American Airlines Group, Inc. (AAG), a publicly traded airline holding company based in Fort Worth, Texas, was formed by the 2013 merger between AMR Corporation and US Airways Group. The post-merger integration represents a major internal audit focal point. Internal audit also addresses other risk priorities, such as monitoring the company’s use of mobile and cloud technology and conducting reviews of its cybersecurity capabilities.
In this profile, general auditor at AAG, Mary Lynn Mills, shares internal audit’s current priorities and long-term objectives. Internal audit goals include focusing more on the company’s strategic initiatives and increasing the function’s use of data analytics. In addition to monitoring emerging technology throughout the company, the function helps strengthen organizational cybersecurity.