Vendor master file blunders caused a $2.7M loss for a company whose insurer refused to cover most of the loss. At the root of the loss was the company's inadequate response to a phishing email. A few simple best practices could have prevented the loss.
A $900M error, poor system design, and failed internal controls intersected in a recent court case decided in New York. Citibank, in its role as administrator for loans that a group of lenders, or syndicate, had made to Revlon, was responsible for coordinating between lenders and Revlon.
If you focus on listening and talking to management and the board, with a thoughtful discussion of the situation, not only will your objectives be achieved but you will have credibility with them.