SOX Compliance: PCAOB Inspections Drive Change in External Audits

What a difference a year makes. Since the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) began publishing inspection reports on external auditors, Protiviti has been measuring the effect of those reports on...

Compliance Insights Podcast: Protiviti Experts Discuss Part 500, CFPB’s Response to Fintech and More

In our latest podcast, Adam Hamm outlines 3 things to pay attention to in getting ready for the New York Department of Financial Services regulation known as Part 500, and Steven Stachowicz explains the...

PCAOB Issues Preview of 2017 Inspection Process of Registered Auditors and Their Audits of Issuers

On August 30, the PCAOB published a Staff Inspection Brief that offers guidance into the plan, scope and objectives of its 2017 inspections of registered auditors and their audits of issuers. This is the third...

New Vendor Risk Management Survey Highlights a De-Risking Trend, Among Other Findings

Protiviti and the Shared Assessments Program have released the 4th annual Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study. While vendor risk management maturity is improving overall, concerns remain around the level of...

New IT Security Awareness Learning Library Is Designed to Help Workers Become Frontline Cyber Defenders for Their Employers

Taking advantage of a user’s poor security practices is often a critical first step for malicious hackers or other cybercriminals seeking to compromise an organization’s systems and data. More than 80 percent...

Measuring Up To the New MACRA Quality Standards

On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as established by the Medicare Access and CHIP...

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Security Advisory: Meltdown and Spectre – Processor Flaws Expose Networks to New Class of Vulnerabilities

Security researchers have identified a flaw, present in most computer processors, that allows unauthorized disclosure of information. The flaw, which affects most major processor manufacturers, is the first known instance of a security vulnerability...

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