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Too Dangerous to Ignore: 3rd Party Risk and Anti-Bribery & Corruption

October 23, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: General, Compliance Management

Recently, I read several news stories about large companies exposed to dangerous security breaches from working with third parties, leaving their customers vulnerable to identify theft and potential financial loss. This expresses it is crucial to establish policies, procedures, and controls to monitor and detect these risks. It is important that governance, audit, risk, and compliance professionals understand the current challenges they are facing, the ever changing regulations, and what can be done to improve their current processes.

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Tags: Compliance

Webinar series on the new release of the BWise platform

October 9, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: Governance, Risk and Compliance

Last week, I hosted a series of webinars on our new release of the BWise platform. It’s always nice to be able to connect with our customers across the globe, and share the excitement about what we have to offer.

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Tags: GRC

New Release of the BWise® GRC Platform

September 30, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: General, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Not exactly the first time that we’re releasing a new version of our software. And something like Service Pack 6 doesn’t particularly sound exciting. So, it might as well feel like “just another release.” But then I look at what’s in there and think wow. Of course no real surprise because we’re always working on our roadmap, talking to customers how to make the next step. But when you then see everything bundled it does create a genuine feeling of excitement.

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Tags: GRC

Communicating with the Board on Risk, Audit and Compliance

August 7, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: Governance, Risk and Compliance

Every time the board of a company meets, discussing the key risks for the company is high on the agenda. Sometimes the discussion is an explicit agenda point or, every so often, it is part of a broader discussion on investment opportunities, geographical expansion, competitive actions and forecast numbers. Management and supervisory boards realize they have an important task at hand protecting the interests of shareholders or the broader stakeholder group depending on the governance model that is used.

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Tags: GRC

Risk Management in the World Cup

June 30, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: Risk Management

It is more than dangerous to write about World Cup football while it is still underway. Interestingly, a big debate has now started in The Netherlands with respect to the “system” that is being played. Nearly everybody hates the way the Dutch now play, but very much like the results. The world famous offensive play of the Dutch has been completely changed into a much more defensive play. The results so far are quite astonishing; never before did “Orange” score so well.

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Tags: Risk, Risk Management

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