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In The NewsAudit News that's Fit to Print! 

June 2019 Issue - Data Protection Compliance and IA (GDPR)

To help the organization maintain compliance, internal audit should include independent GDPR assessments and compliance testing in the audit plan. It can raise executive and board awareness of GDPR noncompliance by highlighting poorly designed or missing controls. Finally, it can identify opportunities to audit common processes across departments

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Welcome to the AuditNet® Newsletter! AuditNet® an auditor owned and operated Web site publishes a monthly newsletter featuring articles, new content, surveys on audit use of technology, white papers, and audit related monographs and other timely information. Return to our site every month to read the latest Audit News That's Fit to Print. The current newsletter theme will be displayed at the top of the newsletter and you will find articles and information related to that theme. The events section provides information about our upcoming Webinars with CPE at  no cost to subscribers and site license users. There is also a link to a subscription for on-demand training with CPE from cRisk Academy discounted for subscribers and site license users.

JkbwJim Kaplan CIA CFE and AuditNet® Founder

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We started our research on this month's topic by Googling (yes that is a verb) ''. You can easily do the same substituting terms relating to the topic to other specific issues to further customize the results. Over the past 20 years we have developed an expertise in finding relevant information for auditors. These links are provided to add to your knowledge bases on the theme of this month's newsletter. Here is our query with the links to hundreds or resources to help design your audit plan.

What role can internal auditors play in GDPR compliance?

Audit ProgramsAudit Template According to our recent AuditNet® User Survey, the main reason for auditors visiting 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 and site license users. Availability based on subscription level. Come to our   site to download a list of all the templates.  (*e-book Monograph Series). NOW OVER 3,000 audit templates - the largest inventory of audit programs on the Internet!

  1. GDPR Templates

Next Month AuditNet®  Additions 

  1. CyberSec Checklist for Small Firm
  2. Key Performance Indicators - Internal Audit Department
  3. Terms of Reference - Board Compensation Committee 
  4. Terms of Reference - Board of Directors
  5. Terms of Reference - Fraud Risk Management
  6. Terms of Reference - Information Technology Steering Committee
  7. Terms of Reference - Board of Directors Risk Management Committee
  8. Terms of Reference - Risk Assessment Template
  9. Terms of Reference - Control Assessment Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICOFR)
  10. Terms of Reference - Central Departments Self-Certification Generic Tests: Internal Controls

May Webinars 

AuditNet® and cRisk Academy are pleased to announce an extended partnership. The partnership brings you, the AuditNet® subscriber and site licensee users (ACL, AHIA, Arbutus, CaseWare IDEA, KnowledgeLeader, SAP, and TeamMate), free access to cRisk Webinars. This is a complimentary benefit to you, in addition to all the benefits you currently enjoy. Subscribers and site license users will be able to register, login and attend an unlimited number of cRisk webinars without a fee by receiving a coupon code. Instructions are available  here or by going to the Templates page and searching for 'cRisk coupons.pdf' (without the quotation marks).  (Note: you must be logged into AuditNet as a subscriber or if you access via a site license you must follow the link from your site licensee to login to AuditNet)

CPE will be issued by cRisk Academy for the Webinars offered through cRisk Academy. AuditNet® will also continue offering hosted Webinars with NASBA CPE. There will be a fee for non-subscribers so if you would like to learn and earn free CPE, subscribe today! 

  1. Adding More Value and Becoming a Trusted Adviser by Bucking Tradition May 1 (1 CPE) Register Now!
  2. Making the Mindset Shift to Agile Auditing - May 9 (1 CPE) Register Now! 
  3. Overcoming the Challenges of Audit Reporting in a Multinational Corporation  May 22, 2019 (1 CPE) Register Now!
  4. The Big 3 Audit Certifications and Personal Learning Plans - May 15 (1 CPE) Register Now!
  5. The Future of Internal Audit & an Update to Sawyer's Internal Auditing - May 29 (1 CPE) Register Now!
  6. Ethical Decision-Making Models - May 30 (1 CPE) Register Now!

Data Analytics for Internal Auditors

Since the spread of IT systems has made it a pre-requisite that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transaction in order to determine patterns and trends. In addition, the increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools.

While a variety of powerful tools are readily available today, the skills required to utilize such tools are not. Not only must the correct testing techniques be selected but the effective interpretation of outcomes presented by the software is essential in the drawing of appropriate conclusions based on the data analysis. The series will be available on demand from cRiskAcademy or you can get the complete set of recordings for $249.

Featured Articles

Featured ArticleThis Month's Featured Articles

Ia 360 Logo Samsung Dismisses Marketing Staffers After Internal Audit - An internal audit of marketing  practices at the U.S. unit of Korean electronics giant Samsung may have found some unsavory business practices. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Samsung abruptly laid off several marketing employees shortly after an internal audit report was released inside the company that may have detailed behavior by marketing staffers that violated Samsung policies. Potential wrongdoing, according to the report, may have included such practices as excepting gifts or invitations for pricey junkets from outside reps.. Read the rest of the story!

Kl LogoTransforming AML Compliance With Technology - Summary: In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Shaun Creegan and Vishal Ranjane outline the critical steps to take toward transforming an AML compliance program using technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning (ML). Read the rest of the story!

Best Practices Best Practices for Internal Auditors

More than ever, the Internal Audit (IA) Department is becoming one of the key pillars of any modern organization. Their roles have evolved beyond the regulatory compliance responsibilities, diving deeper into the financial facets of an organization to provide insights in support of a high-quality audit.

With new expectations from stakeholders and business leaders, the finance function is getting a major lift to support organizational value creation. And internal auditing is expected to focus more on assessing future risks than telling companies what they did wrong in the past.

Let’s explore the key enablers of tomorrow’s internal auditors

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 2019 Webinar Schedule

CPE - AuditNet® offers CPE as a NASBA approved sponsor for some of our Webinars. Please check the Event listing for the classes eligible for NASBA CPE. AuditNet® will charge $50 for all Webinars (rates subject to change). The fee will be waived for subscribers and site license users. Non subscribers and non site license users will have to pay the $50 to attend and will also earn CPE if eligible.  Subscribers benefit so subscribe today! 

Register for Webinars Offered by AuditNet®. Our 2019 Webinar program features high quality presenters on technology and skills topics. Who says you have to make a drive and give up a day in the office to receive quality training on audit hot-topics? Our courses will hit topics hard and bring you up to speed as you begin your 2019 training. Check out our Webinar offerings with CPE for subscribers and site license users! Can't make the live sessions? Connect with our partner site  cRisk Academy to discounted subscriptions for on demand courses with CPE (fee based). Seating for the AuditNet® 2019 Webinars is limited. Registration and attendance will be available for subscribers and site license users without charge subject to the seating capacity of 1,000 attendees. Non-subscribers and non-site license users who would like to attend and receive CPE must pay a  fee.     

We continue adding events to our Webinar schedule for 2019 and the registration information will be posted in the Events listing on the home page ASAP. Watch for updates on the dates and registration links! Following are the current Webinars available for registration: 

Ethics and Internal Audit  March 5 (12 PM) 2 CPE (Recording available on cRiskAcademy.com)

Rich Grant ThorntonRobotic Powered Auditing (“RPA”)  June 5 12:00 pm EST  (1.5 CPE) – The use of robotic process automation (RPA is the rave but where can you best apply resources to maximize this powerful audit assistance. Register Now!

The Future of Auditing and Fraud Detection November 6 12:00 pm EST (1.5 CPE) – Re-imagining the art and science of auditing and fraud detection is coming to the forefront of risk management functions. What was seen as a “nice to have” a few years ago has become a “must have” as digital transformation and data surrounds all aspects of the organization. Register Now!

Ethics and Internal Audit December 3 (12 PM) 2 CPE (Register Now)

Data Analytics for Internal Auditors - 6 webinar series

Since the spread of IT systems has made it a pre-requisite that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transaction in order to determine patterns and trends. In addition, the increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools.

While a variety of powerful tools are readily available today, the skills required to utilize such tools are not. Not only must the correct testing techniques be selected but the effective interpretation of outcomes presented by the software is essential in the drawing of appropriate conclusions based on the data analysis. This 6 webinar series, based on Richard Cascarino’s book “Data Analytics for Internal Auditors” covers these skills and techniques.

Missed the series! Access the VOD at cRiskAcademy or purchase the series of 6 Webinars on an AuditNet® flash drive. Contact info @ auditnet.org for details. 

IDEA utilization update – 5 webinar series (TBA)

Cybersecurity Update – 4 webinar series (TBA)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - 10 webinar series (TBA)

Certificate in Internal Audit Leadership preparation course- 10 webinar series (TBA)

Audit Toolbox AuditNet® Template Audit Starter Kit (TASK) package provides a jump start to developing customized audit procedures. The TASK package includes the e-book, Creating Audit Programs -  Developing Audit Procedures, Audit Programs, Questionnaires, Checklists and Control Matrices and the AuditNet® Template workbook with the worksheets for preparing for your audit.The AuditNet® e-Book provides a methodology or framework for creating audit documentation as well as sample audit documentation including objectives for various areas, formats for audit programs, checklists and control matrices. TASK Package.

Bttf  NOW OVER 1,000 Audit Program Templates are Available at No Charge! AuditNet® started in 1995 offering hundreds of audit program templates without a fee. Last year AuditNet® began converting the basic audit program templates and making them available to a new subscription level. When the phasing is complete there will be approximately 1,300 templates available to this new level of subscribers. In addition we will periodically add new templates to this subscription level. Subscribers to this new level must opt in for the AuditNet® mailing list. If the subscriber opts out then the subscription will be removed and login to the content will terminate.     Sign up today for a subscription today!

Subscription Benefits Benefits for Subscribers? AuditNet® subscribers have more than 3,000 templates (audit programs, matrices, checklists, e-books and more) available for download. But that's not all! Subscribers can register and attend AuditNet® Webinars and receive CPE at no additional cost. What a great way to see how other auditors jump start their audits and earn required CPE (including Ethics for Auditors). SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW NOW! (applies only to paid subscriptions) Looking for audit program templates? AuditNet® subscribers can download templates from our growing inventory!

Surveytake AuditNet® 6 Minute User Survey - AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors since 2000, conducted a survey to determine the needs of subscribers, site license users to the site. AuditNet® has always been focused on providing the global audit community with customer service-oriented, value-added tools and resources. We know that the demographics of internal audit is changing and we want to ensure we are responsive to those changes. Based on the results auditors come to AuditNet is to (1) find audit programs, (2) find online training with CPE and (3) researching best practices. 

Cyber Sec1Fd Templates   Did you miss the AuditNet® Data Analytics for Internal Auditors or the Cybersecurity Webinar Series?  Richard Cascarino conducted a series of 6 Webinars this year on Data Analytics for Internal Auditors and a 10 Webinars last year on Cybersecurity for  AuditNet®. If you weren't able to attend we now offer the complete series of recordings and slides on a flash drive.  Here is the information on this series of recorded webinars and the pricing

WhatsnewAuditNet® is testing a new delivery method for our Webinars through a partnership with cRiskAcademy. AuditNet® continues adding resources and tools for GDPR compliance and audit. We use a third party to develop GDPR templates and they will uploaded for subscribers and site license users over the next couple of months. There will be new control matrices, control self assessment templates and more added over the next year. AuditNet® continues to be the most comprehensive online portal for the global audit community. Watch for new templates available to subscribers and site license users (ACL, IDEA, TeamMate, KnowledgeLeader, AHIA, and SAP), Webinar fees are waived for subscribers and site license users. Check the AuditNet® Library for the GDPR resource page.

Templates on a Flash Drive - Tired of searching and downloading the templates one by one. We now offer the "AuditNet® content Templates on a Flash Drive" for individuals and companies. We have set up the ability for individuals, groups and vendors to acquire and use the AuditNet® content. Individuals and groups will be able to get a flash drive with all the templates available to subscribers as of December 31, 2016 (almost 2,700). The templates on a flash drive can be used for non-commercial use within your own organization (no sharing with others). Pricing will be based on staff size.  Vendors will be able to acquire the templates for commercial purposes under a separate licensing agreement. The pricing for the "Templates on a Flash Drive" is available now. If you are interested in pricing or have other questions on this new option send an email to   info@auditnet.org.  

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AuditNet® offerS recorded Webinars through CPDPhilippines.ph, the online platform of Global Artificer an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider in the Philippines. CPDPhilippines.ph's platform helps Filipino Professionals improve and promote their proficiency and expertise through online learning delivered by professionals who have mastered their profession.

AuditNet® continues it's commitment to providing resources for the global audit community!
Following are the 2018 Webinars available from  cRisk Academy for on demand viewing with CPE: (Recording available with CPE from cRisk Academy only $9/month for subscribers)
  1. The Future of Auditing and Fraud Detection 
  2. Cybersecurity Series (9 of 10) - Vulnerability Assessment 
  3. Cybersecurity Series (10 of 10) - Advanced Persistent Threats and Targeted Cyber Attacks 
  4. Super-Data-Charging Your Corruption Reviews With Integrated Analytics
  5. Cybersecurity Series (1 of 10) - Cyber Defense
  6. Cybersecurity Series (2 of 10) - SANS SEC440: Critical Security Controls 
  7. Cybersecurity Series (3 of 10) - Malware Defense
  8. Cybersecurity Series (4 of 10) - Boundary Defense Mechanisms 
  9. Cybersecurity Series (5 of 10) - Controlling Ports and Network Devices 
  10. Cybersecurity Series ( 6 of 10) -Application Security
  11. Cybersecurity Series (7 of 10) - SEIM Log Analysis
  12. Audit Analytics and the Agile Auditor: Starting an Analytics Project
  13. Cybersecurity Series (8 of 10) -Administrative Control Breaches
  14. Establishing Effective Communication Skills for Auditors
  15. How to Data Mine Your Print Reports 
  16. Ethics and the Internal Auditor 
  17. When Data Visualizations Just Don’t Work: The Rise of the Auto-Extractors 
    Ethics and Internal Audit
 Fd Webinars AuditNet® added new series recordings to it's growing list of training available any where, any place and any time. Check out the IT Fraud and Internal Audit Basics recordings available on a flash drive or for download via Google Drive.  
AuditNet® Adds New Key Word Files and Webinar Recording Options (Downloadable or on a Flash Drive) Did you miss our Minutes to Analytics Data Analytics Webinars? Not to worry - we have loaded the 2016 Minutes to Analytics Webinars on a flash drive including the recordings, data files, slides, and an app so you can watch the training at your convenience. The flash drive with all the recordings and files are available for $199. You can use these on your laptop when you are on the road, your desktop in your home or office or use them for training your staff. Check out the  Webinars on the drive with a link to pay at this article. Unfortunately we cannot offer CPE for viewing these Webinars however at $199 is a great deal and of course the knowledge is "priceless"! 

ADDED BENEFIT: Order any of our audit training on a flash drive (Minutes to Analytics, IT Audit Training, IDEA Audit Training) and you will receive Data Mining for Payroll Fraud on DVD at no extra charge. This is a limited time offer and is limited to the first 75 orders placed. Add a Premium Subscription to any Training on the Go Flash Drives for only $100!  The following AuditNet®training is available on flash drives:

Available Webinars on a Flash Drive or Downloadable from Google Drive (including  Key Word Analytics)
  1. Minutes to Analytics 
  2. IT Audit (Basic and Advanced (10 recordings)
  3. IDEA Audit Software (12 recordings)
  4. IT Fraud (2017 Series 8 recordings
  5. Internal Audit Basics 8 Recording) 
  6. Auditing with Excel
  7. Auditing with ACL
  8. Cybersecurity for Auditors 
  9. Data Analytics for Internal Auditors