Throughout the year, Protiviti conducts research and publishes insightful thought leadership on a broad range of issues affecting publicly held companies, ranging from today's top risks to internal audit, SOX compliance, and IT security and privacy. We also regularly address key market developments, such as this year's release by COSO to its new Internal Control - Integrated Framework.
These issues should be top-of-mind not only for publicly held organizations, but pre-public companies that are planning an initial public offering. Following is a summary of these studies and insights, along with our viewpoints for pre-IPO organizations. Further guidance on these and other issues is available in Protiviti's Guide to Public Company Readiness: Frequently Asked Questions (Second Edition), which we updated earlier this year with details and commentary about the JOBS ACT and other relevant developments for pre-IPO companies.