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  • Insights paper

    March 20, 2024
    In today's digital age, data privacy management is paramount for businesses and individuals alike. With the ever-changing regulatory landscape surrounding data protection, organisations must adapt swiftly to ensure compliance and maintain trust with their customers and stakeholders. However, both data sovereignty and localisation play an important role in privacy, as discussed in a previous post…
  • Survey

    September 25, 2023
    According to the latest Healthcare Internal Audit Plan Priorities Survey conducted by Protiviti and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA), the top audit priorities for healthcare organizations in 2023 are encompassed in seven themes which are highlighted below and discussed in further detail in the report that follows.
  • Survey

    March 10, 2023
    The level of uncertainty in today’s global marketplace and the velocity of change continue to produce a multitude of potential risks that can disrupt an organisation’s business model and strategy on very short notice. Unfolding events in Eastern Europe, changes in government leadership in several countries around the globe, escalating inflation, rising interest rates, ever-present cyber threats,…
  • Insights paper

    January 8, 2024
    The concepts of data sovereignty and data localisation stem from a desire to keep data within a country’s borders for greater control. While the broad strokes of various privacy laws may be consistent across jurisdictions, governments will dictate the collection, storage and interpretation of their citizens’ data through constantly evolving privacy regulations.The legislative bodies that write…
  • Whitepaper

    December 27, 2023
    A Whitepaper on how solutions by stc transformed its Cybersecurity program for a sustainable digital future in partnership with Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East Region.
  • Flash Report

    July 31, 2023
    On 26 July 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments1 to its rules on cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance and incident reporting by public companies subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The SEC’s view is that cybersecurity threats and incidents pose an ongoing risk to public companies, investors and market…
  • Flash Report

    March 9, 2023
    The White House recently released a comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy that is sure to have a major impact on government agencies as well as private businesses. The Biden-Harris Administration has been percolating a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for some time and in early March released the aptly named “National Cybersecurity Strategy.” The 35-page document was created to help…
  • Whitepaper

    June 28, 2023
    Independent study to offer perspectives and considerations for GCC organisations embarking on the data privacy journeyData has become a crucial driver for businesses in today's digital age, as organisations can leverage data from various sources, including consumer behavior and operational insights, to make informed decisions, improve efficiency, and drive innovation. However, consumers are…
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2023
    Penetration testing and red teaming are essential cybersecurity practices that bolster an organization’s security posture by uncovering vulnerabilities within their systems, networks, and people or business processes. These methodologies have distinct objectives, scopes, approaches and technologies employed.
  • Newsletter

    September 28, 2022
    “Outsourcing and other third-party relationships can bring multiple benefits to FIs, including: enhanced operational resilience; faster and more tailored financial products and services; cost reduction; greater innovation; and improved internal processes. However, outsourcing and third-party relationships can give rise to new or different risks to FIs and potentially to financial stability that…