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October 6, 2021
Are your workplace misconduct investigation reports doing more harm than good?

Workplace investigations of alleged misconduct can absorb a significant amount of resources and potentially contribute to industrial relations problems and staff morale issues.  A well-conducted, independent investigation of alleged workplace […]

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September 1, 2021
Why failing to build strong organisational risk culture could be your biggest risk

How would you describe your company’s organisational risk culture? Before you answer… Cast your mind over recent publicly prominent investigations that have raised organisational risk management failings, with ever-increasing scrutiny […]

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August 10, 2021
What's Trending in the Local Government Audit Universe?

In a month where billionaire entrepreneurs are reaching for the stars (or at least the edge of space), we thought it was timely to share our research and recent experiences […]

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July 21, 2021
Updated Essential Eight (July 2021): What's New?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has updated its Essential Eight (8) Maturity Model in July 2021 to counter the sophistication of different levels of adversaries rather than just being […]

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July 13, 2021
Avoiding common mistakes in assessing employee complaints and disclosures

Mishandling complaints and allegations, particularly whistleblower disclosures, can harm the individuals involved in them and damage your organisation’s reputation. Organisations may also be subject to financial penalties of up to […]

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July 9, 2021
Helping the 'modern' CFO save time and stress by Smarter Planning

Current challenges for CFOs Most Chief Financial Officers are under time pressure – having to do more with less. Not only does the CFO have to ensure the controls over […]

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June 21, 2021
Can it be smart if it's not secure? Preparing Local Councils for cyber-safe 'smart' city infrastructure

The buzz term of recent years in local government has been ‘smart cities’ – a pretty exciting concept for those people working at the heart of delivery services in our […]

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May 27, 2021
Are Cash Handling Audits still relevant?

Cash transactions are slowly dwindling in Australia. The Reserve Bank’s 2019 Consumer Payments Survey found that only 32% of in-person transactions are conducted in cash, with the fall in small […]

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May 6, 2021
Make Privacy a Priority this Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week is a global campaign that highlights the importance of maintaining privacy and raises awareness for public sector agencies about how to protect the personal information of the […]

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April 26, 2021
Are you CSP (cyber security) ready?

By 31 August 2021, agencies must submit a report to their cluster CISO, or Cyber Security NSW. This includes an assessment against the mandatory requirements of the CSP and a maturity assessment against the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential 8.

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March 15, 2021
Your Business Survived the Crisis - Now What?

Amongst all the doom and uncertainty associated with Covid-19, there was one tangible benefit that emerged for most organisations. That was that they were compelled to review the currency and efficacy of their Business Continuity Management (BCM) framework and implement (in real-time) their Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

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February 28, 2021
Pen Testing: What, Why and How Often

Pen tests are frequently mentioned in the media, yet when they are reported, their results are never released. That keeps the results confidential and secure – and ensure hackers can’t decompile them for their own further nefarious uses. However, for the external viewer, there is always an element of mystery and IT technical complexity surrounding these tests.

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