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As the business and operating environment changes, there has been a greater demand for transparency and accountability as to the pic-1-COSO-Framework-300x208.jpeg?profile=RESIZE_710xintegrity of internal control. This has become very critical today as businesses drive to enhance the likelihood of them achieving their objectives and be able to adapt to changes in the global business environment.

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released in 1992 the Integrated Internal Control Framework that will enable orga

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How to Use the COSO 2017 Framework Update

8028263290?profile=originalThis September, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) published a much-anticipated update to their 2004 “Enterprise Risk Management—Integrated Framework,” a renowned and widely used risk management framework. The new release is formally called “Enterprise Risk Management—Integrating with Strategy and Performance.”

The COSO update comes to meet the rising expectations of risk management, according to Bob Hirth, COSO Chair: “The complexity of risk has changed,

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Jeanette Franzel, board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), recently spoke at the American Accounting Association (AAA), according to The Wall Street Journal. She says audit-oversight inspections show a twenty percent increase (since 2013) in internal-control deficiencies of company audits. Inspections also indicate that 36 percent of company audits now have internal-control deficiencies, which constitutes a threefold increase from five years ago.

Franzel indicated th

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Radar and Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) Launch Online Risk Management Assessment Program

Announcing ERM BenchMarker™, offering tailored assessment of risk management effectiveness and improvement based on decades of experience in risk management, and organizational competence in managing risk.

Radar, The Risk Management Company providing Consulting, Engineering, Education and Software Services, in partnership with Specialty Technical Publishers, premier North American publisher of audit, co

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8028227458?profile=originalThe Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released its Internal Control – Integrated Framework document all the way back in 1992 to assist publicly traded organizations adhere to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404. COSO considers internal controls to be an integral part of enterprise risk management (as does LogicManager), and as such, any changes to the Internal Controls best practices has a direct effect on organizations with Enterprise Risk Management p

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COSO & ISO 31000 Exposure Valuation

Is ISO 31000 going to make the risk quantification mistakes that COSO did?

I have been following various debates on quantifying operational risk exposure on linked-in and elsewhere on the internet in the backdrop of risk standards such as COSO and ISO 31000.

What is a little disappointing is that it appears we might be falling into the same trap with ISO 31000 as the world has already done with COSO. 

Let's take a look at the single problem around: What is the value of risk from an event?

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The first thought paper, Embracing Enterprise Risk Management: Practical Approaches for Getting Started, developed by Mark Frigo and Richard Anderson of the Center for Strategy, Execution, and Valuation at DePaul University, describes how an organization can begin implementing an ERM process. It also examines perceived barriers to effective ERM and how to work through those barriers.  “Starting an ERM process is a daunting task for many organizations” said Anderson.  “The paper provides an actio

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These surveys were commissioned by COSO and conducted in partnership with two outside organizations. The first survey sought input directly from over 200 corporate directors to obtain deeper knowledge of the current state and desired future state of the risk oversight process as it is applied by boards of directors. Board members were divided on the effectiveness and maturity of their processes and efforts, according to the survey. While 53 percent of participants rated the risk oversight proce
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