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Big-data analytics offers numerous competitive advantages. Keith Bailey, director of finance, ACL, discusses how finance leaders can get started on implementing a big-data program in their organizations.read more
John Verver examines how to determine the effectiveness of controls as part of your SOX compliance program, and whether transaction monitoring should be part of your control process.read more
Upgrading your TSL protocol doesn’t have to be difficult; find out how to automate the process with ACL.read more
A key risk indicator (KRI) identifies your risk exposure over time. But how do you know you’ve selected the right ones for your financial institution? Check out the common characteristics shared by good KRIs.read more
Read three ways ACL can help you get ready for the impending European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).read more
From basic navigation, to conducting duplicate payments tests, to automating audits with scripting, the ACL Analytics Foundations Program introduces you to everything you need to know to get off the ground running.read more
The deadline for GDPR is looming–are you ready? John Verver discusses the drawbacks and risks of using spreadsheets, and why there is no better time to examine your compliance processes.read more
What can you expect in the GRC space in 2018? John Verver shares his top 6 trends and predictions, including automation, smarter technology and new data sources for data-driven GRC.read more
Using automated monitoring, banks and credit unions can free up resources to focus on more strategic tasks and achieving meaningful results faster.read more
Dan Clark, Director of Internal Audit at Washington Trust Bank looks at how the Three Lines of Defense model could be updated in light of the rapid growth and adoption of ERM and GRC tools.read more
We dispel three common myths about continuous control monitoring to help you on your journey to increased productivity and strengthened assurance.read more
Eliminating dark data from your organization will involve some change management regarding people, processes and technologies. Read how to address these challenges.read more
While the issues with document-based auditing center around dark data, other risks also lurk. Read the seven common dangers of document-based auditing.read more
John Verver discusses how to take a smarter approach to IT risk management and compliance by replacing outdated and ineffective processes.read more
Taking inspiration from the theme of the 2017 ACL Connections customer conference, David Coderre details 12 steps to help you become sought-after within your organization.read more
All IT professionals will be asked the inevitable “Are we at risk?” question at some point. Read how ACL can make it easier to respond to critical cyber security risks.read more
Dealing with risks and controls in procurement processes that involve a variety of vendors is challenging and complex. Find out how data analysis can test transactions against a broad range of risk, compliance and control issues and make the process easier.read more
The problem with a digital environment is that key audit information is effectively turned into “dark data,” trapping important insights inside electronic documents. Find out how to avoid this and unlock the true value of audit data.read more
IT teams need to identify which of the hundreds of regulations and standards need to be followed, as well as meeting thousands of detailed requirements. Doesn’t sound easy, does it? Actually, when you have the right tools, it is.read more
Through implementing continuous monitoring and automation using ACL’s software platform, a government organization realized a 702% return on investment.read more
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