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What is Internal Auditing?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

The internal audit profession, through The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), has continued to redefine itself as business risk and organizational complexity have evolved. So, what is internal auditing? Prior to June 1999, The IIA defined internal auditing as follows:

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Topics: KL Publications, audit committee & board, internal audit, audit planning, audit testing, IT audit

What is IT Performance Risk?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 01:49 PM

Performance is defined as the throughput of business transactions compared to user needs, expectations or requirements. IT performance risk is the risk that a company’s IT infrastructure will be unable to perform at required levels due to inferior internal operating practices, technology and/or external relationships that threaten the demand for the organization's products or services.

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Topics: IT risk, IT audit, IT infrastructure, performance management/measurement, change management, KL Tools

The 3 Components of a Successful Systems Design

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jun 07, 2018 @ 09:19 AM

What is design risk? To “design” is to create, fashion, execute or construct according to plan. The term design as used here refers to the entire scope of a project. A business system design is a collection of design documents and supporting materials which define the system functionality that supports one or more business processes and in the process, creates, retrieves, updates and deletes data.

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Topics: IT risk, IT audit, IT controls, IT governance, IT infrastructure, IT strategy, performance management/measurement, KL Tools

What is Transaction Authenticity?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 03:57 PM

What is Transaction Authenticity?

Transaction authenticity can be defined as the authentication of a party’s (individual, organization) identity, to ensure that pending transactions and contractual agreements are legal and enforceable.

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Topics: KL Tools, cloud computing, IT risk, IT infrastructure, IT audit, IT controls, performance management/measurement

Guide to the State of Data Analytics

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 08:58 AM

What is Data Analytics?

Data analytics is the practice of embedding insight into operations to drive business strategy and performance.

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Topics: performance management, IT audit, data analytics

Electronic Discovery Risks, Challenges and Procedures

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 @ 09:10 AM

Electronic discovery (eDiscovery) refers to the process of searching, locating and securing electronic data for the purpose of using it as evidence in a legal case.

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Topics: eDiscovery, laws & regulations, investigations/forensics, IT audit, IT controls, IT security

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

Data Security Resources to Help You Take Action

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

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Topics: IT audit, cybersecurity, IT risk, data security,

ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002: What Are the Significant Changes?

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

In November 2013, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will formally release long-anticipated updates to ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002. The last time these standards were updated was in 2005. 

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Topics: Protiviti, IT audit, information technology risk, IT governance, IT infrastructure, security, flash report

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Factors to Consider

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

A well-designed transaction monitoring (TM) system is an important component of an effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program. It supports efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by helping financial institutions identify unusual or suspicious activity that must be reported to regulatory authorities, and aids law enforcement in tracking and prosecuting criminals involved in money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Topics: Protiviti, continuous auditing, IT audit, fraud, financial services industry, IT controls, anti-money laundering

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