Bill Hickman, COO of CSI Corporate Security and Investigations Inc. and Peter L. Mansmann, president of Precise, Inc., a lit
The use of web enabled devices has profoundly changed the world we live in. The average American now spends upwards of 10 hours per day in front of some form of electronic medium. More and more, the smart phone is becoming the device of choice to communicate, get news/information, and share social information on a real time basis. This is how people navigate through today's world and has had a significant behavioral impact as a result.
Internal Auditors can benefit greatly from understanding how to best integrate this new wealth of information in their audits and investigations. The future of both audits and investigations will need to rely more on technology but cannot neglect the impact and role of the “human element”. Points of particular interest include:
•social media searches to identify where someone has been and plans to be,
•location enabled services identifying where someone's phone (and presumably they) have been,
•devices and apps measuring and sharing individual’s mobility and activity,
•the trend towards this data going directly to the public cloud, and
•the emergence of the "internet of things".