Assurance & Risk

Cyber security: Threat or business opportunity?

With all that we read about information security and privacy – with a constant stream of news about emerging cyber threats and hacking exploits – it might surprise you to…

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Suits or sweatshirts? Look within – cyber-crime doesn’t differentiate

We hear so much in the media about computer hacking, and our image is either of crack operatives from hostile countries, or of 18-year olds skulking in their bedrooms hacking into companies’ or government bodies’ systems for the sheer thrill of it.

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Is Australia ‘soft’ on corruption?

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in NSW has been much in the news with a recently high-profile High Court case loss which some politicians and commentators have argued will…

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What do the crown jewels, the Tower of London and your data assets have in common?

Imagine walking into a bank. Security cameras meticulously record every movement in the customer service area, employee offices, entrances and exits, and even the custodial supplies storage area. Access to…

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Identity piece completes the digital services jigsaw

We are witnessing a digital revolution, spawned by the proliferation of mobile devices, the convenience of apps and the pervasiveness of internet connectivity.

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Time-poor audit committees can’t do it all

KPMG’s annual global survey of Audit Committee members always provides valuable insights into the thinking of board members. This year, with more responses both globally (1,500) and Australia (78) than…

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Australia’s cybersecurity review – now is the time

The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government has assembled a panel of experts to conduct a review of Australia’s cyber security strategy is excellent new

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Corruption — the world’s third largest ‘industry’

The biggest issue facing business today is how to grow in a low growth economy.

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Reporting juggernaut goes into reverse

‘Corporate reports’ and ‘exciting developments’ are not always phrases which naturally fit together – but it looks like times are finally changing. For years now, we have been expected to…

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