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Controls assessment and assurance

Controls assurance. Are your controls designed and operating effectively?

On-demand webinar

“The greatest potential for control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.”

This quote by Louis A. Allen shows how controls are an integral part of our daily life. Whether it's crossing the road, driving to work or climbing a mountain, controls are there to enable action while staying safe.

In this live webinar we covered:

  • Objectives of Controls Assessment and Assurance
  • The starting point - The Controls Library
  • Controls Assessment as part of the Risk Assessment Process
  • Controls Assurance
  • Bringing it to life in Protecht.ERM
  • Questions and concluding remarks


David Tattam

Chief Research and Content Officer, Protecht

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Key information and topics covered 

  1. Understanding Controls.  Understanding the types of control and how controls modify risk
  2. Control Effectiveness.  What factors affect the effectiveness of controls?
  3. Control Objectives.  The importance of articulating the "Why?" of controls as your starting point
  4. Design and Operating Effectiveness.  What features should be assessed?
  5. Controls Assurance.  How should we carry out controls assurance?
  6. Reporting for Controls.  What information should be reported?

Controls should be enablers, not hindrances

About the presenters

Chief Research and Content Officer, Protecht

David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David's vision is to redefine the way the world thinks about risk and to develop risk management to its rightful place as being a key driver of value creation in each of Protecht's customers.

David is the driving force in taking Protecht's risk thinking to the frontiers of what is possible in risk management and to support the uplift of people risk capability through training and content.