A GRC Journey

December 15, 2014 by
Filed under: General

When I joined BWise back in 2004, it was a purely Dutch company with 35 employees and no international customers. For me, it has been a wonderful experience to help the company grow and become a leader in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space with many large fortune 500 companies using our software in over 80 countries. Since the independent analysts started to release their first research on GRC Platforms, BWise has consistently been recognized as a leader in the industry.

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The Real Risks

December 12, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: Risk Management

When you know something will happen, it is no longer a risk because you can prepare. Risk is defined as the ‘effect of uncertainty of objectives’ (ISO 31.000), so if you know something will happen, you don’t need to be afraid, because you can prepare. I have to confess that there are circumstances where I would like to know what will happen, but I would still be afraid of the lion approaching. But, in that case, I could have known lions exist, and I should have prepared (in most cases that is).

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Tags: Risk Management

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

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