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August 2022


Welcome to the AuditNet® Newsletter published monthly, featuring internal audit related content and resources. Return every month to read the latest Audit News That's Fit to Print. Subscribers have unlimited downloads to hundreds of audit templates, programs, risk control matrices, questionnaires, checklists and guides. Go to the online version.

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According to the 2019 AuditNet® User Survey, the main reason auditors visit AuditNet® is to find templates for audit. As a result we moved the current and upcoming audit template additions here for the benefit of users. The following audit templates were added and are now available to subscribers. Come to the site to download a list of all the templates. NOW hundreds of free audit templates - the largest inventory of audit program templates on the Internet! 

Template Additions This Month

  1. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Pension, Bookkeeping and Monitoring
  2. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Human Resource Staffing, Succession Planning
  3. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Pension, Other Benefits, Rules and Regulations
  4. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Product Development
  5. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Human Resource Recruitment Policies and Requirements
  6. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Product Development Objectives Plan
  7. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Pricing, Discounts Policy and Market Trends
  8. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Pricing and Discounts
  9. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Human Resource Recruitment
  10. 2022 COSO ERM 2017 Governance and Culture - Pension, Other Benefits

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Featured Article This Month's Featured Articles

Get Ready for 2023 Privacy Regulations - To defend against the risk of identity theft and other cybercrimes, governments around the world and across the U.S. have passed laws to protect private data. Here is a quick outline of changes in the privacy laws for several states in 2023. Learn more.

OnRisk 2022 Tool: Data Privacy - Examine how organizations protect sensitive data in their care and ensure compliance to all applicable laws and regulations. Find out more.

How to Create Guiding Principles for Your Internal Auditing Team - Rick Wright shares examples of 8 guiding principles for internal audit, which are the codification of what you believe and value as a team, and how you are expected to behave as you execute on strategies. Keep reading.

Assess Your Organization's Data Analytics Capabilities - Master fundamental competencies in 9 key areas with The IIA’s New Data Analytics & Literacy Certificate Program and demonstrate the ability to effectively assess an organization's data governance and management practices. Learn more.

​A Matter of Privacy - Internal auditors play a significant role in assessing data privacy governance within their organizations. This article looks at the challenges impacting European internal auditors, like how regulations like GDPR address issues with protecting personal data. Read more.

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data and Regulatory Compliance Rank as Top IT Audit Risks - A new survey conducted by Protiviti and ISACA found that cybersecurity is the chief risk for IT audit departments. See what else made the top ten. Read more.

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