Reality Check: Global Risks, Unexpected Opportunities on the Rise

We are living in an unusual time. Never before have I witnessed such a dynamic, fast-moving, unpredictable environment. With natural disasters and food and water shortages displacing millions of people around...

U.S. Beneficial Ownership Rule: Two Exceptive Relief Rulings in the First Week

On the same day – May 11, 2018 – that FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence rule, commonly referred to as the beneficial ownership rule, became effective, FinCEN issued exceptive relief from the beneficial ownership...

Time for Technology Companies to Commit to Women in Leadership Roles

In the digital age, technology companies face relentless pressure to innovate before they are out-innovated or wholly disrupted. But many tech firms, by not making a concerted effort to assemble diverse...

CAQ’s New Cybersecurity Risk Management Oversight Tool: A Protiviti Analysis

Cybersecurity is among the most critical risks that organizations need to address today. Management and protection of data, availability of critical systems and infrastructure, and the risk of cybersecurity...

Hidden Vulnerability: GDPR Data in Unexpected Places

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — one of the most comprehensive data privacy regulations in history — is scheduled to become effective this week (May 25, 2018). This...

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The Ideal Workforce: Why a 30-Year-Old Employment Model Is Relevant Again

It’s been nearly 30 years since Charles Handy first described what he calls the “shamrock organization” in his groundbreaking book, The Age of Unreason, in 1989. The model calls for envisioning any organization’s workforce as a shamrock, whose three...

Are You Ready for CECL Model Validation? The Answer Is a Resounding … Maybe.

Whether financial services organizations are prepared for the impact of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard is a hot topic of conversation. The standard, issued in June 2016 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and set to...

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...