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​​​Key Findings

1. Board engagement and the audit plan represent keys to effective cybersecurity

2. The list of internal audit priorities continues to grow

3. Technology-enabled auditing is on the rise

4. More are focused on marketing and collaboration






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2015 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

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From Cybersecurity to Collaboration: Assessing the Top Priorities for Internal Audit Functions

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Will 2015 be a repeat of 2014 and become the year of the data breach? Organizations are experiencing a troubling number of cybersecurity challenges and breakdowns. Internal auditors play a vital role in securing the organization by helping companies ensure that cybersecurity is incorporated into common business processes.

The results of this year’s Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey show that, not surprisingly, cybersecurity represents a major focus for internal audit programs, but it is far from the only pressing issue on internal audit’s plate.

Watch our video discussing key findings from the survey.

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Listen to the recorded version of our March 24th webinar that analyzed 2015's trends based on the results of the latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey.

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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. In particular, they focus on current cybersecurity challenges and technology-enabled auditing. 


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