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February 13, 2024
The Digital Odyssey: Navigating Complexity and Triumphs in the Auditor's Tale

In the ever-shifting tides of modern business, the role of internal auditors has undergone a seismic transformation, navigating a labyrinth of complexity that rivals the twists and turns of a riveting thriller

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May 22, 2023
Protecting Third-Party Data Within SaaS Solutions

Modern-day organizations have become increasingly reliant on various third-party software in order to operate effectively. The covid-19 pandemic and the newly blooming remote work environment brought a greater reliance on third-party software such as Microsoft Office or Salesforce

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May 3, 2023
Is your Software Supply Chain Vulnerable to Cyber Threats?

It probably won't come as a surprise that modern organizations have had a growing reliance on various forms of software to operate effectively and efficiently

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April 19, 2023
Leveraging Regulatory Mapping to Stay Ahead of Compliance Obligations

Within modern-day business effective compliance has become an absolute necessity; however, compliance teams are often bogged down by the copious amount of work that goes into identifying and keeping up with the constant change of regulation

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March 29, 2023
Strengthening Cybersecurity in the Extended Enterprise

Operating with the assistance of third parties has become a fact of life for the modern-day organization as organizations have on average at least 10 third-party relationships at any given time

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March 2, 2023
McDonald’s Ruling Shifts Accountability & Liability to Corporate Executives

A recent judge's decision to allow shareholders to file a lawsuit against a former McDonald’s human resources officer is forcing organizations and their corporate executives to revisit the issue of personal liability when dealing with corporate compliance

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February 13, 2023
Augmenting Risk Management Through Internal Controls

Most organizations agree that one of the leading challenges that they face is how to manage and minimize a constantly evolving risk landscape

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January 25, 2023
Overhauling Your TPRM Program: What Organizations Should Look Out for in 2023

With each passing year the necessity for organizations and businesses to outsource operations and services only increases, and with it comes a higher necessity for effective third-party risk management.

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December 21, 2022
Transparency & Modernizing Economic Life: France’s Fight Against Corruption

For some time now France has been behind its European peers in terms of managing and mitigating corruption throughout the business world

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November 29, 2022
Data Governance and Why it Matters

It is Sir Francis Bacon that is often attributed to the phrase “knowledge is power” first stated in his work Meditationes Sacrae back in 1597. These words have lived on and proved to be true in many walks of life including that of the modern business environment

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October 19, 2022
Building a Duty of Responsibility

Quite often in the realm of compliance, the discussion is focused primarily on the organization

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October 11, 2022
Building an Effective Risk Framework: The Three Lines of Defense

Advancing technology, increasing regulation, and shifts in societal norms pave the way for new or unforeseen risks to appear at any minute

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August 9, 2022
Why Cybercrime & Data Breaches Continue to Persist

Cybersecurity continues to be one of the leading concerns for organizations and despite pouring copious amounts of money into risk prevention programs cyber risks seem to never subside

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April 7, 2022
Developing a Mature Risk and Resiliency Strategy

Successfully creating and implementing an effective risk and resiliency strategy can be a difficult task for organizations

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March 10, 2022
Managing Information Risk in the Context of the Business

Business today is an interconnected network of connections, business relationships, distributed operations, scattered data and systems, shared processes, and risk exposure

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February 21, 2022
Why Software Companies are Struggling When Selecting Content Partners

Organizations often are finding themselves seriously unhappy with their agencies...

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January 31, 2022
Managing Risk & Compliance in Mid-Market Organizations

Business is no longer defined in the traditional brick and motor terms that we once were accustomed to but is now rather a complex web of interconnected relationships and interactions with third parties

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January 17, 2022
Why Manual Processes Weigh Down Internal Audit

In terms of IA (internal audit), Microsoft and Google dominate regarding supplying the software that most organizations use within IA

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December 29, 2021
EU AML Regulation Changes: New Requirements for Crypto Transfers

With the introduction of new rules associated with crypto transfers, the EU is attempting to better align crypto wire transfer rules with FATF

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December 14, 2021
EU AML Regulation Changes: FIU Coordination and Support Mechanism

An effective anti-money laundering strategy is a crucial aspect for any organization within the financial sector

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November 22, 2021
Introducing a Single AML Rulebook

Anti-money laundering continues to be an important practice for financial institutions around the globe

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November 19, 2021
EU AML Regulation Changes: The AMLA

Anti-money laundering continues to be an important practice for financial institutions around the globe

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October 27, 2021
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What Your Organization Should Fear this Halloween Season

For many of us, the month of October is a time of ghosts and ghouls, pumpkins, witches, and candy –all culminating in a grand finale of what is considered to be one of the“scariest” and most exciting days of the year… Halloween

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September 17, 2021
Avoiding & Preventing Workforce Exploitation in the Modern Supply Chain

The understanding that the supply chain for almost any business is a global one is generally common knowledge

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September 3, 2021
Why Organizations Need GRC to Augment Cybersecurity

The world is becoming more technology-driven, and cybersecurity has risen in the minds of risk management and compliance professionals in organizations everywhere

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August 13, 2021
The RegTech SEO Playbook

Developing a winning organic SEO strategy in a search environment that is fundamentally self-serving

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July 4, 2021
The Three Lines of Defense: Back Office Professionals

Modern business is very dynamic and disrupted. The organization’s various functions must band together in order to effectively manage and contain the vast web of risk and compliance. From front-line employees to operational managers and back-office

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June 17, 2021
The Three Lines of Defense: Back Office Professionals

In the current dynamic and disrupted business environment, it is necessary for teams to band together to manage the vast web of the organizations risk management requirements. Whether it is operational managers and front-line employees

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June 3, 2021
The Three Lines of Defense: Frontline Operational Management

Modern business is dynamic and rapidly changing. In our current environment, it has become necessary for organizations to manage risk from an integrated, organizational lens – as opposed to being siphoned off to specialized departments that view each emerging risk as an isolated issue

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May 28, 2021
Communicating Your Understanding of Market Problems and Pain Points

As we continue along the left axis of our segment on positioning we now move onto the third stage which is understanding the market problem. In part 1& 2 we previously discovered Strategy and Identity

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May 20, 2021
Overcoming Obstacles: Building Agility in Internal Audit Processes

Today’s business landscape has grown in its complexity and interconnectivity, making it necessary for organizations to manage risk from an integrated, organizational lens. Organizations are now expected to be more collaborative, both within and outside internal audit (IA), and agile in how organizations deliver projects and services

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May 14, 2021
Standing Out Part 2 – Why Its Critical to Solve Your Organizations Positioning Identity Crisis

Designing a positioning strategy remains imperative in cultivating a market leading coveted brand. In our previous marketing brief we discussed positioning principals with parallel offerings. This brief will outline the development of a positioning strategy with specific examples to SaaS along demanded competitive vectors

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May 10, 2021
Why Manual Processes Are Failing Organizations

At times, those within GRC sound as if they are a pet parrot, trained to repeat the same frustrating mantra over and over again on how cumbersome and error prone manual processes are in governance, risk, and compliance management and reporting

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April 22, 2021
What Software Can Learn from Bottled Water

Bottled water was once dubbed, “the marketing trick of the century” and despite minuscule basis point differences in PH levels, it’s accurate

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April 16, 2021
Resiliency in a World of Cyber Threats

Regulators haverecently put an increased emphasis on operational resilience withinorganizations – which can be defined as the ability of an organization towithstand and adapt to any sort of emerging risks and shock

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April 8, 2021
Killing Your CMO

CMOs are dropping like flies these days and are being...

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April 2, 2021
Building Resiliency to Risk & Disruption

Modern organizations operate in a world of change and complexity, often unrealized and unseen. Keeping this change and complexity in sync with the broader business strategy, as well as operational processes, poses a momentous challenge for risk management processes and functions

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March 27, 2021
The Weakest Links in Your Cybersecurity Framework

Many organizations throughout the world have been busy overhauling their IT and cybersecurity systems as regulators begin to clamp down on consumer privacy and data security – with legislation such as GDPR and CCPA taking centerstage

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March 18, 2021
Landmark AML Case Scheduled for Court in April

NatWest Group Plc has recently been charged with violating ant-money laundering laws and regulations

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March 12, 2021
Lessons From HubSpot

How content built a billion dollar company before even having a product

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March 4, 2021
How Audit Can Help Establish an Ethical Culture

The foundation of effective and efficient internal controls is an ethical culture within the organization

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February 25, 2021
The Freemium Model and Customer Dependency

Start your “free trial” today. These are words we have become all too familiar with and fatigued by

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February 18, 2021
Investors Set Their Sights on ESG

Wall Street’s largest firms are listing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) as a main target sector for investment in the coming year

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February 11, 2021
How to Protect the Extended Enterprise

Organization’s rely on suppliers for key business functions more than ever before. In the midst of disruption, it’s critical to have a third-party risk management (TPRM) program to identify at-risk suppliers and help your organization manage and mitigate risk

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February 5, 2021
Rethinking Conversion Rate Modeling

Often with content conversion rates marketing managers look at simple formula

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January 27, 2021
Incoming Treasury Secretary to Prioritize Climate Change & AML Reform

The former Federal Reserve Chair and new US Treasury Secretary laid out her priorities

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January 25, 2021
Customer Advocacy & Enablement Through Content

Customer success should focus on meeting your customers’ individual needs and assisting them in developing success with your product

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January 13, 2021
EU Court Opens Up Floodgates for GDPR

Facebook, Google, and other tech companies could face a vast wave of new data privacy cases in Europe

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January 8, 2021
Marketing Trends and Best Practices for Q1 2021

SaaS Marketing Trends Part 1

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January 8, 2021
The Continuous Shift In Buyer Behavior

Let’s go on a quick journey together through the past

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January 8, 2021
Communications & Connecting with Audiences Amid Chaos

Confronting the Evolving Landscape Information fatigue - it's a problem

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January 8, 2021
Be The Voice of Perspective

Fear and uncertainty seem to be the feelings of the year

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January 8, 2021
Product Market Fit

Last month we broke down Product Led Growth (PLG) which ties into this week's discussion about Product-Market Fit (PMF)

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January 8, 2021
Understanding Product Led Growth

Marketing and sales in the modern world needs to be touchless. What is product-led growth?

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