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Risk Management & Internal Control
Proper risk management and internal control help organizations understand the risks they are exposed to, put controls in place to counter threats, and effectively pursue their objectives. They are therefore an important aspect of an organization’s governance, management, and operations. Professional accountants can and should play a leading role in helping their organizations achieve an integrated, organization-wide approach to risk management and internal control—which ultimately helps create, enhance, and protect stakeholder value. Read More
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This examines where IT audit functions stand in their capabilities to help management and the board of directors address these complex issues.
Implementing Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
October 21, 2015 - ISACA
The ISACA Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and this Implementing Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises are designed to meet the needs of typical SMEs: reasonable security at affordable cost. These publications help SMEs to prepare for, and manage, typical cybersecurity issues, risk and threats.
The Cyberresilient Enterprise: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask
September 23, 2015 - ISACA
Learn how to make the important transition to becoming a cyberresilient enterprise with this thought-provoking resource that will help you sk the right questions to set priorities and to balance protection from attack with nimble, innovative operation, connect protection and recovery programs to the overall mission and goals of the organization and, Implement integrated programs to provide for the sustainability of essential services in the face of active or emerging threats.
The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has the potential to be staggeringly transformational and, at the same time, highly disruptive to business. Business value and organizational competitiveness can be derived as enterprises capitalize on these new capabilities to gain more and better business value from IoT devices.
Cybersecurity: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask
August 18, 2014 - ISACA
Offers guidance to board members on the questions they should be asking regarding cybersecurity in their organizations.
A business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT that allows managers to bridge the gap between control requirements, technical issues, and business risk.
- AICPA to Help Position CPAs in Fight against Cyber Crime
July 8, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Cybersecurity Startups Set for Surge
June 8, 2016 - Forbes
- Sharpening the Board’s Role in Cyber-Risk Oversight
June 6, 2016 - Risk & Compliance Journal
- G-7 Nations Race to Bolster Security against Cyberattacks in Finance
May 23, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
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