Unfortunately, the Information Technology landscape has changed rapidly since the IS-RM process was originally designed. Having a more concise survey, and a fully online process should make the submission requirement easier. The Information Security office has also made it easier to see your previous submissions in a side-by-side view to assist your department in the future.
Your department may also submit an IS-RM survey more frequently. You don’t have to wait until the annual date. When there are significant changes to departmental IT assets or personnel, or when there are significant changes to the risk environment, you must re-evaluate your IS-RM surveys. The Information Security office will also use the IS-RM tool to survey any new emerging threats or changes in policy.