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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

Thinking About Your 2014 Audit Plan? Here's How It Should Look (Infographic)

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 02:56 PM

Do you think your IT security is ready to meet the challenges that your organization will face in 2014? If your answer is no, you're not alone - the results of Protiviti's latest IT Audit Benchmarking Survey indicate that when it comes to IT and cybersecurity, many organizations need to make improvements to their IT audit coverage.

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Topics: Protiviti, social media risk, infographics, IT governance, cloud computing, cybersecurity, IT security, IT risk, ERP

Fraud Week is Here - Fraud Prevention Tips and Resources

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

This week, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is doing its part to bring the issue of fraud to the forefront with its sixth-annual International Fraud Awareness Week

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Topics: Protiviti, internal audit, fraud, anti-fraud, ACFE, Fraud Week

ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002: What Are the Significant Changes?

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

In November 2013, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will formally release long-anticipated updates to ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002. The last time these standards were updated was in 2005. 

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Topics: Protiviti, information technology risk, IT audit, IT governance, IT infrastructure, security, flash report

AML Transaction Monitoring Governance: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 03:54 PM

Expectations for transaction monitoring (TM) governance are quickly evolving due to the complexity of detection systems, the demand for additional operational oversight, increased regulatory scrutiny, and the need for an adequate control framework to guarantee proper risk management.

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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, laws & regulations, fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, compliance, financial services industry

IPO Hot Topics: Key Market Trends and Risks

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

Throughout the year, Protiviti conducts research and publishes insightful thought leadership on a broad range of issues affecting publicly held companies, ranging from today’s top risks to internal audit, SOX compliance, and IT security and privacy. Protiviti also regularly addresses key market developments, such as this year’s release by COSO of its new Internal Control – Integrated Framework.

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Topics: Protiviti, information technology risk, initial public offering, security, strategic risk, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, PCAOB

Applying the Five Lines of Defense in Managing Risk

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

Many lessons were learned from the financial crisis. For example, if a chief executive ignores the warning signs posed by the risk management function, resists contrarian information suggesting the corporate strategy is either not working or losing relevance, or fails to consider critical risks when evaluating whether to enter a new market or consummate a complex acquisition, the shareholders and other constituents can end up paying a high price.

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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, internal audit, audit committee & board, strategic risk, The Bulletin

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Factors to Consider

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

A well-designed transaction monitoring (TM) system is an important component of an effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program. It supports efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by helping financial institutions identify unusual or suspicious activity that must be reported to regulatory authorities, and aids law enforcement in tracking and prosecuting criminals involved in money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Topics: Protiviti, continuous auditing, IT audit, fraud, financial services industry, IT controls, anti-money laundering

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