Vol. 74 Nbr. 4, August - August 2017
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- A technology revolution.
- A thankless job?
- Friend or Foe?
- Organizational watchdogs.
- The cyber readiness gap: Organizations may not be prepared for the attacks they're expecting.
- EU to fight cross-border fraud: A new office will address corruption across national boundaries.
- Women losing ground: Fewer women were appointed to U.S. boards in 2016 in a setback for gender parity.
- Culture of resilience: new guidance offers keys to addressing organizational crises.
- Guarding against ransomware: internal audit can help scrutinize cybersecurity practices and plans, says Soo-young Lee, lead internal auditor at Songwon Group.
- More than compliance with "A": transforming a compliance program into a value-adding activity starts with internal audit.
- Stop clicking, start coding: SQL queries can enable internal auditors to uncover greater insights from organizational data.
- Internal audit needs risk management, too: managing its own risks can improve the audit function's performance and demonstrate that it practices what it preaches.
- The cashier cash thief: mounting family pressures and opportunity cause a trusted warranty clerk to pocket payments from customers.
- In safe hands: organizations must grapple with a host of issues when determining how to best protect their data and manage the way it's used.
- Great tech exectations: as technology becomes more integrated with business processes, auditors must raise their IT skills.
- Building a data analytics program: six strategies can facilitate progress when starting or furthering an analytics program.
- The IIA's 2017-2018 global chairman of the board J. Michael Peppers encourages internal auditors to unify around the three concepts in his powerful hashtag.
- The root of the matter: Performing root-cause analysis requires that auditors recognize common myths associated with the process.
- Steps to transformation: Internal auditors can assist management throughout the many stages of business change.
- It's only one word: excessive audit report wordsmithing is often a disservice to the client--and the audit function.
- The data analytics strategy: adding analytics to the audit methodology requires careful change management.
- IIA calendar.
- From ratings to recommendations: behavioral psychology suggests internal auditors' approach could benefit from more carrot and less stick.