Additional Guidance From the NACD on Governance

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

I recommend the recent white paper series published by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). It provides guidance to supplement their Key Agreed Principles to Strengthen Corporate Governance. Both can be downloaded from www.nacdonline.org/KeyPrinciples/.

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Proposed Increased Disclosures on Risk - IIA Response

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

Earlier this month, The IIA provided its response to the increased disclosures suggested by the SEC on risk and other matters. I believe these are important, especially to internal audit practitioners considering what their companies should do.

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We All Have Lessons to Learn From the Heartland Data Breach - Whether Board Member, Executive, or Professional

Posted on Sep 2, 2009

On January 20 of this year, Heartland Payment Systems reported that it suffered a data breach in 2008 — identified not by the company but by Visa and MasterCard’s monitoring programs. This was very significant because Heartland processes more than 100 million card transactions per month for about 250,000 customers.
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