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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. […]

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 […]

Tackling Procurement Challenges in the Supply Chain
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Tackling Procurement Challenges in the Supply Chain

Globalization and regulation, coupled with inadequate investment in compliance programs and third-party risk management programs, are making the proactive identification and resolution of risks posed by suppliers a challenging task. Companies that don’t face up to the challenge run the risk of non-compliant products in their supply chain, and can face serious brand and reputational […]