Notable findings: Security, privacy, cloud and advanced technologies are among the top technology risks – These issues have been fueled further by pandemic-driven times of remote work and new business processes, as well as increasing connectivity via IoT. Digital leaders stand out – Organisations at a higher level of digital maturity generally view the top technology risks to be more significant compared to other organisations, and they are far more likely to perform technology audit risk assessments on a continuous basis. COVID-19 and digital transformation are influencing technology risk...
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Planning and Implementation of a New Approach to the Workplace Organizations have learned much about themselves, their workforce and their business during the COVID-19 Pandemic. For many, there was a forced shift to working from home. While those employees who cared for children or other relatives struggled to some extent, most employees shifted to working from home seamlessly. Nevertheless, there are organizational stressors and concerns for a more long-term absence from the office. Previously seen as an “employee benefit” to work from home periodically, recent experience shows there can be...
We often get asked, what is the difference between business continuity management (BCM) and operational resilience? Rather than look at the differences, we believe the best way to answer this question is to look at the relationship between these two programmes.
Balance is what defines the “responsible technology firm of the future” – one that is as adept at corporate governance, social responsibility, risk management and compliance as it is at technical innovation and delivery. A Rapidly Changing and Unpredictable Landscape Part One of a Four-Part Series The future success of not only established technology players but also emerging and mid-market organisations will require innovative products and services, as well as a deep understanding and effective management of emerging risks and heightened expectations of myriad stakeholders in both the...
The Protiviti-SAC COSO Academy in Singapore was formed by global business consulting and internal audit firm Protiviti and the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) in November 2014. Its mission is to advocate the adoption of the COSO Frameworks in Singapore as well as raise awareness on how the COSO Frameworks can help companies improve organizational performance through better corporate governance, stronger internal controls and achieve greater investor confidence. The Protiviti-SAC COSO Academy is supported by COSO. Understanding the COSO Frameworks The COSO Enterprise Risk Management-...
A survey was conducted of more than 80 internal audit professionals in organizations across industries over a four-week period. Its purpose was to ascertain levels of awareness and adoption of the two COSO Frameworks – COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework (COSO IC Framework) and COSO Enterprise Risk Management- Integrated Framework (COSO ERM Framework) – among organizations in Singapore.
The Protiviti-SAC COSO Academy was launched by Protiviti and the Singapore Accountancy Commission on 3 December 2014. It offers company directors, senior management executives and practitioners in Singapore access to insights and tools to better understand how the COSO Frameworks can work for their organisations. The Protiviti-SAC COSO Academy is supported by strategic partners The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore, Singapore Institute of Directors, Securities Investors Association (Singapore) and Singapore Management University School of Accountancy. The Protiviti-SAC COSO Academy is...
Lessons Learned and Considerations for the Future Protiviti, together with the input of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, has developed this point of view (POV) on the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and similar legislation in Japan and China. Drawing upon Protiviti’s extensive experience in jurisdictions like the United States, Japan and China, this POV examines the corporate environments where strict rules were introduced through the implementation of SOX or similar legislation, the impact on internal controls of financial reporting to improve the accuracy and reliability of...