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Does Your Organization’s Cyber Culture Make You #Wannaaudit?

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

​It didn't take long for social media to adopt #wannacry for last week's massive cyberattack, which hit computer networks in nearly 100 countries from the U.S. to the U.K. to China. The ransomware virus, called Wanna Decryptor, encrypted valuable data on compromised networks, then threatened to destroy it unless payments were made.

For those of us who have spent our careers promoting good internal controls and risk management, this latest cyberattack could indeed bring tears of frustration because the attack successfully exploited some of the most basic and easily mitigated cyber risks.

Read the full blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.