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State of Internal Audit 2018

Posted by - August 13, 2018
Impact and Opportunities MetricStream’s latest survey on the state of internal audit finds auditors focused on delivering timely insights on key risks, aligning audit planning with business strategy and improving audit processes and operational effectiveness. Manu Gopeendran details the survey’s findings. For years, internal auditors have been the eyes and…
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4 C’s to Increase the Value of Internal Audit

Posted by - July 20, 2018
Ensuring the Effectiveness of a Risk-Based Audit Plan Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach explores how to bolster internal audit’s efforts in providing recommendations that are strong, actionable and in keeping with the board’s expectations. We’ve always believed that boards should ensure that their organizations maximize the full potential of internal audit. There…
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“Gone are the Days of Rigid Lines of Defense”

Posted by - July 17, 2018
Key Insights and Trends from the MetricStream GRC Summit 2018 MetricStream’s 2018 Summit in Baltimore saw several hundred business executives, government leaders, GRC practitioners and industry analysts gather to talk GDPR, strategies and solutions for building better governed, more compliant organizations and more. Gaurav Kapoor, MetricStream’s Chief Operating Officer, shines…
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ERM is Dead! Long Live ERM!

Posted by - July 16, 2018
Driving Change to Improve Resilience and Agility Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a framework organizations use to manage risks and seize opportunities related to the achievement of their objectives. More and more frequently, upper-level management refuses to acknowledge ERM properly, which leads to missed opportunity and lost revenues. Read more to…
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Breaking the Cycle of Spreadsheet Hell

Posted by - June 27, 2018
Solving Spreadsheet Risks and Errors is Easier Than You Think A decade ago, a professor of IT management and an authority on bad spreadsheet practices released an analysis on spreadsheet errors. It suggested that at the time, close to 90 percent of spreadsheet documents contained errors. But since then, spreadsheets…
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The Auditor’s Role in Advancing Communications

Posted by - October 26, 2017
Part 3 in a Series Exploring the “Auditor of the Future” In this series, Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach and Brian Christensen have put forth 20 potential ways the Chief Audit Executive or internal audit lead can advance his or her relationship with the audit committee. Parts 1 and 2 focused on…
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9 Ways Auditors Deliver Tangible Value

Posted by - October 19, 2017
Part 2 in a Series Exploring the “Auditor of the Future” Part 2 of this series from Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach and Brian Christensen discusses several ways auditors can add value to the organization beyond the scope of the audit plan. with co-author Brian Christensen Read Part 1 here. Last week,…
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Audit’s Increasingly Critical Role in GRC

Posted by - October 13, 2017
The Need for Aligned Assurance Today’s changing risk landscape has put increased pressure on assurance functions to simplify their requirements and to provide the board, senior management and other key stakeholders with a complete risk and assurance picture. To do so requires coordinating on the risk universe, risk terminology and…
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How the OCR’s New Guidance Rule Re-Examines Ransomware

Posted by - August 29, 2016
A “breach” is defined as “the acquisition, access, use or disclosure of PHI in a manner not permitted under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.” In opposition to a traditional breach, ransomware causes the data to be too secure, even from its authors and users. The OCR’s guidance provides intel on the…