2019 Global IT Audit Benchmarking Study

2019 Global IT Audit Benchmarking Study

Free

Company Name : ISACA

This new study examines the key challenges impacting IT audit professionals as they navigate an evolving risk landscape in an era of digital transformation.

Description

Cybersecurity. Privacy. Data management and governance. Building effective partnerships with the IT organization. Dealing with ongoing digital transformation and disruption. Addressing resource and talent challenges.

In assessing findings from the 2019 Global IT Audit Benchmarking Study, conducted by ISACA and Protiviti, it is clear these are among the top issues IT audit leaders and professionals are addressing as they seek to understand, support and advance business growth and innovation in their organizations.

Specifically, from an IT audit perspective, we see a strong partnership between the IT organization and IT audit function as delivering significant advantages in numerous areas of IT audit processes and practices. We see IT security and privacy as the standout top technology challenge organizations face today. We see data management and governance emerging as a critical challenge, one that has become more significant compared to prior years of our study. We see digital transformation continuing to impact a broad range of areas for IT auditors. And amid these many changes and challenges, we see IT audit functions continuing to grapple with resource, staffing and skills needs, especially as these needs evolve.

In our report, we present the results of our global research and offer commentary on these and other notable issues. We also provide high-level recommendations for IT audit and senior business leaders. And as always, we provide a detailed breakdown of our benchmarking data by organization size, region and more.

We are confident this information will be an asset to IT audit leaders and professionals as they assess their own functions in the organization, identify gaps in their capabilities, move to focus on areas beyond check-the-box compliance exercises, strengthen their partnerships with IT as well as executives and board members, and ensure they are delivering value for the organization.

Finally, we extend our thanks to the more than 2,200 IT audit leaders and professionals worldwide who participated in our study, enabling us to offer the detailed benchmarking data and insights contained in our report.

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