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Latest Research and Products

As a vital cornerstone of the Internal Audit Foundation, research remains an essential element of our offerings since our inception in 1976. The Foundation has delivered more than 250 research reports covering the full spectrum of issues facing the profession. The most recent reports are featured here and hard copies and/or downloads are available through the IIA Bookstore.

Featured Reports

The Security Intelligence Center—Next Steps: Beyond Response to Anticipation

The Security Intelligence Center—Next Steps: Beyond Response to Anticipation

A new joint research report from The Internal Audit Foundation and Crowe Horwath explores the cybersecurity issue from a new vantage point: anticipation and prediction vs. after-the-fact detection and response.

Download a FREE copy of The Security Intelligence Center—Next Steps: Beyond Response to Anticipation.

 

Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees

Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees

Audit committees should assess corporate culture to detect and deter unethical behavior in their organizations, according to a paper released as part of a new collaboration on thought leadership with PwC.

Download a FREE copy of Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees.

New Products

Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors

Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors

In his latest book, Richard Chambers, president and CEO of The IIA, offers insights from leading internal auditors from around the world. Trusted Advisors identifies the traits that will help you earn and keep trust.

Learn how to gain the skills to earn management’s trust and purchase your copy of Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors.

 

 

Fraud Risk Management Guide Fraud Risk Management Guide

The comprehensive new Fraud Risk Management Guide from COSO provides the latest guidance and interactive resources to establish policies, perform assessment, design and deploy preventive and detective controls, and conduct investigations, to implement a total fraud risk management program.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Fraud Risk Management Guide.

Risky Business: Principles of Auditing Property and Casualty Insurance

Risky Business: Principles of Auditing Property and Casualty Insurance

Focuses on how to apply the COSO Framework to three business objective categories — operations, reporting, and compliance. The report includes an implementation toolkit with samples to create a customized system of internal control.

Learn more and claim your copy of Risky Business: Principles of Auditing Property and Casualty Insurance.

CBOK Report Releases

The IIA's Global Internal Audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) is the world’s largest ongoing study of the internal audit profession that provides a rich overview of how the profession is currently being practiced and changes that are anticipated in the future.

CBOK Stakeholder Studies

Achieving Excellence in Assurance, Strategic Risk Insights, and More: Viewpoints From Financial Services Stakeholder

Achieving Excellence in Assurance, Strategic Risk Insights, and More: Viewpoints From Financial Services Stakeholder

This report reveals best practices internal auditors in the Financial Service Industry should consider in their quest to continually improve performance and deliver more value to their organizations.

Download your free PDF copy of Achieving Excellence in Assurance, Strategic Risk Insights, and More: Viewpoints From Financial Services Stakeholder.

Six Audit Committee Imperatives: Enabling Internal Audit to Make a Difference

​Six Audit Committee Imperatives: Enabling Internal Audit to Make a Difference

This report offers insights on the expectations boards of directors and audit committee members have of internal auditors.

Download free PDF copy of Six Audit Committee Imperatives: Enabling Internal Audit to Make a Difference.

CBOK Practitioner Reports

Ethics and Pressure: Balancing the Internal Audit Profession
 

Ethics and Pressure: Balancing the Internal Audit Profession

This report provides a framework that can be used to analyze internal audit professional ethics and related pressures.

Download your free PDF copy of Ethics and Pressure: Balancing the Internal Audit Profession.

Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement: A Call to Action
 

Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement: A Call to Action

Report findings span the globe and offers insights on steps to take to get your department aligned with professional guidelines so it can reliably serve as a trusted adviser throughout your organization.

Download your free PDF copy of Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement: A Call to Action.

 

To learn more about CBOK and access/download all available reports, visit the CBOK Resource Exchange.

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