Improving the Accuracy of Data Loss Prevention Systems

Scotiabank employs teams of cybersecurity specialists across its global operations and partners with a variety of external organizations to prevent and investigate any electronic attempts to gain access to the Bank’s data. At the same time, employees are continuously educated and expected to look for warning signs and efforts to infiltrate that data as well. Currently, Scotiabank’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems have a high false positive rate in identifying data breaches and cyber-attacks, which require significant manual intervention.

Innovative Business Strategies: Business development and marketing of drone technology in international development contexts and specialized professional development programs in domestic postsecondary environments

The internship will focus on two case studies in the area of business and marketing research, aiming to integrate academic level rigour with practical relevance. First, the intern will consider how drone-based research tools can be managed and marketed in an international development context that engages local networks of drone users whilst maintaining technological standards and respecting local regulatory frameworks.

Enhancing Compliance of Financial Service Industry Through Understanding and Predicting Employees’ Conduct Risk

Conduct risk management is a topic of great importance to financial service firms. Misconduct from staff members in financial institutions can result in substantial costs. However, compared to other types of risk faced by financial institutions (e.g. credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk), conduct risk and the related reputational risk have been understudied. One of the main reasons for the limited research in this area is the lack of data available assessing employees’ misconduct.

Centre for Operations Excellence Industry Projects 2019

The Centre for Operations Excellence Industry Projects 2019 consists of seven sub-projects sponsored by five different industry partners. Each sub-project represents an important challenge for its sponsor.

Textual Analysis of Climate-Related Disclosures

When faced with difficult issues such as climate change, some organizations decide to disclose information on relevant risks, opportunities, and strategies. The language used in these disclosures can theoretically reflect how managers process information in complex and uncertain environments, and by extension, their abilities in creating value for the firm. This research collaboration examines linkages between the language of climate-related disclosures and firm performance.

Embedding Project

The Embedding Project is a public-benefit research project that relies on strong social science research methods to bring together thoughtful sustainability intrapreneurs from across industries and around the world, and harnesses their collective knowledge to develop rigorous and practical guidance that benefits everyone. This internship will offer an MBA student the opportunity to gain experience in both practice and research, while learning from leaders in the field.

Preventing Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in Workaholics: An Intervention

Tendencies towards workaholism have been linked to poor health and increased risk for diabetes and other chronic condition. A health improvement program that is interwoven within the workplace and leverages the ubiquitous use of smartphones has good potential of benefiting the workforce. The aim of this research project is to evaluate Transform, a digital health program created by Blue Mesa Health. The program is designed to prevent diabetes by helping people adopt healthier lifestyles.

Social Enterprise, Impact and Sustainability Using the Logic of Business Models

Social enterprise is an approach that applies business tactics to solving a social or environmental challenge. Social entrepreneurship can be found in any organizational setting: non-profit, business, and government. This Research Project is designed to study innovative social enterprises, with the goal of creating a taxonomy of business models in social entrepreneurship. Taxonomic information is useful in creating shared language in emerging field.

Improving Social Justice and Economic Stewardship along the Global Value Chain: The Effectiveness of Interventions within Fragile Environments

Governments and consumers increasingly are demanding that companies take concrete action to improve environmental stewardship and social justice along their entire supply chain. In developing countries, however, this effort is hampered by lack of knowledge as to what kinds of initiatives yield positive outcomes. This research is a pilot project to develop new insights into the conditions under which local mining communities can improve their living conditions.

Training accounting and auditing professionals in blockchain technology

Blockchain is an emerging technology with potential to create new foundations for our economic and social systems, and it is therefore critical for professional services such as accounting and auditing to broadly understand how it works and what it can do. However, like many new technologies, blockchain is difficult to initially comprehend, and is hampered by negative rhetoric and connotations.

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