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Manage Through The Pandemic’s Next Stage With Technologies In Four Categories

Stephen Powers 4 days ago
As firms continue to grapple with the business impact of COVID-19, 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 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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Integrated Risk Management: What Is It?

Renee Murphy November 8, 2019
I am often asked, “Renee, what is integrated risk management (IRM), and how is it different from GRC?” You are neither misinformed nor are you horribly confused. We have been on a seven-year journey together maturing governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) programs to eventually give you the process, program, and data to get to […]
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The Dark Side Of Tech: Don’t Let Security Be An Enabler For Abuse

Heidi Shey October 28, 2019
Are you a tech optimist? I generally tend to be. Yet as I read about new technology, I sometimes find myself thinking, “This is amazing! And terrifying.” As we approach the end of cybersecurity Awareness Month, I’d like to draw attention to the issue of technology-facilitated abuse. Abusers Use Technology To Control And Hold Power […]
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J&J Shares Recover Amid $571M Fine, But Its Reputation May Never Recoup

Renee Murphy September 3, 2019
Last week, an Oklahoma court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $571 million for involvement in “false, misleading, and dangerous marketing campaigns” that contributed to the opioid addiction crisis in the state. This case is interesting for a couple of reasons: 1) It’s the first ruling in the US to hold a drug manufacturer accountable […]
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Collective Bargaining: Your Biggest Risk In The Age Of The Customer

Renee Murphy August 23, 2019
Social media has created customer groups that coalesce around a brand — in effect, a union. They collectively can and will change your corporate policy. With collective bargaining, business as usual is no longer acceptable. Are you ready for the empowered, technically savvy, and motivated customer? It’s the age of the customer: What are you […]
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How To Onboard Startups

Oliwia Berdak April 29, 2019
Large corporates and startups seems like a match made in heaven. The former have the customer base, budget, and scale that the latter crave. And startups bring speed and agility and can help enterprises experiment with emerging technologies and business models. There’s even a whole industry of matchmakers — platforms and accelerators that aim to […]
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Understanding The Evolving DRP Market

Josh Zelonis April 19, 2019
Sixty-four percent of global security decision makers recognize that improving their threat intelligence capabilities is a high or critical priority. Nevertheless, companies across many industries fail to develop a strategy for achieving this. Among the many reasons why organizations struggle to develop a threat intelligence capability, two stand out: Developing a mature threat intelligence program […]
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Don’t Drink From A Poisoned Well — Mitigate Supply Chain Risk With Zero Trust

Josh Zelonis March 25, 2019
Motherboard and Kaspersky unveiled that hackers compromised a server of computer manufacturer ASUS’s live software update tool to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of computers. The malicious file was able to masquerade as an authentic software update as it was signed with legitimate ASUS digital certificates. The manufacturer unwittingly pushed out the backdoor to […]
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