Tag Archives: Chris Pantaenius

Getting the GRC Plane Off the Ground (And Keeping It There)

I have had the pleasure of working in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) space for some time now, and one simple question that continues to come up is, “where do we start?” If you’re just starting your GRC journey, when you survey your landscape you’ll likely find contrasting personalities, specialized nomenclature and inflexible technology systems. Aligning operations and processes that have operated independently is no easy feat!

If you’re interested in optimizing your business operations through GRC, but feel immobilized as to what the next steps are, this blog post is for you. Based on my experiences in the industry, I’ve found the following five steps (all industry-neutral) to be the critical tasks to complete as you kick off your program. Continue reading

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Getting Our House in Order, for the Holidays

Just like the opening scene from the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, our six-person family recently set out to find our family Christmas tree. As we were driving to the tree farm, we could actually feel the sense of excitement coming from the back seats of mini-van. The kids were bouncing around, barely contained by their seat belts, volume was high (as usual) and, amazingly, everyone was getting along. Continue reading

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The NeverEnding Story of GRC

Speaking for the overall OrangePoint team, we are excited to join the ongoing, and seemingly never ending, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) conversation. While the term GRC wasn’t coined until this century, the concepts and essence of the idea have been around for a long time. Acronyms come and go, marketing buzz words rise and fall, but the “capability to reliably achieve objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity” (OCEG) is an idea that will persevere. Continue reading

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