May, 2014 Newsletter Articles

Guiding Principles

May 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Guiding Principles

The world’s largest automakers have reached an agreement on their corporate responsibility expectations for suppliers regarding human rights, environment, working conductions, and business ethics. Participating members of AIAG and CSR Europe that reached this agreement include BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Honda, Jaguar/Land Rover, Peugeot, Scania, Toyota, VW, and Volvo. The agreement is shown below. Guiding Principles We endeavor to achieve excellence, innovation and performance in a sustainable manner. People and the...

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Data Breaches

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Last year a lot of attention was focused on cyber-espionage, threats to privacy, and the acts of malicious insiders. Events at the end of 2013 provided a painful reminder that cybercrime remains prevalent and that damaging threats from cybercriminals continue to loom over businesses and consumers. Eight breaches in 2013 each exposed more than 10 million identities. Targeted attacks increased and end-user attitudes towards social media and mobile devices resulted in wild scams. Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report covers a wide...

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Auditor Certification

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Some students that complete Internal Auditor or Lead Auditor training mistakenly consider themselves to be certified auditors. They may be qualified based on that training to conduct audits for their company, but there are additional steps to become an Exemplar Global (was RABQSA) certified auditor. Perhaps the confusion is that they receive a course certificate after the class. While that is evidence of their auditor training for organizational reasons, the certificate is just proof they have met the training prerequisite for Exemplar Global...

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ISO/TR 18128:2014

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Companies spend a tremendous amount of time and money managing business records to control their activities, improve their operations, and demonstrate compliance with the law. But what happens when these records are misfiled, damaged, or deleted? ISO/TR 18128:2014, Information and documentation — Risk assessment for records processes and systems, will help organizations assess risks to their records processes and systems so they can ensure records continue to meet their business needs for as long as required. The consequence of risk...

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