Definition Edit

A risk executive

[h]elps to ensure that risk-related considerations for individual information systems, to include authorization decisions, are viewed from an organization-wide perspective with regard to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the organization in carrying out its core missions and business functions and that information system-related security risks are consistent across the organization.[1]
is a functional role (individual or group) established within organizations to provide a more comprehensive, organization-wide approach to risk management. The risk executive serves as the common risk management resource and coordinates with senior leaders and executives to:

References Edit

  1. Cybersecurity Human Capital: Initiatives Need Better Planning and Coordination, at 40.
  2. Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process, App. F, at 72-73.

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