RMA Announces New Technology Risk Framework

Philadelphia, PA (July 10, 2020) –

The Risk Management Association has developed a new Technology Risk Framework that addresses the historical gaps in the understanding and applicability of technology-driven risks. The framework, developed by RMA’s Technology Risk Committee, is scalable based on the size and complexity of an institution and its needs.

The Framework allows risk managers to identify, assess, and manage technology risks across four broad categories: confidentiality; integrity; availability; and value delivery.

“It’s critical to take a fresh look at your approach to technology risk by tying confidentiality, integrity, availability, and value delivery into your overarching risk structure to ensure holistic coverage across the organization,” said Erika Crandall, Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Risk, Reserve Trust. Crandall will speak about the new Technology Risk Framework at GCOR XIV, which will launch as a virtual conference on July 14.

“The Technology Risk Framework is an important addition to the broader set of frameworks and tools developed by RMA’s Operational Risk Council and ERM Council over the past year, which include cyber risk metrics; Principles of Ethical Conduct; and Operational Risk, Emerging Risk, Strategic Risk, and Reputational Risk frameworks,” said Edward J. DeMarco Jr., RMA’s Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel.

RMA members can view the full framework here.

About RMA  

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 1,900 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by 18,500 individuals located throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia/Pacific.

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