The GRC Certification Worth Having

Not all certifications are created equal. As someone interested in GRC, you may be wondering which certifications add the most value to your resume or CV. The answer from the industry seems clear that the GRC Professional from OCEG is the best overall certification for someone in GRC. The GRC Professional certification has been recognized…

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Top Ten List – Questions About GRC Certifications

My colleague, Carole Switzer, President of OCEG, just did a fabulous post about some of the top questions we get about OCEG GRC certifications.  I want to share it with you in case you have any of the same questions or are considering how to get certified in GRC. I am also very excited to…

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OCEG is Updating the GRC Capability Model to v3.0 in September 2015

Did you know OCEG is updating its GRC Capability Model to version 3.0 in September 2015?  The updates are meant to help simplify the model and make it more consistent with being able to use the GRC Capability Model v3.0 for your whole GRC capability, or any individual capability within the GRC capability.  It is…

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NEW Risk-Based Internal Auditing Book Published

Internal auditors are told they need to develop a risk-based audit plan, but many internal audit activities simply risk rank their audit universe and believe that is risk-based auditing. Another common mistake is to identify risks to audit without ever determining if they are relevant to the organization’s objectives. Risk-based internal auditing is really about…

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Training and Certification in GRC

If you are a professional working the area of governance, risk management, compliance, internal audit, or any other function that is an integral part of a GRC capability, you owe it to yourself to get personally certified as a GRC Professional. It is actually much easier to get certified than you might expect. OCEG, the…

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Information and Answers about the CIA Exam

I teach many CIA exam review courses and get asked a lot of questions about the exam.  Here is some detailed information about the test itself, the requirements to become a CIA, on-going CPE requirements, and information about the scoring of the exam. CIA EXAM BASICS / TOPICS: Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics 125…

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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh on Risk Assessments

Here is information from a recent article I wrote for Compliance Week entitled: “Lessons from Winnie The Pooh on Risk Assessments — Using an integrated GRC approach to risk assessments and risk-based audit planning.”   Lessons from Winnie The Pooh on Risk Assessments Using an integrated GRC approach to risk assessments and risk-based audit planning…

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Questions about Risk Based Internal Audit – July 2014

I have a couple of exciting things to share with you. First, I am close to finishing my new book on Risk Based Internal Audit, and anticipate it will be ready for purchase in the next couple of months. Stay tuned for the announcement when it is ready. A great way to make sure you…

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Is My Company Compliant with the Revised Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

Not all organizations are required to have a governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) system that incorporates the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank, but every organization should conform with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations (FSGO). Not having an ethics and compliance program that conforms to the FSGO can cost your organization significantly more when…

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Is there value in getting professional certifications?

Companies value professionals who proactively seek opportunities to develop their skills and expertise. One of the best ways for individuals to demonstrate their commitment to career growth is by pursuing industry-recognized certifications. Earning professional designations can provide numerous benefits, including improved career prospects and enhanced earning power. According to the Robert Half 2008 Salary Guide,…

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