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…