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January 2014
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Will Hackers Win the Battle?
By Robert E. Holtfreter, CFE, CICA, and Adrian Harrington
It’s becoming increasingly evident that most organizations are losing the current cyber war against hackers. Business-related firms are taking the overwhelming brunt of abuse, including lost or corrupted data, identity theft, and other breaches from both internal and external sources. But there are effective ways to fight back, and it’s easier than you might think.


What Will Emerge in 2014?
By Ramona Dzinkowski
Along with the unresolved healthcare and government issues left over from 2013, there are many new movements ahead in 2014. The changing role of the CFO to financial strategist will likely keep CFOs up at night, in addition to the ever-changing industry. The standards-setting bodies also will play a big role in the year ahead.


Top 7 Trends in Management Accounting, Part 2
By Gary Cokins, CPIM
The continuation of this two-part article discusses the final four trends in management accounting. These include embedding business analytics in enterprise performance management (EPM) methods, choosing coexisting and improved management accounting methods, managing information technology and shared services so that they add value and provide strategic capability, and adopting the skills needed for behavioral cost management.


Risk Management Frameworks: Adapt, Don’t Adopt
By Mark L. Frigo, CMA, CPA, and Richard J. Anderson, CPA
The two most widely recognized risk management frameworks are the COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework and ISO 31000. Each has key components, leading practices, and terminology that can provide a roadmap to guide those looking to improve current ERM processes, but implementation is by no means “plug and play.” Companies should choose a framework and tailor it to their specific situation.

Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Students and Future Management Accountants


TOP LINE
A Year of Growth in Members, Influence, and Respect


TAXES
Flexible Spending Plan Rules Relaxed


ETHICS
Does BP Still Mean “Big Polluter”?


LEADERSHIP
The Habit of Being Proactive


IMA LIFE
Diary of a Consultant

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• Business Groups Oppose Further Regulation of Asset Managers
• Proposed Crowdfunding Rules Include Disclosure
• IMA Named Member of IFAC
• Sharing Your IMA Life
• Books: Fraud Risks and Detection
• Letters: Addressing Social Networking


EXCEL
Nested Functions and the Function Arguments Dialog Box


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: Selling and Admin Budget, Part 1


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
CanoScan 9000F, Seagate Slim Portable Drive, olloclip Macro 3-in-1, J.K. Lasser Tax Series


TECH FORUM
Computer Science and Philosophy


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