Manage Tomorrow's Surprises Today

Volkswagen has been side-stepping environmental compliance standards by "programming some diesel-fueled cars to turn on emission controls only when being tested." In the days since this discovery, Volkswagen has been hit with over 30 federal lawsuits and 40%+ decline in... Read More..
CNN's latest news headlines reads, "28 years for salmonella: Peanut exec gets groundbreaking sentence." This story relates to the Peanut Butter Corporation of America's (PBC's) bankruptcy, and the largest food recall in the United States due to salmonella. Known as... Read More..
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Last month, SoulCycle, a well-known high-end cycling business, filed for an initial public offering. In the midst of this exciting transition from private to public, SoulCycle was hit with a lawsuit for violating the Credit Card Accountability and Disclosure Act. One might... Read More..
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Jeanette Franzel, board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), recently spoke at the American Accounting Association (AAA), according to The Wall Street Journal. She says audit-oversight inspections show a twenty percent increase (since 2013) in internal-control deficiencies of... Read More..
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This past April, an Air Force reconnaissance airplane caught fire. At the time, 27 airmen were on the plane, and all their lives were put in danger. What went wrong and caused this costly error? According to U.S. Air Force investigators,... Read More..
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The New York Times author David Leonhardt recently published a puzzle that I recommend all governance personnel attempt. Take a second to give it a try before reading this blog, but if you're pressed for time, I'll outline the basic premise.The... Read More..
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Cybersecurity has been on our radar a lot lately, but that's thanks to the alarming number of recent, high-profile security breaches. Take a look at our recent blog post regarding a major flaw in the Android operating system, or our discussion of hackers'... Read More..

Take the Risk out of ERM and GRC SoftwareForrester predicts that by the end of 2015, over half of all ERM and GRC software implementations will be done through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models. While SaaS GRC software is undoubtedly gaining traction and market share, many... Read More..

The OCC released its "Semiannual Risk Perspective" and, perhaps as anticipated, banks continue to struggle plugging gaps in information technology practices.Among the risks highlighted in the study, as reported by Joe Mont at Compliance Week:- Evolving cyber-threats and information technology vulnerabilities... Read More..
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During a Department of Defense News briefing in 2002, Donald Rumsfeld encouraged his team to consider their blind spots when making decisions.To simplify Rumsfeld's categorizations of knowledge, if a person is able to ask themselves a question, and then answer... Read More..

In this blog, risk expert Steven Minsky highlights the differences between traditional risk management and true enterprise risk management, which is about helping things happen rather than preventing them from happening. Manage Tomorrow's Surprises Today is designed to help you think about risk in new ways and learn how to benefit practically from this rapidly evolving field.

Steven Minsky

Steven is the CEO of LogicManager, Inc. the leading provider of ERM software solutions. Steven is the architect of the RIMS Risk Maturity Model for ERM, author of the RIMS State of ERM Report among many other papers, and a RIMS Fellow (RF) instructor on ERM. Steven has conducted ERM and RIMS Risk Maturity Model training for hundreds of organizations around the globe. Steven is a patent author of risk and process management technology and holds MBA and MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of International Management. You can reach Steven at

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