Is the level of concern about cyber merited? Should organizations and individuals be as worried about the possibility and consequences of a breach as they are advised by the consultants, information security pundits, and in news reports?
Clearly, cyber risk and audit is the topic of the day, if not the year and decade. The leader of Protiviti’s IT audit practice, David Brand, has weighed in with “Ten Cybersecurity Action Items for CAEs and Internal Audit Departments”. He has some valuable ideas that merit consideration, not only by internal auditors, but by security professionals, boards, risk officers, and more broadly among the executive group. I will let you read his post and suggested action items.