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New International Standard for Businesses Managing Bribery Risk

The International Standards Organisation has released a new ISO standard for Anti-Bribery Procedures. ISO 37001 was released on 14 October 2016. The ISO state that this is the first international anti-bribery management standard. While this is true, organisations that have already implemented adequate procedures under the UK Bribery Act 2010 (or FCPA in the US) […]

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Would Your IS Helpdesk Recognise a Cyber Attack?

Would Your IS Helpdesk Recognise a Cyber Attack? In our personal lives we are used to having different telephone numbers to call for different situations. For example in the medical world we can recognise for ourselves when we have a true medical emergency requiring a ‘999’ call (911 for or US colleagues!) and when we […]

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Cybercrime – it’s a human problem!

Cybercrime – it’s a human problem! According to the recently released Crime Survey for England and Wales published by the Office for National Statistics there was a 5% rise in fraud in the year to March 2016 compared to the same period the previous year. There were 1.9m ‘cyber’ related frauds and 2m ‘computer misuse’ […]

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Corporate culture key to sustainable growth

The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC’s) “Culture Coalition” initiative has just released the results of a study, exploring the relationship between corporate culture and long-term business success in the UK. The report is the culmination of the FRC’s Culture Coalition, a collaboration with CIMA, the City Values Forum, IBE, IIA and CIPD , as well as interviews […]

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