Audits provide a vital checks and balances function in an organization. But what if audit's role as the third line of defense was more efficient and strategic? Doing so would enhance the role of the internal auditor. In this live webinar, Lockpath's Sam Abadir will share the roadmap to smarter audits, including:
• Critical capabilities required for the audit process
• Importance of customizing messaging to stakeholder audiences
• The pros and cons of current audit management strategies
• Strategic, effective audits that can scale with future growth
More strategic and effective audits won't come from current processes. Discover the road to smarter audits by attending this educational webinar. Register now!
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
Data analytics can be useful in assessing risks and controls. If you are thinking of incorporating data analytics to your audits, there are important considerations to ensure your efforts are successful. In this introductory webinar focused on Data Analytics, you will learn:
•How data analytics can enhance your audits
•Where in the audit process you should consider analytics
•What types of audits are good analytic candidates
•How to overcome some of the common challenges encountered when using data analytics
Experis Finance is pleased to announce the third webinar in our Hot Topics series. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit, risk and compliance professionals, audit committees, and board members.
Our third session covers Internal Audit Function Effectiveness.
In this webinar, a panel of seasoned Internal Audit practitioners from Experis Finance will share their insights, experiences and recommendations on how Internal Audit functions can assess the effectiveness of their activities. With different drivers and many available possibilities, this is a classic “one size does not fit all” scenario. This session will help Internal Audit leaders understand the available options in order to determine the approach and methodology that best suits their individual situation and relevant stakeholders.
During this webinar, we will address the following topics:
•How is Internal Audit effectiveness defined and how can Internal Audit manage the competing expectations of their stakeholders (Senior Management, the Board, the Audit Committee, Regulators, External Auditors, etc.)?
•What are the elements of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) as defined by the IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing? Are there different options and possibilities for assessing Internal Audit effectiveness?
As business risks and compliance mandates change more rapidly, audit teams are having a tougher time prioritizing audits, collecting information, and performing rigorous analysis required to strengthen the business. Employing disparate toolsets that have historically been used to complete these tasks further complicates the audit process.
To help organizations address audit management, Lockpath’s Sam Abadir will demonstrate the capabilities of the Keylight Platform, which organizes and centralizes all aspects of the audit process, including:
• Conducting risk assessments.
• Audit planning.
• Defining the audit universe.
• Initiating audit projects and tasks.
• Performing fieldwork and testing.
• Generating audit findings and corrective actions.
IT audit is a dynamic area with high personnel turnover, rapidly changing environments and shifting risk profiles. Protiviti's third-annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey Report analyses the underlying IT audit trends facing our profession today.
Attend this webinar discussing key findings such as:
• Data security is of paramount concern
• Significant gaps in IT auditing
• Lack of IT audit risk assessments
• Strengthening IT governance practices
Experis Finance is pleased to announce the first of our Hot Topics Series for Chief Audit Executives and their teams. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit professionals. Our first session will cover Agility and preparing for Robotic Process Automation.
The webinar will provide participants with the following learning objectives:
•Define Agility in the context of Internal Audit
•Share pragmatic insights in how to define and execute an Agile transformation
•Discuss RPA and in practical terms as companies begin to assess, plan and implement
•Highlight the role of audit in assessing the overall RPA plan
•Link the opportunities of RPA to the concepts of Agile Auditing
Tim Lietz – CIA, CRMA, MBA
Regional Director, Risk Advisory Services
Ed Williams CIA, CRMA
Sr. Manager, Risk Advisory Services
Dr. Raj Aggarwal is back to address an important topic on the alignment of internal audit and the board. As a board member, Dr. Aggarwal gets to see both sides, internal audit interaction with the board, and the board expectations of the internal audit function.
Dr. Aggarwal will expand on the recent article of Board Matters in IIA’s Internal Auditor magazine and share his experiences related to the exchanges of the board and the internal audit.
This webinar is designed not only for the CAEs but all members of the internal audit function and the Board of Directors for both private and public companies.
In this 2-minute interview, Michael Laurie, VP of Product Strategy at eSignLive, talks about how regulated organizations need to follow rules when executing digital transactions with customers and business partners. He explains the importance of dual audit trails, and how they provide the ability to demonstrate compliance and prove not just what was signed but HOW it was signed – and that’s always what people want to know.Read more >
Are you frustrated by the existing incentives attributed to the three lines of defense where the first line is typically rewarded for taking risk, but not managing it? Learn what Norman Marks has to say about this and more in a lively conversation on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:00pm EDT. Marks will be joined by Noah Gottesman, Senior Risk Advisor at SAI Global.
Norman is a practitioner and thought leader in internal audit, risk management, and governance for over 40 years and will help to understand how to maneuver the complexities of the three lines of defense risk framework to achieve a clear and open line of communication and coordination between business, risk and compliance and audit.
Whether you view the model as perfect or frustrating, register today for this informative webinar.
Hear how the Keylight GRC Platform has significantly reduce Zynga's audit time.Read more >
Hear how CNO Financial handled it's audit process before adopting the Keylight GRC Platform.Read more >
Selecting a solution to assist your organization in managing ISO and SOC 2 audits is no minor decision. This webinar explored the key steps for preparing to move a process to Keylight, from understanding your own data, to how best to utilize resources. We looked closely at the before and after effects of a successful implementation strategy for managing risks and audits.Read more >
Join our Sovos Compliance tax experts, Antonio Di Benedetto and Gino Orlando, for insight into preparing for an audit. They’ll discuss best practices for audit preparation, some of the risks and pitfalls surrounding the audit process, and strategies for managing the state audit. They will also cover how you may trigger an audit, some of the challenges a taxpayer may face during an audit, and how to overcome those obstacles.
Earn 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit: Additionally, we are offering 1 CPE credit for attendance, participation, and completion of the required questions in this webinar.
You won’t want to miss this webinar, if you have received Black Duck audit reports and anticipate more in the future.
Black Duck by Synopsys constantly strives to improve our offerings and reporting capabilities. We’ve expanded the range of our audit offerings, and by the first of the year, we’ll be rolling out a new set of reports and a new process for sharing them. Join us for a preview of the new reports and process. Black Duck On-Demand’s Phil Odence and Emmanuel Tournier will demonstrate how we have combined customers’ ideas with the best elements of our reporting to develop new reporting technology and processes designed to make reviewing audit results easier, more insightful, and more productive.
Companies and organizations are subjected to multiple types of audits, from internal governance to regulatory requirements to industry standards. Within each, the organization must identify auditable entities, conduct numerous audit activities and communicate findings. Audit management has become a matrix too complex for organizations to rely on spreadsheets, email, or basic collaboration software to perform.
This reality has created the demand for an automated solution that organizes and centralizes every step of the audit process: risk assessment, planning, fieldwork and testing, time and expense management, issue tracking, workpaper management, reporting and remediation.
In this webinar, Lockpath’s Sam Abadir demonstrates the audit management capabilities of the Keylight Platform to define the audit universe, initiate audit projects and tasks, and generate audit findings and corrective actions.
Small business owners shudder at the thought of a sales tax audit. That’s why it’s important to proactively join MantaTrends for a 10-minute webcast teaching small business owners how to avoid sales tax audits and what to do when things go wrong.
During the webcast, you will learn all this and more:
*How can a company avoid costly mistakes?
*Where do most businesses fail?
*What’s a typical audit experience like? How can you make the best of a bad situation?
*This webinar is sponsored by Avalara
Manage Internal Audits Effortlessly & Effectively with the Lockpath Keylight Platform.
Visit Lockpath.com/solutions/audit-management for more info.
Audits strengthen business operations, yet many organizations fear audits. Joseph Kirkpatrick of KirkpatrickPrice will share his insights and expertise on the auditing process and offer key takeaways for leveraging audits to gain a competitive advantage. In this webinar, you’ll learn how audits can:
• Enable a business to work with “at risk” vendors
• Improve privacy and security while enhancing brand trust
• Prevent fines and data breaches
• Strengthen and mature your overall risk program
Open source components are the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective management of open source can lead to serious risks and unwanted media attention when security flaws lead to data breaches. The Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) examines the previous year’s open source and security news and analyzes trends based on the audits of more than 1,100 codebases.
This webinar will detail the findings in the OSSRA report, showing that M&A target organizations are not always effective in securing and managing their open source. Not surprisingly, 96% of audited codebases contained open source components, and nearly 78% contained at least one vulnerability. We’ll discuss these findings and the risk associated with not understanding them before making investment decisions.
Open source components are the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective management around open source can lead to serious risks and unwanted media attention when security flaws lead to data breaches. The Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) examines the previous year’s open source and security news and analyzes trends based on the audits of more than 1,100 codebases.
Not surprisingly, 96% of the audited codebases contained open source components, and nearly 78% of the codebases contained at least one vulnerability. As the percentage of open source in codebases continues to grow, it’s clear that open source management practices need to improve.
In this webinar, open source expert Evan Klein will walk through the report’s findings in depth and discuss strategies companies can use to minimize open source security risk while maximizing the benefits open source provides.
In this session, we will provide a summary of Oracle licensing by the contract, and explore Oracle audit practices referencing the Mars Incorporated lawsuit against Oracle.
We will share recommendations to help you prepare for an Oracle audit, including VMware licensing information.
Enterprises are required to maintain an unfailing state of compliance with laws and regulations.
Do you know about the upcoming PCI-DSS 3.2.1 standard and what it means for your operation? Are you ready to be audited?
Like fire drills, audits can catch us unprepared and expose inadequacies. What should we do now to make sure we pass the next audit with ease?
Presented by renowned industry expert, Professor Avishai Wool, this technical webinar imparts best practices and reveals specific techniques to help you make sure that your compliance posture stands up to any audit.
In this webinar, Professor Wool shows you how to:
• Know if your network is compliant with the new PCI standard
• Upgrade to the secure alternative to SSL to safeguard your payment data
• Prepare for the next audit
• Assure continuous compliance
Keeping on top of SAP® licensing is a time-consuming and complex task, and the correlation between licenses defined in a contract versus technical entitlement to use the SAP system has always been open to interpretation.
The need to license third-party applications which indirectly access the SAP system only adds to that complexity. Find out how to proactively address the most common pitfalls of an audit.
SAP licensing experts from Snow will cover how to:
1.Reduce direct licensing costs
2.Discover and mitigate Indirect Access risk
3. Automate your license optimization
Don’t walk into unexpected audit fines! Make sure you’re prepared and reduce the risk.
Together with our partner b.lay we tackle the fundamental aspects our customers face during an Oracle audit.
It is no secret that most software publishers now have software audit practices and some are aggressively pushing license compliance audits as part of their revenue model. Gartner states that 68% of organizations experience two or more audits annually so it’s best to be well prepared.
This webinar will cover key aspects of the Oracle Audit process and understanding the real deal of the cloud resolution offered in case of a non-compliance situation.
Topics covered during the webinar are:
- Common misunderstandings and issues
- Oracle audit process
- The cloud deal
- Best solution to tackle a software audit
 Competitive Landscape: Software Asset Management Tools. Published: 26 August 2016. Analyst(s): April Adams, Hank Marquis, Gary Spivak