December 18, 2014
Seeing Is Believing: The Powerful Potential Video Brings to Compliance (Part 1)

  • Bob Paulsen

  • Effective change management and effective compliance don't have to be mutually exclusive terms, though the concepts are often viewed as at odds with one another. One way to bring change management into alignment with compliance (and vice versa) is with the use of video-based training, a solution that is not only more efficient, but also potentially simpler and more impactful....

    December 17, 2014

  • Michael Volkov

  • If your ethics and compliance program seems to be dead in the water, don't despair yet. There are several actions you can take first to ...

    December 15, 2014
    What Every Board Member Should Know About Cybersecurity

  • Ron Warren

  • Cybersecurity is as pressing a problem as ever, so the discussions around how to maintain privacy and protect the business should not only be ongoing, but also be happening at the Board level, involving senior management and other power players in the organization. As scams and hackers' schemes evolve, so to should your company's understanding of the risks and how to combat them....

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    December 17, 2014
    Using a Risk Model as a Common Language

  • Jim DeLoach

  • Risk management cannot possibly go well when the parties involved aren't speaking the same (risk) language. Minimize misunderstandings by making sure that everyone involved is operating from the same framework when it comes to uncertainty in environment, process and information for decision making. Jim DeLoach breaks down for us exactly what that means....

    December 16, 2014
    Culture Drives Reputation

  • Max Rudolph

  • Culture, ethics and compliance are inextricably linked. Where employees have faith in leadership to do the right thing, and where they see it being done from day to day, compliance is likely not to be an issue. Where there's a clear lack of communication and poor decision making at the top, morale plummets and reputation will undoubtedly suffer. Where does your firm fall?...

    December 15, 2014
    Seamus Heaney and Compliance With a Seat at the Table

  • Thomas Fox

  • When assessing compliance challenges ahead of an expansion into a new market, the CCO or compliance practitioner has quite the job on his or her hands. Tom Fox offers up four basic questions to consider when walking through analysis, third-party due diligence and developing a plan to ensure ongoing compliance both with the FCPA and any in-country regulatory requirements....

    December 12, 2014
    Do You Have a Cybersecurity Problem?

  • Glen Segal

  • If you believe cybersecurity risks are entirely the purview of the IT department, you're not alone. But you're also mistaken. Compliance has to partner with IT in conducting risk assessments, addressing threats and implementing solutions to keep the organization both on the technological forefront and protected as much as possible from data breaches....

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    December 11, 2014
    The New Frontier in Anti-Corruption Efforts

  • Dov Seidman

  • Ten years ago, talking about ethics in the context of business was a conversation stopper, much less a global campaign to combat corruption. But the world has been reshaped, as Seidman notes. The two spheres of the personal and professional are no longer clearly distinct and separate in a world that has gone from connected to interconnected to interdependent....

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    December 11, 2014
    The Hidden Nexus Between Compliance and Reputation

  • Craig Garner

  • The health care industry has been no stranger to the consequences - reputational and financial - of non-compliance over the past few years. The entities that have managed to maintain good standing with the OIG have also enjoyed a continued positive public reputation. Those that have been found guilty of significant infractions (GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker) are paying dearly....

    December 10, 2014
    Bobby Keys, the Rolling Stones and Establishing Trust

  • Thomas Fox

  • While due diligence is essential when doing business with or through third parties, ultimately trust is critical in maintaining successful business relationships. No matter how thorough the questionnaire or how in-depth the business justification, even well-vetted partners can do you wrong if the relationship consists of a series of box-ticking encounters. Don't overestimate the power of transparency....

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    December 9, 2014
    With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – To Keep Your Patients Safe

  • Mohan Ponnudurai

  • We have become increasingly interconnected, and so have our devices. Some sources state that in as little as six years, there may be as many as 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things. With this much growth comes a great deal of risk, particularly when the devices going "online" are associated with patient care. Sensitive information in the wrong hands could be disastrous....


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    December 12, 2014
    Compliance Attitudes in High-Risk Markets

  • Michael Volkov

  • That a certain market is high-risk is no reason not to do business there. If entering into the Russian or Chinese market, for example, can be financially advantageous, your CCO ought to be able to develop a program and budget to prevent and detect violations there. The catch is that the CCO must be involved in the discussions regarding whether and where to expand the business....

    December 11, 2014

  • Jim Nortz

  • If you facilitate a discussion among several groups of leaders about the values they hold in greatest esteem and would most want the...

    December 10, 2014
    Bitcoin, the Solution to Consumer Data Protection

  • Trevor Murphy

  • Several major data breaches have exposed millions of consumers to fraud, and each lapse of security has left us grasping for answers as to how we can better protect ourselves and our data. Many proposed solutions involve increased government visibility into our information and our purchasing habits, but one option in particular offers increased security and the benefit of anonymity....




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    December 8, 2014
    Consequences of a Data Breach: Lessons from Wyndham Worldwide

  • Shamoil Shipchandler

  • Between 2008 and 2010, Wyndham was subject to three data breaches, exposing more than 600,000 of its consumers and leading to millions in fraud loss. Its shareholders filed action against the Board earlier this year, alleging negligence, and a decision (dismissal) was reached in late October. Though Wyndham's leadership was not ultimately held liable in this case, there's much to be learned here....

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    December 8, 2014

  • Matteson Ellis

  • It's no secret that Miami serves as a sort of bridge to Latin America. For that reason, it's home to several Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement officers specializing in Latin America. FCPAmericas' Matteson Ellis attended the American Conference Institute's recent Anti-Corruption Boot Camp in Houston and today shares with CCI what these experts had to share....

    December 5, 2014

  • Ron Kral

  • As companies progress well into the implementation of COSO's 2013 Integrated Framework, it's become clear that the Framework's 17 principles aren't as cut and dried as they initially seemed. The 2nd, 4th, and 13th principles in particular have been problematic for some organizations. Candela Solutions' Ron Kral offers guidance on the issues that have left many auditors scratching their heads....

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    December 5, 2014

  • Thomas Fox

  • A recently released whitepaper from Foley & Lardner and India-based MZM Legal offers much-needed guidance on maintaining compliance with the FCPA while doing business in India. Tom Fox has done the heavy lifting already, however, and provides CCI readers today with a glimpse into the piece and highlighting some of the greatest corruption risks and how to manage them....

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    December 4, 2014
    Anti-Corruption Developments in Azerbaijan: A Look at SOCAR

  • Michael A. Tooshi

  • Construction is now underway on Azerbaijan's Southern Gas Corridor, and one of the primary entities behind the development has been under the microscope for alleged corruption and bribery in its dealings in the oil and gas industry in the region. Both are fairly common problems in the area, giving companies even more reason to strengthen due diligence efforts if doing business in Azerbaijan....

    December 3, 2014
    Pulling the U.S. in Line with G8 Commitment – FinCen CDD Proposed Rules

  • Winston McGregor

  • The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is expanding its customer due diligence requirements, a change that would mandate greater efforts on the part of banks and other entities to identify the owners of the companies they service. This requirement, though likely somewhat challenging, would bring the U.S. into alignment with its G8 commitments....

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    December 3, 2014
    Q&A With Roy Snell, CEO of HCCA and SCCE

  • Maurice Gilbert

  • CCI's Founder and CEO, Maurice Gilbert, recently connected with Roy Snell, CEO of he Health Care Compliance Association and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Roy had some excellent insights to share on the state of the compliance profession, and when an expert with experience and credentials such as his weighs in, we sit up and take notice....

    December 2, 2014
    Does Your Compliance Policy Matter to the Antitrust Division?

  • Amanda Knapp

  • It appears the Department of Justice may be changing its tune on what makes an "effective" compliance program. Recent statements by authorities at the DOJ's Antitrust Division signal a shift in tone for the agency, toward leniency and away from a strict, hard-line approach. Read more about the apparent change here and what it could portend for your organization....