19
Sep

Case Study: Atlantic Aviation Group

Back in 2011, Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) was expanding and the business was stretching across multiple time zones and locations. Parallel to this, the regulatory requirement to build safety management and technical risk management into the operation was challenging the organisation’s safety and quality management systems. At the time, much of compliance audit, investigation and...
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19
Sep

2018 Academies Financial Handbook revision may not deter bad apples

When another Academy Trust funding scandal broke, many were left wondering how the ESFA’s control mechanisms, delivered largely in the form of the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH), could have failed so abysmally. Again. They say timing is everything and, having just completed the update to the CalQRisk control knowledgebase against the AFH 2018, and become...
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22
Aug

Cork County Council choose CalQRisk as their Risk Management Solution

Cork County Council issued a Request for Tender (RFT) earlier in the year looking for an Objective and Risk Management solution to assist in achieving its Annual Service Delivery Plan (ASDP). Having successfully completed the public procurement process, LinkResQ, the company behind the CalQRisk software, signed a 4 year contract with the Council. Cork County...
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17
Aug
15
Aug

Risk Appetite Statement – What the regulator expects and what you should do

In this brief blog post we look at a recent finding from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) regarding the absence of a standalone risk appetite statement, and at what and how the CBI expects this issue to be addressed. This is not a template for a risk appetite statement because no two organisations are...
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15
Aug

CalQRisk Shortlisted in CIR Risk Management Awards

We’re delighted to announce that CalQRisk has been shortlisted for the CIR Risk Management Awards, in the “Risk Management Product of the Year” category
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08
Aug

Operational Risk Manager Certificate – PRMIA

Congratulations to Chris Hanlon who recently obtained the Operational Risk Manager Certificate from PRMIA – the Professional Risk Managers’​ International Association. Already well qualified in risk and recognised for his thought leadership in GRC topics, Chris was awarded this certificate as part of his studies with The Institute of Banking.
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12
Jul

Data Breaches, Due Diligence & Third Parties – The Nightmare is Real

There have been several high profile reports of data breaches recently, including Ticketmaster, Thomas Cook and Harvey Norman. Harvey Norman attributed their reported breach to a third party and issued the following statement detailing the provider – “We wish to alert you to a data breach that has occurred in the systems of a third-party website service...
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04
Jul

ICSA Annual Conference

We’re exhibiting at the ICSA’s Annual Conference in London’s ExCel Centre on 10th and 11th July. This event will be attended by governance professionals across multiple industry sectors and CalQRisk will be show casing its leading Governance, Risk and Compliance software solution.
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29
May

TechConnect Live / The GDPR Summit

Our MD, Paul O’Brien, is speaking at The GDPR Summit on 30th May. He is speaking at 10:40 on the main stage, the title of his presentation is “GDPR – Five Days in…”
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