Today's concentrated focus on information technology (and on those responsible for managing IT) continues to intensify. Barely a week goes by without a new security breach, system failure or data theft that sends the media scurrying, the analysts pontificating and stock prices plummeting. Despite all of these pressures, however, the stock of the CIO has never been higher. CIOs have the essential knowledge and skills to help other leaders understand how to leverage technology to better anticipate, analyze, monitor and mitigate risks. On how a CIO can raise the organization's risk intelligence, here are three key characteristics of the risk intelligent enterprise to emulate: 1. bridging silos, 2. understanding impact, and 3. risk taking for reward.