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The Network Introduces New Insider Trading Course
[February 15, 2013]

The Network Introduces New Insider Trading Course

Feb 15, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The Network, Inc., a provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, announced the release of its newest course entitled "Insider Trading: Complying with Securities Law." According to a release, the course helps companies ensure their workforce understands proper trading practices, what constitutes inside information and the risks of insider trading.

Developed in partnership with the noted law firm FisherBroyles, the course provides a high-level overview of the laws governing insider trading and practical guidance on identifying inside information and restrictions on using such information. Using The Network's engaging and interactive training approach, the course explores best practices for complying with securities law that should be followed both by employees and by management. The course is available with either employee- or supervisor-level training options.

"There has been a recent surge of interest on the part of regulators and the news media on the topic of insider trading, some say because those with inside information have a perceived advantage and are associated with the financial wrongdoing that brought on the recession," said Jimmy Lin, vice president of Product Management and Corporate Development at The Network. "However, the belief that insider trading laws only apply to those within the securities business is a dangerously wrong assumption." Lin continued, "Insider trading is an important issue for all companies, particularly public entities, to protect themselves from reputational damage as well as to protect the welfare of their workforce. It's a topic that's growing rapidly, with practical significance to virtually everyone in the business world." "Our course focuses on the growing interest in 'fairness' that extends regulatory focus to anyone viewed as having an unfair advantage over 'ordinary' investors, through tips or connections," said Jay Thomas, creative director at The Network. "The training helps educate the workforce about practices that might be considered risky or inappropriate and helps guide employees and management toward best practices that emphasize knowledge, awareness and ethical trading practices." Part of the enterprise SaaS-based Integrated GRC Suite, the first natively integrated GRC software platform in the compliance industry, The Network's training solutions for ethics & compliance help organizations address critical workplace issues and see the connections between training and the other aspects of their compliance initiatives. Designed specifically to provide an engaging, interactive experience for employees, The Network's courses can be configured to reflect client-specific messaging, branding and policies. The courses are available in multiple languages and accessible via mobile devices to support global enterprises.

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