Corporate Defense Insights: Dispatches from the Front Line

101 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2009

Date Written: February 16, 2009


During a period of increasing turbulence and uncertainty in the corporate world, this timely paper contains the complete body of work addressed in the "Corporate Defense Insights: Dispatches from the Front Line" Q&A series (individually published at the RiskCenter throughout the latter half of 2008). It features interviews with recognized and emerging expert commentators from around the globe who share their insights, experience and expertise regarding the critical components which make-up an organization's program for self-defense. It includes the following interviews:

GOVERNANCE: Richard M. Steinberg, CEO of Steinberg Governance Advisors, Inc.

RISK MANAGEMENT: Dr. David M. Rowe, Director of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)

OPERATIONAL RISK: Philip H. Martin, Chairman of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR)

ERM: Steven J. Dreyer, Managing Director at Standard & Poor's

COMPLIANCE: Roy Snell, CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE)

INTELLIGENCE: Stephen Walker, Technology Markets Analyst at the Aberdeen Group

SECURITY: Prof. Stephen Northcutt, President of SANS Technology Institute

RESILIENCE: Kathleen Lucey, President of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) US Chapter

INTERNAL CONTROLS: Jim Kaplan, CEO of AuditNet

ASSURANCE: Michael J.A. Parkinson, Director of KPMG (& the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA))

GRC: Scott L. Mitchell, Chairman & CEO of the Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Lynn Lawton, International President of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)

Keywords: corporate defence, corporate defense, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, intelligence, security, resilience, continuity, internal controls, assurance, audit, investigation

JEL Classification: D7, D78, D8, D81, G3, G30, J2, J28, K2, K20, L2, L20, M1, M10, M14

Suggested Citation

Lyons, Sean, Corporate Defense Insights: Dispatches from the Front Line (February 16, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

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