Can Directors Provide Effective Risk Management Oversight?

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

In the September 14 issue of Compliance Week, Stephen Davis and Jon Lukomnik wrote an interesting article on “Unsettling Questions on BP, Boards, Risk Management.”

 

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The Formal Definition of GRC

Posted on Sep 22, 2010

My thanks to my friend and colleague Michael Rasmussen for his blog today on "Why GRC and What is it?" It includes not only a discussion, perhaps stimulated by activity here, but also spells out the OCEG definition.

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Legal Privilege in the EU

Posted on Sep 22, 2010

If you rely on the advice of counsel for matters in the European Union, such as when you perform investigations or have personnel-related issues, or are auditing the legal department in an EU nation, you should read this article in the Financial Times.

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My GRC Journey: From Hype to Insight

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

In 2008, SAP acquired Business Objects, where I was the VP of Internal Audit and also ran the risk management, SOX program, and license compliance. After working on the integration of the new BusinessObjects division into SAP for most of the year, I moved to a new role as an evangelist for GRC.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors' Tone at the Top Defines GRC and Gets It Right

Posted on Sep 7, 2010

The IIA’s Tone at the Top is a periodic publication designed (in their words) “to provide executive management, boards of directors, and audit committee members with concise, leading-edge information on such issues as ethics, internal control, governance, and the changing role of internal auditing; and guidance relative their roles in, and responsibilities for, the internal audit activity.” (Complimentary subscription is available here.)

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Board Members Learning Value of Twitter. Time for Internal Auditors to Follow Them?

Posted on Sep 7, 2010

As have said before (in this post), internal auditors can benefit from the occasional use of Twitter.

Now, one of the people I follow on Twitter — an active board director and Audit Committee chair — has written a blog post on how board members can benefit as well.

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