For companies competing in international markets, conducting business in a manner that implicates international anti-corruption regulations such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA) can result in forfeiture of “tainted” gross profits, exposing the company to substantial fines and penalties, and serious ramifications for responsible corporate officers and board members. Governments all over the world are concentrating their efforts to halt corruption, and the onus is now on the company to ensure compliance with international anti-corruption laws throughout its organization.
As one of the premier providers of compliance, risk, fraud and forensic services worldwide, UHY Advisors Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services assist clients with establishing effective compliance functions designed to help prevent potential violations of anti-corruption laws before they lead to costly investigations. With offices throughout the world, member firms in the UHY International global network understand the diverse issues facing multi-national corporations and are dedicated to helping companies establish their business presence in many foreign and emerging markets. UHY International has the global reach to conduct investigations to quickly uncover and isolate potential violations that may occur from a rogue employee. Our anti-corruption services have been designed for our clients to receive value from the tight controls we apply to all engagements and from the utilization of multi-functional teams, with capabilities in five critical areas:
Executing new ideas in a conventional way is one of the key missteps we have seen people repeat when they are operationalizing a resilient organization. Convention tells you that to change an organization’s performance you need to change the organization by bringing together functions, capabilities and supporting technologies.
A new ransomware attack is underway world-wide, already targeting 20 million plus victims in the first few days. Here are the key facts to date: attack comes via email from Herbalife confirming an order or from a more generic "copier@______" address, email includes an attachment which when opened launches the ransomware, here may be as many as 8,000 variants of the email messages, no victims that have paid a ransom have received a decryption tool thus far
Hackers successfully acquired access to 143 million individuals' Social Security number, driver's license numbers, and credit card numbers. Equifax's breach affects nearly half of the U.S. population.
Hackers are increasingly targeting companies at an alarming rate. It only takes one click to bring the services of a company to a halt. Most believe that having the best firewalls in place will mitigate this risk, but in reality their most vulnerable firewall is the human firewall. Security training and awareness most be continuous to keep up with ever-evolving threats. Especially since hackers are always one day ahead of the firewalls that protect you.
According to digital security provider Gemalto, despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 1.4 billion data records being lost or stolen in 2016, the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their networks. However, companies are underinvesting in technology that adequately protects their business, according to the findings of the fourth annual Data Security Confidence Index Survey.