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What is Organizational Alignment Risk?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

What is Organizational Alignment Risk?

Organizational alignment is defined as a conscious and systematic coordination and alignment of three powerful and interrelated driving forces: organizational strategy, organizational culture and organizational infrastructure. Organizational alignment is to be mutually supportive and contribute as efficiently and effectively as possible to meet organizational goals and objectives.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, risk assessment, audit committee & board, strategic risk, performance management/measurement, KL Tools

Risk Assessment Maps and Prioritizing Business Processes

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

Risk assessment helps identify and document critical business processes and the internal controls within each process. Combined with facilitated management meetings, this approach can help gain company-wide consensus by including key process owners in risk and controls analysis.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, performance management, risk assessment, governance risk & compliance, performance measurement

What Is Internal Audit’s Role in Cyber Security?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Corporations today are thinking about how to protect assets. A few of the white collar crime problems include hacking/intrusions (cyber vulnerability), insider/outsider trading (convergence of cyber and financial crimes), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), spear fishing (email compromise) and economic espionage. They must consider the possibility of internal corruption or external corruption, and environmental factors such as culture and competition contributing to these crimes. As protection, organizations can use cyber security, pen testing and data loss prevention tactics.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, internal audit, internal controls, risk assessment, cybersecurity, IT controls

What is the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework?—Updated!*

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

In initiating the project to update its ERM framework, COSO saw opportunities to achieve clarity on several fronts.  The updated framework recognizes the increasing importance of the interconnection of risk, strategy and enterprise performance – particularly in conjunction with making important decisions.  It begins with an underlying premise that every entity exists to provide value to its stakeholders and faces uncertainty in the pursuit of that value.  Therefore, the framework itself focuses on preserving and creating enterprise value, with an emphasis on managing risk within the entity’s risk appetite.  The term “uncertainty” is defined as not knowing how or if potential events may manifest themselves in the context of achieving future strategies and business objectives. “Risk” is considered the effect of such uncertainty in the formulation and execution of the business strategy and the achievement of business objectives.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, COSO Framework

How to Define Risk Management Goals and Objectives in Your Organization

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Risk oversight and risk management are high priorities on the agenda of most organizations. Here are popular KnowledgeLeader tools that focus on risk management: 

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Topics: enterprise risk management, risk management goals, risk management objectives

Enterprise Risk Management Questionnaire: No. 5 in Our Q3 Top 10

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

One of my favorite things to see on KnowledgeLeader is the Weekly Top 5, showing the top viewed items on our site in the last week. Each year, we publish the Top 25 pages of the prior year and every quarter, we publish the Top 10 items. We are all about letting you know what is trending on our site.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, risk, risk oversight

Risk Oversight and Risk Management Questionnaire: The Most Viewed KL Page in 2014

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 07:55 AM

At the beginning of each year, the KnowledgeLeader team publishes its top 25 pages from the previous year, as determined by subscribers like you. Not surprisingly, the Risk Oversight and Risk Management Questionnaire was the most viewed page in 2014.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, risk assessment, risk, risk oversight, risk management, KnowledgeLeader tools

Executive Thoughts on 2014's Top Risks

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Over the last year, we've seen unemployment rates decrease and consumer confidence make a comeback, but that doesn't mean that business risks have evaporated. In fact, as the global business environment rapidly evolves, new opportunities and challenges present themselves, bringing new risk dialogue topics to boardrooms and executive offices around the world.

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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, information technology risk, survey reports, strategic risk, privacy

A Shareholder’s Perspective on the Lines of Defense

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, Board Perspectives, audit committee & board, strategic risk

Keeping Pace with Change: Five Questions Directors Should Ask

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 02:59 PM

We all know that change is inevitable, but what can an organization do to keep its strategies and risk management capabilities on the same course as the ever-changing business environment?

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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, Board Perspectives, audit committee & board, strategic risk

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