Interested in a career outside of Tax and Audit? Here are some of the many different career choices!
Organisations are constantly challenged with an increasing number of information technology risks including security threats, regulatory and legislative compliance and unexpected disruption to system availability.
Management look to Internal Audit to provide assurance that appropriate controls are designed and operating effectively to manage these technology risks, both today and in the future. IT internal auditors are best placed to meet this challenge.
IT Risk & Compliance
Strategic Risk. Financial Risk. Cyber security threats. A changing regulatory environment. In today’s unpredictable and highly competitive business environment, it’s important to take a holistic view of risk and compliance while focusing not only on the risks that can threaten value, but also the risks that an enterprise can take to create value.
To do this, leaders should consider embedding a thoughtful awareness of risk and compliance into the very fabric of the organization. People, processes and technology should all work together to help the enterprise stay in control of the risks it chooses to take.
IT Security Analyst
Cyber attacks have been on the rise around the globe, with hackers and other criminals targeting businesses large and small to steal valuable information or bring computer networks to a halt. Information security analysts are valued for their ability to protect an organization’s data and information from such attacks.
Job duties typically include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. Information security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches. They also are responsible for preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network.
IT Governance is putting structure around how organizations align IT strategy with business strategy, ensuring that companies stay on track to achieve their strategies and goals, and implementing good ways to measure IT’s performance.
It makes sure that all stakeholders’ interests are taken into account and that processes provide measurable results. An IT governance framework should answer some key questions, such as how the IT department is functioning overall, what key metrics management needs and what return IT is giving back to the business from the investment it’s making.