Spreadsheet Risk

Spreadsheets are everywhere in business. From organising the Christmas party to modelling market behaviour, there is likely a spreadsheet sitting behind it somewhere. These sheets are part of what is …

Snowflake under microscope

Are you a Special Snowflake

Working as a vendor I have knowledge of your competitors. I speak to many different companies working in the same or similar market. I see many different methods of solving the …

Stay Simple

Simple is beautiful, stay simple. This week I was asked the question by a new client about the common pitfalls when implementing GRC technology. There are a lot of specific examples …

Supply Chain Risk

Mothers’ day, one of the busiest days of the year for florists. Marks & Spencer have been criticised by it’s customers for using package delivery firm Yodal. A very unloved, struggling company which …

Corporate Manslaughter

Businesses falling foul of health and safety legislation could be hit with tougher sanctions if new rules are adopted. Fines could take into consideration the company’s turnover  up to £20 million. 

Reputation Risk

On average 25% of a company’s worth is in its reputation. The information age means a few key presses can generate huge damage to a company’s reputation. Whether you are …

5 ways you could be doing GRC better

Having spent time with a number of organisations all at different levels of maturity, here are my top 5 controls which often need work. Inventory of processes, devices and applications A giant …