Vol. 71 Nbr. 3, June - June 2014
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- The internet of things.
- Focus on the root cause.
- Giving back.
- Iaonline blog notes.
- Losing value? More stakeholders are questioning whether internal audit is providing "significant value.".
- Compliance's bottom-line benefits: meeting employment-related financial regulations can boost profits and transform the business.
- Playing defense against card fraud: merchants are moving to strengthen security measures.
- A perfect storm: PCAOB Board Member Jeanette Franzel shares her personal views on internal audit's role in financial reporting and implementation of COSO 2013.
- GAO to SEC: strengthen cyber controls: watchdog's report outlines information security weaknesses.
- IT audit 101: internal audit is responsible for evaluating whether IT risks are appropriately understood, managed, and controlled.
- Mining for digital gold: bitcoin could create financial gains, but it also may raise IT and business risks.
- Addressing risk in a dynamic world: auditors at an energy company adopted a methodical approach to identify changing and emerging risks.
- Biting the hand that feeds you: a vendor takes advantage of internal control deficiencies and employee trust to overbill one of its clients by more than US $3.5 million.
- Auditing at the speed of technology: top auditors at Cisco, Google, and LinkedIn employ innovative practices to meet the demands of their clients' ever-changing environments.
- Businesswide cybersecurity: threats to the organization's data, systems, and devices present a challenge to the entire business, not just the IT department.
- The data behind the curtain: beyond the big data hype are practical ways to probe information for insights on organizational risks.
- Road to process improvement: the Texas department of transportation successfully implemented COSO 2013 to enhance its audit procedures.
- A lifetime of opportunities.
- Are you prepared? How one internal audit department identified problems and provided recommendations to strengthen the company's response to business disruptions.
- Shift to sustainability: understanding the organization's CSR risks is the starting point for identifying areas where internal audit can add value.
- Time for a quality assurance gut check: when assessing audit performance, we should ask ourselves the same questions we expect our clients to answer.
- The threat of attack: as attackers become increasingly sophisticated, organizations must be prepared to address cyberrisks.
- The death of the tick mark: it's time to put an antiquated audit practice to rest once and for all.