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SOX News Channel: 2015 Season Highlights
In one word, how would you describe your company’s 2015 Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) assessment experience? A few words we’ve heard from various clients: exhausting, over-reaching, challenging, painful, costly, time-consuming, rigorous and stressful. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Public companies continued to face high expectations and level of effort to assess effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting….Read More
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Control
It can happen in any industry: A sharp downturn. Massive layoffs. Painful restructuring. Shifting priorities. The winds of change are blowing at what seems like hurricane force, and in this climate of extreme volatility, one of the first casualties is often compliance. As leaders make the tough decisions about who to let go and who to keep, it can be tempting to cut overhead by reducing resources in all areas of the organization, including ambassadors of compliance. …Read More
IT Cyber Risks: A View under COSO 2013 Lens
Cyber security continues to be a ‘meteor’ at the top of organizations’ risk profiles. Bridgepoint Consulting hosted an event on May 12 for internal audit and compliance executives to discuss IT cyber risks — including both assessment and management using COSO 2013 framework guidance….Read More
SOX Great Expectations
Expectations are expanding in today’s Sarbanes-Oxley environment. In fact, the overall regulatory landscape is receiving more attention than ever. Bridgepoint Consulting hosted an event on October 25 at the offices of Bazaarvoice for internal audit and SOX compliance executives to discuss how the current SOX landscape is affecting them. The meeting highlighted SOX program expectations that will continue to be high in today’s regulatory environment resulting in expanded level of effort and resources by all stakeholders.
Crossing the Security Chasm – Beyond IT Control Assessments
What are you doing to manage cyber-security risks in the role of internal audit? As businesses are increasingly dependent on emerging technologies, borderless infrastructures and use of third parties, they must assume there will be a high risk of breach instances occurring. Unfortunately it’s not a question of if, but when. Here’s a must-read summary to help you manage cyber-security risks….Read More