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Jim Kaplan CIA CFE and AuditNet® Founder
Finding or Building the Right IT and Cybersecurity Framework
Numerous IT and cybersecurity frameworks have been developed to assist organizations in implementing and validating controls to secure their information and systems. With so many frameworks available, the most common challenge for organizations is understanding which framework will deliver the most value to their business. Check out this article to learn how you can choose the right IT and cybersecurity framework. Learn more.
The following audit templates 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!
This Month's Featured Templates
- GRC Account Payable Accrued Liabilities
- GRC Account Receivable
- GRC Budget Controls
- GRC Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery
- GRC Capital Expenditures, Accrued Expenses
- GRC Cash Management
- GRC Financial Statements
- GRC Fixed Assets
- GRC Human Resources Personnel
- GRC Inventory
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AuditNet® has always made available a downloadable (Excel csv) list of templates which included the name, subscription level and date added. We have updated the functionality so that the list now includes a description of the templates, number of times that templates were downloaded and a URL direct link to the template. You must be logged in to your subscription or access from a site licensee secure login link in order to download the template from the URL. We added this functionality as a benefit to subscribers and site license users to facilitate downloading. Non subscribers will be blocked from downloading content and be redirected to subscribe. To download the CSV file click on the Audit Templates link on the navigation column, then click on Download a listing of Audit Programs
Uniting Assurance and ESG Webinar Series
- Defining New Opportunities for Risk Managers in the ESG Age - April 5, 9:00 a.m. BST - The status quo for reporting is changing—which presents great opportunities for risk managers. Join this discussion to learn how risk managers’ roles are changing and how to recognize and take advantage of all new opportunities. Register here.
- Building Risk-Aware Teams and Processes - April 19, 9:00 a.m. BST - To unite assurance with ESG and finance, it’s critical to establish seamless cross-functional collaboration. Join experts as they discuss strategies for building risk-aware teams and processes. Register here.
Sustaining ESG Reporting through Governance, Risk, and Controls - featuring Deloitte & Workiva - April 20, 2:00 p.m. EST - As ESG reporting becomes a prominent part of business operations, it is important to consider the governance, risk, and controls needed around ESG reporting. This could include building additional process and technology-based controls directly into the ESG reporting process to further substantiate accuracy in data collection, report build out, or review. Participants will learn how to build controls into their ESG reporting process and how to utilize functionality within Workiva to support. Register here.
How ESG is Altering the Finance & Accounting Landscape - April 19, 2:00 p.m. EST - A recent survey indicated that 70% of U.S. CEOs believe their ESG programs will enhance financial and operational performance. Yet, most companies need help to implement effective ESG programs to realize these business benefits. And the importance of ESG programs is only expected to increase with more regulation, the advent of risk ratings, and greater stakeholder expectations. Join experts as they dive into how ESG has impacted accounting operations expansion in the broader enterprise and what that means for you. Register here.
This Month's Featured Articles
Deloitte Insights: Zero Trust Security Framework - A zero trust cybersecurity posture provides the opportunity to create a more robust and resilient security, simplify security management, improve end-user experience, and enable modern IT practices. Learn more in this article from Deloitte.
Internal Control Amid Modern Cybersecurity Threats - Cybersecurity is an essential concern for audit and compliance professionals, but how it threatens internal control and SOX compliance is sometimes less clear. Check out this webinar on demand to understand the capabilities a company must have to ensure it can keep cybersecurity risks in check. Watch here.
IIA Cyber Resource Center - Explore the IIA’s cybersecurity resource center featuring guides, research, upcoming conferences and webinars, and more to help you navigate cybersecurity risks and learn how you can manage it in your plans. Browse resources here.
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