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Total Information Risk Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124055476, 9780124058613

Total Information Risk Management

1st Edition

Maximizing the Value of Data and Information Assets

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Authors: Alexander Borek Ajith Parlikad Jela Webb Philip Woodall
Paperback ISBN: 9780124055476
eBook ISBN: 9780124058613
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 18th September 2013
Page Count: 316
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How well does your organization manage the risks associated with information quality? Managing information risk is becoming a top priority on the organizational agenda. The increasing sophistication of IT capabilities along with the constantly changing dynamics of global competition are forcing businesses to make use of their information more effectively. Information is becoming a core resource and asset for all organizations; however, it also brings many potential risks to an organization, from strategic, operational, financial, compliance, and environmental to societal. If you continue to struggle to understand and measure how information and its quality affects your business, this book is for you. This reference is in direct response to the new challenges that all managers have to face. Our process helps your organization to understand the "pain points" regarding poor data and information quality so you can concentrate on problems that have a high impact on core business objectives. This book provides you with all the fundamental concepts, guidelines and tools to ensure core business information is identified, protected and used effectively, and written in a language that is clear and easy to understand for non-technical managers.

Key Features

  • Shows how to manage information risk using a holistic approach by examining information from all sources
  • Offers varied perspectives of an author team that brings together academics, practitioners and researchers (both technical and managerial) to provide a comprehensive guide
  • Provides real-life case studies with practical insight into the management of information risk and offers a basis for broader discussion among managers and practitioners


Data management practitioners, including database analysts, information analysts, data administrators, data architects, enterprise architects, data warehouse engineers, and systems analysts, and their managers

Table of Contents

1: Preface and Introduction

2: Information Risk – A management challenge in the 21st century

3: The Total Information Risk Management (TIRM) process

4: Application Examples in the Industry

5: Additional risk management techniques that can be used within the TIRM process

6: Software tools

7: A pathway to a better managed future


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About the Authors

Alexander Borek

Dr. Alexander Borek is the inventor of Total Information Risk Management and the leading expert on how to apply risk management principles to data management. Dr. Borek is a frequent speaker at international information management conferences and author of many research articles covering a range of topics, including EIM, data quality, crowd sourcing and IT business value.

In his current role at IBM, Dr. Borek applies data analytics to drive IBM’s world-wide corporate strategy. Previously, he led a team at the University of Cambridge to develop the TIRM process and test it in a number of different industries. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Affiliations and Expertise

Data Scientist at IBM

Ajith Parlikad

Dr Ajith Kumar Parlikad is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Systems at the University of Cambridge. Ajith leads research activities on engineering asset management and maintenance. His particular focus is examining how asset information can be used to improve asset performance through effective decision-making. Ajith is an editor of the International Journal of Information Quality and has published over 60 papers in reputed academic journals and conferences. He actively engages with industry through research and consulting projects. He is a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Technical Professional Network Committee on Asset Management and sits on the judging panel for the IET Innovation Awards in Asset Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Industrial Systems at the University of Cambridge

Jela Webb

Jela Webb

Jela Webb is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton; her specialty is Information and Knowledge Management. She first became interested in this discipline, in the 1990’s while researching her MBA examining teamwork in organizations. She subsequently formed her own management consultancy offering strategic advisory services in this emerging field and has consulted with organizations in a variety of sectors both in the UK and abroad. She was one of the first people in Europe to be awarded an MSc in Information and Knowledge Management, completing her studies in 2002. In addition to writing articles and reports on IKM and related topics for various publications she is the author of ‘Strategic Information Management’ published by Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd in 2008. She has presented at conferences and facilitated discussions forums on the implementation of IKM programs. She has also been involved in research programs focusing on skills development for the ‘new economy'.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton

Philip Woodall

Philip Woodall

Dr Philip Woodall is a research scientist at the University of Cambridge specializing in information management. He has extensive experience working with international public and private organizations from various sectors, including transport, utilities, defense, public sector, manufacturing, and aerospace, to improve their information management and information quality practices.

He has published numerous academic articles in leading international journals and conferences, and is an editor of The International Journal of Information Quality. In 2011, he was elected as the Chairman the IET Asset Management conference in London, after having worked on information quality with several asset management organizations. Philip also advises the UK government and leading business organizations on data management issues within the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy, and is a proud member of St Edmund's College, Cambridge.

Previously, he worked in the software industry and gained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Keele University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist at the University of Cambridge


"Total Information Risk Management (TIRM) is a formal process devised by the four authors of this book. It is intended to provide a degree of assurance for data and to help preserve its confidentiality and integrity…Overall the book, and the process that it describes, offer a comprehensive and potentially effective system for protecting data,…" Score: 7 out of, June 2014
"As a book clearly targeted at users who might hopefully adopt TIRM, the discussion is pragmatic and clearly intended to provide resources not only for the implementation of TRIM, but also to assist the technical staff in presenting a business case for using TIRM within an organization. Even if TIRM is not implemented, the questions and issues raised in the book provide a good framework for a broader discussion of the role of information in most organizations.", February 26, 2014
"In today’s information-centric world identifying and mitigating the risk of your data and information assets is fast becoming a necessity instead of a luxury. Take the time to read Total Information Risk Management and you’ll be better prepared to measure the impact of gains in data quality and information insight in your organization."--Data and Technology Today online, November 27, 2013

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