July 13, 2020
The United States has been on the receiving end of more significant cyber-attacks over the last 14 years than triple any other country, according to new research from password management firm Specops Software.
June 02, 2020
The Department of Justice on Monday posted another round of new revisions to its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” guidance. The update clarifies and describes what new factors prosecutors may consider in the areas of risk management, policies and procedures, training and communications, mergers and acquisitions, and more in their evaluation of corporate compliance programs.
May 18, 2020
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?
May 14, 2020
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.
April 30, 2020
The conventional wisdom on cyber-security is to play defense and respond quickly to breaches. But can your organization be proactive?
April 29, 2020
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.
April 29, 2020
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?
April 28, 2020
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.
April 15, 2020
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.
April 06, 2020
What will life be like for business once the coronavirus crisis is over?
April 06, 2020
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.
April 02, 2020
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.
March 24, 2020
Christi A. Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general, warns about “bad actors” preying on people’s fears over COVID-19 and perpetuating fraud schemes.
March 17, 2020
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).
March 13, 2020
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.
March 12, 2020
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.
February 24, 2020
Investors rattled by China’s burgeoning coronavirus outbreak reacted Monday by shifting investments from stocks into more secure investments like government bonds and gold.
February 18, 2020
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.
November 14, 2019
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.
October 24, 2019
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.
October 02, 2019
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.