Praise for Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices "[This] text provides valuable insights into the major changes in regulatory and risk management coming to the banking and insurance industries with deeper dives into operational risk best practices including Six Sigma and related corporate governance and banking requirements for the major national and regional economies. The sections on IT governance and GRC tools should be very helpful for IT professionals in the financial services sector." -Gabriel David, Director Financial Services Sector, Global Technology Services, IBM Corporation "The GRC Handbook provides an outstanding resource to assist today's managers in navigating through the ever-expanding maze of governance and risk-based regulations, technical standards, and best practice frameworks. The text surveys the wide range of issues involved in GRC, and is truly global in scope with corporate governance overviews of the leading economies, regions, industries, and technologies. The volume makes a very effective case for a proactive and holistic approach to GRC." -Daniel Cooperman, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Apple Computer; former general counsel and secretary to the board of directors, Oracle Corp. "Governance, risk management, and compliance are the key words for today's successful corporate managers. All three are necessary for navigating the shoals of the complex world of business, finance, and accounting. Comprehensively treated in this book, they all require a mastery of the flow of information. The chapter on XBRL alone, highlighting its capacity for making information serve management's many different purposes, is only one of the rewards of this groundbreaking work." -Peter J. Wallison, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute "The growing importance of risk management has brought into focus the need to leverage Six Sigma as a best practice framework. This pioneering work provides introductions to Six Sigma, operational risk best practices, and the quantification of risk management, which is essential reading for any organization needing to meet risk-based regulatory requirements while improving operating effectiveness." -Dr. James Harrington, Master Black Belt, and founder of the leading Six Sigma training program in the U.S. "The chapter on Islamic finance is well researched and provides concise theoretical and practical information on the expanding concept of Islamic finance." -Rateb Wazani, Attorney-at-Law, former judge of the Jordanian Supreme Court and former minister of justiceTarantino, Anthony is the author of 'Governance, Risk and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470095898 and ISBN 047009589X.