Assurance & Risk

Towards Net Zero: Disclosure of climate risk is vital to reach climate change targets

Business is a critical player in achieving the Paris climate goals and is certainly not immune from the physical effects of climate change or the impacts of transitioning to a net zero economy.

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Our technology systems must be designed from the start to be cyber secure

So, where have we have gone awry with native security protection and how can we get back-on-track with first principles?

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What happens next? The new frontier of cyber security

COVID-19 has brought a whole new raft of threats.  With immense pressure on health systems it has also challenged cyber security as more people work from home.

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Frictionless transactions: seamless authentication, secure customer data and cybersafe

With new technology comes a new standard. With increased use of online services such as banking, welfare and insurance people will expect an enhanced experience every time.

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Facing the rise of cyber-crime in the COVID era

In addition to the cyber-crime challenges before the crisis, more than four in ten organisations (41 percent) have experienced an increase in cyber-security incidents\

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When is a sneeze more than just a sneeze? #AuditorProud

Q: When is a sneeze more than just a sneeze? A: During a pandemic. While I might have looked before. I’m most definitely looking now. I’m looking at the sneezer. …

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Time to look at strategies for repurposing local supply chains so we don’t run short

With closed borders and the resultant fall in demand for Australian fresh produce – normally destined for overseas Asian markets now is the time to look at how our national supply chain can be repurposed to address the disruption.

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KPMG responds to the release of the Government’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy

One in three adults have been affected by cybercrime, and estimates are the cost of cybercrime could be as much as $29 billion per year in Australia alone.  

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Protect and Recover: cyber attacks are underway every day

Cyber attacks are not uncommon, but their rising frequency and targeted approach is reason for concern.

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Responsible investment outperforms during COVID-19

The Q1 results are clear; despite trillions of dollars being wiped off the market, globally, ESG funds simply lost less.

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The risks posed by a changing climate are real, systemic and accelerating: business needs to report them

Expectations that businesses need to act to minimise their contribution to potential future climate change have increased.

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How private is your child’s online persona?

While children’s use of online platforms can strengthen their friendships or offer a sense of belonging, it can have shortcomings – one of which may be a loss of privacy.

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Has COVID-19 killed responsible investment?

Whilst we are still in the early days, initial indications from the capital markets show ESG investments are performing at least as well as mainstream funds and new capital is continuing to flow into ESG investments.

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