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Independent Standard-Setting Boards
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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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
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.
A set of online self-study courses for corporate ethics training. Housed on the learning platform of the American Institute of CPAs, the courses can be taken free of charge and with the potential of earning up to two continuing professional education (CPE) credits per course.
This report provides practical advice on the realities of managing risk and integrating this into an organisation’s business rhythm.
Cybersecurity and the CFO: The Financial Executive Podcast
October 13, 2015 - Fei Daily
When you are a CFO and get a call in the middle of the night that there is a data breach at your company, your first call should be a smart choice.
Sean Quinn, Executive Director & Head of U.S. Research for Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS), joins TK Kerstetter, host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms,” to discuss… “The Board’s Role in Cyber Risk.”
How will the advance of technology affect your business going forward?
The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for auditors to perform an audit of intellectual property.
- 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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