The $2 Trillion Dollar Cyber Crime Industry and the Corporate Board’s Fiduciary Responsibilities
With Cybercrime’s annual turnover projected to reach $2 TRILLION dollars by 2019, Boards need to step up the engagement of CISO’s and CIOs at the board table. Why are CIOs/CISOs still struggling to get a seat at the table? Not because board executives don’t understand security or technology, and not because CIOs/CISOs aren’t speaking ‘strategy’ language… (0 comment)

Reducing the Risk of a Ransomware Attack
So the first time I experienced a Ransomware attack in 2011, it was solely my fault – here’s why. I’d been researching some Statistics courses online on a home Windows XP notebook- and browsed to a web link titled ‘Statistics for Dummies’ (ironic eh!), only for the dreaded message ‘your PC has been locked by… (0 comment)

Values-Based Leadership – a Pre-breakfast ‘Snack’?
Peter Drucker noted that ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, and organisation’s invested millions, globally, on organisational change consultancy – in seeking to create a ‘thriving’ organisational culture; whereas, a key requirement for organisational change – is for a company’s leaders to be trustworthy individuals who openly demonstrate values-based leadership. If culture truly eats strategy for breakfast, how about a pre-breakfast… (0 comment)

Tackling Global Corruption
The recently concluded ‘Anti-Corruption Summit’ in London was slightly sidetracked, following the UK Prime Minister’s comments that Nigeria and Afghanistan are possibly both the most ‘fantastically corrupt’ countries globally. The word ‘corruption’ has multiple meanings including fraud, nepotism, deception, dishonesty, & bribery; and whilst Nigeria has a major problem regarding ‘bribery’ in particular – the… (0 comment)

Corporate Integrity Checklist for Misconduct Investigations
The obligation to ‘fairly’ investigate complaints about employee misconduct remains firmly upon each employer seeking to protect its employees from false allegations, to safeguard the corporation’s credibility and the corporation’s bottom line; however gross the alleged act of misconduct may seem. Before commissioning an internal or external investigation, key points to consider include the purpose… (0 comment)

Establishing a Compliant Culture
With repeated global financial scandals fuelling increased suspicion against ‘the system’, governmental and corporation leaders only need to look inwards for a solution to the tarnished reputations that emerge as a result of negative publicity. Are all leaders corrupt?  No.  Are all governments corrupt?  No.  So how can a government or leadership team establish a culture of… (0 comment)

A “Compliant Culture” isn’t a corporate buzzword, nor a simple deference to regulatory rules and guidance. Rather, it’s a combination of leadership authenticity with a deliberate leadership action of proactively creating an environment where employees want to come in to the workplace to do the right thing – each day and all day.

The US has done well, in its ongoing attempts to unravel the on-goings at FIFA over the years’, however a question that remains to be answered is “what compliance and information security controls were put in place to help prevent, detect and identify the bribery, corruption and money-laundering practices taking place through the company’s systems?”… (0 comment)