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Risk Resource Exchange

Today’s business environment is characterized by mounting pressures for stronger, more effective risk management. There is a sharp focus on risk oversight, considered by many observers to be the top governance issue facing corporate boards in this continuously evolving world. Audit committees are pushing for holistic risk management, stepped-up risk mitigation, and enterprisewide risk assessments. The IIA has developed the Risk Resource Exchange: a comprehensive resource for professionals around the globe on risk guidance, publications, training, events, and more.

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NEW COSO Certificate Program

NEW! COSO Certificate Program is now OnDemand

The IIA is now offering two options to earn the COSO Internal Control Certification. You can choose a blend of self-paced and live, interactive seminar training or a convenient, on-demand learning format. Both options offer you a unique opportunity to develop your expertise in designing, implementing, and monitoring a system of internal control.

Emerging Trends – Powered by the Global Pulse of Internal Audit

Global Perspectives and Insights: Emerging Trends – Powered by the Global Pulse of Internal Audit

The latest issue cites data from a recent global survey of practitioners explores two emerging issues – auditing culture and keeping up with technology (cybersecurity and big data). The report also explores how internal audit can, and arguably must, rise to the level of trusted adviser. Download your copy


IAF, PWC Report: Audit Committees Must Focus on Culture

IAF, PWC Report: Audit Committees Must Focus on Culture

Audit committees should aggressively assess corporate culture to detect and deter unethical behavior in their organizations, according to a new paper released by the Internal Audit Foundation and PwC US. The report, "Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees" examines the challenges that audit committees in the banking and capital markets (BCM) sector face in overseeing growing threats to their organizations, including the critical role culture plays in preventing unethical and fraudulent behavior. Download the report.


Internal Audit as Trusted Cyber Adviser

Internal Audit as Trusted Cyber Adviser

Internal Audit as Trusted Cyber Adviser is the latest release in The IIA’s Global Perspectives and Insights series. Explore how a team effort, support from the top, and enhanced cybersecurity knowledge can position internal audit as the trusted adviser. Download your copy


Voice of the Customer: Stakeholders’ Messages for Internal Audit

Voice of the Customer: Stakeholders’ Messages for Internal Audit

This report focuses on the recommendations from stakeholders on the best practices internal auditors should consider in their quest to continually improve performance and bring value to their organizations.

Download your FREE copy of Voice of the Customer: Stakeholders’ Messages for Internal Audit

Internal Audit as Trusted Cyber Adviser

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


Voice of the Customer: Stakeholders’ Messages for Internal Audit

New Cybersecurity GTAG Released

The IIA’s newest Global Technology Audit Guide: Assessing Cybersecurity Risk: Roles of the Three Lines of Defense offers guidance to internal auditors on how to update their approach to provide assurance over cybersecurity risks. It also empowers CAEs to put forth a clear audit approach to assess cybersecurity risk and management’s response capabilities, with a focus on shortening response time.


Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center

IIA Launches New Specialty Center for EHS Auditors

The IIA has launched a new specialty center designed to meet the needs of professionals in one of the fastest-growing audit areas. The Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center taps into the increasingly important role EHS auditors play in corporate governance as their scope of work expands beyond regulatory compliance to encompass risk mitigation, sustainability and other areas.

For more information, read the news release and visit the Center’s website.


Global Perspectives and Insights: Auditing Culture

New Global Perspectives and Insights Focuses on Auditing Culture

High-profile business scandals across the globe in 2015, from alleged corruption within FIFA to Volkswagen’s much reported emission’s scheme, have put a spotlight on how wayward corporate cultures can contribute to tangible negative outcomes. The new issue of Global Perspectives and Insights, Auditing Culture — A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff, makes the case that internal audit can enhance its value to an organization by auditing culture and provides a comprehensive look how it can be accomplished.


2016 North American Pulse of Internal Audit

2016 North American Pulse of Internal Audit Released

The evolution of risk in the marketplace has become as rapid as it is complex, with diverse factors coalescing in varied ways to create new business challenges. As a result, the demands on internal audit are evolving dramatically.

The 2016 North American Pulse of Internal Audit raises serious questions about how practitioners are coping with these new demands. Based on data collected in the annual survey of CAEs and directors, the Pulse focuses on four areas — cybersecurity, data analytics, auditing culture, and developing soft skills —where practitioners must branch out and urges practitioners to step out of their comfort zones.

Download the Pulse.


Internal Audit and the Second Line of Defense

Practice Guide: Internal Audit and the Second Line of Defense

Many organizations are restructuring responsibilities, ensuring governance and monitoring functions collaborate more closely to avoid duplication. With this change comes an additional weight for the chief audit executive; they may be asked to assume responsibilities for risk management, compliance, and other governance functions. Navigating through this process can be challenging; as a result, this guidance was developed to assist practitioners in making effective decisions regarding roles and responsibilities to assume related governance of risk management and controls. Learn more and download.


New Course Focuses on the Elements of the ERM Process

New Course Focuses on the Elements of the ERM Process

In today’s ever-changing world, organizations are continuously faced with risks. These risks can lead to catastrophic impacts on an organization’s success, reputation, and future. Enterprise risk management (ERM) is oftentimes an overlooked or under-implemented function, leaving organizations vulnerable and unprepared.

The IIA’s new course offered both in-person and online, Enterprise Risk Management: Elements of the Process, provides participants with the fundamental concepts necessary to understand this function. Participants will acquire knowledge of the evolutionary and fluid process of developing, implementing, and evaluating ERM. They will also learn how to monitor risk at an enterprise-wide level, as well as the application techniques necessary for implementing the process within their organizations.

Learn more about Enterprise Risk Management: Elements of the Process and register here.


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Risk Certifications and Qualifications

Interested in learning about current risk trends impacting the internal audit profession? Click the box above to access The IIA’s Risk Resource Exchange archive of published guidance and publications on risk.​ ​Interested in obtaining the latest risk management tools and resources? Click the box above to access The IIA’s Risk Resource Exchange archive of tools and resources available to you on the topic of risk and risk management. ​Interested in obtaining the Certification in Risk Management Assurance? Click the box above to learn more about the program and obtain the certification that will demonstrate your experience and expertise in risk management.
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