Category Archives: IT GRC/Cybersecurity

Through the GRC Lens: November
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Through the GRC Lens: November

Marriott’s massive data breach, Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest, and the CEO exit of Walmart’s India acquisition — here’s a round-up of November’s top GRC news headlines.  Marriott Discloses One of the Biggest Data Breaches in History November saw yet another data breach. This time, it was the hospitality industry that fell victim to hackers […]

Through the GRC Lens: October
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Through the GRC Lens: October

Google’s failure to disclose a data breach, California’s tough new laws on corporate governance and net neutrality, and Silicon Valley’s #MeToo — here’s a round-up of October’s top GRC news headlines. Google Fails to Disclose a Data Breach At the height of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, when the social media giant faced widespread backlash for […]

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 […]

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. […]

The vicious cyclone of emerging risks – My big ‘aha!’ from OpRisk North America
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The vicious cyclone of emerging risks – My big ‘aha!’ from OpRisk North America

The OpRisk North America conference was disrupted by an operational risk — a late season snow storm that has snarled transportation and complicated travel plans in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, but most attendees and speakers chose to go forward, and I’m glad they did since conference has given me a big ‘aha’ on emerging risks. […]