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The Importance of a High-Risk Due Diligence Committee

Posted by - October 18, 2018
A Call for Greater Multidisciplinary Oversight As your company’s reliance on third parties grows, so too does the risk associated with doing business with these relatively unknown partners. Michael Volkov entreats companies to put in place more robust due diligence processes to minimize their third-party risks. Believe it or not,…
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Procurement and Compliance Getting Closer than Ever

Posted by - October 1, 2018
Key Findings from Dun & Bradstreet Report Brian Alster, Global Head of Supply & Compliance at Dun & Bradstreet, outlines results from the Dun & Bradstreet 2018 Compliance and Procurement Sentiment Report. With data gleaned from business leaders across compliance and procurement functions, he discusses the top concerns and challenges…
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Risk Managers: Impact Lies in Reduced Executive Effort

Posted by - August 28, 2018
The Key to Increasing Decision-Making Influence In this complex risk environment where senior executives are expected to make fast decisions, they need the most actionable information in a timely manner. However, most leadership teams feel the risk information they receive isn’t actionable from a business strategy or operations perspective. In…

People, Process, Technology: Optimizing Risk Management Initiatives

Posted by - May 8, 2018
How to Implement a Better Process When Dealing with Risk Management People, process, and technology are three key elements when it comes to implementing risk management in any company. The challenge is how to implement these elements in a way that helps your company put an integrated approach to the…
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Intersecting Risk Management and Crisis Management

Posted by - May 1, 2018
The Role of the Risk Assessment Crisis management is an integral component of effective reputation management. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach discusses why it’s imperative to build a rapid-response crisis management capability for sudden and unexpected high-impact, high-velocity and high-persistence events. Years ago, I had a conversation with a high-profile board chair…
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Data is Power: Wield it Wisely

Posted by - April 16, 2018
The Importance of Digital Vendor Management As the digital landscape grows and changes, businesses rely on an increasingly sprawling network of third, fourth, and fifth parties to render final, consumer-facing content. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust, explains why a sound digital vendor management strategy is so crucial not…
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Preparing for the (R)evolution of Risk Management

Posted by - March 27, 2018
Modern Finance’s Imperative to Manage Risk with Data While businesses have more information than ever to drive decision-making, many are struggling to shift organizational structures and manage data to minimize business risk. Eric Dowdell, Global Head of Dun & Bradstreet’s Trade Credit business, dives into the relationship between risk and data and discusses…
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Moving Targets That Reinvent Themselves

Posted by - March 20, 2018
Suitability Surveillance and Controls Despite how many risk and compliance eyes an investment bank has inspecting client activity, when it comes to managing risk, it’s impossible to review each and every investment recommendation or transaction by a simple eyeballing of trade records. And understanding any recommendation or transaction in the…
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“Antifragility” and an Evolutionary Perspective on Risk

Posted by - March 9, 2018
In the 21st Century, Organizations Make Their Own Luck Organizations must be able to weather shocks, and they should act in ways that allow them to adapt, growing stronger as a result of their adaptability. Bill Murray, Senior Researcher and Advisor at Leading Edge Forum, explains the three core organizational…
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The Real Return on Risk and Compliance Technologies

Posted by - March 2, 2018
The Value of Big Data A crucial shift is underway in the financial services industry when it comes to regulatory compliance; cultures are changing, and new value is being created for banks and their customers because of AI technology. Grace Brasington of Watson Financial Services discusses the role technology can…
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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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10 Ways to Enhance Leadership Engagement

Posted by - January 11, 2018
How do executive management and the board remain engaged with risk management over time? Most observers would agree that senior management’s supervision of risk management and the board’s risk oversight entail much more than reviewing a risk assessment once a year.