Firms struggling to keep pace with increasing IT security risks

According to a new global survey, many firms are struggling to keep pace with global IT risks amid quickly changing technology. The fourth annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey was produced by global consulting firm Protiviti and global IT association ISACA. The survey examines how organizations are assessing and mitigating critical business and technology risks, polling more than 1,300 IT audit executives and professionals worldwide. “Concerns over cybersecurity, industry disruptors and…

Protiviti and ISACA Study Reveals Disparity Between Growth of IT in Business and Auditing of IT Risks

Although organizations have made strides in establishing best practices for the IT audit function, many are struggling to keep pace with global IT risks amid rapidly changing technology environments, according to a joint survey from global consulting firm Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) and global IT association ISACA (www.isaca.org). The fourth annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey examines how organizations are assessing and mitigating critical business and technology risks. The global survey reflects the…

Cloud computing, privacy among top technology challenges for IT audit managers

Cybersecurity and privacy was rated as the “top technology challenge” by respondents to a recent survey, while risks from cloud computing and information technology outsourcing made the top 10, yet most respondents do not update their IT audit risk assessments more frequently than once a year, Protiviti Inc. suggested in a recent report. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Protiviti released Wednesday the results of the fourth annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey, which…

“Effective IT governance enhances risk management and statutory and internal compliance”

In this interview, Vittal Raj, International Vice President, ISACA, emphasises on the importance of effective IT governance framework for manufacturing industry  Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) is an international nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. In this interaction with Rakesh Rao, Vittal Raj, International Vice-President, ISACA, emphasises on the need of effective IT governance for manufacturing industry and…

ISACA Brings IT Audit, Security, Risk, Governance Training Week to Las Vegas

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: ISACA, a nonprofit association of more than 115,000 information systems security, assurance and governance professionals in 180 countries, is bringing its training courses to IT professionals in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2-5 December 2014. This selection of courses addresses information security, governance and risk management, and meets the need for short, yet in-depth and intense, educational opportunities. Attendees…