II.C.2     Technology Design

While technology can introduce risk, it can also serve as a mitigation tool. Management should understand the benefits and limitations of the technology that the institution uses and whether other types of controls are necessary to compensate for those limitations.

Information security issues arise when (a) the design of the technology and the policies governing its use do not effectively defend against identified and unidentified threats, (b) threats change in ways not envisioned by the designers, and (c) the controls are not operating as intended. Management should continually assess the capability of the institution's processes, people, and technologies to sustain the appropriate level of information security based on the institution's risk profile, size, complexity, and risk appetite.


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