March 15, 2021

2021 Pulse of Internal Audit: We Are All in the Same Storm, But Not the Same Boat

​It is hard to believe COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now. Few could have imagined the depth to which it would […]
March 15, 2020

2020 Pulse of Internal Audit: There’s Good News and Bad News

The fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought into sharp focus risks on many levels, from employee safety and productivity and supply-chain weaknesses to the extent to which […]
April 29, 2019

​Willful Subversion of Second Line of Defense Can Land You in Jail

Among my earliest memories as an internal auditor was the constant refrain from officials in my organization that, as internal auditors, our job was to keep […]
April 15, 2019

​Internal Audit’s Technology Challenge Is No Easy Road

I often refer to the end of the first quarter as “whitepaper season” for the internal audit profession. Typically starting in late February and into March, […]
March 4, 2019

A Preview of the 2019 Pulse of Internal Audit Report

For nearly five years, I have been urging practitioners to “audit at the speed of risk.” I first used the phrase in a July 2014 blog […]
November 12, 2018

When the SEC Speaks About Cybersecurity, We’d All Better Listen

I often find myself talking with reporters about internal audit’s role regarding risks, particularly cybersecurity. Recently, a rep​orter asked me about a new U.S. Securities and […]