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Risk Management & Internal Control
Proper risk management and internal control help organizations understand the risks they are exposed to, put controls in place to counter threats, and effectively pursue their objectives. They are therefore an important aspect of an organization’s governance, management, and operations. Professional accountants can and should play a leading role in helping their organizations achieve an integrated, organization-wide approach to risk management and internal control—which ultimately helps create, enhance, and protect stakeholder value. Read More
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IFAC Senior Technical Manager Vincent Tophoff turns the concept of risk management on its head as an offensive measure rather than one of defense. Can this philosophy work in your organization?
This video discusses why accountants should pay more attention to cybersecurity and how to get clients and other members of the firm involved in protecting their business.
Michael Mason (SVP & Chief Security Officer, Verizon), Jeff Mazanec (Chief Security Officer, General Dynamics), and David Mahon (VP & Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink) join TK Kerstetter, host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms,” discuss cyber guidance for corporate board members.
How Can Big Businesses Protect Themselves from a Data Breach?
November 5, 2015 - The New Economy
A modern cyber security strategy should be in place before a crisis strikes
Sean Quinn, Executive Director & Head of U.S. Research for Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS), joins TK Kerstetter, host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms,” to discuss… “The Board’s Role in Cyber Risk.”
How will the advance of technology affect your business going forward?
- AICPA to Help Position CPAs in Fight against Cyber Crime
July 8, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Cybersecurity Startups Set for Surge
June 8, 2016 - Forbes
- Sharpening the Board’s Role in Cyber-Risk Oversight
June 6, 2016 - Risk & Compliance Journal
- G-7 Nations Race to Bolster Security against Cyberattacks in Finance
May 23, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
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