With organizations large and small falling victim to a troubling number of cybersecurity issues, 2014 infamously became the year of the data breach.
To avoid making 2015 the same, internal auditors must play an important role in securing the organization. That responsibility entails working closely with the board, executive management and functional leaders to ensure that cybersecurity is incorporated into the flow of daily business and its multitude of processes.
In our 2015 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey
, we’ve devoted a special section to the current state of cybersecurity. With the help of more than 800 chief audit executives and internal audit professionals who participated in the study, we’ve identified organizational traits and practices that lead to effective cybersecurity measures.