A Guiding Principle for a Smooth Transition: Get Smart While Getting Things Done!

The merger and acquisition (M&A) fairytale goes like this: “I’m going to combine these companies and achieve great economies of scale – lower costs, less complexity.” The M&A reality is more like this:...

Why Organizations Should Consider a Cybersecurity Program Office

As part of our Cybersecurity Webinar Series, we presented a webinar recently, discussing the value of establishing a program office dedicated to cybersecurity. Cyber crime is now considered one of the top...

Hamstrung by Technology: What Organizations Can Do Now to Address Technical Debt

The issue of technical debt – outdated technologies at the core of an organization’s IT infrastructure – is becoming increasingly urgent as new digital technologies and emerging players unburdened by...

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Finance Trends: RPA Paves the Way for Process Improvement

Improving processes is a top priority for finance organizations, outside of data security and analytics, according to Protiviti’s 2018 Finance Trends Survey. Robotic process automation (RPA) offers one of the best ways to do that. And yet, judging...

Highlighting Recent Cyber-Related Financial Losses, the SEC Urges Public Companies to Revisit Internal Accounting Controls

Even the best-intended internal controls are only as effective as the degree to which they are designed and executed. According to a recent FBI report, failure to adhere to payment and reconciliation controls has cost companies more than $5 billion...

Recognizing the People Element in Data Security Implementations

Implementing information security technology and creating related policies is relatively easy. Getting the organization to better manage risks through the use of that technology and embrace those policies is quite a bit harder. In a recent survey by...

Trends in Tech: What Emerging Technology Firms Must Keep an Eye On

What’s driving leaders of emerging technology companies and the venture capitalists (VCs) who back them? Here’s a look at three trends that were hot topics for discussion at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 conference: Trend #1: The shortage of...

Building Bot Boundaries: RPA Controls in SOX Systems

There is often a tendency in RPA implementations to automate as much as possible, focusing more on the value the technology can deliver and less on what are the right things to automate or what risks may be introduced or increased in the process...