the risk management blog

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 | June 02, 2014

Occupational fraud is a huge drain on organizations’ resources, costing an estimated global loss of $3.7 trillion dollars annually. And according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (ACFE) 2014 study, just 14% of defrauded organizations are able to…

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 | April 22, 2014

What do NSA and Target Corporation have in common? They both have enormous databases of sensitive information about individuals that have been penetrated by the likes of Snowden, Wikileaks, and worse criminal conspiracies. According to James D. Ratley, President…