Lottery scam mastermind: I warned officials about a gaming glitch 11 years ago. Now it’s back.

The mastermind behind a national lottery scam says he warned officials about a glitch in computer-generated drawings 11 years ago, but “nobody seemed too worried,” his lawyer revealed in an exclusive interview. (Des Moines Register, October 14, 2017)

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Office manager admits $100K theft

Dan Zitting, a former auditor with Ernst and Young, says it’s not uncommon for employers to underestimate the risk of fraud. (Human Resources Director, New Zealand, October 9, 2017)

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Moms Who Lead In The Workplace Raise Empowered Daughters

While women often struggle with the many roles they lead in, the reality is that for many working moms career and motherhood intertwine. (Huffington Post, September 29, 2017)

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For the Record: Technology Updates

Anthony Fernandez and Stephen Thurley have joined ACL, a Vancouver-based software provider helping governments and large companies quantify risk, eradicate fraud and optimize performance, as director of data-driven GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) consulting and managing director of the Asia-Pacific region, respectively. (Business in Vancouver, September 12, 2017)

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Strategies Female Leaders Should Leverage

Laurie Schultz contributed to Business in Vancouver for an article discussing how some qualities women try so hard to suppress at work can actually give them a competitive edge. (Business in Vancouver, September 12, 2017)

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The data analytics strategy

Adding analytics to the audit methodology requires careful change management. Read this interview with ACL’s Sergiu Certautan and TeamMate Analytics’ Stefan Davis on the key components of an effective data analytics strategy, how to strengthen risk assessments and the audit plan with analytics, using data visualization to communicate audit results, and what CAEs need to know before jumping in.

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How to detect and mitigate fraud

Fraud risk is prevalent in all areas of the public sector. It’s found in agencies at the federal, state and local government levels, with some variation. An ACL survey on fraud found that less than 30 percent of anti-fraud recommendations are fully acted upon by government agencies. (American City & Country, August 16, 2017)

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ACL Vancouver’s Remarkable Redesign

ACL CEO Laurie Schultz had a desire to reinvent the company - to transform it into what they call a “re-startup”: Embracing the energy and fresh ideas of a traditional startup but without the anxiety that comes with it. (Techvibes, July 6, 2017)

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ANALYSIS: WannaCry attack shows trend toward ‘economic’ cyber threats, rising regulatory risk

The cyber attack last month known as the WannaCry ransomware incident did little damage to U.S. financial firms but it sent a warning shot for the securities industry and its regulators. (Reuters, June 22, 2017)

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Canadian and U.S. government agencies underperform on fraud detection and reporting, study finds

Government agencies in Canada and the United States performed significantly worse than the business sector on fraud detection and mitigation, according to a new survey from risk management software provider ACL. (Canadian Underwriter, June 14, 2017)

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