Vol. 74 Nbr. 3, June 2017
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- Courage under fire.
- ROI of resources.
- Terrorism and geopolitical risk: violence and political uncertainty threaten business interests internationally.
- Improving global security measures: banks now must self-attest to new SWIFT cybersecurity standards.
- Leaders set wrong ethical tone: lack of executive action influencing attitudes toward corruption.
- Devices raise legal woes: the proliferation of personal activity increases discoverable data on networks.
- The culture impact: tone at the top and visible support from management are crucial in shaping the organization's ethical values, says Pilar Caballero, chief compliance officer at Ryder Systems.
- Key stakeholder surveys: internal auditors should look to get feedback from their most important customers.
- Application control testing: control reviews can help ensure critical software applications function effectively and securely.
- The risk in the control environment: Auditors need to think beyond check boxes to provide assurance that control processes are addressing risks.
- The "free trial" scam: Data analytics uncovers a sales force fraud using prepaid credit cards to boost commissions.
- Public sector auditors can face intimidation, isolation, retaliation, suspension--even termination--just for doing their job.
- How to Audit Culture: culture audits can help practitioners gain insight into the causes of poor organizational behavior.
- A smarter approach to thira-party risk: adopting a focused, collaborative strategy can help improve management of outsourced service providers.
- The innovative internal Auditor: as businesses strive to find opportunities in a world driven by technological transformation, internal auditors need to continually innovate to stay ahead of the game, says Shannon Urban, 2017-2018 chairman of the IIA's North American Board.
- The Dynamics of Interpersonal Behavior: To be successful, auditors need to cultivate their soft skills just as much as their technical abilities.
- Opportunity from disruption: adopting six traits can enable internal audit functions to become more agile in the face of change.
- Navigating privacy in a sea of change: new data protection regulations require thoughtful analysis and incorporation into the organization's governance model.
- No more excuses: to move the profession forward, internal auditors must overcome their resistance to change.
- Speaking out: courage is a prerequisite for a job that requires reporting executive misconduct.
- IIA Calendar.
- Internal audit as police: perhaps it's time to embrace our image as corporate protectors rather than fighting against it.