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Protiviti CPE Webinar Recording

​Cyber Security Risk – Is Internal Audit Ready?

During this previously recorded webinar, we took a look at why it is critical for internal audit to understand cyber risk and be prepared to address the questions and concerns raised by the audit committee and board.

Regulatory Update

AT&T-Time Warner Win Could Open Opportunities for More Multimedia Megadeals

This Flash Report reviews the potential industry implications of this merger and current perspectives from legal experts.

Audit Report

Post-Implementation Controls Audit Report

This sample audit report provides findings from a post-implementation review specific to audited controls and fixed assets.

Questionnaire

Compliance Overview Questionnaire: Employee Selection Process

This tool provides an overview, key risks, expected key controls and questions to consider for the employee selection process.

Updated Audit Reports

Internal Audit Plan Status – Report to the Audit Committee

This sample internal audit report includes a status update to the audit committee including recommendations for Q1 of the fiscal year.


SAP Change Management Review Audit Report

This sample audit report provides management with an assessment of its current state and associated SAP change management risks.


Equity Compensation Audit Report

This sample audit report assesses a company's equity compensation processes and related activities.

Updated Questionnaires

IT Disaster Recovery Plan Assessment Checklist

This questionnaire focuses on an IT disaster recovery plan assessment. Areas include project initiation and management, risk assessment, and business impact analysis.


Entity Level Documentation Request Checklist

This tool can be used as a checklist when preparing for an entity-level control review.

July 9, 2018

Article

Obtain Greater Clarity Into Identity and Access Management by Establishing and Tracking Metrics

Protiviti has proven methodologies for developing an IAM metrics program and describes in this article how a metrics model helps provide effective decisions and smarter resource allocations.

Audit Analytics Article

Five Years of Restatements Following Internal Investigation for MiMedx Group, Inc.

This article from Audit Analytics analyzes some of the early warnings of the June 2018 MiMedx restatement and explains why it is significant.

Hot Issue Articles

Saving Analytical Data Without Violating GDPR – Part 1: Data Minimization and Masking

This article discusses two techniques for reducing the impact of GDPR on a company’s analytical data – minimization and masking.


Hunting for Hackers: Internal Audit’s Growing Role in Breach Detection

In this article, Protiviti’s Adam Brand explains the concept of threat hunting and describes how the internal audit function can play a significant role in this process.

New KnowledgeLeader Blog Post

Top 25 Publications from Q2 2018

Check out our top 25 publications of Q2 2018 to make sure you haven't missed any of our most popular content!

Featured Links

@ISACA Volume

This issue covers several articles focused on cyber risk, the state of cyber security, building real skills in CSX virtual cyber academy, and more. Source: isaca.org


Add Value to Audits With Client-Focused Analytics

This article describes how to add value to audits using technological tools that make it easier to provide analysis. Source: journalofaccountancy.com

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Risk Assessment Audit Work Program

This sample work program assesses and validates key controls in place for the risk assessment component of the COSO framework.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

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