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Operational resilience

Over the past ten years, consumer banking behaviours have significantly changed. Today, the majority of customers engage banks via digital channels. ...

How will you shape the future of Risk Management?

A futurist’s role is to help shape the future of something (risk management) in order to make it more relevant and valuable based on: Its known ...

Webinar Wrap-up: Managing Disruption – The Keys to Riding the Storm

Over 800 risk professionals joined Richard Waterer, Managing Director EMEA for Aon, and David Tattam, Director of Research and Training from The ...

Understanding Workplace Health and Safety Risks

Protecht’s eleven part complimentary webinar series focusing on a comprehensive and deep dive into workplace health and safety, kicked off on 23 July ...

Webinar Q&A: How COVID-19 learnings will shape the New Normal of Risk Management

During our live webinar session on How COVID-19 learnings will shape the New Normal of Risk Management, our participants asked questions covering ...

Protecht.ERM 10 Release. Engage your 1st line!

Protecht is thrilled to announce a number of new and exciting features that will help you navigate the world of risk management in a faster and ...

It all starts with sound Risk Management

This interview was featured in the Forge Magazine. You can access the full publication here.  Too many organisations view risk management as a ...

Aligning your Workplace, Health & Safety capability with an ERM framework

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is becoming increasingly accepted as an integral part of business management processes within successful ...

A Roundtable of COVID-19 Experiences Across 36 Organisations

The sharing of experiences at any time of life is an enriching and valuable experience. In times of crisis, experience sharing is gold. A key factor ...

Managing the War Room

One of the early observations we have made from the COVID-19 crisis experience to date relates to the operations of the war room and the crisis ...

COVID-19 Operational Resilience: Where will you bounce?

In a recent post by Warren Black, he stated: "Clearly, organisational resilience in the face of disruption, is not about bouncing back but rather ...

Compliance Management and COVID-19 – Joined at the Hip

Compliance at the best of times is often met with sighs and feelings of burden and “we need to do it because we’ve been told to” attitude. In a ...

Analysis and assessment of the treatment methods and controls for COVID-19

Now that the Pandemic risk has “hatched” and we are operating in the midst of its development, it has produced a substantially changed risk profile ...

Webinar Q&A: How to easily measure your risk culture

You can find here the list of questions and answers to the topics that were raised during the live session of the webinar: How to easily measure your ...

Risk Culture Dashboard

Risk Culture is the system of values and behaviours in an organisation that guides all risk-related decisions. We believe that getting the right ...

Webinar Q&A: Best practices to measure and manage Risk Culture

You can find here the list of questions and answers to the topics that were raised during the live session of the webinar: Best Practices to measure ...

The 20 Critical Questions Directors Should Ask About Internal Audit Resourcing 

Organisation requirements 1. Does the internal audit function have the right amount of competent and professional resources to provide the right ...

Culture and Conduct Risk – Myths and Realities

I have hope. Hope that my children (14 and 12) and their fellow Gen Zs and Gen Alphas will fix us. We are well on the way – the #MeToo movement and ...

Common IT questions around Risk Management Software

If you're reading this article, it's likely that you're facing one of these two scenarios: You are a risk manager looking for risk management ...

Risk Management Training to Improve Your Business

As a business seeking to maximise your return on employee investment, there’s hardly a better choice than to educate staff at all levels with risk ...

Dynamic Risk Profiling

At the end of last year I had the opportunity to do a workshop at the Annual Risk Leaders Conference organised by the Institute of Risk Management ...

Easy Monitoring with Health and Safety Incident Management Software

Our health and safety incident management software, Protecht.ERM, will help your organisation to minimise loss and disruption to your operations due ...

Use Protecht.ERM for Effective Enterprise Risk Management

Protecht.ERM is trusted by countless enterprises across dozens of different industries to deliver their ERM capability. Financial organisations that ...

How the Sydney Opera House Improved Transparency and Accountability

Interview to Saira Buksh, Sydney Opera House ERPG Operations Administrator My name is Saira Buksh. I work for the Sydney Opera House and I have been ...

2020 - Bring it on! Alf Esteban, we will miss you

Well, it is approaching the end of another calendar year, and what a journey it has been for the Protecht Group. The last 12 months have been full of ...

Risk at the Speed of Business

This interview was featured in the Risk Management Survey special supplement by the Institute of Risk Management in London. You can access the full ...

Take a new look at risk with Protecht.ERM 9.0

The release of version 9.0 sees a brand new layout, making it easier for you to use and navigate Protecht.ERM like never before. And with our new ...

Non-Financial Risk – Why the big focus?

The latest focus in risk management seems to be "Non-Financial Risk". Search for "Non-Financial Risk" on Google and you will be returned everything ...

Modern Slavery - Being Prepared

Do you know what the Modern Slavery Act is and how it will impact your business? We had the opportunity to have Associate Professor Justine Nolan ...

Controls Assurance Webinar

Awesome Controls Assurance: The Confidence to Go Faster This event was done live on Oct.22nd 2019. Access the recording here. “The greatest potential ...

Some features of the Protecht.ERM 8.4 release.

In this short video, Peter Walker, Chief Technology Officer at Protecht, gives a quick overview of  some of the new features that the development ...

Protecht.ERM System Demo APAC -Recording

Enterprise Risk Management = Integrated Risk Management in Protecht.ERM This event was done live on 10 September 2019. Access the recording here. In ...

Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management

"Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation's operations" as ...

Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information? Solving the Problem with Key Risk Indicators

This is part 4 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about key risk ...

Understanding Key Risk Indicators from a Personal Perspective

This is part 4 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". David Tattam provides an example of how you can explain ...

Making sense of deploying and using great risk metrics

Making sense of deploying and using great risk metrics This event was done live on 14th August 2019. You can access the recording here. "If you can’t ...

Understanding RiskInMotion: How to bring all your risk information into one dashboard

Risk is always in motion - its measurement is forever changing. In this webinar, David Tattam and David Bergmark talk about how using dynamic ...

Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management: Making Risk Management Real

This is part 2 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". David Tattam provides an example of how you can make risk ...

Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management: What, How and Why

This is part 1 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". In this video, David Tattam talks about why it's difficult ...

The Risk and Control Self Assessment Process in an Integrated Risk Management Framework

This is part 3 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about the eight ...

Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management: Using a Personal Example to Explain the Risk Assessment Process

This is part 3 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". This video covers how you can use a personal experience, ...

Inherent, Residual and Targeted Risk: What Risk Professionals Need to Know

Inherent, Residual and Targeted Risk: What Risk Professionals Need to Know This event was done live on Wednesday 19th June 2019. What you will learn ...

Designing and deploying first rate risk and control taxonomies

Designing and deploying first rate risk and control taxonomies  This webinar was done live on 16th May 2019.  What you will learn in this webinar:  ...

Auditing your Control Framework - SOPAC 2019

How do you encourage your staff to embrace risk and controls? In this recording, David Tattam talks about how understanding the dynamics and ...

Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information? Solving the Problem with Risk Taxonomies

This is part 2 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about what makes ...

Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information? Solving the Problem by Integrating the Building Blocks of Risk Management

This is part 1 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about the key ...

Don’t go into hibernation, BEAR is coming to you

As a result of the Royal Commission, more non-banks must now implement BEAR. This post covers how your organisation should view this as an ...

Building Resilience by Creating a Happy Marriage Between Risk & Reward. RMIA Conference

How do you build and improve resilience in your organisation? In this recording, David Tattam talks about how understanding the dynamics and ...

Protecht Engaged To Develop New Risk Management Technology For The NRL

“Protecht has given us a system that allows us to quantify risk across the full spectrum of the game,” said Luke Sullivan, National Rugby League’s ...

Enterprise Risk Management Software and the Internal Audit function

The Internal Audit function has always been an integral part of any organisation, giving independent comfort to stakeholders that the governance and ...

Exploring the evolving role and scope of operational risk management in today’s dynamic landscape

  Guest Blog by Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, Center for Financial Professionals The Protecht Group will be exhibiting at the New ...

Thank you for an awesome 2018! 🎉

Firstly, thank you to all of our clients, followers and subscribers for your support over the last 12 months. It has been an incredible year of ...

Spaceships, Prince Charles and reporting truer business performance

The accountability of an organisation for its performance is limited by a narrow focus on its financial performance. Developments in risk management ...

The Agility of Risk Management Software

You might be forgiven for thinking that those who provide Risk Management software must be cautious and plan out their product and their activities ...

Improve your risk management insights using Historical Models

In this video, Matthew Lee talks about how Protecht.ERM's historical models provide users with a better view of their enterprise risk management data.

Is your risk management a little static?

How do we make decisions based on risk reward when the risk information is out of date? Traditional point-in-time reporting in risk management can ...

The Modern Slavery Act - What it means for you?

Access the two video recordings of this live event presented by David Tattam, Director of Research and Training at The Protecht Group and Justine ...

How we use the Agile Methodology to help our clients

Protecht's People & Culture Manager, Cassie Thomson, talks to the Chief Technology Officer, Peter Walker about how the development team adopted the ...

Enterprise Risk Management - Connecting the Dots. RiskInMotion

Connecting the dots (in this case, the risks). It has been a bit of a journey over the last 15 years. At Protecht, we started with the vision of a ...

Is risk management front and centre in your decision making?

In this video, David Tattam breaks down the questions you should be asking to better integrate risk management in your organisation's decision making.

Protecht engaged to develop new risk management technology for the NRL

Protecht’s sophisticated and highly evolved software will help the NRL identify and manage Rugby League’s unique risk profile. Sydney, Australia – ...

Protecht Expansion - Risk Management in the UK

We are excited to announce that the Protecht Group has a new office now open for business in London.  This office is part of Protecht's strategic ...

Risk Management events - Primed and Ready

Recent months have been keeping the Protecht Group as busy as ever with continued expansion both internally and through the continued broadening of ...

Managing Risk with the Second Line of Defence Launchpad

The Second Line of Defence Launchpad within the Protecht.ERM system is an effective and interactive visualisation designed specifically for the Line ...

Protecht sponsors the National Risk Management Forum

Protecht is proud to be the main sponsor of the National Risk Management Forum organised by The Governance Institute of Australia in Sydney. This ...

Can I? Should I? Would I? Using compliance as a decision making tool

Compliance is the act of “conforming to rules”. Deciding to, or not to, conform to rules affects the decisions we make. Compliance is therefore an ...

Importance of 'Challenge' in Risk Management

In my earlier blog “What we can all learn from the APRA prudential inquiry report into the CBA” I noted that one of the strong themes of the report ...

Are you a risk manager?

What does it take to be a risk manager? I am often asked “what are the key requirements that make a good risk manager?”  My first response is “to be ...

Risk Governance and the Three Lines of Defence

Effective risk management requires governance structures and processes commensurate with the organisation’s context. Regardless of the organisation’s ...

What we can all learn from the APRA prudential inquiry report into the CBA

Taking Risk Management to the next level  The APRA report of the prudential inquiry in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) was issued on 1 May ...

Balancing the Voices of Reward and Risk

The financial services industry is under the microscope in Australia with the Royal Commission in full swing, and the recent APRA (Australian ...

Improving your insights into Risk with Historical Models

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) software manages the processes and the risk related data that drive risk behaviour, including Risks, Controls, ...

Understanding Compliance Risk

Today, corporations and government agencies are facing an unprecedented wave of regulatory obligations and increased penalties for non-compliance. ...

Risk Management to Management? Is “Decision Support” the future?

Three key treasures of good risk management The future of “Risk Management” would look brighter if we removed the word “Risk”. It is just ...

Enterprise Risk Management made Personal

Making Enterprise Risk Management Personal They say charity starts at home – so does Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We can learn a lot from what ...

How to promote Risk Culture in your team

In a recent discussion with a colleague on preparing for 'black swan' events, we concluded that regardless of the size, type and structure of an ...

Effective Risk Management Tool: Bow Tie Analysis

Protecht loves Bow Ties, both formal and informal! Bow Tie analysis has been around for longer than you might think.  While some industries including ...

Seven ways to improve your Risk Management Process using Protecht.ERM's latest features

This article is written with all the Risk and Compliance professionals like you in mind. Are you a junior, an analyst or a Chief Risk Officer? Your ...

Compliance Management in the Aged care industry and more topics... 'DUX Awards'

Interview with Robert James - A Personal story As one of the leaders of Protecht, I am very fortunate for the opportunity to meet new people all the ...

2017 Wow... What a Year

Protecht's 2017 in Review! Thank You for Your Support The last 12 months have been full of amazing changes and challenges for Protecht and we want to ...

Infographic: Information Risk Management Framework

In previous articles, we have talked about the increasing importance that data collection and data management have in business strategy. On this ...

How do Key Risk Indicators work?

In February this year, I ran a blog highlighting the power of the human brain and its senses in acting as a personal key risk indicator (KRI) system ...

Press Release: Protecht Presents Protecht.ERM 8.0 With Conditional Rules

Enterprise Risk Management System with Administrator Configurable Dynamic Conditional Rules. SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Protecht Group, a leading ...

Press Release: Risk Management Platform Protecht.ERM Features InetSoft Powered Analytics And Reporting

November 8, 2016 - Piscataway, NJ - InetSoft Technology, a pioneer in data intelligence, analytics, and reporting, has announced that risk management ...

It’s That Time Of Year Again – Conference Season Is Upon Us!

This year Protecht has continued to support the risk and compliance management profession through its participation at key industry association ...

RMIA – Risk Management Institute Of Australasia

Next on the list of Risk Management Events during 2016, is the RMIA conference, which this year is being held in Melbourne. On this occasion, ...

ASFA - The Association Of Superannuation Funds Of Australia Limited

This will be our first visit to this conference and we are really excited as to what it will bring both from a professional level and also being able ...

LASA - Leading Age Services Association

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is the national peak body representing all age service providers. They are the only industry peak body acting ...

Annual GRC Institute Conference

GRCI continues to be a key professional body for compliance professionals across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and Protecht has provided ...

Protecht At COBA 2016

Our first event of the season was the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) Conference held in Adelaide. The timing of the event could be ...

DUX Awards For Risk And Compliance

Protecht is proud to sponsor the Governance Institute of Australia NSW Dux Awards. Tuesday 15th March 2016. The award recognizes the top student in ...

PROTECHT.ERM Government User Forum

Fit for Purpose Risk Information Forum. Canberra, 16 March 2016. Protecht recently hosted its inaugural Commonwealth Government client user forum ...

Protecht Is Proud To Sponsor The Award For New South Wales Dux In Risk And Compliance.

The Governance Institute of Australia held their graduation ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 24 November 2015. 

Why The Use Of Enterprise Risk Management Systems Is Increasing?

ERM adoption Continues to Rise. The Protecht team has been very active over the past 18 months with a growing number of clients adopting Protecht.ERM ...

Congratulations To Our Autumn 2015 Interns!

The Protecht Group congratulates Sanjog Basnet and Dongquan van Nguyen on successfully completing their internship with Protecht in Sydney.

Tues 17 March 2015: Protecht Proudly Sponsors The Governance Institute Of Australia's NSW Dux Award For Risk & Compliance

Protecht was proud to sponsor the Governance Institute of Australia's NSW Dux Award for Risk and Compliance at the Graduation Ceremony held on ...

Tues 25 Nov 2014: Protecht Proudly Sponsors The Governance Institute Of Australia's Dux Award For Risk & Compliance

Protecht was proud to sponsor the Governance Institute of Australia 's Dux Award

The Protecht Group At GRC2014

The Protecht Group was proud to be part of GRC2014 hosted by the GRC Institute at the HiltonHotel, Sydney from 29th-31st October 2014.

The Protecht Group Features In Connexus Magazine, Issue 46

As plans are in the final stages for the 2014 World Credit Union Conference, we are pleased to feature in the Convention issue of Connexus this month.

Why Risk Management Should Be Part Of Every Business Strategy

David Tattam, Executive Director and Founder of Protecht, was recently interviewed by Marcelo Concha, owner of REO Recruitment on the need have risk ...

Protecht At Compliance Solutions Day 2014

17 September 2014: Protecht was proud to be a part of Compliance Solutions.

Protecht Proudly Sponsors The Governance Institute Of Australia Dux Award For Risk & Compliance

Thursday 13th March 2014 Protecht was proud to sponsor the Governance Institute of Australia Dux Award

Protecht Thought Leaders Video

We invite you to preview David Tattam, Executive Director of Protecht and Alf Esteban, CEO, in action at the Thought Leaders Risk Management ...

Protecht Live Interview - NTV Africa

Recently David Tattam was interviewed on the topic of "Managing Risk in Business" on the broadcasting network NTV Africa.

Toyota Finance Case Study: When You Reach Critical Mass

Craig Greenwood, Toyota Financial Services Chief Compliance Officer and his team wanted to continue using established business procedures but move ...

Compliance Risk Management Real Example

Gorillas and Bears – Comply or Die! The story of Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo’s much-loved Gorilla, went global in its interest. A defenceless animal ...

Radically improve your Risk Management - Protecht.ERM Demo Webinar Recording

Watch this 30-minute video demonstration of the Protecht.ERM system and dive into some of the features that this software offers to help you deal ...

ATO implements Protecht.ERM

Jodie Thomas, ATO Executive Director, shares specific improvements to the Risk and Compliance processes within the entity, after implementing our GRC ...

Perfect Balance: How to make better decisions using Risk and Reward

Organisations, or more precisely, the employees of organisations, make hundreds, if not thousands of decisions a day. Some are major, such as ...

Making Risk Sexy

This article was written by Vicki Wilder , Board Director, Governance Professional. Edith Cowan University. We are sharing it with the Protecht Risk ...

Risk and Compliance Conference Season 2017

The Protecht team is looking forward to this year's conference season. Our focus will be on industry specific conferences where we will showcase how ...

Reputation Damage - Risk Event or Risk Impact?

Looking back over the last 12 months, corporate scandals continue with the finance industry seemingly always managing to make the headlines. Wells ...

Risk Appetite - how hungry are you for risk?

The setting of an organisation's risk ‘appetite' is a critical component of a robust risk management framework.  This article addresses: What does ...

Prevention is better than cure - and other risk management cliches

There are many well used, almost clichéd phrases in the English language that contain powerful messages for the risk manager. Some that come to mind ...

Introducing dynamic conditional rules

 Protecht.ERM™, Version 8.0. The addition of conditional rule functionality in Version 8.0 significantly enhances the end user experience without the ...

Risk Event Libraries. Do your own sanity check.

At Protecht, we get to see a lot of risk event libraries. There continues to be some confusion as to what is actually a risk event that is worthy of ...

How to Reduce Risks Caused By Human Error

What is Human Error? Risk events often have many contributing causes, a common one being ‘human error’. But what is human error can be adequately ...

Cyber security – will we ever be safe?

I recently read an article in the @TheEconomist (April 8 edition) entitled The Myth of Cyber Security, a somewhat depressing article on the poor ...

Opportunity risk management

Writing blogs in risk management is risky. It has a potential upside and a downside.  On the upside, the hope is that the blog adds to the ...

Inherent Risk: Friend or Foe?

What does Inherent Risk mean? There are few common definitions in risk but Inherent Risk is commonly defined as "the risk without considering ...

Risk Appetite - Inherent and Residual?

The case for setting both an Inherent and Residual Risk Appetite In the last two blogs, Inherent Risk - It is useful? and Expected and Targeted ...

Risk and Compliance Management Journey

A personal story Behind every hard-working professional there is always a personal story to tell and one of the best ways of learning is listening, ...

How to Achieve your Risk Management Goals

10 KEYS to Risk Management Success  Having worked with many clients over the years in implementing, maintaining and developing their risk management ...

Expected and Targeted Risks

Are they useful? Residual risk, the risk after considering existing controls, is universally accepted as important to assess in the risk assessment ...

Our Top 5 Risk Management blogs in 2016

It is already February 2017. The year certainly feels like it is flying by. We are glad to see that our Risk Management Insights Blog continues to be ...

Inherent Risk – Is it useful?

The ISO 31000:2009 standard does not refer to “inherent” risk. Is this a deliberate omission and if so, what is the reason? This leads to the ...

The 6 key elements to creating and maintaining a good risk culture

You can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink. You can take risk management to your business but you cannot make them do it. People, to ...

The Scoring of Residual Risk

The first issue to consider is how the level of residual risk is assessed taking into account the scoring of inherent risk and the level of control ...

Changing the Risk Conversation

Three Key Questions Have you ever tried having a conversation with a risk practitioner about risk management concepts without using the word ‘risk’? ...

2016 - The Year That Was

2016 Done and Dusted Over the last three weeks we have had Christmas parties in Melbourne and Sydney for our clients, as well as our staff Christmas ...

30-Minute GRC: Build a Form, Workflow It, Report on It

Do you normally have to wait for your vendor or IT development team to build your GRC information capture, processing and reporting? In this free ...

COBA 2016 – Lead. Change. Grow. How does this theme apply to Protecht?

Protecht was proud to provide its continuing support for the COBA conference. This year’s event was held in a somewhat wet and windy Adelaide – more ...

The Risk of Gifts and Entertainment

As we approach the end of the calendar year, businesses grapple with the issue of giving and receiving gifts and entertainment to and from suppliers, ...

The Power of Risk Data - Risk Intelligence

Many organisations that have implemented risk management systems – be they for compliance management, incident management, health and safety ...

Successfully Implementing an Enterprise Risk Management System

5 factors of success I was thinking about the characteristics of companies that make the decision to acquire and then successfully implement an ...

Integrated Controls Assurance –Maximum Assurance, Minimum Effort

Controls assurance is a critical component of any robust risk management framework, providing an organisation with: Objective evidence that controls ...

What is the definition of Compliance? – Components.

Compliance Framework – Other components:  Attestations, Breach Registers, Culture In a previous article we wrote about the Key Components of a ...

Risk Controls! Going through the motions or providing real value?

Controls to assist us managing risk have been around for thousands of years. Why – because risk has been around since the beginning of time. Our ...

Key Components of a Compliance Framework – The Obligations Register

What is the definition of Compliance? Compliance is an outcome of conforming to a rule. That rule may arise from an external source such as a law or ...

LexisNexis Content Integrated with Protecht.ERM

Is your compliance team tired of maintaining compliance and obligations registers in spreadsheets? Are they tired of trawling through email alerts ...

Why is Risk Training important?

Your people's perception, attitude, risk culture, engagement, behaviour and actions, with respect to risk management, will make or break the success ...

ATO implements Protecht's Enterprise Risk Management System

NOT SUCH A TAXING TIME Some months ago Protecht was delighted that Protecht.ERM was selected by the ATO as the ATO’s corporate-wide risk and ...

When to Invite 'Good' Risk

  During this month we have been talking about Risk Management and Risk Appetite. NSW Business Chamber also interviewed Our CEO Alf Esteban on the ...

How AXA Investment integrated risk management into their compliance system

AXA Investment Uses Protecht.ERM for Compliance and Attestations to Mitigate Risk and Improve Performance  Fund Manager, Eureka Funds Management ...

Risk Appetite – The starting point of great risk management

The concept of risk appetite has been around for a number of years now and many organisations have developed a form of risk appetite as part of their ...

Prudential Investment Services Corp.

  Finding the right Treasury Management System that would fit an organisation’s system is a difficult one. Most organisations are finding it very ...

Super Retail Group and Protecht.ERM

There is an increasing need for companies to focus on how risk management can create opportunities, meet corporate strategic objectives and help ...

Bow Tie Analysis

Bow Ties usually conjure up a vision of a formal event, to be used infrequently for special occasions. For risk bow ties, nothing could be further ...

Useful Tips to Improve Commercial Credit Risk Management

Maintenance and improvement of credit risk management practices by banks and lenders have become a top priority. Let us share with you some tips to ...

Operational Risk Management 4 – Compliance Management and Compliance Risk Management

  This is the fourth article in the series of “Learning from yourself as an expert already”. The first blog addressed Key Risk Indicators (KRI) and ...

Operational Risk Management 3 –Risk and Controls Self-Assessment applied in a Business Context

This is the third blog in our Operational Risk Management series. In the first article, I explained the incredible KRI system we all have via our ...

7 Steps of the Risk and Control Self Assessment (RCSA) Process in Your Personal Life

This post is part of our series Operational Risk Management – Learning from yourself as an expert already! My last blog highlighted the extensive use ...

From Regulatory Compliance to Performance Management

Changing the value of risk management in the Australian Property Sector. This free webinar provides guidance, tips and techniques on how to convert ...

Bow Tie Analysis Sydney

Creating an effective risk management capability that engages with the business must be built on a solid understanding of risk, what it is, and how ...

Risk Velocity: The Third Dimension - Sydney

The concept of Risk Velocity has been quietly creeping into risk management lingo the recent past. As one of the newest and least understood aspects ...

Bow Tie Analysis Event in Melbourne

Creating an effective risk management capability that engages with the business must be built on a solid understanding of risk, what it is, and how ...

A Bow Tie Event - An Infographic on the Bow Tie Analysis

Protecht would like to thank those who attended the Thought Leadership Risk Management Technical Lunch held in April 2013. The thought-provoking ...

Looking at Treasury Management Systems? 10 Key Areas to Analyse

Protecht is a leading provider of Risk Management software. If you are interested in a cost effective Treasury Management System, then take a look at ...

Operational Risk Management 1 – Learning from yourself as an expert already!

  Operational Risk Management and the wider defined Enterprise Risk Management are often touted as a new concept. While the methodologies and ...

Five tips for creating Dashboards your Users actually Use

 

Information Security Risk Management: An Interview with Peter Walker, Protecht Group Chief Information Officer

In this blog post, Peter Walker, Protecht's Chief Information Officer, answers some questions around information security and getting ISO 27001 ...

Our Most Popular Risk Management Articles in 2015

Happy New Year! 2016 has arrived and at Protecht we wish to take the opportunity to go back in time and share our most popular blogposts from 2015. ...

Risk Management's Coming of Age?

As 2015 comes to a close, it is a good time to observe how risk management has continued to mature and grow towards the fully legitimised business ...

Risk Management Controls in Tough Mudder

See the Slideshare and find the pictures of Protecht team members in Action Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt ...

Cloud Computing- Food for Thought

WHAT TO HAVE IN MIND? The move towards cloud computing is exciting for many businesses. Not only are they able to realise cost savings through lesser ...

Risk Control - Who owns the Risk Management Controls?

A common issue that arises when implementing an enterprise risk management (ERM) framework is “who owns, is responsible for, is accountable for risks ...

How to Balance Risk and Reward in your Organisation?

Finding the Optimal Balance to make better decisions Organisations, or more precisely, the employees of organisations, make hundreds, if not ...

The Experience of Having a Risk Management System

A REAL LIFE APPROACH Risk management is a continuous journey. In our personal lives we instinctively make risk based decisions according to our own ...

Active Presence in Risk Management Events

Protecht Supporting Industry Associations The conference season is upon us and once again Protecht has shown its support of the risk and compliance ...

The Road to Enterprise Risk Management Maturity

  FOUR things to carefully consider during your journey to ERM maturity The yellow brick road led to the Emerald City. The enterprise risk management ...

The 7 key ingredients for successfully transforming and maturing your ERM

Maturity is “the state or quality of being fully grown or developed.”  Transformation means “a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually ...

Need Help Defining a Risk Control?

6 Key Questions to Define Risk Control. In last week's blog, I discussed the basic but often confused issue, of describing operational risks in a ...

Need Help Defining Operational Risks?

Defining Operational Risks is not as easy as it looks  One of the most basic steps in any risk management process is to define your operational ...

A Real Life Risk Story…

This happened in the Protecht Neighbourhood I have read many posts recently where questions were asked about how to define a risk, and other about ...

10 Great Features of Protecht Enterprise Risk Management Software

Having an (ERM) has become a MUST Enterprise Risk Management has become a must for all organisations, regardless of size, complexity and industry ...

Business Intelligence for Commercial Credit Risk Management

Good practice in credit risk management is to turn periodic core banking data (eg. portfolio balance vs arrears) into meaningful information for ...

From Regulatory Compliance Risk Management to Performance Management

Changing the Value of Risk Management in the Australian Property Sector “No risks here, leave us alone, say property industry leaders” (AFR, 27th ...

Can Residual Risk Be Higher Than Inherent Risk?

  For those that adopt inherent risk in their risk assessment process, there is general recognition that inherent and residual risk are connected in ...

Risk Velocity - The Third Dimension of Risk?

The primary purpose of risk management is to create and preserve value. Rather than it being a chore or a regulatory demand, risk management should ...

AASB 9 Hedge Accounting Standard - Are You Prepared?

  The current strict hedge accounting rules laid out in AASB 139 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement are being replaced by much more ...

Risk and Control Self Assessment - Average or Worst Case?

Risk and Control Self Assessment (RCSA) has become a cornerstone of current Enterprise Risk Management, yet the quality of assessments differ greatly ...

Enterprise Risk Management - The Blurring of the Lines

The discipline of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is developing rapidly. The industry is awash with consultants, software providers and trainers ...

The Rise in Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Will Improve Business Performance

Currently, Australian companies exhibit varying levels of ‘risk management maturity’ ranging from: organisations who have no specific risk management ...

Moving from ALM Risk Data to ALM Business Intelligence

As Albert Einstein said “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”… Interest rate risk measurement typically has a number ...

Supply Chain Risk Management

Operational risk is commonly defined as “the risk of loss from failed or inadequate processes, people or systems or from external events”. These four ...

From Risk Data to Risk Intelligence

A potential client once said to me “Do you know what the problem is with you risk managers?” He followed with “all you seem to tell us business ...

Sharing your Risk Incidents

Using Donald Rumsfeld’s famous quote “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there ...

Is Technology the Key to Managing Compliance?

  Once viewed as a luxury, the use of technology for compliance management within the financial services industry has now entered mainstream. The ...

Using Culture Change to Support Effective Risk and Compliance

  The tightening of risk and compliance legislation and the need for more effective risk management guidelines and implementation are some of the ...

Compliance Risk Management

There has been, for many years, an ongoing debate as to the relationship between Compliance Management and Risk Management. Some have believed they ...

The Importance of Risk Training

The key to successful risk management in your business is your people. Their risk culture, perception, attitude, engagement, behaviour and actions, ...

Risk Management Transformation: What does it look like?

Transformation can be defined as “a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better”. Risk management transformation is the ...

The 'big five' risks facing Australian business in 2015

Australian businesses and organisations are currently facing an unprecedented confluence of five major risk factors — including surging regulation ...

They did it! Our team "Risked It All" at Tough Mudder

On Saturday 15 November, the team "Risked It All" at Tough Mudder and made it to work on the Monday! Respect and Congratulations to our awesome Tough ...

Is your business really safe without a professional risk management plan?

  “The management of risk is often seen as a compliance issue by business owners (do what the law requires) whereas, in reality, it is a fundamental ...

Data risk: a growing risk for companies and great opportunity for hackers

One of the biggest obstacles for organisations is understanding where critical data resides and how it is currently protected. Apart from the ...

Considerations when designing an optimal compliance function

17 September 2014: Protecht was proud to be a part of Compliance Solutions Day 2014 hosted by Lexis Nexis and Compliance Network Australia at the C3 ...

Our awesome Protecht team are on track to "Risk It All" at Tough Mudder on Saturday 15 November!

When Pete Walker and Bing Jiang proposed a challenge to their co-workers to take part in Tough Mudder, they knew it would align well with the ...

Information Risk Management as part of your ERM framework

  We hear many times that this is the information age and that data is the new gold.  The “Big Data” trend encapsulates this and focuses our minds on ...

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Managing Risk and Compliance in a COVID-19 World

This is the time for a well-developed, well-embedded and well-operated enterprise risk management framework and processes. It is not a time to throw away risk management thinking. It is a time to bring it into action.
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Redefining Risk - Never Look at Risk the Same Way Again

What was once a backstage concern must now play a leading role. The reality is, if you want to be better as a company, you need to get better at taking risks.

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