CYBERSECURITY'S KEY ALLY.

 
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Internal audit should be a strong cybersecurity advocate, says DaMon Ross Sr., senior vice president and head of Cybersecurity Operations for SunTrust.

What is the relationship between IT and internal audit in cybersecurity and preparedness? IT is essentially the assets that cybersecurity is supposed to be protecting. Internal audit should ensure technical and nontechnical controls are in place and operating effectively. Internal audit personnel must become intimately familiar with cybersecurity and how to test the effectiveness of cyber controls. Too often, internal auditors are not technical enough to assess whether an organization's cyber controls are adequate to protect the assets they were put in place to protect.

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