Thomas Frénéhard


Thomas Frénéhard

About Thomas Frénéhard

Thomas is part of the Global Centre of Excellence for Finance and Risk solutions where he has a focus on Governance, Risk, and Compliance topics. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Solution Management team. His particular responsibility was with Risk Management but other functional areas of focus were in Internal Control & Compliance Management and Audit Management. He is also a regular contributor on social media and presenter at various SAP and non-SAP conferences on GRC matters.

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In God We Trust, All The Others We Monitor!

18-May-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part of the “Controls and Risk Management” series Sorry to disappoint you, but no, NSA’s mission statement is not “In God We Trust, All the Others We Monitor” but something I find much less

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Transform Internal Control In The Digital World

11-May-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 17 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series Call me lazy if you wish, but something that always infuriates me is to be asked to perform a tedious manual task, like reviewing a data poi

Redefining Internal Audit Practices In The Virtual World

4-May-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 16 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series PWC’s Global Crisis Survey 2019 is cited by Peter Jones, CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors, in his IIA News blog from April 2020:

Securing Remote Working In The Digital Age

27-Apr-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 15 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series With multiple benefits for both employers and employees, remote working was already quickly gaining traction, and the current situation is f

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Can Internal Control Be The Key To Longevity?

20-Apr-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 14 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series Back in the 1920s, the average longevity of companies in the S&P 500 index was 67 years, compared to just 15 years in 2012, according to

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Emerging Risk: Hic Sunt Dracones

6-Apr-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 13 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series Hic sunt dracones – here be dragons – is inscribed on some historical maps for uncharted territories. Even if today it doesn't appear

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Efficient Cybersecurity Response Requires Profiling Of Data Breaches

30-Mar-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 12 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series Much like police officers follow the clues to find the culprits and arrest them, cyber investigators must follow the breadcrumbs to identify

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Top Risks For 2020, And How To Involve All Stakeholders

23-Mar-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 11 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series Predicting risks is sometimes more of an art than a science. And this blog isn’t about our current state of preparedness for a pandemic sc

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Risk-Based…Well, Everything, Really!

16-Mar-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 10 in the “Controls and Risk Management” series Since I started working in GRC software, and actually even sometime before, when I was working on audit topics, a recurring concept has been

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Creating A Business Case For A Governance, Risk, And Compliance Solution

9-Mar-2020 | Thomas Frénéhard

Part 9 in the “Controls and Risk Management" series A few years ago, I published a blog that generated over 8,500 views and many offline comments: "Return On Investment For Your GRC Program, Anyone