Assurance & Risk

Cloud computing implementation costs may impact P&L accounts for June 2021 year-ends, following new ruling

Many ASX200 companies may have to put expenditure incurred during the implementation of a cloud computing supplier arrangement into their profit and loss account for their 30 June 2021 year-ends

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Actuaries. Professionals who thought accountancy was too daring

Years ago, you would sometimes hear ‘jokes’ to the effect that the people who became actuaries were those who thought accountancy was too daring. Having worked with and alongside accountants…

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COVID-19 is not just a health and economic crisis. It’s a corruption crisis

COVID-19 is not just a health and economic crisis. It’s a corruption crisis. And one that we’re currently failing to manage.

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Six cyber security predictions for 2021

2020 saw major cyber-attacks and breaches affect Australian companies and governments – magnified by the impacts of COVID-19 on business IT systems.

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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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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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