In the full video interview below, MISTI's Director of Instructional Technologies and Innovation, Shawna Flanders, discusses where internal audit stands today as it relates to cybersecurity, and offers up some tips on increasing collaboration between the audit and information security functions.
It's not only the information security department that needs to stay on top of cybersecurity regulations. Internal audit also plays a big role. In this interview with MISTI's Shawna Flanders, she discusses the regulations internal audit should keep top of mind.
People choose a line of work for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is because it pays very well, or it is what our parents steered us towards. It could be because it is the only job in town or because it is glamorous. Regardless of the circumstances and career path that brought you to internal audit, an important question begging for an answer is: Why do you stay?
Traditionally, internal auditing was done retroactively. While our methodology has relied on this practice and it has been used widely for a long time, one of the issues with this after-the-event approach is that the actions have already occurred. It is based on auditors focusing on issue detection.
Receiving feedback is an essential element in every internal auditors’ development. In this feature article, MISTI's Dr. Hernan Murdock provides seven key practices that should be part of this process to make it most effective.
There’s a big difference between a few butterflies and paralyzing fear when it comes to public speaking. When it comes to giving a great presentation, it’s not just what you say, it’s not just how you say it, but it’s the combination of those two things along with the experience you provide and the feeling you leave your audience with that creates results.
Here’s the truth about editing: editing is vital to producing a good audit report. It’s also tricky and time-consuming. Editing includes content changes, proofreading, grammar, wording, format, structure, and multiple revisions.
In part four of this four-part series on internal audit priorities in 2019, Internal Audit Insights caught up with Todd Shaffer, senior vice president and chief risk officer at Johnson Financial Group, who discussed how internal audit leaders are approaching cybersecurity issues today.
In part three of this four-part series on internal audit priorities in 2019, Internal Audit Insights caught up with Patti Puccinelli, vice president of audit advisory services at ManpowerGroup, who discussed why it’s so important for internal audit leaders to continually keep pace with the latest skills and competencies required for the function to achieve its objectives.
In part two of this four-part series on internal audit priorities in 2019, Internal Audit Insights caught up with David Holland, director of internal audit at Modine Manufacturing, who shared his thoughts on the state of resources for the modern-day internal auditor.
The work of internal auditors and compliance professionals is complex, challenging and often, unfortunately, under-appreciated by their clients. What makes matters even more stressful for these professionals is that their managers sometimes micro-manage them.
Cybersecurity is top of mind for most executives and board members, as well as to internal audit. While the information security team may be in charge of measurably reducing cyber risk within the business, internal audit has an important role to play too.
Transitions are those juicy, bite-size gourmet words that connect ideas, sentences, paragraphs, and even sections. Too often, we can misuse, overuse, or omit transitions. This article covers how to use transitions to improve clarity in your reports.
Last month in an article about setting the stage for better decision-making we learned about four elements that you should be considering before you even form the words you want to say. This month it’s all about the messaging.
So, what exactly does an IT auditor do? In this article, we provide a broad breakdown of an IT auditor's responsibilities, the necessary skills to become one, how an IT auditor interacts with other roles throughout their organization, and more.
Internal auditor spotlight with Tony Redlinger of IHS Markit: We recently sat down with Tony to talk about the challenges of being an IT auditor, what's next for cybersecurity, integrated auditing, and more.
The high-publicity WannaCry attack has many companies reviewing their protections against ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks. Here we provide five preventative controls that IT auditors should ensure are functioning properly.