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  • audit

    The Future of Integrated Risk Management

    Many leading organizations are moving away from traditional Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) models and building Integrated Risk Management (IRM) programs. In this white paper, Jannie Wentzel, our leading IRM expert, walks through a practical approach for building and launching an IRM program.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data analytics

    Boosting Organizational Success by Advancing Data Quality

    Organizations lose an average of $15 million a year to poor data quality. This guide dissects the root causes of poor data quality and provides a step-by-step approach to achieving high data quality. It covers how to identify critical data and how to perform a data quality assessment.

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    • Category:Data Analytics

  • audit

    A Guide to Database Monitoring Solution Configuration

    Data is often your company's most valuable resource. With security threats growing and the volume of sensitive data increasing, securing this precious resource is critical. Database Activity Monitoring has become a key tool in identifying unauthorized database activity and guaranteeing only the right people have access to the right data.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data privacy

    Your Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

    Since its publication in June, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) has been surrounded by questions. Focal Point is here to help answer those questions with this new ebook covering the regulation, its scope, and its key requirements. Updated April 2019.

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • audit

    Goodwill Impairment (ASC 350-20) Simplified

    In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released an update to ASC 350, which now allows public business entities and not-for profits entities to apply the same accounting treatment as private companies.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data privacy

    A Quick Guide to De-Identification under the GDPR

    While the GDPR includes specifics around de-identification, EU Member States also have their own requirements and regulations.

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • audit

    Internal Audit Controls Over ASC 842: Lease Accounting

    As we near the implementation of the new leasing standard ASC 842, it is important to consider the impact ASC 842 will have on your Company’s internal control structure.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • cyber risk

    Rethinking the Identity Risk Equation

    When applied to an area like identity management (IDM), an integrated risk management approach can completely change how an organization views and manages identity risk. In this whitepaper, our experts walk through the steps to building a mature identity risk management program and the benefits it can bring your business.

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    • Category:Cyber Risk

  • audit

    Presentation of Financial Statement: Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40)

    How to handle the disclosure of uncertainties about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern

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    • Author: Shawn Lundin

    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data privacy

    An Easy-to-Navigate Guide to GDPR Member State Derogations

    To make implementation easier for EU Member States, the GDPR has allowed for derogations to a number of specific requirements. Our GDPR experts mapped out these derogations by Member State and cross-referenced them with the requirements of the GDPR. 

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    • Category:Data Privacy