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CYBERSECURITY AND ANTI-BRIBERY - ARE YOU SECURE? DO YOU COMPLY?
There will be two presentations covering Cybersecurity and Anti-Bribery.
Businesses and governments are transforming to better serve an increasingly digital world. With greater connection comes increased cybersecurity risk. Today’s reality is that there is no “perfect” security, and even the most diligent organizations may be compromised. Yet, citizens and customers want assurance that their data is secure.
From infrastructure and networks, to mobile applications, to employee education and business continuity, how do you assess and analyse potential cyber risks, continuously monitor for threats in real-time, put in place the necessary defences and ensure continuity of operations, even during a cyber incident?
Watch how easy it is to hack into your systems as we experience a cyber attack. Learn about the latest threats and techniques to protect yourself and your company.
TRACE International is a non-profit business association funded by its members, dedicated to the advancement of commercial transparency worldwide by supporting the compliance efforts of multinational companies and their third party intermediaries. TRACE leverages a shared-cost model to provide practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance services for the many hundred multinational companies that are its members, as well as thousands of their commercial intermediaries. TRACE International is wholly autonomous and does not seek or accept any funding from any government. Founded in 2001 by corporate in-house anti-bribery compliance experts, TRACE seeks to achieve economies of scale and set a common standard for two shared elements of anti-bribery compliance programs: due diligence reviews of commercial intermediaries and anti-bribery training for the global supply chain.
David Ireland has specialized in international business development throughout his 25-year career, first as a Canadian diplomat serving five years in Tokyo and then with private companies as Director of International Business Development in Toronto, Boston and Ottawa as well as with the Australian trade development agency AUSTRADE in Lima, where he provided tailored consultancy services to Australian firms seeking to export to the Andean region. David has managed customer accounts and led business development activities in Latin America, West Africa, Western Europe and Japan. Fluent in five languages and familiar with many cultures and business environments, David has extensive business-to-government experience in emerging markets; he worked with TRACE to ensure compliance of third party agents for his previous employer, a TRACE member.
Compliance with anti-bribery laws has quickly become a key responsibility of company managers, who in many countries are now threatened with criminal charges in addition to the fines imposed by a growing number of national enforcement agencies. While the United States has been the main driver of anti-bribery enforcement globally, in 2014 enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials by countries other than the US outnumbered those by US authorities for the first time. That same year, SBM Offshore agreed to pay $240 million to settle their conviction for bribery of foreign officials by the Dutch Prosecutor (OM) whose investigation in to alleged corruption of Uzbek officials by VimpelCom is ongoing. VimpelCom announced late last year that it has set aside a provision of $900 million for its eventual settlement. The Netherlands has joined Germany, Switzerland, the UK and other OECD governments in allocating more resources to pursue domestic corporations for international bribery, and international cooperation in this area has increased significantly. This presentation will explain the key elements of principal anti-bribery laws, the enforcement trends, and the best practices for compliance programs that TRACE is committed to developing and promoting.