The ISACA GWDC is hosting our 2020 IT Audit in Civilian & DoD Environments conference on February 12th. Some of the themes of our event are cyber operations, data resiliency, IT Risk, and analytics. We put together this read ahead to keep you informed on the latest insights into the future of IT Audit and also get you prepared for our 2020 IT Audit Conference.
It seems like every industry is interested in applying machine learning techniques to gain an automated edge. Machine learning can optimize existing operations, add new services, and also identify patterns like credit card fraud, tag individuals in photos, and recommend products. With this increased use of machine learning, how do you audit it? This article from ISACA looks at using the Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) framework as an audit solution.
Next-Generation or Next-Gen is the buzz word for new approaches and ideas. What is the next generation of internal audit? With the use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotic process automation, auditors should be fluent in the use of programming languages to help automate and identify trends on a much more massive scale. Adaptability and agility in the use of new technology and methods are essential. This article from Protiviti outlines a framework for Next-Generation Internal Audit.
Using the power of data analytics, learn how to leverage data to do your job better, faster, and with more impactful results. Data analytics and visualization tools such as Tableau help explain a story better than your standard audit report. Create impressive graphics to deliver data-driven analysis and recommendations. This 3-part webinar from Tableau gives you an overview of the methods, insights, and resources to get the most value from your data to support your internal audit and compliance efforts.
Audits rely on data as evidence. It is crucial that data is accurate, complete, and applicable to the purposes of the audit. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a guide (GAO-20-283G) to help auditors assess the reliability of data and provide a risk-based framework for data reliability assessments.
Robotic Process Automation or RPA is one of the newest tools in the auditor’s arsenal to automatic many of the mundane audit tasks. This webinar from ISACA on February 6th will give you an overview of the key benefits and use cases for RPA. More importantly, it will discuss the risk and control considerations in the use of RPA.
We hope to see you at our IT Audit Conference in February! We have events every month so check out our calendar for the latest information. We also encourage everyone to follow GWDC on social media to get the latest chapter updates on articles, events, and other ISACA GWDC chapter information. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and BrightTalk.
Kenneth joined ISACA in 2013 and presently serves as the GWDC Communications Director. He holds the CISM, CISA, PMP, CIPP/G, and AWS CCP.