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Chief audit executives and audit committee members see internal audit priorities differently, according to an annual Grant Thornton survey.
How to Protect against the 9 Most Common Cyber-Attacks
January 14, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
The 9 most common kinds of cyber-attacks–and how to prevent them
Cyber-Security: How Big is Risk to Small Businesses?
October 27, 2014 - CGMA Magazine
Small businesses often lack the resources to maintain a secure IT environment, and may falsely assume hackers only attack large organizations. These steps can help small businesses protect themselves against cyber-risks.
The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015 was conducted by PwC, gathering responses from more than 9,700 security, IT, and business executives in 154 countries.
A company’s financials, reputational risk remains the top non-financial concern for corporate directors. Another risk rooted in technology – cybersecurity and information technology risk – is rising quickly among directors’ concerns, according to the fifth annual Board of Directors Survey report by accounting, tax, and consulting firm EisnerAmper.
Here are five suggested actions companies should take to boost return on investment.
Data analytics has the potential to be a powerful tool for organisations to use to combat fraud and other financial crimes. But many organisations are failing to effectively use data analytics for this purpose.
- New Report from IFAC Tackles Risk Management
May 19, 2015 - Accounting Web
- IFAC Offers Advice on Risk Management
May 11, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- US: “Pervasive” Pressure Challenges Internal Audit’s Objectivity
March 18, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
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