The AI-Enabled Future of GRC and Integrated Risk Management

The shift to digital was already well underway before the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything. However, the events of 2020 have far-reaching implications for those of us in the business of risk management. The way that the pandemic unfolded highlights that the only way we can prepare for such events in any meaningful sense is to…

Remote Working Creates an Imperative for a Risk-Aware Culture

The Covid-19 vaccine rollout provides a beacon of hope that we may soon see a return to a more normal life. But what does “normal” look like in a post-pandemic world? There’s one aspect on which many sources seem to agree – that the shift to remote working is here to stay, even if not…

Why Managing Third-Party Risks Demands a Different Approach

In an increasingly complex business landscape, managing third party risk is one of the most pressing yet challenging tasks facing enterprise risk managers. Without a systematic and automated way to identify and track vendor risks, the approach is often ad-hoc, cumbersome, and ultimately ineffective. Therefore, VirtueSpark is pleased to confirm that the third-party risk management…

Third-Party Risk Management Module is Now Live on VirtueSpark

While third-party risk management has always been a key aspect of the VirtueSpark platform, we are pleased to confirm that VirtueSpark now offers a module dedicated to TPRM. This change has come about in response to demand from our clients. The VirtueSpark TPRM module now enables you to collect, assess, and monitor third-party risks in…

2020 State of Integrated Risk Management Survey

As an acknowledged expert in your field, VirtueSpark, in conjunction with Risk-!n would like to invite you to participate in a survey to assess the level of adoption of Integrated Risk Management (IRM). We are canvassing the views of hundreds of leaders in industry, commerce, and governance in general. The result will be a report…

Risk Managers To The Rescue?

How risk managers can help navigate through a recession. As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, recession is now starting to become visible in many countries across the globe. It’s possible that it may appear like a short-term economic dip, but indicators are there that it may turn out to be a longer-term downturn,…

Interview with William Sanders on The Risk Leadership Network

The Risk Leadership Network is the brainchild of Sydney-based William Sanders and his UK-based business partner Tim Whitehouse. It’s backed by an international media company and already has a significant number of large corporate members across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. VirtueSpark caught up with William the day after the official launch of the…

Business preparedness in a time of pandemic

There was a time when the word “virus” mostly occupied our minds due to the threat of malware, and cyber crime in general. Now, with a global pandemic paralyzing much of our business and social lives, the word virus instantly, and naturally, directs our thoughts to the Coronavirus and Covid-19. There’s no doubt that the…

The magnificent 7 – Aspects to consider when setting up a risk management program

So you were put in charge of finally building that risk management implementation. Congratulations! If you don’t feel comfortable about how and where to start, you’re not alone. Everyone who’s ever had the chance of implementing their first ‘from scratch’ approach has been on this daunting but nevertheless exciting journey. In this article we highlight seven aspects…

Expert Interview – Andrea Bonime-Blanc

A shared philosophy Our friend Andrea Bonime-Blanc was available for an interview on her new book “Gloom to Boom”. Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, author of the new book “Gloom to Boom” and Founder & CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a global governance, risk, ethics and cyber advisory firm, is no stranger to Basel, Switzerland, home to…