Passing Dodd Frank was the easy part – writing the regulations and implementing them within firms is proving far harder. In this Special Report on regulatory reform, a global team of journalists and experienced analysts look at where things stand with reform across the globe, what you might be overlooking, and what the practical impact on firms and their business might be.
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Most major corporations surveyed have significant security gaps that leave sensitive board-level information open to information theft and hacking. Those are among the findings of a new survey polling general counsel and board members at leading global corporations across a wide variety of industries conducted by Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance.
The findings are particularly noteworthy in light of recent news stories about the handling of board communications involving executive succession decisions at companies including Yahoo and Apple.
Most corporations surveyed have one or more of the following potential security issues involving information provided to board members:
- Unencrypted board communications (85%)
- Board documents stored on personal computers at home or work (79%)
- Board documents stored on personal mobile devices (e.g., iPad, laptop, smartphone, etc.) (75%)
- Documents sent to board members via personal, non-commercial email addresses (73%)
- Board documents accessible via wi-fi or unsecured networks (71%)
- Have reported computer, mobile devices, or sensitive company documents lost, stolen or left in public places (10%)
“Communications and information handling with board members represents a weak link in the chain of corporate information security,” said David Craig, president, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance. “Boards of directors handle some of their companies’ most critical and sensitive information, including business strategies, discussion of executive hiring and compensation, legal issues, internal investigations and more.”
A detailed report on the survey’s findings on security vulnerabilities involving board-level information can be found here.
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We recently posted about BoardLink, part of the Accelus suite of products, launching in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Thomsonreuters.com expands on the topic of handling sensitive information in “Does Your Board Have What It Takes?” and includes an interview with David Craig, president of Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance. The article also goes into more detail on the capabilities of this great application
A recent survey by Thomson Reuters shows that UK firms need greater board-level commitment to navigate Bribery Act. You can download the white paper here. Registration is required but, don’t worry, it only takes a minute.
Regulatory reform does not begin and end with Dodd-Frank. In our special report: The New Regulatory World in 2011, we discuss both the key areas addressed by the act and also those developments outside the US, most particularly in Europe where most of the rest of reform originates.
In the articles within the Special Report, we address some of the more important issues at the center of the reform agenda. The articles include a discussion of the new regulatory world which will cover previously lightly-covered sectors such as high frequency traders and investment advisers in the US, as well as changes to sectors which have long been the subject of regulatory scrutiny; the restructuring of regulation in the European Union and the cross-border impact of regulations written on both sides of the Atlantic; and the impact of reform on regulated businesses. The report is clear, practical, and thorough, and will appeal to a wide range of professionals in the financial sector. Each of these subjects will remain a focus of the resources of Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance as we track and discuss the evolution of regulatory reform across the globe. This Special Report discusses where things stand with financial reform and what to expect in the coming months.
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