Manage Tomorrow's Surprises Today

By this point, the Volkswagen scandal is old news (we first blogged about it last October). Yet details about the case continue to emerge, most recently about board accountability. As of last week, a Volkswagen "internal probe into its emissions-cheating scandal found no... Read More..
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Cyberattack prevention measures will always be necessary. The constant threat of data breaches and other hacks is simply a fact of business. Priority targets are no longer limited to retailers and banks; insurers, hospitals, energy producers, and (most recently) a host... Read More..
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Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) investigated Dwolla, an e-commerce and online-payment company. It found Dwolla guilty of risk management negligence regarding data security practices.The investigation has some significant implications. Before we take a deeper look, here are... Read More..
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Risk Management's 3 Basic StepsIn order to be effective, risk management must involve three phases:1. Risk identification & assessment2. Mitigation design & implementation3. Active monitoring of mitigation activitiesIf an organization misses any of these steps or does not directly link them to one another, it... Read More..
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A big mistake in risk management, especially when it comes to companies with newer programs, is underestimating the importance of standardized risk prioritization. Diving into identification and assessments without a sufficient framework inhibits prioritization. This can result in ineffective risk... Read More..
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Regular risk assessments are one of the most important pillars of any risk management department. Although performing risk assessments is now considered best practice, it's easy to overestimate their comprehensiveness. As a result, some risk managers are doomed from the... Read More..
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) releases an annual letter outlining its Regulatory and Examination Priorities for the upcoming year. In line with letters and rules from other regulatory bodies such as the SEC, NAIC, and FFIEC, the 2016 FINRA Priority... Read More..
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Conservative estimates of GRC software implementations place the cost at either $200,000 or 50% of total licensing costs, whichever is greater. Even when initial costs are low, many vendors make up for apparent price reductions with professional services, or customizations, required to... Read More..
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Back in 2009, we blogged about the SEC's decision to require board-level accountability for ERM. This decision was based on the conclusion that inadequate risk management allowed the regulatory failures that ultimately led to the financial crisis. As we wrote in that post,... Read More..
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When it comes to Enterprise Risk Management, there is a lot of jargon floating around, mostly because it's a unique, rapidly growing industry. Not all of that jargon is necessarily industry-wide; organizations will sometimes use different terms for the same... Read More..
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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 steven.minsky@logicmanager.com.

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