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“Gone are the Days of Rigid Lines of Defense”

Posted by - July 17, 2018
Key Insights and Trends from the MetricStream GRC Summit 2018 MetricStream’s 2018 Summit in Baltimore saw several hundred business executives, government leaders, GRC practitioners and industry analysts gather to talk GDPR, strategies and solutions for building better governed, more compliant organizations and more. Gaurav Kapoor, MetricStream’s Chief Operating Officer, shines…
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Lack of Investments in Training and IT GRC Holding Back Cybersecurity Maturity, Finds MetricStream Survey

Posted by - February 8, 2018
51 percent of enterprises report low maturity of security training 62 percent of enterprises without IT GRC solutions report low security readiness, as opposed to only 25 percent of those with IT GRC solutions Palo Alto, Calif. (February 8, 2018) – MetricStream, the independent market leader in governance, risk and compliance (GRC)…
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Trend Report: Risk and Data Management

Posted by - January 17, 2018
Transformational market trends are driving the convergence of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and eDiscovery.  Before documents and data become evidence in litigation, they are already accessible within a company’s vast data repository as a risk. Having an early warning risk smoke detector to discover issues before they engulf an…
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Can AI Be the Next Step in GRC’s Evolution?

Posted by - October 18, 2017
How IT Can Leverage AI to Prevent Major Cybersecurity Incidents The need for artificial intelligence (AI) in IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is growing quickly.  As companies expand their digital footprints, cybersecurity vulnerabilities worsen due to an increased amount of data being produced from IT security monitoring and performance…
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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…
Compliance risks associated with doing business in Ukraine continue to fall

New Anti-Corruption Initiatives Are Working in Ukraine

Posted by - October 28, 2016
Prior to about 2014, doing business in Ukraine was a risky proposition. The country has long been known for widespread corruption and half-hearted efforts to prosecute wrongdoers, though that perception is changing. In just the past two years, the percentage of people who believe it’s necessary to participate in the…
Multinational coalition targets corruption in Venezuela

PDVSA at the Center of International Anti-Corruption Efforts

Posted by - September 28, 2016
Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) is being held accountable for its systemic corruption, and several countries are leading the charge in investigating PDVSA’s bribery and money-laundering schemes. A number of executives are under intense scrutiny, and several have already been charged by the U.S. The Venezuelan government has not been…
Corruption is endemic in Brazil

Lava Jato’s Judge Moro Speaks to Washington

Posted by - September 12, 2016
Brazil’s “Lava Jato,” or “Operation Car Wash” is a federal investigation into allegations of corruption at Petrobras. And it’s the most expansive anti-corruption investigation in the world today. Speaking earlier this summer on the topic of handling political corruption cases in Brazil, Judge Sergio Moro discussed the enormous costs of…
ethics and compliance are integral to a sustainable business model

Creating a Value-Oriented Sustainable Business

Posted by - August 17, 2016
A sustainable business model requires the implementation of the principles of UNGC, contributes to the SDGs and has a sound ethical business practice and sustainable supply chain management. Corporate compliance programs, corporate accountability and engagement of leadership are tools for implementation of sustainable business practices. Also, a progressive approach to…
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Surviving Shakedown Street

Posted by - August 12, 2016
Are your employees trained and equipped to respond appropriately to bribe demands? Matteson Ellis outlines the steps one company took to deal with (false) allegations of compliance violations. Because this organization had an effective anti-corruption policy in place and because its staff could easily recognize a shakedown, they were able…
Fight corruption with a marriage of your governance, risk management, and compliance programs

Anti-Corruption: More Than Just Setting the Right Tone at the Top

Posted by - August 2, 2016
Anti-corruption measures continue to remain a multifaceted endeavor for companies as they grow and change internally and across geographies. The results of a joint survey on anti-corruption by MetricStream and Dow Jones highlight the complexities business face. Recommendations based on key survey insights shed light on how businesses can integrate…