Archive - April 2018

Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs: Great “Tech-spectations”

With a growing number of companies investing in cloud adoption, digitalization and data-intensive projects, Protiviti’s 2018 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey makes it clear that internal audit has arrived at a point where it needs to...

Should All Energy Companies Be Planning for Blockchain?

A quick Google search of “blockchain” and “oil and gas” predictably yields hundreds of thousands of results. Open some of these results and you will frequently see “Big Oil” and “BP” and “Shell.” As Big Oil represents only six of the thousands of...

Making Fintech Fit — Banks Weigh Risks, Rewards of Fintech

Forward-thinking banks are acquiring and partnering with fintech firms to survive and thrive in an increasingly tech-enabled marketplace. By adopting emerging technologies and enabling open APIs (application programming interfaces) to allow third...

New Security Threat Report by Protiviti Draws on Nine Years of Data, Offers a Road Map for Better Security

Cybersecurity breaches of magnitude and consequences that used to be unthinkable a decade ago are happening with alarming regularity today. But while breaches have exploded in scope, the basic weaknesses that allow them to happen remain much the...

Three Fundamentals for Building a Solid Data Governance Program

Time and again, we talk with clients who are neglecting perhaps the most important feature in a solid data strategy: data governance. With the explosion of data resulting from an increasing adoption of digital initiatives and the undeniable fact...

Financial Institutions Are Better Than Most at Bridging the Gap Between Procurement and Finance, But They Are Far From Perfect

When Protiviti conducted a procurement survey, Bridging the Gap Between Finance and Procurement to Maximize Value, in 2017, the responses of organizations in the financial services industry (FSI) appeared to suggest that the industry has been the...

Women in Cybersecurity: A Vital Subset of the Women in Tech Movement

At Protiviti, we are enthusiastically committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. This commitment is an important priority for us, especially when we see the progress needed to advance women in technical fields such as cybersecurity. Women in...