Assurance & Risk

Tis the Season to be Scammed

The festive season is a time of joy and unity; however, it is also a time when many are targeted by scammers. According to Scamwatch, online fraud is up 42…

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Explaining company performance: using ‘unofficial’ financial metrics

We can all think of many matters COVID-19 has affected this year – but the use of non-statutory performance measures in company reports might not be top of your list.

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The decade of action: reporting the financial risks inherent in climate change and social issues

With the 2020s often termed ‘the decade of action’ there has been a shift in companies (67 percent of ASX100) linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) into their business activities.

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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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