News & Insights

August 1, 2022
Improving Councils’ Financial Management and Sustainability

Centium has been working with several Council clients in recent months to help them address financial sustainability issues. This work has covered finance and budget training for new Councillors and executive and management staff, support to shape and improve workforce and long-term financial plans, and the preparation of a rating strategy and community engagement required for a Special Rate Variation.

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June 15, 2022
Happy staff, happy life: How to ensure your mental health & wellbeing policies are supporting your employees (and business)

Centium has developed a Health Check to assess an organisation's approach to Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing. Read here to see how Centium can help organisation's overcome a workplace filled with disgruntled and dissatisfied employees.

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June 8, 2022
Are you CSP (cyber security) ready?

By 31 October, 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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May 16, 2022
Supporting Local Councillors – What can be learnt from post-election interviews

 Local Councillors play a fundamental role at the community level in our democracy. They participate in shaping the places they live in and act in the best interest of their […]

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April 28, 2022
Why you should consider a Cyber Security mock audit 

It’s not uncommon, at the end of a Cyber Audit Cycle, for organisations to be hit with below than expected audit outcomes and maturity levels. At that point, the audit's […]

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April 13, 2022
Centium to offer broader service range through strategic alliance with CT Management Group

We're thrilled to announce our strategic alliance with CT Management Group (CTMG), one of Australia’s most trusted providers of local government professional services. This alliance is a big step towards […]

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April 6, 2022
What should you look for in an internal auditor?

In most public sector jurisdictions, internal audit is a mandatory requirement. There will always be some routine “tick and flick” type audits that will be required from time to time […]

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April 1, 2022
BREAKING: PCI DSS v4.0 released

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) on 31st March 2022. The new standard V4.0 provides a baseline […]

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March 10, 2022
Are your fraud and corruption controls fit for purpose?

Over the last few years both State-based and International anti-corruption bodies have been busily dealing with a steady stream of fraud and corruption cases. This has included well-publicised cases involving […]

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February 21, 2022
No more surprises: Key internal audit activities to reduce risks in 2022

We all started last year with high hopes, not realising that it would end up being a virtual repeat of 2020. It's taught us to be a little warier. And […]

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January 19, 2022
The disastrous effect of poor CEO behaviour on share price and culture

Last Friday, ABC News carried a story about the Board of building materials maker, James Hardie, dismissing its chief executive, Jack Truong. The Board had conducted “extensive due diligence to […]

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December 7, 2021
Why and how to test your cyber incident response

Cyber attacks can happen to any business at any time – reports show that in 2021, an Australian business was targeted every 11 seconds. Targets vary from SMEs to large […]

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