internal controls

GRC Tuesdays: Risk-Based…Well Everything Really!

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP

Since I started working in GRC software, and actually even some time before when working on audit topics, a recurring concept has been risk-based auditing or similar denomination.

The intent here is to focus the audit function on the riskiest parts of the company in order to ensure that all high-profile risks are reviewed regularly, correctly monitored, and so on to protect the business from operational surprises. (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Why Speed Matters to GRC

by Bruce McCuaig, GRC Product Marketing, SAP

The Art of Speed: 2009

About five years ago, I was sitting beside a pool in Palm Springs while on a winter vacation when my phone rang. It was one of my credit card providers calling to tell me my credit card had been stolen. That’s right, they were telling me – not asking me.

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GRC Tuesdays: Internal Controls – Herbal Medicine for the Business

Internal controls have much in common with herbal medicine. In business today, internal controls are based on dogma and belief, embrace self-serving circular logic, and are rarely supported by any research or clinical studies.

Like herbal medicine, some internal control practices work, some don’t, and practitioners’ beliefs and experience (not facts and studies) drive standards.

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