Counter-attacking corporate corruption

India’s business ecosystem has evolved to be irrepressible, led by progressive reforms, robust domestic demand, and sanguine economic performance. According to the latest World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 survey, we have moved ahead to 77 in ranking among 190 countries; India is also expected to continue being “the fastest growing emerging market economy.”

Is Brexit brewing the perfect storm for fraud?

Like a perfect storm, the likelihood of fraud occurring exponentially increases in the presence of a certain set of circumstances. Geopolitical changes, such as Brexit for example, has caused much discussion, angst and uncertainty – thus creating the perfect storm for fraud. Rain, thunder and lightning are not needed but the clouds impeding the horizon … More Is Brexit brewing the perfect storm for fraud?

Inching toward GDPR’s one year mark: analysis and way forward

Data privacy and protection have seen immense interest and awareness in the last couple of years.  Today, the personal data of consumers, cross border data flows, online transactions and real-time data exchange are just some areas under close scrutiny. Governments across nations have already taken steps and are trying their best to bring in regulations … More Inching toward GDPR’s one year mark: analysis and way forward

Focus on compliance and governance in the Indian IT-ITeS sector

Traditionally not deemed as a ‘regulated’ industry, the Information Technology (IT-ITeS) is now among the key ones impacted by the changing and enhanced regulatory environment. Today, the sector is grappling with laws around stricter immigration, data localization and anti-corruption, as well as data governance and privacy. In addition to ensuring compliance with new and improved … More Focus on compliance and governance in the Indian IT-ITeS sector

How to outwit cyber criminals in a rapidly changing world

The world has come a long way since the first computer viruses – Creeper, Wabbit and Elk Cloner – were unleashed on the ARPANET (forming the technical base of today’s internet) close to half a century ago. Initially self-replicating and somewhat harmless programs, these viruses and worms gradually turned complex, vicious and persistent. The internet … More How to outwit cyber criminals in a rapidly changing world

Leveraging technology to build agile third-party risk management strategies

In this day and age, many companies are building ecosystems that offer opportunities to create agile strategies, flexible operating models and minimize costs for improved competitiveness. These partnerships however, may expose the company to a host of new risks, particularly related to third parties. Many global regulators have taken note of this, putting a special … More Leveraging technology to build agile third-party risk management strategies

Emerging markets conundrum – Does growth equal risk?

Emerging market countries have seen unbridled development over the last couple of years. They’ve transformed into economic powerhouses to accelerate global growth. High investor returns, rapid industrialization, multiple international trade agreements and pacts, substantial labor pools, job opportunities and untapped resources in these markets have made them frontrunners in generating business opportunities.