byLowers & Associates | June 04, 2014

In general, compliance is conforming to particular expectations, standards, or behaviors, where risk is an exposure to potential loss or injury. When we think of compliance in the security arena, it often means that you are following prescribed standards,…

byMark Lowers | June 03, 2014

Preventing organizational fraud demands systematic planning and implementation. This entire process, from inception and assessment to performance evaluation is complex, even in smaller organizations. Yet, the payoff for the effort can be huge. In this post, we offer an…

byMark Lowers | May 08, 2014

The banking industry has undergone significant and historic change since the financial crisis of 2008. The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created heightened expectations and new regulations for financial institutions. This, in turn, has created…

byMark Lowers | March 26, 2014

Payroll fraud accounts for about 9.3% of occupational fraud at a cost of over $300 million per year across all types of organizations. One of the most common forms of payroll fraud is the use of “ghost employees” to…

byMark Lowers | March 25, 2014

Stop for a minute and think about the flow of cash in the American economy.  You almost certainly have some in your pocket or purse right now, and at some point in the day, or the near future you…