Global insights

Explore crucial knowledge briefs, perspectives and insights tools and resources from IIA Global, designed to support internal auditors.

Auditing business functions

Strategic public asset protection

Learn the vital importance of strategic public assets (SPAs), and the role of internal audit within public sector entities that are responsible for cross or inter-government response and recovery of SPAs in the event of natural or man-made disasters or threats.

Crisis resilience

Crisis resilience is the ability to resist, react to and recover from a devastating disruption - terrorism attack, earthquake, product contamination, system failure - and modify an environment to increase security andsustainability. Events of this magnitude provide a profound threat to an organisation's future. This article explores how internal audit can help their organisation move from crisis aware to crisis resilient.

Delivering internal audit

Effective working papers - learning the basics

This knowledge brief discusses how effective working papers are essential to the success of the internal audit activity.

Agility and innovation

This global perspectives and insights report defines what it means to be agile and innovative in today's marketplace and how the two are interdependent.

Integrating a data driven approach

Learn the basics of building data analytics into the internal audit methodology.

Innovative approach to audit reports

Learn about an innovative approach to developing audit reports for operational and implementation audits.

Ethics, values and culture

Fourth wave environmentalism: reducing harmful exposures

An overview of the Environmental Defence Fund’s (EDF) introduction of the Fourth Wave of Environmentalism. It also provides internal auditors with information on how environmental issues impact organisations and explores their role as key assets in achieving environmental initiatives.

Crisis resilience

Crisis resilience is the ability to resist, react to and recover from a devastating disruption - terrorism attack, earthquake, product contamination, system failure - and modify an environment to increase security andsustainability. Events of this magnitude provide a profound threat to an organisation's future. This article explores how internal audit can help their organisation move from crisis aware to crisis resilient.

Reducing enterprise risk

Protecting your brand through stakeholder support.

IT auditing and cyber security

Artificial intelligence – auditing framework, practical applications (part B)

Internal auditors must know how AI works, understand the risks and opportunities AI presents, be able to determine if AI outcomes are as expected, and be capable of recommending corrective actions. This is the third and final part of the series from IIA Global on artificial intelligence.

Data analytics mandate

Balancing all the requests of your internal business units is vital for the success of your internal audit data analytics function. Learn how to build a data analytics function that enhances audit service delivery.

Integrating a data driven approach

Learn the basics of building data analytics into the internal audit methodology.

Good practices for (smaller) internal audit functions

This analytics report from IIA Netherlands seeks to provide practical applications of analytics, particularly smaller internal audit functions by assessing experiences, needs and leading analytical practices.

5G and the 4th Industrial Revolution - Part II

Building on Part I this report continues the important examination of what could be one of the most influential and disruptive technological advancements of the 21st Century.

5G and the 4th Industrial Revolution – Part I

Part one of a two-part series, looks at keys issues that are bound to arise once 5G is a reality. The report seeks to prepare organisations for the potential impacts of 5G so they can proactively address the issues.

Internal audit in the age of disruption

By focusing on assurance, engaging with subject-matter experts, investing in training and disruptive technologies, putting new technologies to work, and providing insight into emerging risks and opportunities, internal audit may be seen as a key asset in helping the organisation to harness the power of disruption.

Managing internal audit

Audit team transformation

Learn additional strategies to retain talent by using talent to its fullest, and build a talent pipeline of multi-generational, multi-departmental sources to create “audit team transformation”.

Approaches to upskilling for internal audit

Innovative thinking, communication, technology, and other skills that support innovation and agility are in short supply. How can chief audit executives help develop these critical skills in their staff members?

Top risks faced by chief audit executives

As the need exists for internal audit to provide more value and strategic support, auditors must ensure that their work aligns with all significant risks, especially strategic and operational risks. Learn how to effectively manage the top five risks that chief audit executives face.

Content reviewed: 16 August 2019