How to Manage Reputational Risk

How to Manage Reputational Risk

As Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Reputation equals integrity and integrity equals social responsibility. By sustaining the “social license to operate” through social responsibility, organizations ensure that business practices, operating procedures and corporate behaviors are acceptable to employees, stakeholders and the public.

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The Dark Side of Romance

The Dark Side of Romance

Valentine’s Day offers couples in the U.S. the chance to unabashedly revel in their romantic happiness. You might spot posts from friends and family online, wherein they wax poetic about the incredible, amazing person they love. Or you might notice several individuals walking out of the grocery story with balloons and roses and chocolates, their head held high because—oh!—they are in love. You might find it hard to get a table at a restaurant because they’re all occupied by couples muttering sweet nothings to each other. It’s a great day to be alive and in love.

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Roadblocks in Exercising Professional Skepticism

Roadblocks in Exercising Professional Skepticism

As an anti-fraud professional, may consider yourself a natural born skeptic. Your job requires questioning all that is presented to you. While others may prefer to take things at face value, you are trained to dig deeper and ferret out important information. But if that doubting nature should be common sense in the course of an investigation, why is professional skepticism included as a requirement in auditing standards?

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Data Breaches: How to Make a Difference in 2019

Data Breaches: How to Make a Difference in 2019

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has been analyzing data breaches since 2005 to better understand the importance of cybersecurity and to assist victims of these incidents. Consumers and companies are suffering from these breaches in the business, travel, financial, healthcare and more industries. In their most recent report analyzing the data from 2018, they evaluated more than 1,200 data breaches that were publicly disclosed. Last year large corporations, government agencies and online businesses all fell victim to data breaches. These breaches exposed more than 446 million records of consumer personal identifying information (PII). With companies and consumers suffering from the impact of these incidents, it’s time to focus on what professionals in the industry can do to help.

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