Archive - November 2017

In Vendor Risk Management, Cybersecurity, Data Governance and Broadening the Board’s Perspective Are Key Goals

As the rapidly changing risk and regulatory environment continues to challenge risk management capabilities, cybersecurity is emerging as a key issue for governing boards to consider. Much of the cybersecurity conversation, however, has been focused...

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 Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The final...

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 of hacking-related breaches leveraged...

Are You a Biotech Company Eyeing an IPO? Be Sure to Assess These 3 Areas First

The initial public offering (IPO) market for biotech companies has picked up steam in 2017, following a lackluster year (2016) that saw the fewest biotech IPOs since 2012. The positive buzz biotech stocks have been generating of late has many...

Hurricane Harvey Was a Real-World BCM Test — But What Can Businesses Learn From It?

Hurricane Harvey dumped over 51 inches of rain — or about 27 trillion gallons of water — on Texas and Louisiana last summer, more than four times the amount Louisiana and Mississippi received from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Harvey caused...

Cyber Risk Management Is Everyone’s Job, and Compliance Must Play Its Role

When it comes to cybersecurity oversight and management, many functions outside of IT and information security (IS) need to play a role – this includes internal audit and risk and compliance functions. These parties need to adopt an approach to...