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New NTSB Ruling Clarifies FAA Regulations on Drones, Says Attorney Tim Adelman

A November 18 ruling by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) clarifies the Federal Aviation Administration’s authority over drones, or unmanned aircraft, according to Timothy B. Adelman, a shareholder in the Annapolis, Md. office of national law firm LeClairRyan and leader of its UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) practice group. “The NTSB’s decision does not shut down drone use; it ...

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Fortified for Success: Building Your Company’s Risk, Controls and Compliance Ecosystem, for the IPO and Beyond

With the IPO market continuing to surge, it’s vital that companies preparing for their IPOs rigorously examine their risk management, controls and compliance infrastructure for a successful offering and to support future growth, according to a new report by PwC US.  The report, entitled Fortified for Success: Building Your Company’s Risk, Controls and Compliance Ecosystem for the IPO and […]

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No One is Immune to Breaches, as 183 Million Accounts Compromised in Q3 2014

Large Scale Attacks Against Financial Firms, Retail Companies, and Consumers’ Personal Identities and Online Accounts Are Dominant Trends BALTIMORE – November 18, 2014 ─ Consumers experienced a wide range of data privacy and security threats in the third quarter of 2014 as hackers successfully conducted large-scale attacks against financial services and retail companies as well […]

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SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Releases Annual Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower has recently released its annual report for fiscal year 2014. Highlights of the report include: The SEC issued more whistleblower awards in fiscal 2014 than all previous years combined, including a record $30 million award to a foreign whistleblower. The first anti-retaliation case was brought against […]

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Protiviti Releases Updated Edition of its U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Guide: Frequently Asked Questions

Protiviti (www.protiviti.com), a global consulting firm, has published the sixth edition of its Guide to U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions. The sixth edition of the guide (www.protiviti.com/AML) serves as a reference tool for organizations as they continue to try to address an evolving set of regulatory expectations around anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions compliance.

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Cash Flow, Working Capital and Strategic Planning Top List of Priorities for CFOs in 2015, According to New Study from Protiviti and Financial Executives Research Foundation

CFOs and financial executives will continue to focus on addressing their cash flow and working capital capabilities in 2015, according to the annual Finance Priorities Survey (www.protiviti.com/financesurvey) released today by global consulting firm Protiviti (protiviti.com) and Financial Executives Research Foundation.