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Encore Presentation: Auditor’s Guide to Data Governance and Literacy

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​According to, “10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2021 (So Far) released July 23, 2021, “more than 98.2 million individuals were impacted by the 10 biggest data breaches in the first half of 2021, with three of the 10 largest breaches occurring at technology companies.” What does this statistic have to do with data governance and data literacy you ask?

Simply, ungoverned data is a recipe for disaster. Many of the year’s event have been directly contributed to data and information assets not being properly protected from either external bad actors, trusted insiders, or both. As an audit community we need to validate our organizations have adequate data literacy, governance, and protections in place to reduce the potential of data exposure or worse yet, data leakage or destruction.

During this 4 hour interactive course participants will learn:

  • The origins of data and information.
  • The importance and key elements of data governance.
  • Common threats to data and information assets.
  • The most common tactics to protect data and information assets.
  • The fundamentals of data literacy: Reading Data, Working with Data, and Communicating Through Data.
  • Simple techniques to apply data literacy to the internal audit process.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course will benefit internal auditors at all levels audit managers, data privacy and compliance personnel, and all others desiring the skills to develop or assess data governance and agility programs and explore new ways to improve the overall data literacy for your team and organization.

Course Objectives

  • Explore how to perform a data governance audit.
  • Discover were to look, what to ask for, and how to assess the strength of data protection controls against common threats to data and information assets.
  • Discuss how to read, assess, and communicate results from data analysis into actionable audit observations.
Course Duration: 0.5 day(s)
CPEs Available: 4
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Auditing
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: eLearning (Group-Internet-Based); On-site Training (Group-Live)
​No topics are available for this course.

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December 28,