Dawn Ward

Dawn Ward is a seasoned risk management and internal controls professional who is currently focused on assisting companies implementing governance, risk and compliance (GRC) programs utilizing Riskonnect software applications. Dawn provides training, guidance and mentoring to both internal and external stakeholders through training sessions, co-hosting webinars and career development initiatives. Dawn’s current passion is expanding her expertise further into areas of risk management, including cybersecurity.

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Riskonnect’s Dawn Ward compares the traditional GRC view versus the integrated risk management (IRM) view of risks as they relate to internal audit and information systems teams. As Gartner continues to shift its focus from governance, risk and compliance (GRC) toward a focus on integrated risk management (IRM), many corporate functions are recognizing the operational significance. The shift doesn’t negate the relevance...

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3 Arguments for Integrating RMIS and GRC Processes Gartner suggests that integrated risk management (IRM) is the next evolution of risk management practices. This piece from Riskonnect’s Dawn Ward explores IRM practices and what they mean specifically for GRC and enterprise risk. As risk controls and appetites evolve, managers continue to work toward improving their risk management programs. They’re becoming more informed...

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