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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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Computers, servers and the Internet are indispensable tools for financial professionals – and they are under relentless attack. For accountants, measures must be taken to ensure that the sensitive personal and corporate financial information they handle is safe: accountants need to be at the forefront of cybersecurity.
The cost of cyber attacks to businesses and individuals globally is estimated to be around USD $133 billion, $1 billion in Australia and $625 million in New Zealand. Cyber security is an escalating risk and has become top priority for the boardroom agenda and CIO’s all over.
This web page offers resources and information on digital security for small businesses.
They hack into companies' email, pretend to be senior executives and direct employees to make bogus financial transactions.
UHY Insights paper on Cyber Security which highlights the importance to businesses of protecting the critical information assets and contains useful information and recommendations to help.
The steady barrage of headlines about cybersecurity underscores a topic viewed with wary eyes by many executives, board members, and investors.
Cyberspace is a technological development that creates significant and pervasive opportunities and risks for society, business and individuals. This Director Alert provides boards of directors with a summary of risks and security considerations to discuss with management as they embrace cyberspace as part of their business strategy.
- Homeland Security Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attack: Audit
September 18, 2015 - Reuters
- ICAI Issues Guidance Note for Internal Financial Controls
September 16, 2015 - Economic Times
- US Survey: 60% of Boards Want Increased Risk Management Oversight by Senior Management Teams
September 15, 2015 - American Institute of CPAs
- 5 Ways Not-for-Profits Can Detect and Prevent Fraud
September 15, 2015 - AICPA Insights
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