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The Opportunity of Things

Your Career Compass​​In the era of technology threats and cybersecurity incidents, asking internal auditors to detect risk and seek opportunities within the Internet of Things (IoT) is no easy task. But it’s a shift management and boards must encourage internal audit functions to take, or else they may miss out on the many terrific opportunities these cutting-edge resources provide.

In The Opportunity of Things, we explore how top corporations are investing in a variety of applications to automate office tasks and collect intelligence to mitigate risks, as well as to tailor products based on customers’ current usage. While functions must stay abreast of data protection and security risks, companies should also look to internal audit to identify strategic opportunities.

To support internal auditors as they explore the complexityof  IoT, this issue also highlights a variety of technology courses The IIA offers and IIA Learning’s latest training platform, OnDemand. A cost-effective and convenient online platform that is accessible anywhere, at any time, OnDemand provides interactive and user-friendly courses in a variety of internal audit topics, including data mining and analytics. And in keeping up with the latest in the industry, the issue also highlights the revamped Internal Audit Foundation and its latest releases, important updates to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing that will be effective January 2017, and new guidance on global technology.

Additionally, readers will find a comprehensive list of books, research reports, seminars, conferences, eLearning opportunities, and other training platforms organized by topic that are included in every issue of Your Career Compass.

Tell us what you think and share your thoughts on “The Opportunity of Things” at careercompass@theiia.org or on Twitter @TheIIA..

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About Your Career Compass

To support your internal audit career growth with the latest knowledge, tools, and resources available, this is your guide to everything The IIA has to offer to support you and your team’s career development needs. Whether you are a chief audit executive or director looking to improve relationships with stakeholders and enhance a high-performing audit team; the manager of an audit team looking for additional skill sets and expertise in a specific area; taking a rotational role; new to internal audit; or are fresh out of college, Your Career Compass provides a pathway to resources at every step of your career.

With tips and guidance on training, education, and knowledge sharing to easy-access guides on resources available by topic, Your Career Compass is your go-to guide. You will also receive relevant and timely information on internal audit news and what is happening at The IIA.

Your Career Compass print edition is mailed with Internal Auditor magazine two times a year and Your Career Compass eNewsletter is delivered to IIA members' email inboxes monthly. Learn more about becoming a member.