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In the world of Transcendent Group there's a lot going on.

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Our experienced and highly skilled consultants in GRC utilize years of experience and knowledge from the industry, which we want to share with you. Transcendent Group is going through an extraordinary growth journey with rapid geographical expansion, leading to plenty of good stories, and good stories are meant to heard. We will also share what’s going on in the Group through news and press releases which you can find here.

Accountability and compliance culture – the role of Compliance and Internal Audit

July 2, 2019

A growing number of consumers require accountable, responsible and compliant companies that have the interests of their customers in mind and are committed to continuous...

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GDPR – and what it means for the UAE

July 2, 2019

GDPR – What is it? GDPR is simply the abbreviation of a new set of EU rules on personal data protection known as the General...

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Welcome Alf!

June 28, 2019

We are excited to welcome Alf Åkerman to Transcendent Group and to the Risk and Compliance department in Stockholm! Alf has extensive experience from establishing...

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Elisabeth Kjærnes Khantatat joins Transcendent Group!

June 28, 2019

With over 18 years of experience within insurance, Elisabeth has valuable experience and insight of the core business in the industry, as well as regulatory...

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Transcendent Group increases their strength and collaboration in Sweden with a new organization lead by Martin Bohlin

June 27, 2019

– Our three offices in Gothenburg, Malmoe and Stockholm have always collaborated and worked very closely, and the new organizational structure will strengthen that collaboration...

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Some nerdy legalese and some philosophy regarding AI

June 18, 2019

The incentives for spending all these resources on AI to be ahead in the technological race are many; more efficient work, smart and cost effective,...

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Transcendent Group is announced as one of Europe’s best workplaces!

June 6, 2019

– I’m proud to a part of one of Europe’s best workplaces! Our culture is what makes us unique, we really put people first. We...

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GRC of the future

May 22, 2019

For many businesses, digitization facilitates increased value creation and innovation in addition to renewed, simplified and automated business processes. GRC is an important building block...

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Good governance enables digitization

May 22, 2019

Strategy and innovation Companies that are good at digital management are characterized by having a digital strategy in place that is linked to the company’s...

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Welcome Daniël Smidts!

May 8, 2019

– For me, it is like all pieces fall into place when Remon and I started discussing market trends and the vision for the office...

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Threat landscape in Cyber Security 2019

May 2, 2019

Follow the money Cyber criminals main objective is to make money, while declining BitCoin price, crypto mining and ransomwares are still the main purpose by...

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The fine art of decision-making

April 23, 2019

Making a decision is the process of accumulating information, which is interpreted based on knowledge, previous experiences and sometimes even bias or personal gain. The...

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Claes Mårtensson joins Transcendent Group

April 17, 2019

We are very excited to announce that Claes Mårtensson, from April 1st, is a member of the Audit & Governance department at the Stockholm office....

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Transcendent Group takes home double prizes at the Great Place to Work Gala

March 29, 2019

– It feels great to be on the top list of Sweden’s best workplaces! It proofs that we are doing the right things for our...

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Lisa Dennis wins the title HR-personality of the year

March 25, 2019

How does it feel to have received Great Place to Work’s prize HR-personality 2019? – I was very happy and grateful to all my colleagues when...

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Transcendent Group – Norway’s 4th best workplace

March 20, 2019

– We are happy to announce that Transcendent Group is one of Norway’s best workplaces. Transcendent Group stands out with their high trust in their...

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The three steps of cyber risk management improvement

March 4, 2019

What is the greatest risk, a medium or a medium? If you search for best practices in cyber risk management you almost always end up...

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Niklas Larsson – new co-worker at Transcendent Group

February 18, 2019

We are happy to announce that Niklas Larsson has chosen to continue his professional career with us at Transcendent Group. Niklas has a background as...

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Christoffer Söderlund joins Transcendent Group!

February 18, 2019

With more than five years of experience from working with cyber security at the Swedish Police, Christoffer has unique insight in the needs and challenges...

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Welcome Gøran F. Breivik!

February 18, 2019

Gøran is a well-known person in information security circles, both regionally and nationally. At TG Bergen he will support our clients with strategy, design and...

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Mia Björk strengthens Transcendent Group’s HR team

February 18, 2019

Mia Björk strengthens Transcendent Group’s HR team Mia Björk comes from the global management consulting firm Resources Global Professionals, where she has been working with...

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Phil Knight joins Transcendent Group Norway.

February 14, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Phil Knight to Transcendent Group’s office in Oslo. Phil started in January and is already working on...

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Transcendent Group expands to the Netherlands

February 1, 2019

A different client philosophy Transcendent Group don’t offer products or static models to all clients. Instead, they only offer senior consultants who will tailor-make solutions...

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Welcome Hanna Lindström!

January 29, 2019

We are very happy to announce that Hanna Lindström has joined Transcendent Group, where she will work with Risk and Compliance at our office in...

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Transcendent Group Belgium celebrates 1 year

January 22, 2019

Nicolas Jongen started Transcendent Group Belgium in January 2018. Today, TG Belgium consist of a team of three experienced consultants. – Joining Transcendent Group as...

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Anna Ganetz – new co-worker at Transcendent Group

January 21, 2019

Anna has worked nearly fifteen years with internal audit and IT-audit in different organizations, for example at the Swedish Railway (SJ), Akzo Nobel, Swedish Defense...

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My Bungerfeldt joins Transcendent Group

January 17, 2019

My Bungerfeldt is a chartered accountant and has worked for several years with auditing – the past 3 years at KPMG. She has also worked...

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Enhancing GRC with intelligence

January 9, 2019

Shaun’s article in SIRK 1/2018 “Why gather intelligence?” illustrated the distinction between intelligence and information and how to deal with the information acquired. This article...

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Carsten Maartmann-Moe becomes new CEO for Transcendent Group Norway

January 8, 2019

Hacked his way to the top Carsten is a certificated ethical hacker and specialized within Cyber- and Information Security. “It’s great that we take the...

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This year’s Christmas Gifts

December 21, 2018

This year, Transcendent Group has decided to give our Christmas Gifts to charity in a total amount of 87 400 SEK, and have given 25...

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Documentation is key to IDD-compliant inducements

December 19, 2018

The investment services branch has during the last years been target of attention for the EU legislator especially focusing in retail market and protection of...

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Welcome Bendik Mjaaland!

December 17, 2018

Bendik comes from Teleplan Globe and has previous experience with Accenture. He is a security architect at heart but has dabbled in many fields within...

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Charlotte Eklund – new co-worker at Transcendent Group

December 13, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Charlotte Eklund to Transcendent Group Stockholm, where she will be deputy head of Stockholm’s Audit & Governance...

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Who is responsible for compliance with GDPR, PSD2 and AML?

December 12, 2018

For many of us who work in the finance industry, GDPR [1], AML / CFT [2] and PSD2 [3] are examples of buzz words that...

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How to be successful with your digital transformation

December 10, 2018

Norway is well-established as a nation: we have a highly educated population, good and stable economy, flat structures in society, access to world-class technology, and...

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It is you who trains the robots

December 10, 2018

Security and privacy professionals have long been aware that the information we uncritically share is valuable. If you do not you pay for a service,...

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Why gather intelligence?

December 5, 2018

In this article, I will examine more closely what we mean by intelligence and how that differs from information. I will also address how to...

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Auditing Information Security Governance

November 29, 2018

To have a well-functioning information security management and governance is key in today’s businesses. Regulatory requirements as well as requirements from the society and customers...

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FinTech Conference

November 12, 2018

We feel very passionate about sharing knowledge and keeping ourselves up to date in the latest trends and news. It was therefore with great joy...

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GRC Conference

October 19, 2018

We are proud to be premium sponsors at the GRC Conference in Stockholm, a place to be inspired with plenty of talented GRC professionals sharing...

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Shaun Reardon – our first consultant in Trondheim!

October 12, 2018

We are very happy to welcome Shaun Reardon as our first consultant in Trondheim! It is important to us to be where our clients are,...

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Welcome Pontus Lilliequist!

October 10, 2018

Last week, we had the pleasure to welcome Pontus Lilliequist to Transcendent Group’s Stockholm office! Pontus has previous experience as a cyber security consultant at...

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Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Cyber Security in the Financial Industry

September 27, 2018

The Benefits of AI The application areas have expanded from business intelligence to customer support (service and decision making), and from fraud detection to customer...

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DEFCON and social engineering

September 25, 2018

This year was DEF CON’s 26th year – the world’s biggest security and hacking conference which is held annually in the warm Las Vegas. There...

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Helene Kvernes Saether joins TG

September 24, 2018

Helene Kvernes Saether joined Transcendent Group Norway on August 1st, 2018. Helene previously worked as a consultant and as a IT compliance officer at Møller Bilfinans. At...

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Independence of the Data Protection Officer

September 24, 2018

May 25th has come and gone and with it the deadline for GDPR and the employment of a Data Protection Officer for the companies which...

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Digital Development – Consequences for Internal Audit

September 20, 2018

The digitization affects us all and leads to more and more dependence on automated processes and systems for both private and public entities. The development...

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Heidi Hasvold new co-worker at Transcendent Group

September 18, 2018

Heidi joined Transcendent Group Norway on September 1st, 2018. Heidi previously worked at the financial supervisory authority of Norway, within the section of banking supervision. At...

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Jonas Blomqvist joins Transcendent Group!

September 17, 2018

We are excited to welcome Jonas Blomqvist to Transcendent Group and to the IT governance and security department in Stockholm! Jonas has over 17 years...

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Helena Falkenström joins Transcendent Group!

September 11, 2018

It is with great joy that we welcome Helena Falkenström to Transcendent Group’s Stockholm office, where she will work with Audit and Governance. Helena has...

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Transcendent Group expands to Luxembourg

September 1, 2018

Transcendent Group stands out from their competitors by having a strong focus on culture, and by building their consultant’s personal brand. They have been listed...

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How the Insurance Distribution Directive (EU) 2016/97, IDD, affects the actors in the Finnish insurance market

August 27, 2018

On Tuesday 10th of April the Finnish Parliament passed the national law on insurance distribution that will come into force in November 2018 according to...

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6 ways to fail your GDPR audit

August 15, 2018

So, you have spent hours and hours and possibly a big sum of money to ensure compliance with the much feared GDPR. You probably also...

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IORP II

July 5, 2018

Press here to read more about IORP II in the Norwegian article written by Hege Markussen. 

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IDD, the MiFID for insurance products!

July 5, 2018

One of the main purposes of the Directive is to strengthen the consumer protection by introducing a common framework for the provision and sale of...

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Eirik Bae joins Transcendent Group

July 2, 2018

“Transcendent Group already delivers security verification and penetration testing services to some of Norway’s most quality-conscious customers, and Eirik will fit right in with his...

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Getting it right

June 19, 2018

To implement a new regulation, be it GDPR, an AML-directive or PSD2, often imposes great challenges for every larger organization. The answer to “what?” is...

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19th best workplace in Europe

June 15, 2018

Transcendent Group was earlier listed as one of the best workplaces in Sweden and Norway, where the company’s results where high enough to make it...

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Long-term incentive program

June 12, 2018

Until today, the ownership of the company has been focused on a smaller group of employees who has shown great dedication and commitment. The long-term...

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Clear Structure – Clarity for a GRC Tech Journey

May 30, 2018

One way to manage Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) is to select and implement an appropriate GRC system. In Transcendent Group I was leading a...

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Do you play Russian roulette with your Company’s integrity?

May 21, 2018

Let’s first look at what went wrong. The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (“FSA”) have done their assessment in the decision of 3 May 2018. FSA’s decision...

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GDPR – Using Internal Audit as a “Early Warning System”

March 27, 2018

It is the role of internal audit to provide assurance to the Board and management. Assurance that the organization is reaching its objectives by an...

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