Compliance

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Flexible approach needed in return from coronavirus

Add this monkey wrench to the list of things an employer has to wrestle with as stay-at-home and shutdown orders are lifted: Can an employee, fearful of contracting coronavirus, refuse to return to work?

Compliance

Driving innovation in supply-chain practices post-pandemic

Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has flipped global supply chains on their heads and has disrupted markets in dramatic ways, but not everything in its aftermath has been doom and gloom. As forward-thinking companies know well, nothing drives agile decision making and innovations in the supply chain more effectively than times of crisis.

Compliance

Current cyber-environment calls for proactive approach

The conventional wisdom on cyber-security is to play defense and respond quickly to breaches. But can your organization be proactive?

Compliance

M&A due diligence landscape forever altered by coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forever altered both the risk landscape and the diligence protocols for merger and acquisition transactions, and at every stage—from deals that closed prior to, and during, the pandemic to those that are still pending to every deal in their wake. No matter what stage the transaction, however, compliance should always have a seat at the table.

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Six steps to emerging from coronavirus with a strengthened compliance program

As we navigate an unprecedented global pandemic, the attention of general counsels and chief compliance officers has been naturally turned to managing the immediate crisis before them—perhaps with limited compliance resources. But what comes next?

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Best practices for maintaining a healthy incident-response program

Hotlines play a vital role in the overall health of an ethics and compliance program by taking the pulse of an organization’s culture. Yet, many incident-management programs are not as healthy as they could or should be and are especially being put to the test by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Navigating the return of employees to the workplace

Bringing employees back from working from home means reacting to ever-changing recommendations from health experts as well as the mandates of state and local officials.

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Coronavirus will raise profile of compliance moving forward

What will life be like for business once the coronavirus crisis is over?

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Regulatory slowdown due to coronavirus makes compliance role critical

The ongoing pandemic is slowing down investigations into most types of white-collar crimes as federal enforcement agencies refocus their attention on coronavirus-related matters.

Compliance

Survey: Lessons from those who weren’t ready for coronavirus

Nearly 10 percent of 365 compliance professionals who completed Compliance Week’s coronavirus survey said their companies were ill-prepared for the pandemic. For these 31 companies—representing industries including banking, business services, government, manufacturing/retail, aerospace, government, and real estate—the outbreak caught them flat-footed. More than two-thirds of these companies were on the larger side—between 1,000-10,000 employees—and had international corporate footprints.

Compliance

OIG issues COVID-19 fraud alert over health scare scams

Christi A. Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general, warns about “bad actors” preying on people’s fears over COVID-19 and perpetuating fraud schemes.

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Don’t let coronavirus fears leave you vulnerable to hacking schemes

As more companies around the world require, or highly recommend, that their employees work remotely to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus, hackers who thrive off fear see this as an opportune time to carry out a cyber-attack. In this time of fear and uncertainty, it’s more critical than ever to practice good security hygiene (just think of it as the technical version of proper handwashing).

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Eight steps for designing a coronavirus crisis management plan

With the coronavirus pandemic front and center on everyone’s mind these days, companies are having to walk a fine line between taking care to communicate necessary and important information while also preventing widespread panic. How to go about doing that effectively begins and ends with a robust crisis management plan.

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Employees working from home to avoid coronavirus? Protect your data

With the coronavirus threat having moved on from disrupting your business’s supply chain to threatening your employees’ health at home, now is the time to implement that company-wide remote workplace plan.

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Disruptions caused by coronavirus affecting global supply chain

Investors rattled by China’s burgeoning coronavirus outbreak reacted Monday by shifting investments from stocks into more secure investments like government bonds and gold.

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Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit: Best practices to ensure you’re prepared for the worst

Amanda Hill, MBA, CISA, senior manager, corporate IT audit, Arrow Electronics, shared insights at last year’s summit, and she’s back by popular demand! Hill will join a panel discussion on best practices regarding third-party relationships, disaster planning (including the coronavirus outbreak), and recovery strategies at FRA and Compliance Week’s Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit New York in March.

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Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit: Best practices to ensure you’re prepared for a swift recovery when disaster strikes

All companies must have a comprehensive plan in place in case of a disaster, according to Lisa Beth Lentini Walker, CEO and founder, Lumen Worldwide Endeavors, and Amanda Hill, MBA, CISA, internal audit manager, Western Union. Lentini Walker and Hill will discuss best practices regarding third-party relationships, disaster planning, and recovery strategies at FRA and Compliance Week’s Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit San Francisco 2019 at Marines’ Memorial Club, Dec. 9-10.

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Compliance lessons from recent nine-figure FCPA settlements

Hiring practices in the financial services industry, third-party risk in the technology sector, and a continued focus by the government on individual prosecutions are just a few areas of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement activity in 2019.

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Survey: Companies believe they've underinvested in TPRM

A survey published by Deloitte highlights the latest trends—both opportunities and challenges—in companies’ journey toward a more mature extended enterprise risk management program, one in which third-party risk management is integrated across the firm and led from the top.