According to IIA guidance, internal auditors are charged with monitoring organizational ethics and assessing whether management policies, procedures, and practices support ethical operations. And while management usually seeks to set, promote, and perpetuate an ethical climate, some leaders seem either motivated by self-interest or so focused on other operational priorities that they overlook their obligation to steward organizational ethics.
What can internal audit do to articulate this risk of unethical behavior? How can internal audit influence the tone at the top? How can internal auditors persuade management to see the value proposition for ethical leadership? This webinar addresses these questions and equips auditors, audit directors, and CAEs to make a compelling argument as to how ethical leadership drives bottom-line results.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
-Compare contrasting views of behavioral ethics
-Differentiate between moral and conditioned honesty
-Examine rationalizations commonly indicative of moral disengagement
-Explain why ethical stewardship is a primary leadership responsibility
-Correlate ethical leadership to organizational results
-Formulate a compelling argument in favor of an ethical tone at the top
Internal audit is in a constant state of transformation. Audit departments are being asked to do more audits, provide assurance on business operations and risk management, evaluate compliance, and advise the organisation with limited audit resources.
They are challenged with a growing array of audits that go beyond financial audits to provide assurance through IT audits, operational audits, quality assurance audits, third party audits, and more. This demands that Audit have processes supported by an information and technology architecture that drives efficiency, effectiveness, and agility in audit processes and tasks.
This webinar details how organisations need to take an agile approach to internal audit management that allows for a growing array of audits on an agile information and technology architecture to support internal audit management activities and reporting.
This ‘Expert’ presentation will address the following:
• Where and how internal audit is strained
• How to integrate a risk-based approach to audits as well as a cyclical audit plan
• The value of an information and technology audit management architecture
• Best practices in internal audit management
Cloud applications and BYOD have brought new functionality to enterprise networks - and unfortunately, also new security weaknesses and opportunities for cyber espionage. The addition of an Internal Segmentation Firewall (ISFW) offers strategic protections within the network that can bolster existing defenses and limit potential exposures.
This webcast – “Strong on the Inside: The Growing Need for Internal Segmentation Firewalls” – features leading experts from Gartner and Fortinet as they discuss the latest in internal network security for today’s threat landscape, including:
•Why targeted attacks worldwide are becoming more pervasive, and how a single malicious breach can cripple a company
•How ISFWs differ from traditional firewalls - and why they can uniquely reduce the attack surface, contain internal threats, and minimize damages after a breach occurs
•Why multi-gigabit performance is critical to an ISFW’s ability to provide deep visibility without slowing down the network
Cloud applications and BYOD have brought new functionality to enterprise networks—and unfortunately, also new security weaknesses and opportunities for cyber espionage. Theft of intellectual property and proprietary data now amounts to billions of dollars in losses each year.
Register now for this webcast with lead analyst firm Gartner that explores how Internal Segmentation Firewalls (ISFW) close a major security gap for businesses of all sizes.
Learn about the growing pervasiveness of targeted attacks worldwide, with current data that shows how a single malicious breach can cripple a company
Understand how ISFWs differ from traditional firewalls—and why they can uniquely reduce the attack surface, contain internal threats, and minimize damages after a breach occurs
Find out why multi-gigabit performance is critical to an ISFW’s ability to provide deep visibility without slowing down the network
Don’t miss the “Strong on the Inside: The Growing Need for Internal Segmentation Firewalls” webcast, featuring leading experts from Gartner and Fortinet as they discuss the latest in internal network security for today’s threat landscape.
Forrester VP and Principal Analyst John Kindervag discusses how traditional firewalls need to evolve into Internal Segmentation Firewalls for zero-trust networks.
Instead of hierarchical networks with Next-Generation Firewalls at the edge, firewalls need to act as internal “network segmentation gateways” with high performance, security effectiveness and compatibility with existing deployments.
John Kindervag from Forrester talks about protecting your organization against internal threats through a zero trust approach that you can start to deploy today by using Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) to protect internal network segments.Read more >
Internal audit functions must anticipate and respond to a constant stream of new challenges. Key findings from Protiviti’s latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey show that:
• Social media, mobile applications, cloud computing and security (specifically with regard to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework) are critical areas of concern
• CAATs and data analysis remain on center stage
• Fraud management efforts focus more on technology as well as prevention
• We have to keep pace with a raft of regulatory, rules-making and standards changes”
• Internal auditors want to take their collaboration with business partners to a new level
Please join our webinar on focused on assessing the top priorities for internal audit functions.
CPE credit will be provided to qualifying attendees.
Internal auditors play a vital role in their organisation’s strategies and daily activities. Your department’s audit plan should be a well-balanced examination that covers regulatory requirements and aligns key risk areas within the organisation.
Join Protiviti's Mark Harrison & Adam Christou, as they help internal audit professionals identify hot topics & emerging trends in 2014 to better execute the department’s strategic focus on risk throughout the year.
Internal auditors play a vital role in their organization’s strategies and daily activities. Your department’s audit plan should be a well-balanced examination that covers regulatory requirements and aligns key risk areas within the organization. However, in today’s fast changing environment, plans change and the needs of the organization may evolve rapidly. Has your support of the organization kept pace with those changes? Should you make changes to your audit plan to ensure coverage of new risks? Also, do you know what new elements should be included in your 2014 plan?
The objective of this presentation is to help internal audit professionals identify emerging trends in need of attention so that auditors can better execute the department’s strategic focus on risk.
The role of internal auditors is increasingly becoming more strategic in healthcare organizations according to the latest findings from Protiviti/AHIA's coveted 2013 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey. This webinar will reveal top healthcare priorities and the expanding importance of internal auditors' role in overall performance and management.Read more >
Protiviti is hosting a complimentary webinar to discuss results from the 2013 Internal Audit Capabilities & Needs Survey. This survey was focused on Internal Auditors identifying hot topic areas.Read more >
For the past four years, the Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia and Protiviti have conducted comprehensive surveys of Chief Audit Executives from over 160 organisations across all sectors, to capture trends and developments in the internal audit profession.
Now in its fifth year, the 2013 edition surveyed Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) from organisations across the listed, unlisted, government and not for profit sectors. In 2012, we conducted qualitative research with Audit Committee members (Achieving High Performance in Internal Audit, Fourth Edition, 2012). Several major themes were raised and were included as questions in the current survey to CAEs. Mark Harrison, Managing Director, Protiviti Canberra and Rob McKimm, Group Assurance Manager, Origin Energy will present the results of the survey which include reflecting on the major themes from 2012. They will compare year on year results and highlight trends that may be relevant to you and your organisation.
Protiviti is hosting a complimentary webinar to discuss results from the 2012 global Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs survey and discuss recent trends that have emerged in the past year. This survey was focused on understanding where the strengths and gaps exist in the capabilities of our profession, compared to the needs of our profession.Read more >
Organisations large and small can struggle with internal communications.
In this webinar, experienced brand managers talk about what works and what doesn't in the crucial area of internal brand development.
In people businesses, which almost all financial services businesses are, brands are built from within. Without strong internal buy-in, the chances of success in the external marketplace are negligible. Yet the fact is that most internal brand-building initiatives achieve little - and many are actually counter-productive, leading to an increase in off-brand behaviour.
Lucian Camp, Principal, Lucian Camp Consulting (Chair)
Annabel Venner, Global Brand Director, Hiscox
Neil Dawson, Chief Strategy Officer, Europe, Sapient Nitro
Piers Pollock, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, The Gate London
Assessing Financial Services Industry Results from the Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey
Internal auditors and their leaders in financial services organizations must continue to execute against their established audit plans as they address the drivers of change confronting the industry. This webinar, based on survey results and broader industry trends, will discuss key priorities for auditors in financial services and audit’s continued focus to achieve balance with the organization’s objectives of risk management and maximizing profitability, while maintaining regulatory compliance.
This session will help you:
• Identify and master key priorities now and in the future
• Analyze existing and emerging risks
• Evaluate ways to enhance efficiency and deal with challenges to achieve improvement
1.5 CPE credits will be provided to attendees.
The role of internal auditors is increasingly becoming more strategic in healthcare organizations according to the latest findings from Protiviti/AHIA's coveted 2012 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey. This webinar will reveal top healthcare priorities and the expanding importance of internal auditors' role in overall performance and management.Read more >
Tax risk extends well beyond the financial statement impact. In today’s complex business environment, organizations must take a closer look at their tax risks to ensure there’s a solid framework in place to identify, measure and control risk and opportunities consistently and cost effectively.
Join us to learn ways to improve the audit of tax risks in your organization. This session will be led by two members of the Experis leadership team who have extensive experience in corporate taxation and internal audit.
During this one-hour webinar, our experts will:
• Explain how to identify and assess potential tax risks faced by many corporations.
• Discuss strategies to ensure effective risk oversight.
• Outline solutions internal audit departments can employ to better manage tax risk.
Please join us for a complimentary webinar reviewing the results of Protiviti’s just-completed 2012 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.
Remarkably, it has been nearly 10 years since passage of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which introduced sweeping changes to financial reporting processes among public companies worldwide. Ironically, 2012 has brought one of the most significant changes to this landmark legislation with the passage of the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which exempts so-called "emerging growth companies" from having to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b).
Protiviti’s third annual Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey provides valuable and important insights into how companies are complying with the internal control-related provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. During this webinar, we’ll report on the current state of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for all types of organizations, costs and resources, achieving a stronger internal control environment and improved efficiency and effectiveness in operations.
The continuing surge of FCPA enforcement is but one pitfall that the internal audit function is tasked with avoiding, and the list of pitfalls just keeps growing. These days, internal audit functions face increased expectations from a wide variety of constituencies, and the stakes are high: failures can mean SEC and DOJ actions which name internal auditors as defendants or as those who could have prevented that high-visibility settlement.
Featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption, internal audit, and compliance practitioners, this webcast will detail the current statutory, regulatory, and standards-based framework within which internal auditors function, discuss the increasingly dynamic and complex role of internal audit, explore the successes and failures of internal audit functions through the lens of FCPA enforcement actions, and provide practical tips for establishing a successful relationship between internal audit and compliance functions.
Please join us for a complimentary webinar, Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs: Where do you rate? During this webinar, we will review results from the 2012 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey and discuss recent trends that have emerged in the past year.
Technology continues to be a key enabler and catalyst in business today, helping companies achieve greater efficiencies, productivity and profitability. At every turn, from the supply chain and production floor to back-office administration and even the C-suite, technology is a pervasive and, far more often than not, indispensable asset. Without question, technological advancement in virtually every organization is creating a wealth of new challenges, along with opportunities, for chief audit executives and internal audit professionals.
Protiviti conducts its annual Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey to assess internal audit competencies and priorities given the growth in demand for technology skills. Participants, including CAEs, internal audit directors, managers and staff, answered close to 200 questions in four categories: General Technical Knowledge, Audit Process Knowledge, Personal Skills and Capabilities, and Technology and the Audit Process.
Register now (space is limited).
New and disruptive technology is changing how we live and work. It is no longer just the infrastructure of our organization, providing tools and information with which to run our business, it has become integral to many of our products and services. The deployment of technology is the #1 way in which CEOs look to gain advantage and market share, and the CIO must be a visionary leader of the organization.
The panel will discuss how this affects IT Governance. Is it still appropriate to focus on the enterprise governance of IT as a separate but important issue? Or, should the focus shift to governance of the enterprise as a whole and whether it is taking sufficient advantage of technology? Panelists will address the issue from the perspective of an IT Governance Evangelist, an advisor to boards and CFOs, and a leading internal auditor.
Please join us for a complimentary webinar that explores key benefits organizations can derive from outsourcing internal audit activities. Organizations have reaped the benefits of outsourcing various business functions for decades, and depending on the specific make-up and needs of a company, outsourcing internal audit activities can result in cost savings, higher productivity and ability to access highly experienced internal audit professionals.
We will discuss several questions to consider when exploring the option and potential benefits of outsourcing all or parts of your internal audit department, including:
- What should an internal audit department look like in 2011?
- What should I expect from my internal audit department?
- How much should I be investing in an internal audit department?
- Where do we currently lack the skills and abilities to be successful?
- When would it make sense to consider fully outsourcing my internal audit department?