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Auditing Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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Topics: Protiviti, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk, natural disasters, business continuity, supply chain

Auditing Information Security: Are You Protected?

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jul 01, 2013 @ 09:34 AM

I once read an article that stated that many people worry about accidental death, particularly in ways that are very frightening, like poisonous snakes or spiders, or even alligator attacks. This same article noted that based on official death statistics, the vast majority of people actually die from chronic health causes, including heart attacks, obesity and other ailments that result from poor attention to long-term personal fitness. In 2003, accidental deaths in the United States numbered around 100,000; chronic health-related deaths were more than 2.4 million.

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Topics: Hot Issues, security, risk management, organizational risk, information security

Auditing Social Media

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

Social media continues to upend how the business world interacts with customers, and there’s no turning back. Lines of communication that once were almost universally unidirectional have become two-way conversations thanks to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and their brethren.

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Topics: information technology risk, human resources, Hot Issues, internal audit, social media risk, risk, audit, social media, Scott Springman

Data Analytics Game Plan for Internal Audit

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Internal auditors have weighed the benefits of data analytics software since the earliest versions of the technology began to surface nearly two decades ago. The conversation has continued even as the tools have grown in sophistication and become more pervasive on Windows-based systems.

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Topics: Hot Issues, internal audit, Data, analytics, Jim Kaplan, AuditNet

Auditing Travel Stories: The Good, the Bad, and the Risky

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 @ 02:18 PM

In more than 20 years of experience as an auditor, I have had the good fortune to go on audit assignments and client meetings throughout the U.S. and in many countries of the world. Some trips were spectacular, landing me in the midst of great cities like New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. Others, however, put me in danger zones amidst civil war and natural disaster. If you’re a well-heeled auditor like me, you’ll appreciate the stories and advice I share in this article. If you have ever dreamed of getting that plum auditing role that includes travel, take note: it isn’t always what you imagined it to be. This article will help you understand the pros and cons of the traveling auditor’s life.

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Topics: Protiviti, information technology risk, Hot Issues, internal audit, Cross-border & Non-US issues, audit, project management, travel, audit assignments, network & internet security, Paul Pettit

Internal Audit Ratchets up for a Demanding Future

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk, organizational risk, chief audit executives, organizationl risk

Updated COSO Internal Control Framework: The Bulletin, Volume 5, Issue 3

Posted by Aspen Plummer on Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, leadership, COSO Framework, COSO, internal controls

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