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What You Need to Build Remarkable Partnerships With the IT Organization

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 05:15 PM

The strength of the partnership between IT audit and the IT organization is a significant differentiator in the overall success of IT projects and IT audit effectiveness, our research shows.

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Topics: IT Governance, IT Strategy, IT Risk, IT Controls

ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002: Risk Changes You Need to Know

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

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: IT Audit, Governance, Risk & Compliance, IT Governance, IT Infrastructure

How to Remarkably Audit Your IT Initiatives

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:15 AM

Changes to a company’s information technology (IT) environment, both information systems and the underlying platforms, are a source of significant operational risk for every organization. To protect its IT investment and reduce operating risk, robust change management processes are critical. The need for a positive control environment and a very unforgiving attitude regarding unauthorized IT changes by management cannot be overemphasized. Insufficiently tested IT changes is an unacceptable practice.

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Topics: IT Audit, IT Governance, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy

IT Governance Opportunities in the Age of Digitalization

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 @ 04:19 PM

Sustaining an effective business model in the face of digital disruption requires a strong foundation of IT governance able to scale and adapt to modern enterprise needs. These needs, though unique to each enterprise, are generally shaped into four key drivers — innovation, meeting customer expectations, data-based decision making and improving business performance — and enabled by a convergence of technologies such as cloud and mobile, social apps, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotic process automation (RPA).

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Topics: IT Governance, Digital Transformation

What You Need to Know About Robotic Process Automation

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 04:30 PM

Are You Familiar With Robotic Process Automation?

Robotic process automation (RPA) has been gaining traction as an efficient way to automate labor-intensive and repetitive tasks across a variety of business functions, including finance, accounting, technology, legal, HR, and, increasingly, audit and compliance.

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Topics: IT Governance, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, IT Risk, Energy & Utilities Industry, Performance Management/Measurement, Robotic Process Automation

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 Audit, IT Governance, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, IT Risk, IT Controls, Performance Management/Measurement

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