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Through the GRC Lens: 2018 —  A Year in Review
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Through the GRC Lens: 2018 — A Year in Review

A litany of disruptions and corporate scandals in 2018 showed that while making profits, organizations will be held responsible for their actions in an increasing shift towards more ethical business practices Last year did not turn out to be great for businesses: there were mounting data privacy concerns around the globe; cyberattacks continued to hobble […]

The Rise of Ethical Tech and Social Media, and the Reputational Risks of Ignoring This Cultural Zeitgeist
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The Rise of Ethical Tech and Social Media, and the Reputational Risks of Ignoring This Cultural Zeitgeist

Today, growing advances in tech and wide-spread social media reach has given us greater conveniences and powerful platforms to voice our opinions. However, these highly engaging devices and services, and the cutting-edge tech that support them, also have their flip side — they are addictive, bring in unknown risks, and in a hyperconnected world, have […]

Uber’s Big Win and The Curious Case of Silicon Valley’s Corporate Culture
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Uber’s Big Win and The Curious Case of Silicon Valley’s Corporate Culture

June 2018 offered startling lessons in governance and compliance Silicon Valley has of late faced an important concern – increased scrutiny from regulators over its business practices. This June, some of the Valley’s tech giants, including Uber, Google, and Intel faced questions around their ethics and principles which revealed interesting aspects of Silicon Valley’s corporate […]

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology: Is This the Synergy That Will Re-shape the Future of the Financial World?
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Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology: Is This the Synergy That Will Re-shape the Future of the Financial World?

Blockchain needs no introduction. It has given rise to many benefits such as “keyless” signature systems and the ability to track thanksgiving turkeys from farm-to-table. But arguably, the most disruptive manifestation of blockchain technology is cryptocurrency. While the idea of having a digital currency that can be created by anyone, freely sourced, and unregulated by […]

Growing Data Privacy Concerns, Continued Cyber-Attacks, and the Failure of Audits to Detect Frauds: Q1 of 2018 Ends on a Less-Than-Savory Note
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Growing Data Privacy Concerns, Continued Cyber-Attacks, and the Failure of Audits to Detect Frauds: Q1 of 2018 Ends on a Less-Than-Savory Note

With a major data privacy scandal involving Facebook, a crippling ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta in the US, and a $2 billion fraud at Punjab National Bank in India, we take a look at some of the biggest news stories that have dominated the GRC space in the first few months of 2018. […]