Governance, risk and compliance survey 2014

Author: IBM Source: Operational Risk & Regulation | 05 Sep 2014 For firms wrestling with the ever-changing demands of regulation and risk management, an integrated governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solution can be a powerful ally. However, this survey of risk practitioners, conducted by Operational Risk & Regulation and sponsored by IBM, reveals that many remain uncertain of the benefits and cautious of the costs involved in upgrading their systems.…

RiskVision Shortlisted for CIR Risk Management Award 2014

Company’s Big Data Risk Management Solution Selected as Finalist in Best Risk Management Product Category SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Agiliance®, Inc., the Big Data Risk Company™ and leading independent provider of integrated solutions for Operational and Security Risk programs, today announced that its flagship product, RiskVision™, has been named a finalist for a CIR Risk Management Award 2014 in the Best Risk Management Product of the Year category. Finalists were selected…

MetricStream bags $60 mln

September 4 , 2014 MetricStream, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions, has received $60 million in funding. Sageview Capital led the round with participation from previous backers Goldman Sachs and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. In addition to the funding, Ned Gilhuly, Sageview Capital’s co-founder and managing partner of Sageview Capital, has been added to MetricStream’s board of directors. PRESS RELEASE September 04, 2014 | Palo Alto,…

Even Superman Needs to Be Clark Kent Some of the Time

What’s the most dangerous advice to receive when you’re ready to take the leap and start your own business? It’s the advice given in reality-TV shows and heroic entrepreneur fiction: “Quit your job, put your life savings on the line and risk it all!” That sort of advice is fine if you’re a student with few outgoing expenses and OK about sleeping on a friend’s sofa while the business is…

8 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Every Day

Leadership is not prescriptive and what works for one person may not work for another. There is one trait, however, that many successful business leaders and entrepreneurs share: They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and perceptive. Whether you’re running a company, heading up a startup or leading a team, your ability to analyze and critique your workday and approach is critical to success. Keeping tabs on your own development…

Why Two-Factor Authentication Won’t Stop The Hacking Crisis ?

As high profile hacks continue to make news, “two-factor authentication” is becoming a household term. This year alone, Apple, Microsoft, and Evernote have rolled it out to users, and two weeks ago Wired reported that Twitter is developing a two-factor option of its own. Google and Facebook have had it since early 2011. It’s usually described in the media as a sort of silver bullet: Damaging Twitter hacks, the thinking goes, will…