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A Compliance Perspective to Risk Assessment

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 05:11 PM

Making Your Risk Assessments Count: A Compliance Perspective to Risk Assessment

The traditional approach for assessing compliance risks focuses on the severity of impact and likelihood of occurrences, often on a residual risk basis. This approach often results in a cluster of low likelihood risks with various levels of potential severity and fails to address the potential implications to the enterprise of a breakdown in established policies and procedures. For compliance risks, in lieu of mindless guesswork on probabilities, companies should consider the effects of noncompliance events in terms of the following factors:

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Topics: risk assessment, risk, KL Tools

An Operational Perspective to Risk Assessment

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Aug 09, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

Making Your Risk Assessments Count: An Operational Perspective to Risk Assessment

Operational assessment is often directed to assessing performance against quality, time, innovation and cost targets to identify gaps in process performance. Significant performance gaps lead to decisions around making appropriate midcourse corrections or analyzing root causes with the objective of determining actionable process improvements to close the gaps. Given this traditional approach to an operational review, the question of the appropriate level of focus arises when evaluating operational risks.

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Topics: risk assessment, risk, KL Tools

Consider the Distinguishing Characteristics of Risk

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 @ 05:02 PM

Making Your Risk Assessments Count: Consider the Distinguishing Characteristics of Risk

Traditional risk assessment approaches don’t often address the unique risk characteristics most companies face. While using a common analytical framework to evaluate risks with different characteristics may make the assessment process easier to execute, it also may not be as effective as approaches that could provide more insight into how to respond to assessed risks.

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Topics: risk assessment, risk, KL Tools

KnowledgeLeader’s #1 Page in 2016: Process Classification Scheme (PCS)

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 07:45 AM

One of my favorite lists to review each year in January is KnowledgeLeader’s list of the top 25 pages from the previous year. I am always curious what will end up on this list as it is different each year. In 2016, our subscribers frequented the Process Classification Scheme (PCS) more than any other page. This tool was originally published on our site in 2007 and is a staple framework to our Risk and Control Matices (RCM) library.

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Topics: risk, risks and controls, KnowledgeLeader tools

Managing Security and Privacy Risks is a Business Issue

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

Managing security and privacy for an organization is not an IT issue—it is a business issue requiring a comprehensive, risk-based approach to manage. Because of the risk and impact to the internal control environment, information security risk is an absolute must when outlining topics to address in the audit risk assessment and audit planning process.

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Topics: risk, security, privacy, RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools

Review Your Diversify Workforce Risks and Controls

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 @ 07:15 AM

Diversity refers to "human qualities” that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong, but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities or qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital or partner status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience, and job classification. Diversity is about what makes us unique and includes our backgrounds, personality, life experiences and beliefs. It is a combination of the visible and the invisible differences that shape our view of the world, our perspective and our approach.

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Topics: human resources, risk, RCM

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

Auditing Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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Topics: Protiviti, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk, natural disasters, business continuity, supply chain

Internal Audit Ratchets up for a Demanding Future

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk, organizational risk, chief audit executives, organizationl risk

Current Events and Headlines in Auditing and Risk Management: March 18-22

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:25 PM

Sen. Levin "London Whale" Report to Put Pressure on Volker Rule Writers

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Topics: Sarbanes-Oxley, laws & regulations, SOX, risk, news, disaster recovery, cloud computing, governance

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