You are invited to register for our upcoming COSO webinar, COSO 2013: Mapping Controls to Principles. Transitioning to the New COSO Framework is top of mind for many organizations. How do you get started? How do you map controls to principles or vice versa? What are some of the preliminary findings organizations are seeing as they head down the path to implement the framework?
Please submit top-of-mind questions during the webinar registration process.
CPE credits will be provided to qualifying attendees.
Protiviti has conducted the second-annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey. We obtained the views of more than 370 board members and C-suite executives about risks that are likely to affect their organisation in 2014.
Join Managing Director, Mike Purvis and Director, Dirk Verwohlt for a discussion of the report findings.
Internal auditors play a vital role in their organisation’s strategies and daily activities. Your department’s audit plan should be a well-balanced examination that covers regulatory requirements and aligns key risk areas within the organisation.
Join Protiviti's Mark Harrison & Adam Christou, as they help internal audit professionals identify hot topics & emerging trends in 2014 to better execute the department’s strategic focus on risk throughout the year.
Neville Thomas, Head of Internal Audit Group at AMP, Chris Grant, & Ewen Ferguson, Protiviti
IT audit is a dynamic area with high personnel turnover, rapidly changing environments and shifting risk profiles. Protiviti's third-annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey Report analyses the underlying IT audit trends facing our profession today.
Attend this webinar discussing key findings such as:
• Data security is of paramount concern
• Significant gaps in IT auditing
• Lack of IT audit risk assessments
• Strengthening IT governance practices
Protiviti's Tim Long, Scott Jones, John Atkinson, Steven Stachowicz, Nicole Weber
With nearly 40 percent of the Dodd-Frank Act yet to be implemented, numerous new consumer protection requirements taking effect this year, and the continued strong focus on anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, regulatory compliance will remain a major challenge for the financial services industry in 2014.
Join Protiviti's Tim Long, Scott Jones, John Atkinson, Steven Stachowicz and Nicole Weber on Wednesday January 29, as they help compliance, risk and internal audit professionals identify some of the important regulatory issues and developments for 2014 that will need to be included in internal audit and compliance programs.
Topics will include:
• Consumer Financial Lending and Deposits Products
• Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions
• Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
• The impact of the Current Environment on Compliance and Internal Audit organizations
CPE credits will be provided to qualifying attendees.
We look forward to having you join us. If you have any questions, contact Esther Veenhuizen at 212.708.6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Christensen, David Brand and Keith Keller, Protiviti
Internal auditors play a vital role in their organization’s strategies and daily activities. Your department’s audit plan should be a well-balanced examination that covers regulatory requirements and aligns key risk areas within the organization. However, in today’s fast changing environment, plans change and the needs of the organization may evolve rapidly. Has your support of the organization kept pace with those changes? Should you make changes to your audit plan to ensure coverage of new risks? Also, do you know what new elements should be included in your 2014 plan?
The objective of this presentation is to help internal audit professionals identify emerging trends in need of attention so that auditors can better execute the department’s strategic focus on risk.
Scott Moritz, Managing Director, Protiviti and Pam Verick, Director, Protiviti
Internal Auditors are often the first line of defense in a company’s fight against fraud and corruption. Indeed, Internal Auditors are often called upon to “pivot” when a routine internal audit unearths red flags that may be indicators of fraud, corruption or misconduct.
This presentation is intended to provide internal auditors with:
•Knowledge of investigative techniques
•The ability to recognize fraud or corruption indicators
•Tools to respond to red flags
Ann Butera, President of the Whole Person Project, Inc. and Ashley Hartley, Director at Protiviti
As a manager, you are likely adept at handling crises on the job. But how do you handle people in crisis? Whether positive or negative, any life-altering event can affect how your employees work, and as the boss, you may be the last person to know. What can you do to diagnose changes in employee performance before it’s too late?
Join Ann Butera, President of the Whole Person Project, Inc. and Protiviti in this webinar to discuss how to mitigate the effects of your employees‘ personal lives on their work lives. We will discuss how the inherent boss/employee relationship can lend itself to misunderstanding, how to recognize the symptoms and warning signs of employees’ crises, and how you can adjust your management style to deal with this.
The World has forever changed. eCommerce is no longer a nice to have…it is a necessity. We live in a very noisy world where technology has changed the way we buy. Time, context and attention are the new currency.
Join us for this webinar where Aaron Greenman, Protiviti Director, will explore how technology has had a significant impact on mobile commerce, the security implications involved and measures to consider.
Adam Brand, Associate Director, Protiviti; Magen Hughes, Consultant, Protiviti
Infosec is known for constantly telling IT to "patch your stuff" to prevent getting compromised. Scan reports with a bunch of red are kicked over the wall, and scary reports showing thousands of vulnerabilities are an all-to-frequent result of a vulnerability assessment. But these scan reports are often lying about the true severity of the vulnerabilities, which creates more work for everyone and leaves Infosec crying wolf more often than it should. In this talk, we take a closer look at the problem with vulnerability ratings and how to have IT fail less by having to patch less, while simultaneously being more secure.
Protiviti is a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. Our firm includes leading experts in areas of finance and accounting, risk and compliance, technology effectiveness, litigation, investigations and financial restructuring. Our professionals have powerful insights on par with the largest consulting organizations in the world; however, we are more nimble and adept than these competitors in delivering value for our clients.
Protiviti is the leading company dedicated exclusively to risk consulting and internal audit. We help our clients seize new opportunities for growth and profitability while protecting them from their risks. We work with more than 25 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Our 2,500 professionals in 60 offices worldwide bring powerful insights and proven delivery with a customized blend of competencies to every project.
Successful companies abide by a fundamental business principle: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Lawyers and electronic discovery professionals, however, have been slow to adopt this bedrock tenet, relying instead on more reactive and subjective approaches. As regulatory requirements, data volumes and types, and budget pressures mount, proactively managing litigation portfolios can provide substantial differentiated value. In this webinar, our experts will discuss how pre-defined, comprehensive, and legally defensible managed services programs foster faster identification of responsive and critical information, more efficient and predictable spending, and better litigation outcomes.
•Stephen D. Whetstone
Executive Managing Director & Leader, Electronic Discovery & Disclosure
Vice President of Product Strategy
Delta Air Lines
Considerations for Corporate Legal Teams Managing E-Discovery in a Changing Tech Environment
As increasing numbers of corporations move to cloud productivity solutions like Microsoft Office 365, Box, Google Apps, and others, the legal department is tasked with the expanded challenge of managing the complex process of e-discovery in an environment where electronically stored information (ESI) is not only growing at an exponential rate but increasing in complexity due to the emergence of cloud sources.
This webinar will share considerations that will help in-house corporate legal teams navigate this process and illustrate the opportunities and the risks cloud data brings and effectively manage e-discovery in a complex tech environment.
* Amy Sellars, Attorney, Williams Companies
* Sarah Thompson, Sr. Product Manager, Zapproved, Inc.
e-Discovery is one of the most stressful, demanding, and high-stakes experiences that practitioners can go through. What do resilient e-discovery leaders do differently as they face setbacks or chronic adversity? The team will share insights into information leadership gleaned from their research and experience working with lawyers, technologists, and other IG professionals, helping organizations through the e-discovery process.
* Barclay T. Blair, Executive Director and Founder, Information Governance Initiative
* Doug Kaminski, Director, Major Accounts, Enterprise Sales, kCura
* Brian Stempel, Director Litigation Technology, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
George Socha, Co-Founder, EDRM and Managing Director, BDO
Tom Gelbmann, Co-Founder, EDRM
In 2015, charitable donations to colleges and universities reached an all-time high of $40.3 billion. As university endowments seek greater returns in a diverse international marketplace, the challenges from investing in funds in high-risk jurisdictions increase exponentially.
Join Kroll Associate Managing Director John Arvanitis and guest Michael A. Lukasek, CPA, Managing Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Investments, to discuss how to build a world-class compliance program for endowments. Participants in this webinar will gain insights into topics including:
Best practices for vetting and engaging with investments and fund managers in high-risk jurisdictions.
How to establish protocols in preparation for the compliance requirements of the changing regulatory environment.
Three reasons why you join us on July 15
1. Regulatory regimes around the world are evolving and expanding. Higher education endowments must ensure compliance with not only all federal and state laws, but increasingly, foreign regulations as well.
2. Recently, a number of legislative proposals have been advanced that seek to regulate endowment activity and revoke tax-exempt status, leading to heightened scrutiny of and public visibility into endowments and their activities.
3. Expanding into high-return but high-risk jurisdictions can also intensify reputational risks to institutions.
“Shift Left”- A New Age of eDiscovery – Analytics and ECA
Sponsored by LexisNexis
More than 90% of all cases settle prior to trial, and Early Case Assessment (ECA) can allow an organization to estimate risk when deciding whether to prosecute or defend a case. Employing analytics during ECA can reduce costs and enable more informed judgements during the early stages of discovery. In this interactive panel discussion, our team of experts will discuss their experience in employing ECA and the new age of integrating analytics early in the process. The discussion will include:
· Strategies on performing an ECA risk/benefit analysis;
· A new way of thinking: employing analytics in ECA?
· How does technology fit in to the process? We will include a discussion of challenges and lessons learned.
Earlier this year, hundreds of senior compliance leaders told Kroll and Ethisphere what they perceive to be their greatest risks in our 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Report. Do you share the same challenges? Are you aware of or giving the requisite attention to new risks that have emerged? More important, what are the most effective ways to stay ahead of bribery and corruption challenges in 2016 and beyond?
In this interactive webinar on June 22, you will have the opportunity to learn about proven strategies and best practices for solving compliance challenges from our world-leading experts in FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and the growing number of international compliance laws.
Join in the conversation with Kevin Braine and Joe Spinelli from Kroll, and Erica Salmon Byrne from Ethisphere, as they share their insights on the practical implications of the most significant findings in the ABC Report, including the growing concerns over personal liability. All participants will also receive a digital copy of the ABC Report with statistics helpful for benchmarking their compliance programs.
When the EU’s highest court invalidated the Safe Harbor protections for transferring data from the EU to the U.S., hundreds of organizations were left scrambling, including law firms, legal service providers, and corporations involved in litigation and investigations. In addition, the proposed EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may severely limit the data that can be legally transferred outside of the EU. Recently, the EC and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an agreement to replace the Safe Harbor agreement on transatlantic data flows with a new EU to U.S. “Privacy Shield.” In this webinar, international law experts will review the Privacy Shield and GDPR, with a focus on the tensions they create for multi-national organizations trying to meet U.S. discovery and investigation obligations.
* M. James Daley, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
* Emily R. Fedeles, Associate, BakerHostetler
* Kenneth J. Withers, Deputy Executive Director, The Sedona Conference
Vietnam continues to be a major foreign direct investment destination in Asia Pacific. The country has positive macro-economic factors demonstrated by its solid and continued GDP growth, a number of free trade agreements, improving infrastructure and a young demographic and low labor costs which has encouraged businesses to relocate there. However, there remain a number of potential uncertainties and risks for inbound investors given the new government administration following the Communist Party of Vietnam’s 12th National Congress in January. The geo-political situation around the South China Sea is also an issue for those operating in Vietnam, and limitations in obtaining information and disclosures can present challenges to parties executing transactions.
Join Kroll and Duane Morris to learn about the risks and opportunities offered by Vietnam. Richard Dailly, Managing Director at Kroll, Giles Cooper, Partner, and Manfred Otto, Associate at Duane Morris will share more about Vietnam as an investment destination, what the legal and political risks are of doing business there and how the new administration and free trade agreements could affect inward foreign investment. They will also address the complexities of running a business in Vietnam, reviewing operational risks from investigations Kroll has conducted, Duane Morris's experiences with respect to due diligence of Vietnamese partners, compliant and workable solutions.
Cybersecurity Threats and Client Confidential Data: Navigating Risks and Ethical Obligations
Today's digital landscape is rife with constantly-evolving cybersecurity threats. No organization is immune, and all types of corporate data may be at risk, from personal information about customers and employees to intellectual property, litigation materials, business plans - even financial forecasts. Recent high profile data leaks have put a spotlight on law firm security. As custodians of a treasure trove of confidential client data, law firms and legal service providers often are prime targets for cyber criminals seeking access to highly valuable sensitive information.
In this fascinating webinar, we'll examine how ethical and professional obligations apply to the privacy and security of client data attorneys maintain, and discuss the types of incidents that frequently lead to significant breach events, including emerging and growing threats such as ransomware and phishing scams. We'll also use a real-world scenario to explore what typically happens when a breach occurs and consider steps lawyers and service providers may take to help safeguard their clients' data.
* William F. Auther, Partner, Bowman and Brooke LLP
* Melinda L. McLellan, Counsel, BakerHostetler