May 22, 2017

Lessons We Can Learn from Small Audit Departments

Organizations face risks today that are as varied and challenging as ever. Cybersecurity, technology, big data, social and geopolitical dynamics, and other factors are contributing to […]
May 15, 2017

Does Your Organization’s Cyber Culture Make You #Wannaaudit?

It didn’t take long for social media to adopt #wannacry for last week’s massive cyberattack, which hit computer networks in nearly 100 countries from the U.S. […]
May 8, 2017

Are You Pursuing Your Career in Color?

In 2013, I published a blog post that resonated widely with readers. In “Do You Live Your Life in Color?” I reflected on the passing of […]
May 1, 2017

Outsourcing Internal Auditing: Do’s and Dont’s

The majority of publicly listed companies in Malaysia (54 percent) fully outsourced their internal audit functions in 2016, according to a survey conducted by The IIA’s […]
April 24, 2017

Investors Deserve Disclosure on Internal Audit

During a recent visit with U.S. Congressional leaders, I explored support for making disclosure of whether a company has an internal audit function a requirement for being […]
April 17, 2017

United Airlines: A Lesson for Internal Auditors on the Risks of Social Media

The past several weeks will rank among the worst periods ever in which global companies inflicted damage on their brands with clumsy operational, marketing, public relations, […]
April 10, 2017

Pillars of Good Governance: A Case For Internal Audit

Regular readers of this blog know that many of my posts focus on the changes and challenges facing internal auditing. Indeed, today’s dynamic business environment and […]
April 3, 2017

For Internal Audit: The Best Defense is a Strong Offense

There is significant disruption in the corporate sector that is impacting internal audit. From potential Trump-era deregulation to the emergence of complex new risks to conjecture […]
March 27, 2017

The State of Internal Audit: Facts vs Conjecture

It is a truism that negative news tends to generate more attention, and of late there has been too much of it directed at internal audit. […]
March 20, 2017

An Internal Auditor’s Call for Responsible Deregulation

When everyone shouts, no one listens. That truism is more relevant today than ever. From politics to social media, the prevailing approach to discourse is to […]