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The IIA Risk Resource Exchange 

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.

Latest News & Resources

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.


CBOK 2015: Who Owns Risk? A Look at Internal Audit’s Changing Role

Who Owns Risk? A Look at Internal Audit’s Changing Role
Who owns risk? The literal answer is “not internal audit.” However, there is no question that internal audit has helped organizations better understand and manage risk in the past and will undoubtedly play a valuable role in the future.

This report provides insights into the status of risk management and the role of internal audit around the world and lays out 13 key actions that can help chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal auditors ensure that their internal audit function is properly positioned to address risk challenges in an ever-changing world.


Responding to Fraud Risk: Exploring Where Internal Auditing Stands Responding to Fraud Risk: Exploring Where Internal Auditing Stands
Recent high profile cases of fraud have captured media attention and the scrutiny of regulators worldwide. This report offers current global analysis of the importance of fraud risk to internal audit and stakeholders.

CBOK 2015: Combined Assurance: One Language, One Voice, One View Combined Assurance: One Language, One Voice, One View
In increasingly complex organizations, where more and more players are involved in providing different measures of assurance, how can we prevent management from being overwhelmed by information and reports and succumbing to “assurance fatigue”? This report assists internal audit functions and their organizations to embark on the combined assurance journey. Internal audit has a key role to play in both the implementation and the coordination of activities as well as ongoing improvement.

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