SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE TOP IT AUDIT CONCERNS: Audit professionals rank their departments' greatest technology challenges.

Author:Salierno, D.

Auditors rank "IT security and privacy/cybersecurity" and "data management and governance" as their top two technology challenges, according to a recent survey. The 2019 Global IT Audit Benchmarking Study, conducted by ISACA and Protiviti Inc., polled more than 2,200 chief audit executives, internal audit professionals, and IT audit vice presidents and directors worldwide. Data management and governance jumped significantly to its second place ranking, ranked at No. 10 last year. The researchers note that, as organizations seek to leverage data with robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, IT audit functions are focusing more on evaluating risks related to data collection and reporting.

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