All GRC Illustrated articles – Page 2

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    The OCEG GRC Illustrated Series: The Journey to Advantaged GRC

    2016-06-27T15:45:00Z Provided by

    As an organization matures its approach to GRC, it transitions from a structure of siloed departments and units to a fully engaged business operation. In a mature state, everyone has a part in managing risk, ensuring compliance, and contributing to performance outcomes. This leads to greater confidence, agility, and resilience–advantages ...

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    The ABCs of GRC

    2016-06-01T14:00:00Z

    The latest edition of the GRC Illustrated edition, sponsored by Compliance Week and OCEG, looks at the ABCs of GRC: Aware, Bespoke, and Confident. Together these three offer the opportunity for greater success that most organizations have failed to grasp, at least up until now.

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    Take the Conflict of Interest Challenge

    2016-03-22T14:15:00Z

    Conflicts of interest have become a big risk area for companies of all sizes, in all industries and any country. Just try spending an hour on the Web, and you’ll find several examples of COI causing financial losses for companies or their customers, questionable outcomes in scientific and medical research, ...

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    GRC Capabilities Illustrated Series: Review Design and Operation of GRC Capabilities for Principled Performance

    2016-01-06T12:00:00Z Provided by

    We’ve all heard the old adage “what gets measured, gets done,” and this applies equally to GRC management actions and controls, which must be reviewed for operational effectiveness. Beyond that, we must consider that changes to the external and internal context may render our current actions and controls ineffective, so ...

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    The GRC Audit Quandary

    2015-12-22T13:15:00Z

    A “quandary” is an interesting word meaning: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation. A quandary is also what many internal auditors find themselves facing when they audit GRC capabilities. This GRC Illustrated column from Compliance Week and OCEG helps auditors answer the ...

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    Let’s Change the Way We Talk About Controls

    2015-10-27T13:00:00Z

    This month’s edition of the GRC Illustrated Series from Compliance Week and OCEG discusses how to address threats to the company while recognizing opportunities. Inside, learn about the integrated approach to an internal control environment that uses proactive, detective, and responsive management actions and controls to achieve principled performance. ...

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    GRC Illustrated Series: Align Your Business for Principled Performance

    2015-10-05T14:15:00Z Provided by

    Principled performance is all about being able to reliably achieve objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity. That means you need to develop objectives based on a full understanding of the context in which your organization operates and design strategies for operations, risk management, and compliance that are effective ...

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    Aligning the Organization for Principled Performance

    2015-09-29T11:15:00Z

    Management must align objectives to the organizations’s business environment and internal culture, but what does alignment really mean? In this latest installment of the GRC Illustrated Series, brought to you by Compliance Week and OCEG, experts discuss alignment in the context of GRC and keeping the company on the right ...

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    Learning Lessons for Principled Performance

    2015-08-25T10:00:00Z

    Image: In the latest installment of the GRC Illustrated series, OCEG outlines the “learn” component in its GRC Capability Model, where companies learn how to observe change, analyze, update strategies, and respond appropriately to any curveballs thrown their way to achieve principled performance.

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    Running in Place or Winning the New Race?

    2015-04-28T11:45:00Z

    Image: Our GRC Illustrated series returns this week, looking at how compliance programs can keep pace with new ways of communicating within business and with the new employees who use them. That will mean addressing multiple audiences through multiple channels, and it will pose new challenges for policy management, training, ...

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    Are CAE and audit committee priorities in sync?

    2015-04-01T11:00:00Z Provided by Grant Thornton

    The results are in—and the 2015 Governance, Risk and Compliance Survey suggests there are competing priorities between chief audit executives (CAEs) and audit committees. There’s a disconnect between audit committee members and CAEs when prioritizing audit risks. Audit committee members rate financial and compliance highly, while CAEs focus on compliance ...

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    You Are the Weakest Link

    2014-09-30T10:15:00Z

    We talk a lot today about the growing complexity of supply chains in the global economy. With an almost uncountable number of parties (or links if you will) in many undefined and ill-managed supply chain relationships, the chance of significant or fatal weakness seems immeasurable. The complexity presented by ...

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    Lessons From Winnie the Pooh on Risk Assessments

    2014-08-26T10:15:00Z

    I have spent almost twenty years as an auditor; externally, internally, or training auditors. When discussing the subject of risk assessments and annual audit plan development, I am reminded often of a quote from Winnie the Pooh. “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back ...

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    Streamlining Policy Management

    2014-07-31T10:30:00Z Provided by Hitec Labs

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    Policy Engagement Starts With Policy Writing

    2014-07-29T14:00:00Z

    Policy engagement: There is a lot to be said for how technology can make policies easier to find, social, and interactive. In fact, I have been on my soapbox proclaiming next-generation policy and training management for the past decade in which organizations de­ploy a portal that brings together policies, training, ...

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    Breaking Through the Value Ceiling

    2014-06-25T12:30:00Z Provided by

    Technologies implemented to meet operational needs bring tangible benefits to an organization with focused, tactical functions. These tools bring value to organizations due to the focus on the specific business challenge at hand and most often help achieve goals at the operations level. However, certain processes need to lead to ...

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    The RSA GRC Reference Architecture

    2014-06-25T12:30:00Z Provided by

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    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    2014-06-23T11:45:00Z

    Paul Anka crooned, “Breaking up is hard to do” as he begged his love not to leave him in one of his most famous songs, but alas, we all know that relationships often come to an end. By contrast, management guru Peter Drucker cautioned “begin with the end in mind,” ...

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    A Strategic Approach to Conduct Risk

    2014-06-03T13:00:00Z

    As we all know, ill-advised risk tak­ing in the financial sector led the industry to the brink of collapse in recent years. Not only that, but sales schemes driven by inappropriate incen­tive plans and outlandish short-term ob­jectives caused many consumers to suffer severe financial consequences and lose trust in the ...

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    True Detective—Lessons in Removing the Mask

    2014-03-25T00:00:00Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I spent seven hours in a marathon session watching HBO's new series, True Detective, in anticipation of the final installment. And, I must confess, this was the third time I viewed the episodes, trying to piece together more information that might let me see the ...