FREMONT, CA: Digital is the new normal. As the time of digitization is so well upon businesses that now have a large online footprint, and with which it has become evident that the risk management in the digital era has become a top priority. The move towards digitization not only allows companies to have immediate access to relevant information, but it also allows them to predict where these losses may be more accurately, and how big or small they could be. According to IDC, 85% of enterprise leaders say they have a time frame of two years to make significant inroads into digital transformation, or they will fall behind their competitors and suffer financially. As companies move more towards digitization, the risk strategies also may need to be revised to fit the changing landscape. If not unforeseen risks could begin to sprout, which can affect digital models. The procedure for digital risk management should include
• Defining A Vision
Defining a vision for digital risk consists of a view on the key activities and the ways threat will act in the future, the corresponding mandate and role of risk, and the measures that will be used to determine success in management. Critical insights here include understanding the ways that risk’s role will evolve, include activities such as providing strategic counsel.
• Learning the Opportunities for Digitization
Identifying the opportunities for digitization is done through a bottom-up assessment of risk processes, a plan for applying digital devices in the most promising activities, and a business case that estimates the total impact. Organizations should not wait for perfect starting conditions before getting started; often, they can take significant steps even while they are building vital assets and skills, which can be added later.
• Running Swarm of Initiatives
Running a large number of initiatives that meet the strategic objectives and captures the opportunities can help. It could be done through a considered approach to governance and new techniques such as digital factories. Even if it moves to development, risk must pass through hard measures to ensure safety, including running old and new processes in parallel for a while and conducting more back-testing on modern analytical approaches.
As digitization is the key to efficiency, the future of risk management in the digital epoch will be defined by businesses using technologies to receive digital information proactively, and use advanced systems to assess for risk to maximize profits while maintaining privacy and compliance.