Moving beyond Least Privilege Access principles

by Simon Persin on 25 November 2016

Having been at the GRC Dreamzone event in Paris, I have been at the forefront of the futuristic thinking in terms of Security and GRC related themes. With an eye on the future, many of the ...

5 lessons every new company director must learn about business risk

by Katie Roberts on 11 November 2016

If the first thing that comes into your head when you hear the word ‘risk’ is a feeling of fear, then we have something in common, you and I.  Risk comes in all shapes and sizes in business, and ...

A Quick Reference Guide on How to Choose Between GRC Consultancy and GRC as a Service

by Simon Persin on 5 October 2016

In today's market, customers have a wide range of purchasing options available to them. Consequently, I have been asked on numerous occasions whether it is best for businesses to ...

3 steps to ensure a controls-based approach to financial statement audits

by Marc Jackson on 19 September 2016

As part of the year-end statutory audit of the financial statements for a company, the external auditors will often seek to adopt a controls-based approach to their audit, but only when it can be ...

Where Will GRC as a Service Be in a Year From Now?

by Simon Persin on 9 September 2016

Although software as a service has been around for many years, there has been a significant market (or is that marketing shift) in the past 6-9 months making it seem like "as a service" is becoming ...

Outsourcing the IT Systems Audit: Why Not?

by Marc Jackson on 2 September 2016

Outsourcing part of a company’s Internal Audit function is a practice which has become increasingly common over the last few years, particularly in the area of IT audits. As technology continues to ...

The 5 Key Business Benefits of SAP's S/4HANA

by Kehinde Eseyin on 25 August 2016

SAP S/4HANA is proving to be SAP’s most successful ERP system. SAP’s involvement with ERP solutions dates back to 1979 when SAP R/2 was launched. In 1992, SAP R/3 was introduced and we have continued ...

How to Enable More Growth by Taking More Risk with More Control

by Tom Venables on 19 August 2016

In an era where change across all aspects of business is accelerating, the ability to adapt and grow separates the best companies from the rest of the pack. Unfortunately, this can be hampered by ...

3 things every CEO needs to know about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

by Richard Hunt on 12 August 2016


The General Data Protection Regulation is in its final phase of implementation and will become law in all EU Member states in May, 2018. I recently took part in a Roadshow with Norton Rose where ...

7 things every Director should know about their FRC Risk Management responsibilities

by Richard Hunt on 5 August 2016

Every Director knows they need to ensure that their company is managing risk. But what does that mean in practice, and what does the law require of a company Director with respect to risk management ...