Vol. 73 Nbr. 4, August 2016
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- What the future holds.
- The fire drill.
- Thinking different.
- Trusted adviser.
- Cyber exposed: the best prepared are getting better, but most aren't equipped for incidents.
- COSO drafts ERM framework: long-awaited revision addresses changes in business environment and risk.
- Workplace integrity: ethical pressure is greater during organizational change.
- Driving innovation: the Internet of Things may change the way governments operate, says Dan Hoffman, chief innovation officer for the Innovation Program in Montgomery Co., Md.
- Fraud impact felt across industries: experts point to fraud's reach beyond their immediate sector.
- Analytics-driven audits: before tackling data analytics, internal auditors need to understand the types of data, how it is stored, and how to apply it.
- The mind of a credit card hacker: understanding how hackers work can enable auditors to focus their efforts to protect organizational data.
- Make the most of assurance: assurance maps can enable internal audit to team with other assurance providers to visually convey how risk is managed.
- Tough consequences: adequate contract administration can save organizations a tremendous amount of grief and money.
- A world of connections: the Internet of Things requires internal auditors to confront risks that are not so neatly contained.
- Cyber resilience: internal audit should work collaboratively and proactively to address breaches and build resistance to future attacks.
- Auditing the cloud: internal auditors should delve into the complexities and unique risks of moving to a cloud platform.
- Trust but verify: control self-assessments can increase audit efficiency and spread control awareness throughout the organization.
- Audit never sleeps: IIA Global Chairman of the Board Angela Witzany says internal audit's ability to remain relevant hinges on ceaseless attention to the priorities of the organization it serves.
- Optimizing internal audit: internal auditors are being continually challenged to improve their effectiveness to better meet growing expectations and workloads.
- How green are we? Internal audit is well-positioned to provide assurance relative to sustainability rating systems.
- Do you have data fever? When it comes to gathering information, we have to remember that more is not always better.
- IT and the integrated audit: all internal auditors need to be able to identify, and understand, the red flags associated with IT risks.
- Reading between the lines: sometimes report metrics don't provide the full story on organizational performance.