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“No risk, no reward,” may be true, but unnecessary risk is . . . well, unnecessary. Read our insights on risk management and mitigation.

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One Hand To Shake Beats One Throat To Choke

Glenn O'Donnell 19 hours ago
Technology buyers often seek purchases from one vendor because — as the saying goes — they want “one throat to choke.” This phrase always bothered me. You don’t want this relationship to be adversarial, so don’t start off with such incendiary language. Relations between technology providers and their customers have long been on the hairy […]
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Third-Party Risk Management: You Can’t Outsource Your Way Out Of Accountability

Alla Valente 3 days ago
Firms have been outsourcing systems, business processes, and data processing activities to third-party service providers (TSPs) for years, but they are only one category of relationships that introduce risk into the enterprise. Now, firms are more dependent than ever on the vast network of third-party relationships, from vendors and suppliers to digital marketing agencies and […]
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Rethinking Sustainability In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Oliwia Berdak 3 days ago
2020 has been a year of reckoning. Sustainability is now a business necessity, not just a differentiator. Finance and technology have important roles to play.
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It’s Time To Say Goodbye To The EU-US Privacy Shield

Enza Iannopollo July 16, 2020
In the wake of the recent ECJ ruling on Safe Harbor, here are five steps security and risk professionals can take to ensure the safe transfer of personal data of European residents to the US.
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Ensure Your Workplace Doesn’t Become A New Source Of COVID-19 Infections

Enza Iannopollo July 2, 2020
As employees return to physical workplaces, the risk of new outbreaks is real. Learn what employers can do to mitigate this risk.
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Infections Are Surging In The US, China, And Brazil — Exercise Caution In Your Return-To-Work Plan

Stephanie Balaouras June 18, 2020
Learn six important insights that will help your business plan a safe and productive return to work from the pandemic.
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Address Legal, Regulatory, And Operational Risks For The Return To Work

Heidi Shey June 10, 2020
In addition to government guidelines, firms must consider a number of other factors in bringing employees back to work. Here are four areas you might not be thinking about.
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Manage Through The Pandemic’s Next Stage With Technologies In Four Categories

Stephen Powers May 21, 2020
As firms continue to deal with the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, they will need to expand their tech strategy beyond enabling remote workers.
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Answering The Top Return-To-Work Questions For Our Government Clients

Stephanie Balaouras May 13, 2020
Learn more about translating social distancing guidelines to the workplace, providing safe commuting options, and more.
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Managing Mental Health And Burnout Is A Priority, Not A Nice-To-Have

Jinan Budge May 1, 2020
Increased cyberattacks, a remote workforce, and job security concerns have put even more pressure on CISOs. Analyst Jinan Budge shares helpful learnings from other leaders to help relieve the pressure.
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Today’s The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, And The Theme Is Climate Action

Stephanie Balaouras April 22, 2020
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are at an all-time high. But as people around the world stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, levels of toxic emissions have dropped by as much as 60% in some areas, giving many a taste of how the […]
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Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms Support Innovation And Are Critical In Turbulent Times

Stephanie Balaouras March 13, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Stephanie Balaouras provides guidance for organizations evaluating GRC platforms.
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Coronavirus And Climate Change Reveal Systemic Risk For Third Parties

Renee Murphy March 11, 2020
Climate change will create endless obstacles for companies to navigate, yet firms continue to claim that there is no way to mitigate the risk. Currently, we are witnessing the damage created by not accounting for your third-party risks. We knew a new pandemic would come, and much like pandemics, climate change is inevitable.
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How Employees Feel About Coronavirus: Early Results From Forrester’s PandemicEX Survey

James L. McQuivey, PhD March 11, 2020
Our #pandemicEX research project aimed to understand how employees are experiencing the spread of COVID-19. Read results here.
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Compliance Is Your Floor, Not Your Ceiling: GRC Platforms Move To Value Creation

Alla Valente March 9, 2020
While firms spend millions of dollars conducting and auditing compliance-driven activities, several of the steepest losses in valuation and market share were precipitated by strategic decisions which all but ignored the risks to the customer experience and the financial implications of a tarnished corporate brand. In the age of the customer, unless a technology continues […]
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Why Whistleblowers Are Uber Important To Your Business

Alla Valente March 5, 2020
Just over two weeks ago, Susan Fowler’s book, Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber, published. She tells a story of a broken corporate culture where she experienced and witnessed sexism, harassment, and abuse during her time working for Uber. She confronted her HR department, where she was met with […]
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Why The Private Sector Will Play An Increasingly Bigger Role In Climate Change And Sustainability

Stephanie Balaouras February 24, 2020
In 2017, the US, famously and controversially, made the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. And some of the 187 countries that remain in the agreement are struggling to meet their commitments. Recently, Australia came under international criticism for proposing to use a dubious accounting method to meet its 2030 carbon reduction […]
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Navigate Through GRC Purchasing Decisions With These Three Considerations

Alla Valente January 29, 2020
The market for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) technologies is competitive, diverse, and supports a broad range of capabilities. Having many options to choose from is a good thing; having too many options without a clear sense of what you need, what you can afford, or what resources are available to utilize the technology you’ve […]
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Cannabis Dispensaries: Security And Risk Considerations For Continued Growth

Alla Valente January 24, 2020
In the US, cannabis is fully legal (medical and recreational) in 11 states and Washington, DC. For medical use, it is legal in 33 states. This is a flourishing industry, with one study conservatively estimating it will reach $30 billion by 2025. As dispensaries set up shop, they face many of the same risks as […]
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Enterprises Need Plans For Both Climate Sustainability And Adaptation

Stephanie Balaouras November 12, 2019
Discover why sustainability and climate adaptation planning aren’t the same, and why your firm needs both to succeed.
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