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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. […]

Eluding Operational Risk Failures in Banks
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Eluding Operational Risk Failures in Banks

The solidity of banks and financial institutions was tested in the financial crisis of 2003 and 2008. The best of banks were shown to have poor governance frameworks, overlooked internal controls and had a lack of adequate monitoring of loss exposures. Although the core reason of the crisis was liquidity risk and credit risk, a […]

King IV Report For Corporate Governance: What It May Mean For Your Organisation
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King IV Report For Corporate Governance: What It May Mean For Your Organisation

The fourth edition of the KING report builds on the best practices and principles in corporate governance in South Africa. The draft report was published in Mar 2016 and post the comments phase, the report was finally launched at the Sandton Covention Center in Johannesburg on 1 Nov 2016. The last edition of the report […]

GRC Programs: Building the Business Case for Value
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GRC Programs: Building the Business Case for Value

Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management is becoming increasingly integrated across a wide and expanding set of use cases — moving beyond traditional risk management and into regulatory compliance, audit, third-party management, ethics and compliance, privacy, quality management, environmental health and safety, cybersecurity, business resilience and more. In OCEGs’ 2015 GRC Maturity Survey, over 50 […]