4 Third-Party Risk Management Trends in Singapore

Third parties are a staple of modern business, letting companies embrace digital transformation, expand into far-flung markets and do more than ever before. But managing those third-parties for risk? That remains a major challenge for companies the world over. Recently, the Opus team met with Singapore compliance leaders at a special event focused on managing [...]
  • August 17, 2018
  • Sacheen Williams
  • Data Privacy in Singapore and the Rise of Third-Party Breaches

    Singapore takes data protection seriously — to the tune of up to $1 million in fines for companies found in non-compliance with its Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). It’s the steepest possible financial penalty in Asia for a lapse in data security, and Singapore companies are feeling the impact. In the past two years, Singapore’s […]

    • July 13, 2018
    • Pat McParland
  • Why Third Party Risk is Now a Board Level Concern

    Cyber security and regulatory risks are coming at businesses from all angles. Data breaches, compliance failures, bribery, corruption — information security and risk management professionals have their hands full. And they aren’t the only ones who are feeling the heat as the pressure ramps up. Boards of directors and c-suite executives are recognizing the need […]

    • June 20, 2018
  • Supply Chain Risk: Is it a Problem Too Big to Solve?

    Companies that are part of global supply chains find risks lurking around every corner, from tsunamis to factory fires to labor actions. Some of these risks are man-made, while others come from the natural world. When you begin to list out all the ways that the supply of goods and services can be interrupted — […]

    • May 24, 2018
    • Eliot Madow
  • GDPR Checklist: Preparing for Compliance with GDPR Articles 28 and 30

    In just 10 days, the much talked about new age of data protection will be here. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, introducing tougher requirements around how companies hold and process the personal data of EU citizens. By now, most organizations are well on their […]

    • May 15, 2018
    • Richard Saville
  • 8 Steps to Third Party GDPR Compliance and Data Protection

    Compliance and information security professionals are working diligently to prepare their companies for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what about your third party vendors? Are they also taking the necessary steps toward GDPR compliance? Under GDPR, companies that use third parties to process the personal data of EU citizens are responsible for […]

    • May 11, 2018
    • Richard Saville
  • FinCEN is Here- Are You Ready?

    Know who you are doing business with: a simple concept that should be easy in an age when there is so much information at our fingertips. But the Panama Papers and the more recent Paradise Papers showed us this is far from true. These two data leaks exposed a world of shell companies, offshore accounts, […]

    • May 9, 2018
    • Lee Kirschbaum
  • Data Management: How to Use Your Company’s Biggest Asset to Reduce Risk and Drive Business Results

    Customer and Vendor data is the lifeblood of your business. It’s a company’s greatest asset — but can often be its greatest weakness. From identifying new sales opportunities to assessing the overall risk exposures within business – the opportunities are endless, and artificial intelligence is pushing the possibilities even further. However, it’s impossible to make […]

    • May 3, 2018
  • Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) for Financial Institutions: Moving Beyond Compliance to Achieve Business Resiliency

    Financial institutions have long led the way in TPRM (third party risk management). Driven by intense regulatory scrutiny, the industry has quickly matured its process to meet increasingly stringent reporting and monitoring requirements. Already driven by overall Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance requirements, the enhanced due diligence rules of FinCEN and global implications of new […]

    • May 3, 2018
  • 5 Must-Know Data Regulations for 2018

    It’s hard to believe the long-awaited FinCEN Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rule is upon us. May 11 is just around the corner, and as financial institutions work to prepare, one thing is clear: it will be nearly impossible for businesses to avoid regulatory change this year. In the worlds of data and finance, change is […]

    • May 2, 2018
    • Sara Rona
  • Why Forward-Looking Life Sciences Companies Take a Proactive Approach to Third Party Risk Management

    If you manage risk or compliance in the life sciences industry, let us just say: we commend you. You’ve got a lot riding on your shoulders, often much more than your counterparts in other industries. With bribery and corruption rising globally, GDPR deadlines looming and the need to build bridges across your enterprise, all while […]

    • April 23, 2018
  • Blockchain Technology and Third Party Risk Management: What Does the Future Hold?

    Third Party Blockchain. Paying your third parties in cryptocurrency and AML risks. KYCC: Know Your Customer’s Coins. Great! I’ve gotten your attention. Search engines are picking this blog post up, and it’s now a trending topic. You may not have heard of the above, and frankly, I don’t know if they even exist yet. Still, […]

    • April 13, 2018
    • Mark Eichhorn
  • Facebook and GDPR: How Would the Company Fare Under New EU Regulation?

    Recently we learned that 50 million American Facebook profiles were used for political purposes during the 2016 elections. With the new European General Data Protection Regulation becoming enforceable in May, it’s worth asking the question: Would Facebook have been liable under GDPR for their lax data privacy standards? Before we go into the new regulation, […]

    • April 6, 2018
    • Dov Goldman

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