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    1. The Evolving Role of the CISO

      The Evolving Role of the CISO

      Security is an integral part of an organization. As the security function grows in scope, the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has greatly evolved. A CISO oversees much more than the standard security procedures and technical tasks such as firewall, antivirus and spyware software management. Today, the CISO role has evolved into a security risk manager - managing business continuity plans, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, and a culture of security awareness.

      On the 83rd episode of the industry renowned Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Mark Graff, CISO at NASDAQ OMX discusses what exactly a CISO does all ...

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    2. Riding the Mobile Technology Wave in the Boardroom – Kevin Asuncion

      Riding the Mobile Technology Wave in the Boardroom – Kevin Asuncion

      As technology continues to evolve it plays an integral role in augmenting Board Members’ fiduciary responsibilities in overseeing an organization’s strategic and tactical initiatives.  To be an effective board member that adds true value, there should be a high level of responsiveness, workflow efficiency and full engagement before, during, and after meetings. The introduction of Mobile applications for Board members provides solutions to these needs.

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    3. “A Guide to a Paperless Boardroom” - Kevin Asuncion

      “A Guide to a Paperless Boardroom” - Kevin Asuncion

      Conducting paperless board meetings sounds like a daunting task when looking at the project as a whole, but broken into simple and achievable steps, the process can be quite rewarding and the end result will be more engaged, informed and efficient Directors, Executives and support staff.  Developing a project plan with key stakeholders, gating factors, milestone dates and a project lead will ensure a timely and seamless transition from a paper laden process to a clean and efficient paperless Boardroom.  This guide provides a good process to help you in reaching your eventual goal.

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    4. BDO Ac’sense 2012 Expiring Gift Tax Exemption – How to Benefit Now

      BDO Ac’sense 2012 Expiring Gift Tax Exemption – How to Benefit Now

      The presentation delivered jointly by professionals from BDO Tax and Consulting along with an attorney from Bingham McCutchen will explore practical considerations and advantages for individual tax papers with regard to the sun-setting provisions on estate and gift tax exemptions due to expire on December 31, 2012.

       

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    5. BDO Ac’sense 2012 BDO 600 Executive Compensation

      BDO Ac’sense 2012 BDO 600 Executive Compensation

      The presentation delivered by members of the BDO Compensation and Benefits Practice reviews results of the 2012 BDO 600 Survey.  Specifically, – Board compensation practices of 600 Mid-Market Public Companies is discussed. The archived podcast further discusses best practices for consideration by compensation committees.

       

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      Click here to directly listen to the podcast included on the webpage above. 

       

       

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    6. Preparing for a Merger or Affiliation: A Guide for Board Members by Adam Cole, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

      Preparing for a Merger or Affiliation: A Guide for Board Members     by Adam Cole, Partner, BDO USA, LLP

      When considering a merger or affiliation, board members and key executives of nonprofit organizations are increasingly asking the question: “where do I begin?” In the wake of proposed funding reductions, nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to reduce costs, without reducing quality or jeopardizing the infrastructure.

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    7. BDO Ac’sense 2012 Quarterly Technical Update – Q4

      BDO Ac’sense 2012 Quarterly Technical Update – Q4

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      The presentation will be delivered by members of the BDO National Assurance and SEC departments in order to provide a lively discussion and respond to questions posed by participants. Specifically, the program will discuss developments during the fourth quarter of 2012 with respect to various topics in accounting and financial reporting. Registration open for three opportunities to participate live on January 8th, 9th or 10th, 2013.

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    8. “Fostering Improved Financial Reporting and Transparency Through Audit Committee Communications” By: Amy Rojik, Director – National Assurance Services; BDO USA, LLP

      “Fostering Improved Financial Reporting and Transparency Through Audit Committee Communications” By: Amy Rojik, Director – National Assurance Services; BDO USA, LLP

      In recent months, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has stepped up its game with respect to encouraging more transparency about financial reporting for issuers in the form of communications between audit committees and the independent auditors. 

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    9. State of Play: State of Play: A Snapshot of U.K. Corporate Governance in 2012

      State of Play: State of Play: A Snapshot of U.K. Corporate Governance in 2012

      More than two years after amendments to the UK Code of Corporate Governance (the "Code") and the publication of the UK Stewardship Code, ISS Corporate Services provides a snapshot of the state of corporate governance for the benefit of board directors, corporate executives, investors, practitioners, and others shaping the U.K. governance landscape.

       

      Specifically, the report examines three-year trends covering filing years 2010, 2011, and 2012, with a focus on key factors showcasing the state of board governance and executive remuneration. (Notably, data pertaining to board evaluations, diversity, and classification cover a two year period reflecting filing years 2011 and ...

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    10. What Every Director Should Know about Realizable Pay

      What Every Director Should Know about Realizable Pay

      As Boards seek to maximize shareholder support for Say on Pay votes, they are focusing on how to provide more clarity around how executive compensation outcomes are influenced by changes in company performance.  A key issue is the calculation of equity-based incentives, which account for the bulk of executive pay value today.

      This article discusses the use of realizable pay to provide investors with a more accurate and meaningful assessment of the impact of performance on stock-based incentives than the proxy-reported data. It explains why realizable pay is a more relevant basis for making comparisons with peer companies, particularly in ...

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    11. Say on Golden Parachute Votes: Continued Support for Transactional Pay Arrangements

      Say on Golden Parachute Votes: Continued Support for Transactional Pay Arrangements

      Of the three shareholder advisory votes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - Say on Pay (SOP), Say on Frequency (SOF) and Say on Golden Parachutes (SOGP) - the least attention has been paid to the outcome of votes now required in connection with corporate transactions. This white paper discusses trends among the 120 companies that disclosed their SOGP pay arrangements in their merger-related proxies as of June 30, 2012, of which 106 had reported final voting results by the end of July.

      The analysis includes:  

      • The overall level of support for transactional compensation arrangements
      • Shareholder support ...
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    12. State of Play: A Snapshot of U.S. Corporate Governance in 2012

      State of Play: A Snapshot of U.S. Corporate Governance in 2012

      As the 10th anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act looms, and more than three years after U.S. markets reached their financial crisis-driven nadir, ISS Corporate Services is pleased to provide a snapshot of the state of corporate governance for the benefit of board directors, corporate executives, investors, practitioners, and others shaping the U.S. governance landscape.

      Specifically, the report examines three-year trends for filing years 2009, 2010, and 2011, with a focus on key factors showcasing the state of governance for corporate boards and the rights of shareholders. The report graphically provides for a current “state of play” as of ...

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    13. “Strengthening Corporate Governance: Dispelling Fraud Myths”

      “Strengthening Corporate Governance: Dispelling Fraud Myths”

      There are numerous resources available that guide those charged with governance toward building programs to include anti-fraud controls and cultivation of anti-fraud environments. When put into place and followed, these programs go a long way in the prevention and deterrence of fraud. However, even when the strongest fraud prevention programs are in place and operating as designed, fraud may still occur. Let’s first dispel some common misconceptions.

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    14. Audit Committees Discuss Audit Policy with European Parliamentarians

      Audit Committees Discuss Audit Policy with European Parliamentarians

      On September 18, 2012, members of the European Audit Committee Leadership Network (EACLN) and Bank Governance Leadership Network (BGLN), who are audit committee chairs or members drawn from leading global public companies, met with members of the European Parliament (MEPS) and their staff in Brussels to discuss recent developments in audit policy. - See more at: http://www.tapestrynetworks.com/issues/corporate-governance/Audit-policy.cfm#sthash.8YTXDrje.dpuf

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    15. The UK Shareholder Spring - A Taste of Things to Come? By Simon Patterson & Fiona Bravery

      The UK Shareholder Spring - A Taste of Things to Come? By Simon Patterson & Fiona Bravery

      The UK has often served as a forward indicator of changes ahead in the U.S. market, from the introduction of performance-based long-term incentives in the mid '90s to its adoption of Say on Pay votes a decade ago.  Parliament is now pushing for binding shareholder votes on compensation -  is the SEC or Congress likely to follow suit?

      This article examines differences in the two countries' investor community and business climate, offering recommendations for how U.S. companies can stay ahead of the curve and avoid pressure for regulators and regulars to impose rigid rules.

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    16. PCAOB Issues Auditing Standard No. 16, Communications with Audit Committees:

      PCAOB Issues Auditing Standard No. 16, Communications with Audit Committees:

      The BDO Audit Flash report highlights the recent release of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Auditing Standard (AS) No. 16, Communications with Audit Committees, and transitional and related amendments to other PCAOB standards. This standard, upon approval by the SEC, expands and/or enhances requirements emphasizing the relevance, timeliness and quality of the communications between the auditor and audit committees of issuers and nonissue broker dealers.

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    17. Top Five Executive Compensation Decisions for Emerging Companies By Shekhar Purohit & Jim Heim

      Top Five Executive Compensation Decisions for Emerging Companies By Shekhar Purohit & Jim Heim

      Organizations that succeed in attracting, retaining and motivating high-performing executives with the specific skills needed will have a clear competitive advantage in public markets. This is especially critical for emerging companies, who face unique strategic objectives, challenges and strengths at successive stages of growth that should serve as the foundation for executive pay decision-making.

      This article offers a detailed guide to effectively approaching critical executive pay decision points at each stage of their development, from bootstrapping, professional investment and market validation through to pre- and post-IPO:

      • Developing a Compensation Philosophy
      • Designing Short-term Incentives
      • Designing Long-term Incentives
      • Securing Executive Talent through ...
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    18. BDO Effective Audit Committees in the Ever Changing Marketplace (NonProfit Companies)

      BDO Effective Audit Committees in the Ever Changing Marketplace (NonProfit Companies)

      BDO’s practical guides for those charged with corporate governance for forming and running effective audit committees. These brief publications and associated practice aids provide answers to the WHYs, WHOs, WHATs, WHENs and HOWs of audit committees with a focus on some of the more challenging aspects that these directors face. 

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