In his blog on Internal Auditor Online, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession.
Internal Audit: Do Your Part and #BeCyberSmart
Cybersecurity remains one of the top and most vexing risks facing organizations large and small. Even as many in the global community face existential challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ever-evolving risk of cyberattacks continues to find new ways to challenge controls and processes. And it only promises to become even more of a threat.
As we begin National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, internal auditors worldwide should be reminded of the urgency to keep up with changes in this risk area. Cybersecurity touches virtually every aspect of our organizations, from data collection, protection, and privacy to security concerns about the ubiquitous home work environment created by the pandemic.
(...) The IIA is doing its part, as well. Internal Auditor magazine launched a four-week online cybersecurity series, 20 Questions Internal Auditors Should Be Asking.
Editorial note IIA Netherlands: in Risk in Focus 2021 this is hot topic nr 1. The report is available on our website.