Risk Management


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Navigate the treacherous waters of business risks with Kris Hermans' comprehensive guide to strategic risk management.

In the complex world of business, risk is a ubiquitous and often underestimated factor. Understanding and managing it effectively can be the key to organizational success. Kris Hermans, a distinguished expert in risk management, offers a definitive resource for mastering the art and science of risk management in his latest book.

What's Inside:

  1. Introduction
    • The importance of risk management
    • Risk management in various industries
    • Objectives of risk management
  2. Understanding Risk
    • Definition of risk
    • Types of risk (operational, financial, strategic, etc.)
    • Risk factors and sources
  3. Risk Management Process
    • Risk identification
    • Risk assessment
      • Qualitative assessment
      • Quantitative assessment
    • Risk prioritization
    • Risk mitigation
    • Risk monitoring and review
  4. Risk Management Frameworks and Standards
    • ISO 31000
    • COSO ERM Framework
    • NIST SP 800-37
    • FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk)
    • Basel Framework
  5. Risk Management Tools and Techniques
    • Risk registers
    • SWOT analysis
    • PESTLE analysis
    • Monte Carlo simulation
    • Decision trees
    • Bowtie analysis
    • Heat maps
  6. Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
    • The role of governance in risk management
    • Regulatory compliance and its impact on risk management
    • The relationship between risk management and internal audit
  7. Operational Risk Management
    • Key risk indicators (KRIs)
    • Incident management
    • Business continuity planning
    • Disaster recovery planning
  8. Financial Risk Management
    • Market risk
    • Credit risk
    • Liquidity risk
    • Interest rate risk
    • Foreign exchange risk
  9. Strategic Risk Management
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Competitive analysis
    • Corporate strategy and risk management
  10. IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity
    • Information security risks
    • Vulnerability and threat assessments
    • Risk management frameworks for cybersecurity (NIST CSF, ISO 27001)
    • Data privacy and protection
  11. Project Risk Management
    • Risk management in project planning
    • Risk management tools for projects (risk breakdown structure, risk matrix)
    • Contingency planning
  12. Supply Chain and Third-Party Risk Management
    • Vendor risk assessments
    • Supply chain disruption risks
    • Outsourcing and offshoring risks
  13. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risks
    • Climate change and environmental risks
    • Social risks (labour practices, human rights)
    • Corporate governance risks
  14. Risk Management Culture and Communication
    • Building a risk-aware culture
    • Risk management training and awareness programs
    • Reporting and communicating risks to stakeholders
  15. Case Studies
    • Real-world examples of effective risk management
    • Lessons learned from risk management failures
  16. Conclusion
    • The evolving role of risk management
    • The future of risk management
  17. About the author

About the author:

Kris Hermans is a celebrated expert in risk management, with over two decades of experience advising organizations of all sizes. Renowned for his pragmatic and clear approach to complex business concepts, Kris has helped guide numerous businesses through the turbulent sea of risk management. Today, he shares his wealth of knowledge through consulting, lecturing, and writing.

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