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Arriving at Internal Audit's Tipping Point Amid Business Transformation

Assessing the Results of the 2016 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey – and a Look at Key Trends over the Past Decade

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In the 10th year of our Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, we believe internal audit has arrived at a tipping point.  The issue is no longer whether or not your function is evolving, but rather how quickly and effectively it is transforming for the future toward a more strategic, collaborative and data-driven mode of operation while maintaining the highest quality of performance.

Notable Takeaways from this Year’s Study

​The strength of cybersecurity measures hinges on board engagement and inclusion in the audit plan.
​Cybersecurity risk is becoming a fixture in the annual audit plan.
​Notable audit priorities include mobile applications, cloud computing, IT standards and the Internet of Things.
​It’s time to move forward with data analysis and technology-enabled auditing capabilities.

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​Protiviti Executive Vice President Brian Christensen and Managing Director David Brand discuss some of the key findings from Protiviti’s latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, focusing on cybersecurity and technology trends, as well as what the future holds for internal auditors.


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