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AI & Data Analytics: The Fraud Mitigation Dream Team

Posted by - December 5, 2017
The advances in technology in recent years have led to an exponential increase in the volume of data collected and stored. How can investigators maximize data analytics to achieve the most effective—and efficient—results for their clients? The answer lies in harnessing the power of AI to augment the capability and…
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The Secret to Avoiding FINRA Fines

Posted by - November 21, 2017
Compliance with FINRA and similar regulations can pose serious challenges to organizations. Understanding and learning to navigate these potential challenges will go a long way in avoiding excess fines for non-compliance.
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10 Privacy Risks Every Company Should Prepare for in 2018

Posted by - November 10, 2017
Privacy officers spend so much of their time putting out fires and focusing on operational activities, that they don’t have time to see the trends (and accompanying risks) that are around the corner. Brian Lee and Stephanie Quaranta outline three major risk themes and ten emerging risks that privacy and…
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9 Ways Auditors Deliver Tangible Value

Posted by - October 19, 2017
Part 2 in a Series Exploring the “Auditor of the Future” Part 2 of this series from Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach and Brian Christensen discusses several ways auditors can add value to the organization beyond the scope of the audit plan. with co-author Brian Christensen Read Part 1 here. Last week,…
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Intelligent Automation: Designing the Intelligent Organization

Posted by - September 25, 2017
The Driver Behind Enterprise Situational Awareness Intelligent automation is an emerging solution to enable intelligent decision-making at the strategic level, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be complex or require cumbersome new infrastructure. In fact, since overly complicated approaches to intelligent automation tend to result in project failure, simplicity may…
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Data Analytics Becomes Reality

Posted by - July 18, 2017
4 Techniques for Auditors While data analytics in audit has been discussed for more than two decades, most internal audit teams are just beginning to make serious investments to embed analytics in their engagements and processes. Vendors highlight techniques such as predictive and prescriptive analytics; however, it is often unclear what these techniques entail and how they can be applied…
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Investing in a Top-to-Bottom Ethical Culture Using Data

Posted by - June 8, 2017
Findings from the 2017 Ethics and Compliance Survey Convercent and Ethisphere recently released findings from a survey about the importance of an ethical business culture. A culture of ethics is finally being recognized by the top brass as a key differentiator and critical to long-term success. The report touches on…
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Outsourcing Integration and Data Management Services

Posted by - June 6, 2017
The Key to M&A Success The ability to handle data integration and management efficiently is a key factor in M&A success. Companies that are contemplating M&A activities should consider taking a modern approach to data integration and management so they can more effectively manage deal-making activities, align disparate elements and…
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Manage Enterprise Risk Like an Orchestra Conductor

Posted by - May 31, 2017
Professionals in the risk management field have shifted gradually away from a siloed approach to a more integrated approach. As most of us know, however, the switch is not easy; it can be overwhelming to keep on top of the full range of enterprise risks. John Verver posits that technology…
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Internal Audit Awareness

Posted by - May 23, 2017
May is Internal Audit Awareness Month. What better time to discuss the challenges that come with preparing for audits and what companies can do to be better prepared? This article highlights trends in IA, insights into how auditors can continue to push their organizations forward and advice on how to…
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2017: A Transformational Year for GRC

Posted by - March 6, 2017
Driven by technology advances, GRC is going through a sea change. Practitioners are completely rethinking the GRC infrastructure and will use digital transformation and data analytics to make their programs far more responsive to the evolving needs of their organizations. GRC practitioners who ignore this transformation do so at their…