-winning Keylight GRC platform, as well as LockPath partners and other industry experts, for two days of workshops, customer presentations, solution showcases, and more. For more information on LPRS and to request an invitation, visit http://go.lockpath.com/lprs.

About GRC 20/20
GRC 20/20 is the authority in understanding how organizations implement GRC practices that are effective, efficient and agile. Through independent research and industry interaction, GRC 20/20 advises the entire ecosystem of GRC roles within organizations, technology and knowledge solution providers, and professional service firms. Organizations engage GRC 20/20 when they need insight, guidance and advice in dealing with a dizzying array of disruptive issues, challenges, processes, information and technologies while trying to maintain control of a distributed and dynamic business environment. Visit GRC 20/20 at grc2020.com and follow on twitter at @GRCPundit.

About LockPath
LockPath is a market leader in corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance (GRC) and information security (InfoSec) software. The company's flexible, scalable and fully integrated suite of applications is used by organizations to automate business processes, reduce enterprise risk and demonstrate regulatory compliance to achieve audit-ready status. LockPath serves a client base of global organizations ranging from small and midsize companies to Fortune 10 enterprises in more than 15 industries. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

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