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What Is Internal Audit’s Role in Cyber Security?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Corporations today are thinking about how to protect assets. A few of the white collar crime problems include hacking/intrusions (cyber vulnerability), insider/outsider trading (convergence of cyber and financial crimes), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), spear fishing (email compromise) and economic espionage. They must consider the possibility of internal corruption or external corruption, and environmental factors such as culture and competition contributing to these crimes. As protection, organizations can use cyber security, pen testing and data loss prevention tactics.

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Tags: enterprise risk management, internal audit, internal controls, risk assessment, cybersecurity, IT controls

Two New IT RCMs Available on KnowledgeLeader

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 08:19 AM

The KnowledgeLeader team recently added two risk and control matrices (RCMs) to its tool repository. These RCMs focus on IT-oriented risks and controls. 

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Tags: internal audit, IT audit, risk assessment, IT risk, RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools

Three Sample Internal Audit Risk Assessment Questionnaires

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 02:04 PM

Internal audit performs a risk assessment to identify and prioritize key risks to best allocate the internal audit resources for the next year. This risk-based approach is focused on surveys/interviews of a cross-section of management personnel to solicit input from the potential customers of an internal audit function. The output from the surveys and interviews can be used to develop an audit plan that creates broad coverage through a blend of internal audits, control self-assessment and targeted external audit coverage.

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Tags: internal audit, risk assessment, KnowledgeLeader tools, Questionnaires

Risk Oversight and Risk Management Questionnaire: The Most Viewed KL Page in 2014

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 07:55 AM

At the beginning of each year, the KnowledgeLeader team publishes its top 25 pages from the previous year, as determined by subscribers like you. Not surprisingly, the Risk Oversight and Risk Management Questionnaire was the most viewed page in 2014.

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Tags: enterprise risk management, risk assessment, risk, risk oversight, risk management, KnowledgeLeader tools

Internal Audit Risk Assessment – Audit Committee Report

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

 

Each month, we'll be giving our social media and blog followers special access to download one of our most popular recently published tools. 

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Tags: internal audit, Audit Report, risk assessment, audit planning, audit reporting, free tool of the month, audit committee

Internal Audit Risk Assessment Report

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Each month, we'll be giving our social media and blog followers special access to download one of our most popular recently published tools. 

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Tags: internal audit, Audit Report, risk assessment, audit planning, audit reporting, free tool of the month

Internal Audit’s Performance – Raising the Bar

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

The internal audit function’s position within a company is unique. It provides its principal stakeholders (audit committee members and management) valuable and objective assurance on governance, risk management and control processes, as well as consulting services to improve operations. With this critical responsibility to fulfill, implicit in executing those duties is internal audit’s continuous improvement to its own practices.

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Tags: performance management, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk assessment, Dan Swanson, audit committee & board, quality assessment review, audit planning, performance measurement

Raising the Bar: Auditing Your Enterprise Risk Management Program

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

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Tags: enterprise risk management, Hot Issues, internal audit, COSO, risk assessment, Dan Swanson, audit committee & board, governance risk & compliance

Combined Assurance and the "One Audit Model" at BHP Billiton

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

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Tags: training & development, internal audit, risk assessment, performer profiles, audit committee & board, audit planning, combined assurance, collaboration

Risk Management Beyond Borders: Protiviti's Tips for Country Risk

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

Country risk comprises the various risks of investing in a foreign country that can lead to either investment impairments or reductions in returns on investment (ROI). Investment impairments may arise from confiscatory actions by a sovereign (e.g., nationalization of the business or expropriation of assets). ROI reductions may arise from discriminatory actions by a sovereign directed to the company, a targeted industry (say, energy or banking) or companies from certain countries (e.g., additional taxation, price or production controls, exchange controls, currency manipulation, expansion controls, performance requirements and other regulations). Both may arise from destructive or disruptive acts by others (e.g., violence, terrorism, war, strikes, infrastructure deficiencies, kidnappings or physical phenomena). The primary objective of managing country risk is to protect company investments in foreign markets and sustain acceptable investment returns.

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Tags: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, risk assessment, Cross-border & Non-US issues, Board Perspectives, country risk, investments and foreign exchange, asset management

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