Welcome to the DRM Institute

As organizations increasingly rely on digital processes to run their business, business executives, risk officers and CISOs have been looking for ways to improve their knowledge, their decision-making and their reporting practices related to digital risk.

We have created the DRM Institute to provide a forum where you can meet with peers of leading organizations to learn about digital risk scenarios affecting your industry, collect and create standard digital risk management knowledge and best practices, and learn how to better communicate with the board and the auditors about digital risk.

Consider joining the Institute and let us know what aspects of digital risk management you would like to see addressed by sending us a message via the Contact page.

Charles Ambuhl
President of the DRM Institute


About Charles

Mr. Ambuhl is an expert in GDRP specializing in helping U.S. businesses understand and prepare for the coming implications of GDPR and to optimize it for the business’ benefit.

Mr. Ambuhl has more than 35 years of experience in the IT benchmarking industry, Cybersecurity, and Compliance with the past 15 years focused on increasing the business benefit from investment in information technology and processes. He has designed and implemented innovative approaches to performance measurement, benchmarking, and alignment of technology for increased effectiveness among people, processes and technologies and brings that expertise to enhance the digital risk scorecard.

Mr. Ambuhl was vice president of Gartner Measurement’s client services for North America, where he managed service analysts and delivery of IT measurement services to Global 2000 accounts. Before that, he developed and managed Gartner’s delivery team for the IT Overview Analysis, the first measurement service directed at the CIO/CFO to provide understanding of IT performance with a business viewpoint. In addition, he spent 14 years at Real Decisions, which was acquired by Gartner, and was instrumental in launching several IT benchmarking services still in use today.

Previously, Mr. Ambuhl was Vice President, EMEA Benchmarking for META Group. At META Group he co-developed and managed the delivery of a set of cost and price benchmarking and compliance services, focusing on KPIs and IT cost/price performance, unique to IT benchmarking.

Mr. Ambuhl is co-founder of the IT Performance Management Group and an active consultant within the IT performance management practice. He works with senior business and IT executives on high-level engagements focused on establishing current IT organization performance and synergy/alignment between business and IT, employing tools, techniques, and methodologies he developed specifically for these assessments.

Most recently, Mr. Ambuhl is the co-founder of Morris Cybersecurity, an independent cybersecurity, compliance and risk analysis firm that specializes in guiding radically new cybersecurity solutions and services to the market.

Additionally, Mr. Ambuhl is the managing partner of Unit 221B, an advanced cybersecurity solutions and services firm that solves the toughest cyber threats and attacks. Unit 221B provides intelligence gathering solutions (clearnet/darknet), black operations investigations, emulated nation-state cyber-attacks, threat investigations, and boardroom crisis and cyber legal advisory services.

Mr. Ambuhl received a BA in business economics from The College of Wooster.